Windows Me build 3000
|Build of Windows Me|
Windows Me build 3000 is the official RTM build of Windows Me, which was released to manufacturing on 19 June 2000 and was generally available on 14 September 2000. It is the last ever build of Windows to be compiled under the Windows 9x kernel, signifying the end of Microsoft's line of 16/32-bit hybrid operating systems since Windows 95.
Windows Me was generally perceived as unstable and buggy. This particular build, even though it was the official release, can still appear to be unstable and can crash easily, especially on newer hardware. Using PCem, 86Box, VARCem, or Microsoft Virtual PC is recommended for a smooth experience.
Pre-release components[edit | edit source]
For some reason, even though this is the final release of Windows Me, both Internet Explorer 5.5 and Windows Media Player 7 are still in their near-final, pre-release state. Internet Explorer has the version number 5.50.4134.0100, the final build is 5.50.4134.0600.
Neptune reference[edit | edit source]
A file named
ICMUI.DLL, with the version number 5.50.5117.1 was found in this Windows Me build, but it is unknown whether this Neptune build was ever compiled.
Some have speculated this version to be a Milestone 2 build. It would have been compiled sometime after 11 December 1999, indicating that it would be one of the last builds of Neptune before the project was ultimately canceled in January 2000.