Windows Nashville build 999
|Build of Windows Nashville|
Windows Nashville build 999 is a build of Windows Nashville, which was found on the third disc in the Crazybytes 5 warez CD compilation, and was originally scene leaked in December 1995. As of 2021, it is currently the only available build of Nashville.
The branding is still "Windows 95" in most places, except in Add/Remove Programs, where it claims to be "Windows 96" if chosen to keep uninstall files, the
Uninstall.exe program on the startup utility disk where it also reports as "Windows 96", and in the Command Prompt, where the
VER command reports it as
New features and changes[edit | edit source]
- Infrared driver support is installed in this build by default.
Shell features[edit | edit source]
- The sliding effect for menus is also included.
- This build includes a near-final version of Internet Explorer 2 (
MSHTML.DLL), but with very early shell integration added on top. This includes changes to Windows Explorer (
EXPLORER.EXE) that allow you to open websites or e-mail in the same Explorer window. However, the overall size of the Internet Explorer installation is much smaller than usual, and it is not possible to browse the web without installing a regular version of Internet Explorer on top. This way a proper
IEXPLORE.EXEis installed, but it also seems to break the integrated web browsing capability.
- Single click activate is added and can be enabled in the Folder Options. Alongside, hovering over icons results in the link being blue.
- This build introduces the Mouse Highlight feature in appearance settings, which is set to the colour red by default and provides a highlight effect in the specified colour on window elements such as the close button. This feature would return in build 1351 of Windows 98, only to be removed again later on. This feature has, to date, never been included in a released version of Windows.
Application features[edit | edit source]
- This build contains "Athena PIM", which was ultimately released as Microsoft Internet Mail and News in 1996 and later evolved into Outlook Express. The version of Athena PIM is 1.00.046 and the components for it is in the file
- The System Information application has been added and can be run via
Control Panel features[edit | edit source]
- This build includes Power properties in the Control Panel by default, even if a battery is not installed.
- Internet properties is included, which has the AutoDial properties and the ability to set up a proxy server.
- Display Properties can show a settings icon on the taskbar.
USB support[edit | edit source]
- It looks like that USB support was one of the planned features for Nashville. Although USB is listed among installable devices, it looks like there are no drivers included yet for it.
Installation[edit | edit source]
Installation is similar to installing an upgrade version of Windows 95, but it doesn't always work and may BSOD during the second stage of setup. However, this can be fixed. An easier way of installing this build without having to upgrade from a previous build is to create a dummy
NTLDR on the hard drive to trick Setup into thinking that Windows NT was installed.
Note: This build will not upgrade from Windows 95 if Windows 95 was installed on a FAT32 partition.
File differences[edit | edit source]
The following files have been introduced or removed compared to build 950 r-6:
|ATHENA.DLL||Athena PIM Core Library||1.00.046 (retail)|
|ATLAY32.DLL||Microsoft® Schedule+ Application Framework Layer DLL||2.0|
|ATSCD32.DLL||Microsoft Schedule+ Schedule DLL||2.0|
|ATSPM32.DLL||Microsoft Schedule+ Mail DLL||2.0|
|CALLNED.NED||MSN CALL Node Editor||4.2.5742|
|CONFAPI.DLL||Chat API DLL||4.2.5740|
|DDHELP.EXE||Microsoft DirectX Helper||4.10.999|
|DEVMGR32.DLL||Device Manager 32||4.10.999|
|DPSERIAL.DLL||Microsoft DirectPlay Modem Service Provider||4.10.999|
|DPWSOCK.DLL||Microsoft DirectPlay Network Service Provider||4.10.999|
|ENUMFILE.DLL||Device driver file stack provier||4.10.999|
|HLINKD.DLL||Microsoft Hyperlink Library||1.0|
|HLINKPRX.DLL||Microsoft Hyperlinking interfaces||1.0|
|IMGWALK.DLL||Image Walk DLL (copyright J. Richter 1994-1995)||184.108.40.2066|
|INET16.DLL||Internet Wizard Library||4.40.513|
|INETCPL.CPL||Internet Control Panel||4.40.513|
|INETSLOC.DLL||Internet Service Location protocol library||3.51|
|INFRARED.DLL||Microsoft Infrared class installer||1.0|
|MSHTML.DLL||Microsoft Internet Explorer||4.40.503|
|MSINF16H.EXE||Microsoft System Info 16-bit Helper Module||220.127.116.116|
|MSINFO32.EXE||Microsoft System Information||18.104.22.1686|
|MSNCALL.EXE||MSN Custom Application Loader&Launcher||4.2.5742|
|MSNPROXY.DLL||MSN Proxy Server||4.20.6136|
|MSNSSPC.DLL||MSN SSPI Provider message||4.2.5741|
|MSVCRT40.DLL||Microsoft® C Runtime Library||4.00.5270|
|NDSPP.DLL||Microsoft Print Provider for NetWare 4.x||4.10.999|
|NWAPI32.DLL||32-bit NW API library||4.10.999|
|SEC_SSPI.DLL||SSPI Security Protocol Module message||4.2.5740|
|SHDOCVW.DLL||Shell Doc Object Host Folder||4.10.999|
|WININET.DLL||Internet Extensions for Win32: Beta 1||3.51|
|EXPOSTRT.EXE||Microsoft® Exposition(TM) EXPOSTRT.EXE||1.02|
|NWPP32.DLL||Print Provider for NetWare||4.00.950|