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 PostPost subject: Windows Longhorn        Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:36 am 
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I have two versions (Beta 1) and 4074 but I was wondering which build was the most stable version of it was, I read on here a 3000 series (38??) build was stable, a 4000 (4008 ?) series build was stable, a 5000 series build was the worst etc.


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I would say 4074 is the more stable build.
From my own experience.


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the most stable longhorn ever was probably Build 3718...

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I see, I haven't tried that build before but would 4074 and 3178 be good enough for use as a regular operating system or still too unstable ?


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It's more unstable than an regular operating system because its not completed yet.
You can try running it as a regular operating system, for someone it can very stable and for someone else it can be very unstable.

Just try it for yourself.


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I will, I put 4074 on my moms computer back in 2004, and everything ran fine, the only issue was the memory leak after Explorer.exe and the common startup stuff loaded, but other than that it was pretty cool.

I also read there were user created fixes to fix the memory leaks a bit.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:06 am 
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the memory fixes aren't the best option, but Build 3718 doesn't have the memory leak and is nearly completely compatible with XP.

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Ok, I will search the FTPs, and whatnot for that build and see how things go for me (hopefully no BSODS).


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:43 pm 
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the 5000 series are the best for stability but generally consider longhorn, 4xxx ones are the goodies ones. try 4074 or 4033if you like the 4xxx ones.


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I completely forgot I need something to remove the timebomb, I tested 3718 in Virtual PC used the Timebomb and activation thing from 4048 but now 3718 doesn't work , anyways it was an awesome build.

I thought the 5000 series builds were bad and were a step backwards in some strange theory.


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With all other longhorn builds, a generic activation crack designed for XP will work. Obviously, i can't give you a link but im sure you're aware of where to obtain such things :wink: . The main problem why LH 4074 required a special crack is because safe mode is buggy and doesn't work which is what all other cracks use to get round activation.

The 5xxx builds were what is now vista, but the early one's are still quite interesting upto the beta 2 builds, where its then very similar in the look to the retail version.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:52 am 
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I think I know what type of crack you are talking about, I always thought these LH builds used something like the 4048 cracks, but I other than that a generic XP crack does the trick, anyways I will seek this out and come back if I have any problems or questions.

Thanks. (I was going to use this on my 3rd PC but used Virtual PC.)


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hypr wrote:
I completely forgot I need something to remove the timebomb, I tested 3718 in Virtual PC used the Timebomb and activation thing from 4048 but now 3718 doesn't work , anyways it was an awesome build.

I thought the 5000 series builds were bad and were a step backwards in some strange theory.

the whole project was restarted in the 5000 series. It doesn't contain much goodies, but was mire stable than the 4000 series ons.

you must set the date back and use a different crack for the 4000 series. There are different cracks for most builds.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:24 am 
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I will see about snagging a 5000 series build. Any recommendations on which build?

And about 3718, I have it running in virtual PC, the odd activated thing I think removed the timebomb as well. But anyways, what does LH 3718 do about windows updates?

I can't log onto the Windows update site as it confuses Longhorn for Vista.


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betas wont update like that and that is why running them can be a bad idea. Your only hope is to download updates from the update catalog and try them to see if they work (BTW, you will want updates for XP). If they don't, you could always try extracting them using WinRAR or something similar to try to force an update, but otherwise it probably wont work.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:09 am 
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I tried that, I didn't seem to get any sort of worm or anything, but forcing IE7 to install won't work, so I guess it may be an attempt in vain, I guess I will try a 5000 series build. which ones were good and stable?


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5112 and 5219 are stable beta 1 builds
5308 is a good intermit between beta1 and beta2
5384 is beta 2, its not that stable being a major milestone
5600 is a great build, stable and runs smoothly (RC1) but looks like vista rtm.


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hmm, I will try 5112 and 5219, I will think about 5308, they use the same sort of activation and time bomb style?


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hypr wrote:
hmm, I will try 5112 and 5219, I will think about 5308, they use the same sort of activation and time bomb style?

no compelete different from xp / server 2003, microsoft have tighten activation process


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:03 am 
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Hmm, I see, I will try them anyways. Updates are a no on them unless one can force them to work, but I shouldn't use Autopatcher, it could in the end result cause BSODs.


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