Windows 2000 build 1902

Build of Windows 2000
OS familyWindows NT
Version number5.0
Build number1902
Build revision1
Compiled on1998-09-29
Expiration date
Timebomb+240 days after original install date
About dialog
TCB.png TCBGallery.png

Windows 2000 build 1902 is a Beta 3 build of Windows 2000.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

There are some changes to setup, which make it more resemblant to the RTM:

  • When setup launched with WINNT32.EXE, it now restarts automatically before entering the text-mode stage.
  • In the second GUI stage, "Installing Windows NT security features" has been removed from the first progress page, only leaving "Installing and configuring devices".
  • The animated icon during networking installation has been replaced with a progress bar.
  • On the final progress page, the following strings from earlier builds have been renamed:
From To
Copying files Installs Start menu items
Configures your computer Registers components
Saves your configuration Saves settings

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • This build cannot be installed from CD boot as is. One must use a DOS/Windows 9x boot disk to run winnt.exe /b.
  • Autorun is not able to launch setup since WINNT32.EXE and the DLLs related to it are moved to a separate folder called Winnt32. If autorun launches, press "Browse CD" instead, point to the I386, then to the Winnt32 folder, and launch the program from there.
  • When upgrading to this build, the installation of COM+ during setup will fail, giving the message Sub-component COM+ post file copy setup failed. Error Code 0x8004e00f. Setup will then continue as normal. However, when setup is about to restart, it will complain that COM+'s installation failed. This can safely be ignored however as after setup restarts, you will normally boot in to Windows.

Gallery[edit | edit source]