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Author:  ewan275 [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:20 am ]
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Hi,
I have just downloaded Longhorn 3683 off Server 1, as I want to try Winfs, But I need a CDKEY for it, the readme says that I need a .net server one, but as you know you cant be a beta teater for that any more obviously, does anyone here have a cdkey for this.

Regards
Ewan

Author:  empireum [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:31 am ]
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You got PM. :)

Author:  ___ [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:33 am ]
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do a google search that involves "CKY24"

Edit: beat me to it :D, make sure you set your bios back to whatever the date required

Author:  ewan275 [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:34 am ]
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Thanks Has come. Anyways this build seems interesting as it has WINFS and it appears to be a mutated form of XP Pro and it is before the mad Aero era.

Edited 21:32 Tue the 24 Oct 2006

Author:  empireum [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:35 am ]
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Did you get the PM?

Author:  ewan275 [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:39 am ]
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Yup Thanks for it. I am gonna try it right now, and I ll post some screens when its up and running.

@_ I am according to my old Laptop its Oct 2001!

Author:  empireum [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:45 am ]
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Oct 2001? Ah, I know what we're all waiting for... the launch of Windows XP! :D

Yes, please post some screenshots, and if you don't mind, some with Longhorn's "Plex" theme, too. It seems that it isn't liked and appreciated that much, but I actually like this theme :wink:

Author:  ewan275 [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:48 am ]
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Will do thats another reason why I am downloading it, if you want plex for XP you could try that vista transormation pack, as it includes themes for all major versions of longhorn/vista inculding Aero with a neat utility called glass 2K

And My first Stop error 5 mins into configuring the partitions. guess its my welcome to the world of alphas and betas!

It worked for 2 hours until a Windows XP display driver installed produced a stop error, :roll: And its saying that a wierd and wonderful file in a far seen place is curupt and windows cant start, I then attemplted to use the worthless peace of rubbish MS calls the recovery console, which dosent appear to have something similiar to a System file checker,

And I have found a reg key that kills the activation and the 120 Day limit!

It is fairly stable, for an Alpha, it appears to be a heavily modified version of XP Pro, and it would appear that microsofts first idea of longhorn was an ungrade to Windows XP, but winfs is as slow as anything with it enabled it takes 15 mins to aucually become useable, no wonder MS axed it.

Author:  Jeff [ Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 am ]
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Oh, yeah, good ol' 3683. Was running it as my main os for about... 3 hours. I don't really recall why i formatted, i think i liked 5744 more... I thought the build would be a modded xp, however it turned out to have too many issues with memory and the annoying ie downloading bug. However, other than that, it might have lasted until the trial period was over... :|

Author:  ___ [ Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:42 pm ]
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the download bug was there because of the animation on the download dialog. there was a fix floating about for it

Author:  empireum [ Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:11 pm ]
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Well, I liked Longhorn 3683 but not as my main OS. It looked like a heavily modified XP Pro, but it was a sign that MS was going to release something new in the future. And by that time, it was unclear what it would be like. That's why I especially like Alpha builds of OSes, be it NT5, Whistler or Longhorn...:)

Author:  Amplificator [ Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:17 am ]
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3683 is a keeper, just because it was the first release and it had all the "cool" bugs that shoudln't even be possible, like mspaint could crash the whole thing :)

Author:  empireum [ Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:12 am ]
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Agreed. It's the same with the first build of Whistler (#2202) although it was nearly identical to Windows 2000.

Author:  ___ [ Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:34 am ]
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Amplificator wrote:
3683 is a keeper, just because it was the first release and it had all the "cool" bugs that shoudln't even be possible, like mspaint could crash the whole thing :)

didn't help that the leak was [censored] (not bootable, edited menu etc)

Author:  swellhead [ Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:15 pm ]
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Here are A Few Covers for 3683

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Not made by Me, But are still really good.

Author:  fzajac [ Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:09 pm ]
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Thanks for the covers :)

And 3683 had a cool xml based control panel...

Author:  Jeff [ Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:16 pm ]
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Oh yeah, i vaguely remember that... It was kinda kewl!

Author:  empireum [ Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:24 pm ]
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I liked the "My Hardware" window. It wasn't ready to replace the device manager, though.

Author:  Frozenport [ Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:24 am ]
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I actually uploaded some screen shots a while ago...

What I really hated was that red line which kept comming up in explorer

Author:  ___ [ Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:53 pm ]
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FiFi wrote:
Thanks for the covers :)

And 3683 had a cool xml based control panel...

got any screens of that?

Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:37 pm ]
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___ wrote:
FiFi wrote:
Thanks for the covers :)

And 3683 had a cool xml based control panel...

got any screens of that?


Paul Thurrott's got some: http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/longhorn_alpha.asp Pretty much all of that control panel is broken though - I wish they'd made all the control panels like that, rather than some of them (eg Wallpaper) and left others as the old-style ones (and still with the tabs at the top even though most of them now have only one tab!). It just makes it look inconsistent and unfinished - they claimed they didn't have time or something to redo them all.

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