Windows 2000 build 1723

Build of Windows 2000
OS familyWindows NT
Version number5.0
Build number1723
Build revision1
Compiled on1997-12-15
Expiration date
Timebomb+240 days after original install date
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Windows 2000 build 1723 is a beta 1 build of Windows 2000. It is listed in the Fate 455 and 475 warez CD lists and was presumably leaked by the warez group PWA. It is on the warez CD "Mag Utils 18" which was uploaded to the Internet Archive by the user pascal_of_irate on 7 April 2020.[1] This build's CD is not bootable. To install this build, use a MS-DOS or Windows 9x bootdisk or upgrade from an earlier build.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • This build updates the icon of Internet Explorer to show the "e" icon. A new shortcut to Outlook Express has been added to the desktop as well.
  • This is the first build to launch the "Personalized Settings" dialog at first login, albeit minimized.
  • Windows Installer now shows a list of commands if launched without a parameter instead of exiting with an error.
  • This build disables Active Desktop and single-click for files by default, reverting to the old style seen in Windows NT 4.0.

Setup[edit | edit source]

  • Setup now restarts automatically in the graphical portion, so it no longer needs the interaction of the user.
  • The setup wizard now uses different images.
  • The ability to create emergency boot disks has been removed. It is still possible to create these by using NTBackup.
  • The Display and Date/Time settings were moved to the initial wizard part of GUI setup.
  • In the final page, only one dialog will be launched, showing the final tasks, instead of multiple, one after another. However, the Saving Configuration and creating Start menu entries dialogs still appear.

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