Windows Me build 2348
|Build of Windows Me|
|Timebomb||2000-03-15 (+226 days)|
Windows Me build 2348 is the second Developer Release of Windows Me. According to Paul Thurrott, it was released to testers on 6 August 1999. This build was found on the fourth disc of the CrazyBytes 42 warez CD compilation. It was also scene leaked by the warez group GLoW.
This build incorporates the Automatic Updates feature which is included in subsequent versions of the operating system. Windows Media Player has been updated to version 7.0, while setup received some UI changes.
New features[edit | edit source]
Activity Centers[edit | edit source]
This is the first leaked build of Windows ME to include the Activity Centers, though they are still in a very early stage of development and largely incomplete. They are located in the file
WEBVW.DLL. To install them, you must first create a new DWORD value named
MilExtraDirs in the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion, then re-register the mentioned DLL with
Regsvr32 webvw.dll. Activity Center files will be placed in
C:\WINDOWS\Activity and you can set the Start Page as your Active desktop page.
Music Center is called "Audio Center" in this build and is still largely a placeholder. Photo Center seems somewhat more complete, while the Game Center is completely absent.
System Restore[edit | edit source]
This build contains the System Restore executable and registry keys, although even if the key
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\_VxDMon,"SystemRestore"] is set to Y, opening
RSTRUI.EXE will only lead to a PCHealth error.
System File Protection[edit | edit source]
System File Protection is included but not enabled by default. The
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\_VxDMon,"SystemFileProtection "] registry key has to be set to Y in order to be enabled. After the registry key has been updated, the system must be rebooted for the System File Protection to become active. However, this can often lead to the system hanging upon logon due to a MS-DOS Prompt window opening on login that hangs.