||Development Release 5
The earliest leaked build of Windows that is available.
This is already sometime in development and looks already a lot like the final product.
It installs via a batch file that must be run from the HDD, it includes basic applications like a Calculator, Clock and a game called Reversi.
MD5 Floppy 1
MD5 Floppy 2
MD5 Floppy 3
This version of Windows needs special requirements or it doesn't install, specifically the Timer and Bus/Serial mouse, it isn't emulated/virtualized by Virtual PC or VMware.
The use of PCem v0.3 configured with a IBM XT at 16 MHz is recommended.
Once configured, boot the Machine with a MS-DOS 2.1 Bootdisk and format the HD.
Copy the install.bat
to C:\ then run it and follow the instructions.
After the installation you can just start windows by typing MSWIN
but after you have rebooted, the PATH is gone, to start it type: path C:\windows\bin
and then go to C:\windows\test
and run MSWIN
If you recieve an error that say's that OpenAL32.dll is not installed on your system, download the file below and follow the instructions in the Readme file.
There are more images available in the gallery.