Windows 2000 build 1575.1

From BetaWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Build of Windows 2000
OS family
Works in
TCB.png TCBGallery.png BA.png

Windows 2000 build 1575.1 is a pre-beta build of Windows 2000. The Workstation SKU of this build was leaked on BetaArchive on 2017-12-13 by DiskingRound.[1]

New features[edit]

  • Explorer has been updated to use an internet interface.
  • The "Show Desktop" icon on the taskbar has been removed.
  • Channels has been added to the taskbar which opens an Active Desktop browser.
  • The active desktop background has been removed but the Active Channels banner stays, although it is nonfunctional.
  • Like build 1515.1, most NT 4.0 references have been replaced with NT 5.0. However, many parts of the interface are still very similar to NT 4.0.


  • This build cannot be upgraded from Windows NT 4.0 via winnt32.exe. If upgraded, during the TXT setup it will request for the Windows NT 4.0 CD, and then when the Windows NT 4.0 CD is inserted, the setup instantly crashes with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.


The OS Loader has a bug during setup that it tries to load NTLDR, but since $LDR$ installs instead, it will be stuck on the OS Loader in an infinite loop. Editing the boot sector file to boot from $LDR$ will allow setup to continue. This doesn't happen with SCSI drives.

Windows Explorer[edit]

Windows Explorer doesn't have a very good graphics rendering engine as there is a graphical bug where anything dragged over Explorer windows will remain on the background of the Explorer window.