Windows 2000 build 1964

Build of Windows 2000
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Timebomb1999-09-19 (+241 days)
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Windows 2000 build 1964 is a Beta 3 build of Windows 2000, which was originally found on 23 June 2015.[1]

It lacks a proper branding, having "2000 Server" branded in places, "NT 5.0 Beta 2" branded in others, and "2000 Professional" branded in winver.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Changed the icons, hibernation and safe to shutdown screens to the versions used in the RTM.
  • The "Network and Dial-Up Connections" applet received another new icon, now with the computers overlapping.
  • The icons in the toolbar of Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer have been slightly shrunken in spacing between them.
  • The ver command for Command Prompt now reports the same version string as in the header rather then printing out the version number only.
  • The shell has seen an update, with new branding and a new Active Desktop wallpaper. However, the old NT 5.0 branding is still present in a few places, like the bootloader and the "Logon Screensaver".

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • Booting from the CD results in a quick crash. This bug persists until build 2020.
  • The banner of the Configure Your Server Wizard cannot be displayed, as instead an error page takes place.
  • The About box of Internet Explorer 5 does not display the version number, as the "Version" string was left blank. This can also be seen in build 1965.
  • An error might occur during the network setup. If this happens, restart the computer and go through the user information portion of setup again. This bug persists until build 2000.

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