Windows 2000 build 1814.1

Build of Windows 2000
OS family
Timebomb+240 days after original install date
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Windows 2000 build 1814.1 is a build of Windows 2000. This build was found by BetaArchive user ReflectiaX on 8 March 2016.[1] On 3 December 2018, this build was uploaded to the BetaArchive FTP server by the same user. It is currently only available as a server build. Prior to ReflectiaX's discovery, the build was reported to be, perhaps accidentally, made available on Microsoft's European FTP server on 13 September 1998.[2]

It uses the new Internet Explorer shell interface in Windows Explorer, resembling Windows 98's shell, however some parts of the shell are not implemented. It also introduces the "Enable pointer shadow" option in the Mouse control panel applet.

The background color for both the boot and hibernation screens was changed from teal to blue, matching the shade that is used on the desktop background.

This is the last build that displays kernel mode messages in text fallback mode instead of graphics mode when the /noguiboot option is enabled.

It is possible to enable high-color icons on this build without re-logging in.

This is also known to be the last build to have system crash messages on the boot screen.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Workstation reference in the server SKU[edit | edit source]

Despite being a Server build, the boot screen during setup, hibernation screen status, and the safe to shutdown screen still says Workstation, possibly due to incomplete rebranding.

Control Panel[edit | edit source]

  • Multimedia Control Panel applet ( mmsys.cpl ) may crash when clicking on CD Music.

Drivers[edit | edit source]

Sound cards may not operate properly in this build; and can be difficult to fix the problem.

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • At one point of setup, an error is shown that it is unable to copy a file, the default answer is either the root directory of the CD-ROM drive or D:\I386\I386\ and has to be pointed to the I386 directory to copy these files.
  • When using 86Box, the mouse may disappear during the GUI portion of setup. If this happens to you, then you must use the keyboard to navigate the GUI setup.

Login[edit | edit source]

In some cases, the Welcome to Windows application can cause a login hang, if the system hangs while logging in, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, and then log out.

Hibernation[edit | edit source]

The progress bar shown when the system is hibernating doesn't fill up the entire bar. Instead, a text-mode message will appear in the top left corner saying State saved, power off the system.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Section[edit | edit source]

Operating system[edit | edit source]

/noguiboot Enabled[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]