Windows 2000 build 1989

Build of Windows 2000
OS family
Timebomb+444 days after original install date
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Windows 2000 build 1989 is a Beta 3 build of Windows 2000.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • The winver banner was changed to be identical to the RTM, albeit without the blue bar located beneath it. It was later added in build 2068.
  • The Control Panel is now properly sorted from A-Z and now looks just like the RTM. This also means that shortcuts to folders are no longer placed before applets.
  • The message shown when the graphical stage of setup is starting has been shortened from "Starting the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard..." to just "Please wait..."
  • The design of the common controls in 16 colors has been reverted to what is seen before build 1946.
  • This build removes Windows NT Diagnostics apart from its executable file, WINMSD.EXE, which turned into a stub and now redirects to System Information instead.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Booting from the CD might result in a bugcheck.
  • When upgrading from build 1983, an error might occur during the network setup. If this happens, restart the computer and go through the user information portion of setup again.

Gallery[edit | edit source]