Windows Longhorn build 4017

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Build of Windows Longhorn
OS family
Timebomb2004-06-26 (+444 days)
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Windows Longhorn build 4017 is a Milestone 5 build of Windows Longhorn. On 23 January 2020, this build was listed on a thread by Grabberslasher, founder of the UX.Unleaked blog, to be released to the BetaArchive FTP, and was released as the first two builds of his 33 Longhorn/Vista builds on 24 January 2020, alongside build 4029 (Lab06 n).[1] This build shares a lot of similarities with build 4015 (main), including a working Desktop Composition Engine that isn't different to the aforementioned build.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • The Avalon taskbar/sidebar application has been removed.
  • The sidebar now doesn't have rendering issues upon changing the resolution.
  • The EULA reference during setup now says "Longhorn" instead of "Whistler".

Setup[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Many drivers aren't installed by default during the hardware portion of setup and have to be installed manually.
  • Once copying files has completed, setup will fail to create a boot.ini file. Although booting will still be possible, NTLDR will default to C:\Windows.
  • The hardware detection portion of setup may crash, and an error message may appear as well. Simply press ALT+TAB to access the error message, and click OK. This will, however, skip the Out-of-Box-Experience.
  • This build can't be installed from CD boot as is. You must use the WinPE from a different build, or upgrade from a previous build.

Themes[edit | edit source]

Upon changing themes, the icons on the desktop will not show correctly. Refreshing the desktop will usually fix the problem.

Timebomb[edit | edit source]

It is one of the notable Longhorn builds that has a broken timebomb and can be installed on the current date.

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