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Longhorn 3683

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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.

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You got PM.

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do a google search that involves "CKY24"

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

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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
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Did you get the PM?

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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!
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Oct 2001? Ah, I know what we're all waiting for... the launch of Windows XP!

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

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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, 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.
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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...
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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

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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...

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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

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Agreed. It's the same with the first build of Whistler (#2202) although it was nearly identical to Windows 2000.

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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)

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Here are A Few Covers for 3683

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Thanks for the covers

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

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Oh yeah, i vaguely remember that... It was kinda kewl!
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I liked the "My Hardware" window. It wasn't ready to replace the device manager, though.

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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
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FiFi wrote:Thanks for the covers

And 3683 had a cool xml based control panel...
got any screens of that?

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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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