This is Codename Nashville previously known as Codename Cleveland, it is a cancelled version of Windows that includes more integration with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Athena PIM
It features the regular Windows 95 Desktop but it includes Internet Explorer from the Plus! pack. It also features Microsoft Athena PIM.
Microsoft Athena PIM is later named to Microsoft Internet Mail and News and then to Outlook Express.
Windows Codename Nashville was never released, instead Windows 95 OSR2 (4.10.1111) was released.
The codename was later reused as the Windows Desktop Update that was included in Internet Explorer 4, which is an optional component in the installation.
It featured Windows 98 like integration of the Explorer with a HTML View for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0.
The only reference found in this version to Windows 96
is in the Add/Remove Programs
This build is an upgrade version, you need to have Windows 95 installed.
Copy the installation files to a folder on the HDD (for example WinNash
) and start setup.
It either works or crashes, below are several scenario's.
Recommended and tested is VMware Workstation 10.0.3
, make a VM with 5.x Compatibility with Windows 95 installed.
Use the VMware 5.5.0 Tools found in the download section and install the tools or manually install the video driver from \program files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\video\win9x
, this will carry on after the Nashville installation.
If you recieve a SUWIN error after the wizard but before the file copying, you need to restart the machine.
It should detect the installation and asks you to re-run the installation and it drops you into DOS Mode with a command prompt.
Simply start setup again and run it through, it should work.
BSOD after reboot
If you get a BSOD after reboot, this build does not work for you, try another machine.
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