Windows 98 build 1577

Build of Windows 98
OS family
Timebomb1998-01-31 (+156 days)
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Windows 98 build 1577 is a beta 2 build of Windows 98. The Pan-European version of this build was uploaded to the Chinese website BetaWorld on 5 May 2022,[1] and then later shared on 17 November 2022,[2] along with Windows Vista build 6001.16637, Windows 8 build 9200.16456 (win8_gdr_soc_intel), and Windows 8.1 build 9468.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Outlook Express and NetMeeting have been updated and have new splash screens.
  • The final version of FrontPage Express 2.0 is now included.
  • WBEM/WMI 1.0 is now included.
  • Microsoft Family Logon now uses the appearance as seen in the RTM.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation (Pan-European English version)[edit | edit source]

The cabinet file WIN9X50.CAB is corrupt, causing the direct installation to get stuck in an error prompt.

The corrupted files can be replaced with files from the previous build or the American English localization of this build.

List of corrupted files[edit | edit source]

  • lotus.wk4
  • mswd6_32.wpc
  • music.wav
  • quattro.wb2
  • spbanner.wmf

File spbanner.wmf is available from build 1900.5 and later, and the other files are available from the American English version of this build; they can also be downloaded directly here. Put these files in the installation directory, ignore any errors that may appear and can be skipped, and the installation will complete without a hitch.

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References[edit | edit source]