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 PostPost subject: What are some good stable longhorn builds?        Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:19 pm 
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I am kinda starting of getting bored of 3718 and want to try a good 4000 series build, I know I have 4074 and I believe 4038 ? but what would be a good one to fool around with or use as a regular os?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:22 pm 
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none of them are stable.


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Only the 3xxx builds are really stable. 4008 is not bad and 4074 after applying few bugfixes also can be even used (without Aero effects)...


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FiFi wrote:
Only the 3xxx builds are really stable. 4008 is not bad and 4074 after applying few bugfixes also can be even used (without Aero effects)...

uhm well, LH08 Core runs perfectly on my laptop with aero enabled... and it only uses ~300 mb ram ;)


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Well, i used longhorn 4039 as main OS on my laptop for some time, it worked pretty good when i didn't turn on DWM, DWM is very unstable in this build, if you don't enable it's just a few crashes from explorer but overall stable.
It's best if you just try some builds and check which one is the best for you.


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I can't install any of them. Either my mouse and keyboard don't work on install or the blue screen after copying files. So i gave up. However 3718 does work i forgot about that. Just none of the 40's worked for me which i wish they did.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:12 am 
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Personally, I would use Longhorn Build 5048. It is the most stable Longhorn build I've used yet.

Here is a tweak for Longhorn Build 5048 to make it more stable: http://www.chris123nt.com/guides/5048/LHGuide.html

Enable Windows Aero in Longhorn Build 5048: http://blog.danbartels.com/archive/2005/04/26/587.aspx


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The most stable build of Longhorn is 6001.
4074 is fun though, worth a try, but as with all Longhorn builds, definatley should not be used as a main OS.
If you are going to use Longhorn as a main OS, dual boot with somthing stable. (Sticking FLP on a small partition would be a good idea.)


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Hmm, either 4039 or 4074, I have both discs for em, I will have to check the screenshots for each, its been a good long while before I messed with a 4000 series build, but going to 5000 or 6000 series longhorn reminds me too much of Vista. I may also download 5112 as well, it looks like an interesting build

EDIT I may go with 4074 from what I remember it was pretty stable.


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hypr wrote:
Hmm, either 4039 or 4074, I have both discs for em, I will have to check the screenshots for each, its been a good long while before I messed with a 4000 series build, but going to 5000 or 6000 series longhorn reminds me too much of Vista. I may also download 5112 as well, it looks like an interesting build

EDIT I may go with 4074 from what I remember it was pretty stable.

Just be sure to disable WinFS.
With 4074, I also like to let it sit for a while after installing it.
But once again, these builds are for fun, they are nowhere near stable enough to be used as a main OS.


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I knew about the 4074 where we have to let it sit for an hour just so the memory leaks settle themselves out.

I also remember there was a topic about which Longhorn builds were stable and which ones weren't as someone did a complete rundown of which were good ones which were bad ones etc.


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I'll do a quick rundown now if you want...

Stable Longhorn Builds - List:
- None of them.


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sure ; thanks

We all know 3718 is pretty stable


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Longhorn is not stable, and given how old it now is, its not even secure.
Would you use an RTM build of Windows that had not been updated in over 4 years?
Longhorn should not be used as a main OS.


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you got a good point there, like myself I am running Windows 2000 as my main PC has a bad power supply and I should get one before I leave for my trip on Thursday.


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hypr wrote:
I knew about the 4074 where we have to let it sit for an hour just so the memory leaks settle themselves out.

I also remember there was a topic about which Longhorn builds were stable and which ones weren't as someone did a complete rundown of which were good ones which were bad ones etc.

Heh, I did a little searching around (Turns out the search function is actually there for a reason)
This old thread might be worth a read for you...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:27 am 
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I read that one, however there was someone here who did a full rundown of each build, if there was a memory leak present or not and what features they had.


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Even though post 3718 longhorn isn't stable, There is still the great fun in installing it on real PCs, I have a test station, that I play with longhorn on,

Unless you have a computer you don't mind reformatting, leave it to VMWare.

(Longhorn 4074 is the most stable of the 40xx)

Longhorn 4093 is very unstable


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hypr wrote:
I read that one, however there was someone here who did a full rundown of each build, if there was a memory leak present or not and what features they had.

http://www.betaarchive.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4283
I always hoped it will be sticked :P


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thats the one ; thanks, I may still install 4074, see if I can do the patches and whatnot


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