Windows 98 build 1500

4.10.1500
Build of Windows 98
4.10.1500
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled1997-05-12
Timebomb1997-07-30 (+79 days)
Works inVirtual PC
86Box
VARCem
VMware
About
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Windows 98 build 1500 is a Beta 1 build of Windows 98, which was found on the fourth disc of the Crazybytes 16 warez CD compilation and was shared on BetaArchive on 24 July 2013.[1]

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Added icons to the window menu.
  • Updated "The Microsoft Network".
  • The "Scanners and Cameras" Control Panel applet again received a new icon.

Setup[edit | edit source]

  • Changed the font used in setup from Times New Roman and Microsoft Sans Serif to Arial.
  • When first booted into this build, a solid blue color as seen in the RTM is set as wallpaper instead of the previously used Windows logo.
  • When entering Setup with the EULA, the time indicator now reports 43 minutes instead of 25, due to it now also being available in the second stage of Setup. Previously, the place where the indicator should be was left blank due to it being already set to 0 when the first stage was completed.
  • "Setup Steps" in the sidebar is now colored white instead of red and the time indicator yellow instead of green.
  • This is the first build to implement a processor check, and as such, the 80386 processor is no longer supported by setup, although the error message says that an 80386 or higher is required, whereas actually a 80486 or higher is needed. Windows itself however is still able to run on an 80386 processor.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

The setup on this build has a WINSETUP.BIN that isn't recognized by setup all the time and causes setup to crash on most emulators except Microsoft Virtual PC, 86Box, VARCem, and some versions of VMware, due to incorrect emulation of the segment limits of their CPU core. To patch this build to run on any emulator, use a WINSETUP.BIN from an earlier build or the RTM.

NFO file[edit | edit source]

NFO contents

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		█▓▒▒▒▀     ... Pirates With Attitudes
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	      ▄▓▓▀           Proudly Presents ...
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║ [ Microsoft Memphis Build 1500 ]                             May 20, 1997 ║
╟───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╢
║ Supplier .....:Murmillius            │ Type .....:O/S                     ║
║ Cracker ......:N/A                   │ Video ....:Yes                     ║
║ Packager .....:Murmillius            │ Audio ....:Yes                     ║
║ Protection ...:N/A                   │ # Disks...:21 x 5meg               ║
╚═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝


			       -/ This is PWA \-
				 < 20-May-97 >


┌──────────────────┬─────────────────--- -   -  · · ··   ·
│ Council .........│ Dark Lord, Dream Weaver, Murmillius, Rambone
├──────────────────┼─────────────────--- -   -  · · ··   ·
│ Senior Members ..│ Code 3, Drew, Gumby, Mercy,
│                  │ Oyl Patch, Shiffie, Stoned, The Technic
├──────────────────┼─────────────────--- -   -  · · ··   ·
│ Members .........│ Acidman, Aironz, Angelface, BadBrad, Blackened,  
│                  │ Black Raven, Bunter, Chowdery, Cirion, Codebreaker,
│                  │ The Comet, Corv8, Disk Killer, DJpaul, The French Mate,
│                  │ Guip, Imposter, Impulse, The Joker, The Judge, Leland,
│                  │ Lost Soul, Magellan, Mooncrow, Nagumo, Ofd, Patriarch, 
│                  │ Phalycide, Prozac, Ryu, Scan, SilverB, Skybum, Skylark,
│                  │ Tinox, Warlock
├──────────────────┼─────────────────--- -   -  · · ··   ·
│ Senior Couriers .│ Akasha, Bababoey, Bandito, The Jerk, Mario Lemieux,
│                  │ Mindreader
├──────────────────┼─────────────────--- -   -  · · ··   ·
│ Couriers ........│ Darkforce, Gizmo, Marduk, Marbitoz, Night Crawler, 
│                  │ Psyber, Scuzi, Trix
└──────────────────┴─────────────────--- -   -  · · ··   ·



			      PWA Boards/Sites

┌──────────────────────┬─────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────┐
│ FTP Site Names       │ Status ···················· │ SiteOP ············· │
├──────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────┤
│ Sentinel ··········  │ Inet WHQ ·················· │ Guip/Magellan ······ │
│ Boners Domain ·····  │ Inet U.S. HQ ·············· │ Rambone ············ │
│ CRC ···············  │ Inet Euro HQ ·············· │ Cxxxxx ············· │
│ The Crypt ·········  │ Inet EURO Courier HQ ······ │ The French Mate ···· │
│ The Complex········  │ Inet US Courier HQ ········ │ MYOB ··············· │
│ Reflection ········  │ Inet Distro Site ·········· │ Sxxxxxx ············ │
│ Secret Paradise ···  │ Inet Distro Site ·········· │ Black Raven ········ │
├──────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────┤
│ Bulletin Board Name  │ Status ······ Nodes ······· │ SysOp ·············· │
├──────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────┤
│ Obscene Phobia ····· │ Euro HQ ······[6]           │ The Judge ·········· │
│ Cheap Talk ········· │ Member Board ·[4]           │ Bad Bradley ········ │
│ Electric Acid ······ │ Member Board ·[5] ········· │ EA Staff ··········· │
│ Silicon Phalanx ···· │ Member Board ·[3] ········· │ Drew ··············· │
│ Gotham City ········ │ Member Board ·[2] ········· │ The Joker ·········· │
│ The Warp Zone ······ │ Member Board ·[9] ········· │ Warp Zone Staff ···· │
│ Underground Insanity │ Member Board ·[5] ········· │ Kreep/Bishop ······· │
│ S.E.L. ············· │ Member Board ·[9] ········· │ SilverB ············ │
│ Acheron ············ │ Member Board ·[3] ········· │ Bababoey ··········· │
│ Info Super-Highway · │ Member Board ·[4] ········· │ Zino/Lost Soul ····· │
└──────────────────────┴─────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────┘
	     If you are going to do it ... Do it with an ATTITUDE!

		PWA..... a juggernaut that rolls on thru 1997


  *  Please note that PWA is NOT accepting pay sites of any nature.. We're *
  *  in this for fun and entertainment, not to try to make ourselves rich. *

  *  PWA also does not accept new BBS', FTP sites, net couriers, graphics  *
  *  artists or programmers (including PPE's... PCB, may it rest in peace) *

┌───────────────────────────────┤ Final Note ├─────────────────────────────┐
│ Support the software companies! If you enjoy using a program or using a  │
│ Util, consider buying it! Someone has to make it worth the programmer's  │
│ effort to keep up the high standards.. They made it, so they DESERVE it! │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]