Windows 2000 build 1835

Build of Windows 2000
OS family
Timebomb+240 days after original install date
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Windows 2000 build 1835 is an Interim Developer's Release build of Windows 2000, which was originally found on 23 June 2015.[1] BetaArchive user ReflectiaX uploaded the full disc on 3 December 2018 to the aforementioned site's FTP server.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • It is one of the first builds to change the system crash screen background color to the shade of blue that is seen in later versions of Windows, although with a darker text color.
  • Most branding has been changed to identify as Beta 2, though the CD is still labeled as an Interim Developer's Release.
  • The desktop shortcut to the Internet Explorer is now labeled as "Internet Explorer" instead of "Internet".
  • This build is the last to include the sounds used in Windows 3.1, NT 3.1, NT 3.5x, 95, and NT 4.0, save for the login and logout sounds.
  • This build no longer has the text-mode boot screen and safe to shutdown screen upon adding /noguiboot to the kernel command in boot.ini and restarting the system.
  • This build identifies itself as RC 0.2 in System Properties and winver.
  • This build's system crash now clears the screen out during startup rather than being displayed on the boot screen.
  • The Shut Down prompt no longer shows the power options directly, but instead has a drop-down menu with the power options inside of it. If invoked from the security options, it also shows a Windows NT banner.

Control Panel[edit | edit source]

  • The "Data Links" and "Multimedia" applets have been removed, while there is a new shortcut to the "Folder Options" applet.
  • The "Sounds" and "System" (SYSDM.CPL) applets received new icons.
  • The "Regional Settings" applet has been renamed to "Regional Options".
  • The Add/Remove Programs wizard (listed in Control Panel as "v2") has been removed, while there are more changes to the original applet (APPWIZ.CPL) to look more like in the official Beta 2:
    • The bitmap on the top of the sidebar has been removed.
    • The font has been shrunken from 9 to 8px to consist with the rest of the user interface, which also uses a font size of 8px.
    • The description on the "Change or Remove Programs" page has been recolored from grey to black.
    • The "Windows NT Optional Components" option in the programs list has been removed in favor of using the "Configure Windows" page instead.
    • It no longer shows the size and installation date for all programs directly. Instead, these will now appear when selecting a program from the list.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Task Manager[edit | edit source]

Task Manager allows the user to terminate critical system processes.

Hibernation[edit | edit source]

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

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Upgrade section[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]