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Windows Powered Edition

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This seems like a hoax. But I thought I would run it by you guys.
http://www.classicbeta.com/Windows:Powered

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That's real all right.

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Post by empireum »

Yep, that's real. It's based on Windows 2000 (Server) and run by NAS-like devices, IIRC.
http://betaarchive.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=876#876

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Has anyone yet validated that KenOath actually owned an iso of this yet?
Or was this just another of his hacks to show?
Reason I ask is i have yet to see a valid iso of this operating system,
not someone's Reshacked attempt.

If so, what is the iso's label.
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I'd say KenOath's copy is quite real. Experience from ye olde OSBA tells me that KenOath is hardly the guy to try to fool us with something like that.

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Post by empireum »

I think KenOath has many goodies others (=other collectors) can only dream of...

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Post by AnDrEwP182 »

The OSBA inside me tells me KenOath has a real copy of this, but I would settle for a change of screenies.

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One day I was playing with Reshack on the Windows 2000 logon.scr. When I clicked on the bitmaps to see what I can change. I found an entry that has a picture that said Windows Powered. I guess this proves its existance.

However I lost my 2000 disk, and it does not appear on the server disk. If someone here has a copy of Windows 2000 Pro, they can check it. I'm going to see if I have the disk. I'll edit this post if I find out I was going crazy.

You need Windows 2000 Pro, not server.

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Post by empireum »

I have also found these bitmaps on the Windows 2000 Pro and Server discs. Therefore, Windows Powered has to be real. They're not just in the logon.scr file, they are also in the msgina.dll and other files that make up the logon screen appearance and stuff like that. It's also in the ntoskrnl.exe (the boot screen). So, the question is: Is it possible to rebrand Windows 2000 Server to Windows Powered, if not, where to get it? All I could get was a reshacked rebranded Windows 2000 Server that pretended to be Windows Powered.

edit: These below are in Windows 2000 Server, and I bet in any other edition of 2000 as well.

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Post by AnDrEwP182 »

just like ^^ said, we need to release a tool to convert the installation

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Post by empireum »

Yes, I've done that once using Reshacker, but

a) this will only change the logos, meaning
  • a) it's not a real Windows Powered Edition
    b) installing any patches may undo the changes
b) this will not perform any other changes that might be implemented in Windows Powered Edition (any limitations or special functions and something like that).

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unblestone wrote:Has anyone yet validated that KenOath actually owned an iso of this yet?
Or was this just another of his hacks to show?
Reason I ask is i have yet to see a valid iso of this operating system,
not someone's Reshacked attempt.

If so, what is the iso's label.
So - are you here to simply make my time here miserable by debunking
anything I say or do,{as was the case on OSBA} or was there a point
to that post that I missed...
Did you not see the screenshots of it empireum posted the link to
on the 3rd post..
The screenshot clearly states that it is Service Pack 1, RC 1.128 ...
Service pack one files don't include { or ever included }
Windows Powered updated files as it wasn't released until just before
service pack 2, similar to Datacenter Server...
That pretty much concludes the authenticity of this operating system...
& seeing your here I doubt i'll be releasing it any time soon...

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sorry for replying this old topic, but i think its important, theres also a chinese version of this, heres the bootscreen:

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found in a chinese version of 2000 advanced server

edit, ive read it was released 2003, is that true?

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Post by empireum »

Namronia wrote:edit, ive read it was released 2003, is that true?
I doubt it. The first official version seems to be based on Win2k SP1 which was released around August/September 2000.

edit: Fixed the typo.
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Post by Vista Ultimate R2 »

That screenshot doesn't look real to me, as there are no gaps between the blocks that make up the progress bar, and the blue bar that goes right across the width of the screen looks much less blocky than in the real thing (see the screenshot further up the page).
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Vista Ultimate R2 wrote:That screenshot doesn't look real to me, as there are no gaps between the blocks that make up the progress bar, and the blue bar that goes right across the width of the screen looks much less blocky than in the real thing (see the screenshot further up the page).
It also uses the Professional palette for the animated bar instead of the Server palette. Furthermore, the logo looks much "smoother" than the other version, i.e. it doesn't look like it's made of 16 colors. Those screenshots I posted are straight from the NTOSKRNL.EXE of a German Win2k and yet the screen says "Starting up...". Interestingly, KenOath's copy of Powered SP1 has the exact same bootscreen . But to make sure, I'll set up my Asian copies of Win2k and check for myself.

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believe me or not, but that was in my chinese windows 2000 advanced server ntoskrnl. i hope its released somewhen

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Post by empireum »

Namronia wrote:believe me or not, but that was in my chinese windows 2000 advanced server ntoskrnl. i hope its released somewhen
What do you want a Chinese copy of Powered for? The English one is the one we need.

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empireum wrote:
Namronia wrote:believe me or not, but that was in my chinese windows 2000 advanced server ntoskrnl. i hope its released somewhen
What do you want a Chinese copy of Powered for? The English one is the one we need.
i want them all

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Post by GoodOlClint »

We have a NAS running Windows Powered Edition.
I logged into it today to see why it was running so slowly.
Found out it was last rebooted January 3rd!

Namronia

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whos "we"?

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Post by Andy »

Namronia wrote:whos "we"?
His family/household...?

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Andy wrote:
Namronia wrote:whos "we"?
His family/household...?
I work in IT for a chuch.
Sorry, should have mentioned that.

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cant you ask them where they get it from or only copy the install cd^^

GoodOlClint

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Namronia wrote:cant you ask them where they get it from or only copy the install cd^^
It is a Dell NAS, came installed that way long before either my boss or I worked here.
I suppose I could see if I can find the CD Somewhere, but I wouldn't count on it.

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