Windows Longhorn build 4011

6.0.4011.main.030305-2045
Build of Windows Longhorn
6.0.4011.main.030305-2045
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2003-03-05
Timebomb2004-03-01 (+362 days)
Works in
About
Lh4011 Winver.png
SKUs
Professional
Key
CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y
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Windows Longhorn build 4011 is a Milestone 4 build of Windows Longhorn that was shared online on 21 July 2006.[1] At this point, it is relatively the same as build 4008, though virtually all references to Windows XP have been removed.

The copyright date in the winver banner, which displayed as "2006" in builds 4008 and 4005, was corrected in this build, now displaying as "1985-2003".

Setup[edit | edit source]

Although setup itself is mostly similar to build 4008's, aside from the boot screen, you are not able to get past the product key section due to WinPE bugs and Setup bugs (missing exports). If one was to get the product key section to work, all inputted characters when typing in the product key will be uppercase, alongside dashes being added after every 5 letters.

New features[edit | edit source]

  • The Windows XP boot screen has been replaced with a new Longhorn boot screen, removing the final few references to Windows XP. However, Windows Messenger still throws out .NET Passport notifications which still mentions Windows XP. The Windows XP Tour, which was removed in build 5048, is also still included.
  • The Parental Controls icon has been updated.
  • The Desktop Compositing Engine now works again, after previously being broken in build 4008. However, it only provides transparency effects.
  • The design of the notifications have been updated.
  • It is now possible to use the new Avalon taskbar/sidebar settings applicaton while having the new taskbar enabled.
  • The title bar in Explorer has been slightly updated, with it now using a gradient instead of a solid color, alongside the icon of the running application.

Sidebar[edit | edit source]

The Sidebar has gained some major uplifts with new tiles being added, including options, which serves the same purpose as right-clicking on the Sidebar. Other tiles, such as the Search tile, have been updated slightly, while a few others, such as the Windows Media Player tile, no longer requiring registry modifications to be available, most likely being updated as well.

Although the Windows Media Player tile no longer crashes upon adding a sound file unlike build 4032, you cannot play anything due to the buttons having little to no functionality. The Longhorn Status tile is still not available by default, but it can be enabled with the following code:

 Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartBar\Modules\Longhorn Status]
 "AssemblyName"="ShellInterop"
 "Friendly Name"="Longhorn Status"
 "Type"="System.Windows.Desktop.SharePointTile"

NFO[edit | edit source]

Build 4011 was leaked with the following NFO.

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▒███?         Microsoft Longhorn Professional 4011                          ?██▒
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  ?███?    Disc Type..................: CD Image (.iso)                    ████ 
 █████     Program Platform...........: x86                               ?███? 
 ████      Program Category...........: OS Beta                            ▒███  
 ?███?     Build string...............: 4011.main.030305-2045              ████ 
 ▒███      # of discs.................: 1                                   ?███ 
 ▒███      Serial #...................: CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y        ███ 
 ▒███      OSBA Release Date..........: July 21, 2006                      ?███ 
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 ████      Filenames..................: OSBA_4011.rar                      ▒███  
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  ?███?    OSBetaArchive.com, the place for collectors, brings you another   ████ 
 █████     cool release of Longhorn, Longhorn Professional 4011.             ████ 
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 ███?      It is confirmed working and has been tested on virtual            ▒███▒ 
  ▒███     and real machines.                                                 ▒███ 
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 ▒███      Greets to:                                                        ███ 
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 ▒███  Liebo, sHARD>> and the rest of the OSBA team, and everyone else     ?███ 
 ▒███  who contributes to the OSBA community. Special thanks to Netscrape  ████ 
 ▒███  who made this possible & Koptor and Abyssunderground for mirrors.   ████ 
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                                                      NFO by 1of12 / sHARD>>  

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • Many drivers aren't installed by default during the hardware portion of setup and have to be installed manually.
  • Icons that are selected by the mouse or keyboard gradually become more pixelated.
  • Windows Storage Engine often crashes on startup.
  • The OOBE is broken and closes after the first page.
  • Task Manager stops responding for a few seconds upon starting a new task and also doesn't open upon pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del.

Installation[edit | edit source]

There have been several different disc images for this build that were released online over the years. The copy of this build that is widely available has a corrupt install.wim and as such will not install properly under any circumstances. The copy currently on BetaArchive's FTP server can install properly, but all long filenames in the winsxs folder of its WinPE got truncated when the ISO was created, hence Setup cannot load the desired components which will lead to debug assertion failure errors. This issue can be fixed by restoring the filenames and rebuilding the ISO with the correct parameters.

Attempting to launch Command Prompt via ⇧ Shift+F10 in WinPE will trigger a bugcheck with error code 0x0000008E (KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]