Windows 2000 build 1965

Build of Windows 2000
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Timebomb1999-10-12 (+263 days)
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Windows 2000 build 1965 is a Beta 3 build of Windows 2000, which was found on 23 June 2015.[1]

This build was distributed by an anonymous member of the warez scene as a set of installation files sometime in early 1999 and was mistakenly distributed with the build number of 1978 (according to the NFO and the naming of the installation files).

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • 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".
  • Some icons are updated as with build 1964, including the Recycle Bin.
  • The "Add/Remove Programs" Control Panel applet (APPWIZ.CPL) has the option "Configure Windows" renamed to "Add/Remove Windows Components". It is now very identical to the RTM.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • On some machines, upgrading to this build from build 1946 is impossible as the text mode portion of setup locks the system up when the message Setup is starting Windows 2000 is displayed. This bug is persistent until build 2000.
  • On VirtualBox, setup causes a Guru Mediation while loading the NTFS driver. If this occurs, use 86Box or a similar emulator.
  • Booting from the CD results in a quick crash. This bug persists until build 2020.

Original NFO[edit | edit source]

This build was distributed along with an NFO with installation instructions. The following NFO is provided below for archival purposes:

NFO contents

Ok Guyz & Gals,

To install this You MUST:

1: Extract archive
2: Rename nt5w1978 directory to i386 (Not required But recommended)
3: Move ALL Directories & Files from i386/Winnt32 to i386
4: Execute Autorun

If You have NT5 already installed run the Upgrade, The Upgrade Feature Installs
without a hitch.

If You Are running a FULL Install:
If error's encountered During install see below.
If Secessful, Extract the to winnt\system32 (Fixes Device Manager)

The Problems I encountered Running the Full Install.
1st Attempt -
Problem #1:  Setup didn't ask me for Partition to install NT5 to.
Problem #2:  Setup came up with a Windows Needs Driver from Disk Unknown
Problem #3:  Setup came up with "Error while initalizing device Generic Volume" 5 times.
Problem #4:  Couldn't access any of my Drives as a result of Problem 3

Solution:  Format/Reinstall

2nd Attempt - 
Problem #1:  Setup Seem'd to go smothly, then During Load,  Blue Screen of Death

Solution:  Format/Reinstall

3rd Attempt - 
As they say 3rd times a charm..  Works great. No problems Yet, & even a few Bugs fixed..

New Features/Fixes that I have noticed:
New Opening Wav File
The Disabling of Recycle Bin Actually works.
And They stuck a Resort option on the Taskbar settings
Explorer More Stable
Dr. Watson Hasn't shown hiz face Yet, I have been Running for 2 dayz now..
All my Programs are running Smoother..

									The Original Sin,

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