Windows Me build 3000

Build of Windows Me
OS familyWindows 9x
Version number4.90
Build number3000
Compiled on2000-06-08
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Windows Me build 3000 is the official RTM build of Windows Me, which was released to manufacturing on 19 June 2000[1] 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.

Pre-release components[edit | edit source]

Even though this is the final release of Windows Me, Internet Explorer 5.5, DirectX and Windows Media Player 7 are still in their near-final, pre-release state. Internet Explorer has the version number 5.50.4134.0100, while the final build is actually 5.50.4134.0600.

Microsoft recommended users to head to the Windows Update website to update these components to their final versions.[2]

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.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

System Restore does not work with restore points created after 8 September 2001. However, there are patches available which resolve this problem.

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