Windows 2000 build 1729

Build of Windows 2000
OS family
Timebomb+241 days after original install date
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Windows 2000 build 1729 is a beta 1 build of Windows 2000.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Text-mode setup no longer detects the IDE drivers during this portion of setup, and it now contains an option to restore a destroyed disk.
  • The graphical stage of setup now appears closer to the final version.
  • The icon of Command Prompt has been changed from the MS-DOS logo to a window showing the prompt.
  • MSN has been updated to version 2.5 (which no longer functions as it tries to loads a webpage that has been taken down).
  • A "Beta 2" watermark can be seen as the desktop is loading, but the winnt.bmp and winnt256.bmp files are still labeled as "Beta 1".
  • NTLDR shows a list of the loaded drivers during startup, even without the /SOS kernel switch being applied.
  • The option to upgrade an existing program has been removed from the new Add/Remove Programs Control Panel applet. It existed in earlier builds, but grayed out.
  • The "Scanners and Cameras" Control Panel applet received a new icon, which was used until build 1738.

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