Windows 98 build 1400

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Build of Windows 98
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Timebomb1997-06-01 (+97 days)
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Windows 98 build 1400 is a Beta 1 build of Windows 98.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • It includes several updates to Windows Setup.
  • This build has a show desktop button at the end of the taskbar. This feature was removed by 1423. This feature remained absent for 11 years, until Windows 7 build 6568 reintroduced it, with the same functions as 1400's button along with a new feature called Aero Peek. The Windows 7 reincarnation is still present today (although Aero Peek is disabled by default).
  • An "Enable Sound" checkbox at the bottom left corner of Windows Setup is included, however, the functionality is not yet in place.
  • The sidebar layout is now used in the second stage of installation, and Setup now performs the final stage of configuration without a reboot.
  • Internet Explorer integration is also new in this build, changing some core UI functionality.
  • WINVER is labeled as "About Internet Explorer", rather than "About Windows".
  • The Start menu banner text has been replaced, now reading "IE4 Preview Release".

Bugs[edit | edit source]

ACPI[edit | edit source]

ACPI support is in very early development and crashes easily. Turn off ACPI or setup can crash during hardware setup with a red screen of death (used in early builds for ACPI errors).

Gallery[edit | edit source]