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Windows Longhorn Build 3683 Explorer XP Style

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:50 am
by Mr.Blue2001
Came across this today on betawiki, I know it's not that interesting but figure I would share it. This is Windows Codename Longhorn Build 3683 with the Windows XP style explorer enabled. it's simple you just remove the WebView key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer.
as seen in the images it's a hit or miss but it seems to improve explorer's stability somewhat.
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Re: Windows Longhorn Build 3683 Explorer XP Style

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:51 am
by ATeamInc
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Nice find.
EDIT: Bonus
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Re: Windows Longhorn Build 3683 Explorer XP Style

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:46 pm
by Mr.Blue2001
Re: Windows Longhorn Build 3683 Explorer XP Style
Post by Mr.Blue2001 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:16 pm

Plan on trying this with the 4x builds too i also tried it on 3718 also seems like some fallback just in case the new explorer doesn't work as expected but it also fixes the classic control panel switch in builds 3713 and 3718 etc.

Re: Windows Longhorn Build 3683 Explorer XP Style

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:48 pm
by Kimberly5384
Mr.Blue2001 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:46 pm
Re: Windows Longhorn Build 3683 Explorer XP Style
Post by Mr.Blue2001 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:16 pm

Plan on trying this with the 4x builds too i also tried it on 3718 also seems like some fallback just in case the new explorer doesn't work as expected but it also fixes the classic control panel switch in builds 3713 and 3718 etc.
That should be documented on Betawiki, BAWiki. Pretty interesting find. I was messing around with the registry editor in pre-reset builds and was able to enable all kinds of unusual longhorn stuff.