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Windows Longhorn build 3683 is one of the earliest Longhorn builds.
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'''Windows Longhorn build 3683''' is a Milestone 3 build of [[Windows Vista|Windows Longhorn]] and is currently the earliest leaked build of Longhorn. The build was leaked in November 2002 by XBetas, and their effect can be seen in the setup handle (advertising for their now long-gone IRC channel). The pure unmodified copy of this build remains unleaked, but it is believed that some members of the private beta scene have it.
It was one of the earliest build to introduce the Plex theme and the Sidebar.
 
One of the notable changes was that the Windows logo was only white, not colored like all the versions of Windows before it. It still has the same minimum requirements as Windows XP.
 
  
Windows Explorer has been partially changed, like the templates in the My Documents and My Pictures were notably different as well as the Open and Save as dialog boxes also included the template, incorporating aesthetic changes and a few new user interface options.  
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This build still uses the i386 installation used in previous versions of Windows (and as such still has the same minimum requirements as Windows XP). However, using <code>winnt.exe</code> to install has been unsupported and no longer works.
  
The build was leaked in November 2002 by XBetas and their effect can be seen in the setup handle (advertising for their IRC channel) for the version leaked on the internet. The pure unmodified copy of this build isn't leaked, but it is believed some private beta scene members have it.
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== New features ==
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* This build is one of the earliest to introduce the [[Plex]] theme and the [[Windows Sidebar]].
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* The Windows logo in the Start button has been changed to be all white, and not colored like all the versions of Windows before it.
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* The login screen has been modified from the blue [[Luna]] color to a white and dark blue color. The current date and time is also included on the top right corner of the login screen.
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* Windows Explorer has been partially changed, like the templates in the My Documents and My Pictures were notably different as well as the Open and Save as dialog boxes also included the template, incorporating aesthetic changes and a few new user interface options.
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* This build also includes a display settings applet based on the Windows Presentation Foundation (then codenamed ''Avalon'').
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* Internet Explorer has been updated to version 6.05 as well which includes a download manager.
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* This build is one of the first to feature virtual desktops. This was also later introduced in [[Windows 10]], but unlike in Milestone 3 of Longhorn, it's unlimited and can't have different wallpaper anymore.
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* The OOBE music is also changed to "No Hay Problema" from Pink Martini, which is also included but not used in [[Windows Server 2003]].
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* It is possible to terminate critical system processes in Task Manager.
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* This build's watermark refers to itself as ''"Longhorn XP Professional"'' as opposed to ''"Windows XP Professional"'' on the earlier builds.
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* System Properties in this build refers to itself as ''"Microsoft Longhorn XP Professional Version 2003"'' as opposed to ''"Microsoft Windows XP Standard Server Version 2003"'' on [[Windows Longhorn build 3670|build 3670]] and ''"Microsoft Windows Longhorn Professional Version 200X"'' on [[Windows Longhorn build 3663|build 3663]].
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* This build identifies itself as ''"Windows Longhorn 2004"'' when attempting to set up using <code>winnt.exe</code>.
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=== Desktop Composition Engine ===
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Contrary to popular belief, this build already contains [[Desktop Composition Engine]], but it is unstable and only renders window transparency. It is only known to work on real hardware, and it lacks a user interface as well. It can be enabled by adding the following registry key, rebooting, and then running the command <code>rundll32 user32.dll,StartDCE</code>:
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<pre>
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  
Features in build 3683 include the Plex visual style, Internet Explorer 6.05, the Windows Sidebar, and a display settings applet based on the Windows Presentation Foundation (then codenamed ''Avalon'').
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DesktopComposition]
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"StartupOptions"=dword:00000001
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</pre>
  
Build 3683 uses i386 installation but using winnt.exe to install will not work as it will state it is unsupported, thus preventing installation on DOS. Build 3683 is incompatible with a number of applications that require Windows XP or earlier. Many of these compatibility issues can be solved by running applications in Windows Compatibility Mode or by editing the ''CSDVersion'' key located in the Windows Registry.
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=== WinFS ===
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An early revision of WinFS was also included, but very little in the way of a user interface was included, and as such it appeared to early testers to be nothing more than a service that consumed large amounts of memory and processor time.
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=== Windows Sidebar ===
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This build was one of the earliest to include the Sidebar. A new "Sidebar" was also present, which contained many of the gadgets that would much later be seen in Windows Sidebar, such as an analog clock, slide show, and search capability. An option in this version of the sidebar also made it possible to move the Start button into it, and disable the traditional taskbar entirely.
  
Although this build is stable when compared to later builds of "Longhorn", [[Windows Explorer]] is known to crash frequently and will occasionally fail to terminate while ending the computer session. DCE is already present, and the OOBE music is changed to "No Hay Problema" from Pink Martini. Alongside, it is possible to terminate critical system processes in Task Manager.
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=== Media Center ===
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Much like the other Milestone 3 builds, this build contains an early version of the Media Center components, codenamed ''Freestyle''. The components can be added from the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel under the name of Freestyle. However, it is somewhat unstable and may crash instantly on some systems. This also changes the boot screen, altering the "Professional" text to "Freestyle".
  
==WinFS==
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When prompted for the second disk, it should be pointed to the D:\I386 directory of the installation media.
An early revision of WinFS was also included, but very little in the way of a user interface was included, and as such it appeared to early testers to be nothing more than a service that consumed large amounts of memory and processor time.
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=== Start Page ===
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This build, along with the other Milestone 3 builds, contains a new Start Page feature, appearing to be an prototype to a different OOBE to replace the one used in [[Windows XP]]. By default, it is not accessible, but Stanimir Stoyanov provided the original Start Page Launcher which can be used to open the Start Page<ref>https://longhorn.ms/startpage/</ref>. Due to its earliness, it only contains four tiles that are nonfunctional, being E-Mail, Calendar, Quick Launch, and PromotionsTile.
  
==Windows Sidebar==
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== Bugs and quirks ==
This build was one of the earliest to include the Sidebar. A new "Sidebar" was also present, which contained many of the gadgets that would much later be seen in Windows Sidebar, such as an analog clock, slide show, and search capability. An option in this version of the sidebar also made it possible to move the Start button into it, and disable the traditional taskbar entirely.
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* As stated above, this build can no longer be installed by running <code>winnt.exe</code> from MS-DOS.
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* As with later builds of Longhorn, this build is incompatible with a number of applications that require [[Windows XP]] or earlier due to the kernel version. Many of these compatibility issues can be resolved by running applications in Windows Compatibility Mode or by editing the ''CSDVersion'' key located in the Windows Registry.
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* Although this build is stable when compared to later builds of "Longhorn", [[File Explorer|Windows Explorer]] is a bit unstable and often will fail to terminate upon ending the user session.
  
==Gallery==
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== Gallery ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
WinLonghorn36834011Boot.png|Boot Screen
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WinLonghorn36834011Boot.png|Boot screen
 
2018-01-06 173055.png
 
2018-01-06 173055.png
 
2018-01-06 173436.png
 
2018-01-06 173436.png
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3683Stuff.PNG
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3683MediaPlayer.PNG
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3683DesktopManager.PNG
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3683SwitchUser.PNG
 
Longhorn3xxxLogin.png
 
Longhorn3xxxLogin.png
LonghornWelcome.png
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LonghornWelcome.png|Login
Longhorn3683TerminateCsrss.png
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Longhorn3683TerminateCsrss.png|Terminating CSRSS.exe
 
2018-01-06 175116.png
 
2018-01-06 175116.png
2018-01-06 175640.png
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2018-01-06 175640.png|Classic theme
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Longhorn3683-Sidebar.png|Sidebar
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Sidebarandtaskbar3683.jpg
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WindowsLonghorn-6.0.3683m3-blstartmenu.png|Blue Luna theme
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WindowsLonghorn-6.0.3683m3-ogstartmenu.png|Olive-Green Luna theme
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WindowsLonghorn-6.0.3683m3-slstartmenu.png|Silver Luna theme
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WindowsLonghorn-6.0.3683m3-cwstartmenu.png|Windows Classic theme
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WindowsLonghorn-6.0.3683m3-pstartmenu.png|Plex theme
 
WinXPSafe.png|Safe to shutdown screen
 
WinXPSafe.png|Safe to shutdown screen
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==External links==
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== External links ==
 
* [http://www.betaarchive.com/screenshots/index.php?load=Longhorn%203683/ Longhorn 3683 @ BetaArchive Screenshots Gallery]
 
* [http://www.betaarchive.com/screenshots/index.php?load=Longhorn%203683/ Longhorn 3683 @ BetaArchive Screenshots Gallery]
 
* [http://www.betaarchive.com/screenshots/index.php?load=Longhorn%203683%20Media%20Center%20Edition/ Longhorn 3683 Media Center Edition @ BetaArchive Screenshots Gallery]
 
* [http://www.betaarchive.com/screenshots/index.php?load=Longhorn%203683%20Media%20Center%20Edition/ Longhorn 3683 Media Center Edition @ BetaArchive Screenshots Gallery]
* [http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/longhorn_alpha.asp "Longhorn" Alpha Preview] - Build 3683 reviewed by Paul Thurrott
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20021116132801/http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/longhorn_alpha.asp "Longhorn" Alpha Preview] - Build 3683 reviewed by Paul Thurrott
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== References ==
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<references></references>

Latest revision as of 16:29, 6 October 2019

6.0.3683.Lab06_N.020923-1821
Build of Windows Longhorn
6.0.3683.Lab06_N.020923-1821
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2002-09-23
Timebomb2003-09-19 (+361 days)
Works in
About
LH3683 Winver.png
SKUs
Media Center Edition
Professional
Key
CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y
TCB.png TCBGallery.png BA.png

Windows Longhorn build 3683 is a Milestone 3 build of Windows Longhorn and is currently the earliest leaked build of Longhorn. The build was leaked in November 2002 by XBetas, and their effect can be seen in the setup handle (advertising for their now long-gone IRC channel). The pure unmodified copy of this build remains unleaked, but it is believed that some members of the private beta scene have it.

This build still uses the i386 installation used in previous versions of Windows (and as such still has the same minimum requirements as Windows XP). However, using winnt.exe to install has been unsupported and no longer works.

New features[edit]

  • This build is one of the earliest to introduce the Plex theme and the Windows Sidebar.
  • The Windows logo in the Start button has been changed to be all white, and not colored like all the versions of Windows before it.
  • The login screen has been modified from the blue Luna color to a white and dark blue color. The current date and time is also included on the top right corner of the login screen.
  • Windows Explorer has been partially changed, like the templates in the My Documents and My Pictures were notably different as well as the Open and Save as dialog boxes also included the template, incorporating aesthetic changes and a few new user interface options.
  • This build also includes a display settings applet based on the Windows Presentation Foundation (then codenamed Avalon).
  • Internet Explorer has been updated to version 6.05 as well which includes a download manager.
  • This build is one of the first to feature virtual desktops. This was also later introduced in Windows 10, but unlike in Milestone 3 of Longhorn, it's unlimited and can't have different wallpaper anymore.
  • The OOBE music is also changed to "No Hay Problema" from Pink Martini, which is also included but not used in Windows Server 2003.
  • It is possible to terminate critical system processes in Task Manager.
  • This build's watermark refers to itself as "Longhorn XP Professional" as opposed to "Windows XP Professional" on the earlier builds.
  • System Properties in this build refers to itself as "Microsoft Longhorn XP Professional Version 2003" as opposed to "Microsoft Windows XP Standard Server Version 2003" on build 3670 and "Microsoft Windows Longhorn Professional Version 200X" on build 3663.
  • This build identifies itself as "Windows Longhorn 2004" when attempting to set up using winnt.exe.

Desktop Composition Engine[edit]

Contrary to popular belief, this build already contains Desktop Composition Engine, but it is unstable and only renders window transparency. It is only known to work on real hardware, and it lacks a user interface as well. It can be enabled by adding the following registry key, rebooting, and then running the command rundll32 user32.dll,StartDCE:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DesktopComposition]
"StartupOptions"=dword:00000001

WinFS[edit]

An early revision of WinFS was also included, but very little in the way of a user interface was included, and as such it appeared to early testers to be nothing more than a service that consumed large amounts of memory and processor time.

Windows Sidebar[edit]

This build was one of the earliest to include the Sidebar. A new "Sidebar" was also present, which contained many of the gadgets that would much later be seen in Windows Sidebar, such as an analog clock, slide show, and search capability. An option in this version of the sidebar also made it possible to move the Start button into it, and disable the traditional taskbar entirely.

Media Center[edit]

Much like the other Milestone 3 builds, this build contains an early version of the Media Center components, codenamed Freestyle. The components can be added from the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel under the name of Freestyle. However, it is somewhat unstable and may crash instantly on some systems. This also changes the boot screen, altering the "Professional" text to "Freestyle".

When prompted for the second disk, it should be pointed to the D:\I386 directory of the installation media.

Start Page[edit]

This build, along with the other Milestone 3 builds, contains a new Start Page feature, appearing to be an prototype to a different OOBE to replace the one used in Windows XP. By default, it is not accessible, but Stanimir Stoyanov provided the original Start Page Launcher which can be used to open the Start Page[1]. Due to its earliness, it only contains four tiles that are nonfunctional, being E-Mail, Calendar, Quick Launch, and PromotionsTile.

Bugs and quirks[edit]

  • As stated above, this build can no longer be installed by running winnt.exe from MS-DOS.
  • As with later builds of Longhorn, this build is incompatible with a number of applications that require Windows XP or earlier due to the kernel version. Many of these compatibility issues can be resolved by running applications in Windows Compatibility Mode or by editing the CSDVersion key located in the Windows Registry.
  • Although this build is stable when compared to later builds of "Longhorn", Windows Explorer is a bit unstable and often will fail to terminate upon ending the user session.

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]