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ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:43 pm
by ReflectiaX
Hey, everyone! I'm going to use this thread as a central place to post new Longhorn stuff. Today, I have a hodgepodge of fun files that should keep some of you busy for awhile. I'd love to see what all you try, find, etc. as there are a lot of files I'll be sharing here that I haven't done anything with yet! What I'll do is keep this post updated with stuff I share, and will bump the thread with a new post.

Some of the misc. build file archives are meant to be used in other builds -- including, in some cases, completely replacing the exact same files in a build with the demo ones.

Anyway, let the fun begin!

Builds and Build Files

Build 4035 UI Demo Script: Download Link
Build 4050 Sticky Notes Demo Files: Download Link
Build 4050 WordPad PDC Demo Files: Download Link
Build 4083 Notepad: Download Link
Build 4085 Explorer Demo Files: Download Link
Build 4091 XImage: Download Link
Build 4091 Tablet Demo Files: Download Link
Build 4092 Audio Demo Files: Download Link

Interactive Demos

Internal MSX Longhorn Demo for Executives (Circa 2002 with Plex UI): Download Link (Currently on AnonFiles, so click through first, then download on the page it takes you to.)

Misc. LH Files

Various Longhorn Registry Keys: Download Link

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:44 pm
by ljcool2006
great stuff!

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:19 pm
by ljcool2006
The Anonfile download fails for me.

EDIT: Got it to work.

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:53 pm
by BioMarkII
The moment of my life I was waiting for - the demo! Thank you so much for doing this!

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:54 pm
by Voyambar
If I may just ask...how in the world did you ever manage to obtain this? I know it wasn't by warez discs so how...this is like a dream come true

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:07 pm
by Magirus - Deutz
WordPad with WinFX? I never seen that before. How does it look?

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:08 pm
by ReflectiaX
Voyambar wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:54 pm
If I may just ask...how in the world did you ever manage to obtain this? I know it wasn't by warez discs so how...this is like a dream come true
The demo was briefly accessible via an FTP that Microsoft used to use to send certain partners files. It was publicly accessible, no credentials needed (though I'm guessing it shouldn't have been). In fact, a bunch of LH stuff leaked through that for quite awhile.

Between that and the MSR FTP (which I used to watch like a hawk), a lot of internal stuff was inadvertently made publicly accessible directly from Microsoft, lol.

Before I made any contacts (and even after I did), I used to find stuff primarily in more obscure P2P apps (DC++, SLSK, etc.), FTPs, and open directories. I used Google, Napalm FTP Indexer, Filemare, and others.

Filemare was particularly amazing. They had a feature where you could search for servers by location on a map. So, you could drill down into a city block and see where certain servers were located. I used that to concentrate on areas surrounding Microsoft campuses, looking for servers in the area with internal files on them, etc. I found a lot of goodies like that as well.

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:36 pm
by Voyambar
ReflectiaX wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:08 pm
Voyambar wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:54 pm
If I may just ask...how in the world did you ever manage to obtain this? I know it wasn't by warez discs so how...this is like a dream come true
The demo was briefly accessible via an FTP that Microsoft used to use to send certain partners files. It was publicly accessible, no credentials needed (though I'm guessing it shouldn't have been). In fact, a bunch of LH stuff leaked through that for quite awhile.

Between that and the MSR FTP (which I used to watch like a hawk), a lot of internal stuff was inadvertently made publicly accessible directly from Microsoft, lol.

Before I made any contacts (and even after I did), I used to find stuff primarily in more obscure P2P apps (DC++, SLSK, etc.), FTPs, and open directories. I used Google, Napalm FTP Indexer, Filemare, and others.

Filemare was particularly amazing. They had a feature where you could search for servers by location on a map. So, you could drill down into a city block and see where certain servers were located. I used that to concentrate on areas surrounding Microsoft campuses, looking for servers in the area with internal files on them, etc. I found a lot of goodies like that as well.
Really? That's really stupid of them. Is any of that still true today? You can maybe get even more goodies.

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:25 pm
by ReflectiaX
Voyambar wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:36 pm
ReflectiaX wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:08 pm
Voyambar wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:54 pm
If I may just ask...how in the world did you ever manage to obtain this? I know it wasn't by warez discs so how...this is like a dream come true
The demo was briefly accessible via an FTP that Microsoft used to use to send certain partners files. It was publicly accessible, no credentials needed (though I'm guessing it shouldn't have been). In fact, a bunch of LH stuff leaked through that for quite awhile.

Between that and the MSR FTP (which I used to watch like a hawk), a lot of internal stuff was inadvertently made publicly accessible directly from Microsoft, lol.

Before I made any contacts (and even after I did), I used to find stuff primarily in more obscure P2P apps (DC++, SLSK, etc.), FTPs, and open directories. I used Google, Napalm FTP Indexer, Filemare, and others.

Filemare was particularly amazing. They had a feature where you could search for servers by location on a map. So, you could drill down into a city block and see where certain servers were located. I used that to concentrate on areas surrounding Microsoft campuses, looking for servers in the area with internal files on them, etc. I found a lot of goodies like that as well.
Really? That's really stupid of them. Is any of that still true today? You can maybe get even more goodies.
I suppose anything's possible. I'm not in the trenches of doing all that anymore, but perhaps someone else out there is.

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:44 pm
by Lukas Marsik
So I picked up the 4085 bundle of files (which turned out to be mostly 4090, only Explorer is from 4085)

The first thing that jumped out at me when comparing these files to non-private Longhorn compiles was a different CD Burn Wizard, backed by WinFS for temporary storage.
To get it to work you'll first need to hex edit the .NET assemblies provided in the ZIP. Due to them being from build 4090 they attempt to load other shell assemblies with the same version which of course fails. An easy way to change the reference versions from 4090 to 4093 is to replace all occurrences of bytes 06 00 00 00 FA 0F with 06 00 00 00 FD 0F.
The assemblies you'll need to edit are the following: Microsoft.Windows.WCPClient, System.Windows.Contacts, System.Windows.Contacts.Interop, and System.Windows.Explorer.
After booting up with the changed files, go ahead and regsvr32 a copy of System.Windows.Explorer. The Burn Wizard uses some extra interfaces and we need to make sure they are in the registry.
Once you're done with all that, running "rundll32 shell32,BurnWizard_RunDLL Test,0" should bring you to what you see in the screenshots.
The names of the parameters you pass to the Burn Wizard are as follows: pszPnPId, fEraseMode
Setting fEraseMode to 1 results in a crash inside my VM, and passing it an invalid PnP Id doesn't seem to cause much harm as you can see

Here are the screenshots of it working (minus burning itself as it is a VM)
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Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:03 am
by ReflectiaX
Awesome work, man! Thanks for sharing your progress!

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:40 am
by MrUTB
This is so far amazing ReflectiaX. For us, as beta collectors, it's other of one masterpiece that went wild.

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:38 pm
by LuLu
that proto plex will never stop being most beautiful win skin

Re: ReflectiaX's Longhorn Beta and Demo Files Thread!

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:53 pm
by daemonspudguy
If you have any unleaked builds, would you ever consider releasing them to the FTP?