Windows Me build 2476

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4.90.2476
Build of Windows Me
4.90.2476
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2000-02-24
Timebomb2000-08-15 (+173 days)
Works in
About
Windows-ME-4.90.3000-About.png
Key
RBDC9-VTRC8-D7972-J97JY-PRVMG
TCB.png TCBGallery.png

Windows Me build 2476 is a pre-beta 3 build of Windows Me.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Updated the banners found in the About program boxes to the ones found in the RTM version.
  • Replaced the startup and shutdown sounds with the ones used in Windows 2000.
  • Updated Movie Maker to build 1245 and added a non-functional placeholder tour.
  • Updated winver to make it resemble the one found in the RTM.

Hidden features[edit | edit source]

Windows Media Player 7[edit | edit source]

This build contains a pre-release build of Windows Media Player 7 (with a build number of 7.00.00.1137). Although it's not installed by default, nor is it even listed as an installable component, it can be installed manually with the following procedure:

  1. Open the cabinet archive file with the label WIN_16 on the installation disc and extract the file WMP.INF to anywhere in the virtual machine.
  2. Right-click on the WMP.INF file, and click Install.
  3. Wait for the installation to finish (you may need to insert your install CD, if necessary), and you should find that the previously installed Windows Media Player 6.4 has been replaced with Windows Media Player 7, with a shortcut to it present in the Accessories\Entertainment folder in the Start Menu.

When running this build of Windows Media Player 7, you will find that the interface has been given a major update, with the UI now resembling the final version. However, there are still some parts which are noticeably in an early state of implementation, and this version of Media Player is rather slow and buggy overall.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

S3 drivers[edit | edit source]

  • Upon using S3 video adapters, Windows will complain that its own drivers will not work properly, thus the display will be stuck at 640x480x4bpp. This error will also appear upon every boot and other drivers cannot be installed correctly, meaning that S3 video adapters are not recommendable for this build.

Neptune reference[edit | edit source]

A total of 9 files with the version number 5.50.5116.1 and 5.50.5117.1 were found in this Windows Me build, but it is unknown whether this Neptune build ever existed.

Some speculate this would've been a Milestone 2 build. It would've been compiled someday after 11 December 1999, meaning it would be one of the last Neptune builds before the Neptune project was canceled in January 2000.

File list

icam3ext.dll
icam4com.dll
icam4ext.dll
icmcui.dll
icmui.dll
lvcam.sys
philcam1.dll
phvfwext.dll
wstdecod.dll

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]