Windows 2000 build 1888

Build of Windows 2000
OS family
Timebomb+240 days after original install date
Works in
Enterprise Server
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Windows 2000 build 1888 is an Advanced Server (then known as "Enterprise Edition") build of Windows 2000, which was shared on OSBetaArchive on 17 December 2015.[1]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

Command Prompt launches again minimized after being absent in build 1877. This is due to this being an internal build, while the latter has been released to the public.

Hibernation[edit | edit source]

  • After the system hibernates, this build redirects to the safe to shutdown screen instead of showing State saved, power off the system in the left-top corner of the screen.
  • The progress bar and the percent in the resuming from hibernation screen are now located in the top center of the screen with a border. This persists up to build 2072.

Control Panel[edit | edit source]

  • The "Hardware Wizard" has been renamed to "Add/Modify Hardware".
  • The "SQL Server Client Configuration" applet has been removed.
  • The "ODBC" applet has been renamed to "ODBC Data Sources".

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

The installation disk is not bootable and WINNT32.EXE will not recognize the CD. You must use a Windows 9x boot disk and run WINNT /B in order to install the build.

Virtual PC[edit | edit source]

There is a minor glitch after the text-mode setup. To get past it, restart the VM.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]