Leftovers from old Windows versions

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Leftovers from old Windows versions

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I made this thread after a discussion in another thread (http://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewto ... 60&t=35305).
Post every leftover from older versions you found in any "final" (also RCs are OK) Windows version (not betas except if they're something really interesting), and specify for everyone Windows version, build number and, if you know, and from what previous version/build it came from. PLEASE POST IMAGES TOO
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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Windows XP-LH has ntimage.gif, a leftover from NT5.
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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sjeez
every version has leftovers

youll find vista, xp, 98, 95 icons and few other resources
in every version

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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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WindowsCollector2000 wrote:Windows XP-LH has ntimage.gif, a leftover from NT5.
Please post images too

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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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Zacchi4k wrote:
WindowsCollector2000 wrote:Windows XP-LH has ntimage.gif, a leftover from NT5.
Please post images too
Here you go: http://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewto ... 88#p403488
Please, do not forget the Windows 3.1 regedit icon being kept until Threshold R2 build 10558! :D

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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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Anyone brave enough to dig through system32 might know about this. Here's one leftover from Windows 9x. The Phone Dialer application. I don't see the purpose of it on Windows 7 but it's there. I have screenshots

On the left is Windows 7, On the right is Windows Me.
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And to prove that this is legit and I didn't pull a fast one:
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Here's one more thing for now. A leftover dialog from Internet Explorer versions 4-6. (Don't let the buttons fool you, This is Windows 7.)
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Later I'll see if there's any more leftovers on Windows Vista and 10.

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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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MSUser2013 wrote:-snip-
Still present in 8.1

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Some businesses still use the built-in fax services, which utilizes the underlying telephony services - which can utilize the phone dialer (it's part of that component of Windows). I'd wager a guess that if you install the telephony services on server 2016, you'd get the phone dialer app in system32.
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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From the XP topic:
Karzahni wrote:Opened my 2001 OEM XP installer in Bless and found this:

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Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Whistler
; (c) 1994 - 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

There appears to be more

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Microsoft Windows Codename Whistler Personal, Professional, Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter
; (c) 1994 - 2000 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
;
; Sample Unattended Setup Answer File
;
; This file contains information about how to automate the installation
; or upgrade of Windows Codename Whistler so the
; Setup program runs without requiring user input.

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The Modem in your computer will not function properly under Microsoft Windows Whistler using the driver that is currently installed.

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D:\Whistler\usa\contextsensitive\Winnt32\DesktopSKUs\Per\Winnt32.rtf

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debugs all processes launched by debuggee........%.*s    for created processes.  This only works on Windows Whistler.

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acsremoved = "Whistler Server no longer supports Admission Control Service (ACS). Before upgrading, you must uninstall ACS."

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Setup has detected that Whistler beta 1 domain controllers were previously installed in this forest. Whister beta 2 domain controllers cannot coexist in the same forest as Whistler beta 1 domain controllers.

Demote all Whistler beta 1 domain controllers in this forest before upgrading to Whistler beta 2. An attempt to run both beta versions in a forest may cause loss of data.
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Microsoft Windows Whistler Blade Server

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system..Billboard: PaintStepsText failed to load bitmap.....RedCarpetWndClass...InfoStepsWnd_Class..BillBoardWnd_Class..BB_WhistlerStatus_Class

And in my SP3 Dell disc:

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028cec36
InstallOnFuture9x

There were separate entries for 98 Gold, 98 SE and Me (regarding upgrading to XP), so Future 9x implies a possible successor to Me! Strange that the Optima disc had no such entry.
There were no Neptune, Odyssey or Triton entries. There were also no Vienna or Blackcomb entries in Windows 7 SP1 (Dell OEM) I'll check Windows 95 now.

EDIT: Here's Win95 (OSR 2.1):

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Chicago Installer Stub

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Microsoft Corp. Chicago Beta

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SNMP service only runs on NT Daytona and Chicago
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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WindowsBetaz01 wrote:
MSUser2013 wrote:-snip-
Still present in 8.1

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It's also still present in Windows 10 build 10586:
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My Dimension 3000 with Windows 7 has a modem, so I ought to be able to use Phone Dialer to make calls just fine.
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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Some things I extracted from ntoskrnl.exe (already been mentioned in other threads)

Oh forgot to mention this is in Windows 7 by the way.

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in shell32.dll
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and in explorer.exe
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VALUE "OriginalFilename", "EXPLORER.EXE"
explorer was once capitalised? What is that left over from? Windows 95?
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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If you go into the OOBE/images folder in Windows XP, you'll be able to find 2 Windows ME style box-motifs.

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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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classiconthebox wrote:If you go into the OOBE/images folder in Windows XP, you'll be able to find 2 Windows ME style box-motifs.

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They are called thanks8 and thanks10, C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\images, also that folder has my favorite music ^_^
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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Karzahni wrote:Some things I extracted from ntoskrnl.exe (already been mentioned in other threads)

Oh forgot to mention this is in Windows 7 by the way.

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in shell32.dll
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and in explorer.exe
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VALUE "OriginalFilename", "EXPLORER.EXE"
explorer was once capitalised? What is that left over from? Windows 95?

I mentioned "ntoskrnl.exe" and "ntkrnlmp.exe" in the ME topic.

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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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PivotGuy246 wrote:I mentioned "ntoskrnl.exe" and "ntkrnlmp.exe" in the ME topic.
Indeed. Just thought I'd mention it for the sake of the thread. Did you check out everything in ntkrnlmp or is it worth me taking a look there?
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Back in the DAY (2004-6) there was a project on the OSBA forum that was a hodge-podge of all the leftovers from old beta versions of Windows, running on top of a windows 2000 or xp base. I don't recall the exact name of the project, since it was such a long time ago. It basically had all the old bitmaps, icons, and various other bits and pieces merged into a somewhat-working OS.
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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Karzahni wrote:Indeed. Just thought I'd mention it for the sake of the thread. Did you check out everything in ntkrnlmp or is it worth me taking a look there?
I fiddled around with the two files with Resource Hacker until I found the hibernation and non-ACPI resources.

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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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BIOSINFO.INF in Whistler 2419
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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moricons.dll has some really old icons

I think its still around in Windows 10

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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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Just checked, it's still there
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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spunker88 wrote:moricons.dll has some really old icons

I think its still around in Windows 10

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It's in 8.1 too, of course:

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The last 5 icons are from office 2000.

There's even a moricons.dll in the syswow64 folder(on x64 bit windows). Why did they keep it is beyond me. Also, until a TH2 build, regedit used the same icon it did in 3.1.

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MORICONS.DLL and all the icons here in TH2 for reference:
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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Charmap.exe (Character Map) version stills 5.2.3668.0 on Windows 8.1; *hehe*

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ComputerDefaults.exe (in System32) (6.3.9600.17415)
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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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Taken on Windows NT Server 10.0.... Sorry, let me run through that again. Taken on Windows Server 2016 TP4:

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For some reason, the Media directory still has the Windows 7 structure:

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Also, this (client) wallpaper is still in Server. I thought that Server editions only had one default wallpaper from 2008 onwards?

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Re: Leftovers from old Windows versions

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there is updated not used tada.wav sound in Media folder, lol (that sound used for startup of Windows 3.x, and early Chicago betas).

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