Windows 2000 build 1723

(Redirected from Windows 2000 build 1723.1)

Build of Windows 2000
OS family
Timebomb+240 days after original install date
Works in

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.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • This build's icon for Internet Explorer has been updated to show the "e" icon. However, the shortcut is still labeled "Internet". A new shortcut to Outlook Express has been added to the desktop as well.

Setup[edit | edit source]

  • Setup now restarts automatically in both text-mode and graphical portions, so it no longer needs the interaction of the user.

Text-mode part[edit | edit source]

  • The Detecting mass storage devices, Computer components and Install directory pages have been removed from text mode setup. As a result, Windows can only be installed on C:\WINNT (if not using WINNT32.EXE) and the disk examination can no longer be skipped.

Graphical part[edit | edit source]

  • 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 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.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • This build crashes on boot on Virtual PC when using the default ACPI-capable HAL. This bug can be worked around by pressing F5 when setup starts and selecting the "Standard PC" HAL.
  • When upgrading from build 1671, the Start menu does not work.

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