Windows 2000 build 1877
|Build of Windows 2000|
|Architecture||DEC Alpha, x86 (PC, PC-98)|
|Timebomb||+240 days after original install date|
Windows 2000 build 1877 is the official Beta 2 build of Windows 2000. It is available in English, German, and Japanese. A Korean version was shown in a magazine but is yet to be found.
Changes[edit | edit source]
- The Command Prompt will no longer launch minimized during the graphical stage of setup. This change would be later reverted in the next build.
- This build does not include the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator, which however is included in both the previous and the next build.
Findings[edit | edit source]
The boot screen of the German localization notably features a different boot screen for the Workstation SKU, with the rectangles with the Windows flag being colored grey instead of blue. Also, the animated banner is colored dark blue-grey instead of dark-sky blue. This is perhaps due to a lower color depth.
Bugs[edit | edit source]
Installation[edit | edit source]
86Box[edit | edit source]
The mouse may disappear during the GUI portion of the setup. If this happens to you, then you must use the keyboard to navigate the GUI setup
Installing and configuring devices section of the setup, the screen will blackout and repeat such action. Seemingly, the only way to workaround this is to boot the CD and repair the install and proceed with the installation as usual.
German localization[edit | edit source]
- When booting off from the CD, the whole text-based setup is in English. This does not affect setup started with
WINNT32.EXErespectively, but the license agreement will remain in English.
- The "Welcome to Windows NT" application is not fully translated and uses Server branding for the banner in the Workstation SKU.
IA-64/AXP64 references[edit | edit source]
The SDK for this build has a readme and batch file claiming that it includes "Preliminary Platform SDK support for Win64" with "pre-beta releases of an IA64 compiler and an AXP64 compiler and linker"; the batch file however expects them to be in a
bin\Win64 directory which is not included.