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#1 Neon

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 11:07 PM

Well anyone remember what LH was before now?

Longhorn (since Beta1 called Vista) was in parts fun, in others slow and a pain.
With this OS however we witnessed many things that shaped what we are going to get and where we stand with Microsoft today.

Instead of my ramblings though a few points...

The sidebar has GONE people!!! :)
DWM is now the main toy ;)
It's starting to get impressive with Black themes in latest vista and the old slate/aero we saw in earlier builds, before then it was BLUE with a theme called Plex.

Some screenies i found below...

LH4015 - Earlier Lh build with Plex theme

Longhorn 4053 - so far in the middle, with black theme...SLATE

4074 with some EARLY DWM/Aero effects

Build 5048, a recent release...last build before it became VISTA

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 07:04 PM

ya

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 07:43 PM

Sure do, i have them all, it just keeps getting better

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 07:45 PM

Nice links, thnx karl.

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 11:36 AM

seems just like yeterday with all those unstable builds...

5048 was cool

#6 Neon

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 01:15 PM

Basically that build started off the black theme, if you look at it, it's very much like the latest theme just Grey.

Also DWM really got better with that build

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:43 PM

Old topic, isnt ?

I am looking for a very old build to add to my collection: Windows Longhorn 4011 (March, 5 - 2003).

Did someone put hands on it. I could see some scrennshots of it and also found a broken torrent, nothing else.
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edit:
have just found the link to a file named OSBA_4011.rar (530 MB)

Edited by vrosa x64, 02 August 2006 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:45 PM

because it's very on topic and it's you, I'm leaving it.


I'll see if I have it, I do have a fow old builds lying around here. if needed, I'll post more here.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 09:37 PM

very nice ! I have a 4053

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:50 AM

Let's revive the old builds :huh:

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:06 AM

Could any one tell me wherevto download Windows longhorn old beta versions

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:13 AM

View Postangel_05, on Mar 5 2009, 03:06 AM, said:

Could any one tell me wherevto download Windows longhorn old beta versions
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:02 AM

Reviving some old builds.

I like Longhorn 4066, it's a server build and it's quite stable compared to other client builds.

LH 4066:
Attached File  lh_4066_1.jpg   208.75K   3 downloads Attached File  lh4066_2.jpg   231.52K   2 downloads


In the past I've played a lot with original build 4074 and Longhorn Reloaded. I'm trying to install some updates on it. I could install .net framework 1.1 and MSXML 4.0 SP3, but no sucess for .net 2.0 and MSXML 6 SP2. I'm wondering if I can get Office 2007 installed on it... Probably not, but...


LH 4074:
Attached File  longhorn4074_system.jpg   395.27K   3 downloads Attached File  longhorn4074_photos.jpg   289.28K   3 downloads Attached File  longhorn4074_x64bit.jpg   236.28K   2 downloads


~update 13/12/09~

I manualy registered msxml6.dll and msxml6r.dll sucessfully. Let's see what happens.

~update 14/12/09~

In general lines 4066 is doing the job better than 4074, it's fast and quite stable.

~update 14/12/09~

After some tweaking and customizing LH4066 becomes something usable.

Attached File  Screenshot__15h_35m_55s_.jpg   87.12K   6 downloads

Attached File  4066_corelinstalling.jpg   413.02K   2 downloads

Software (4066 & 4074):

Uninstall:
Internet Explorer 6

Updates:
.Net Framework 1.1
.Net Framework 1.1 SP-1
Windows Installer 3.1
Microsoft XML 4.0
Microsoft XML 6.1 (manually registered)

3rd Party Software:
AVG Free 9.0 (Longhorn 4074 Reloaded)
CalmWin Antivirus 0.95.3 (Longhorn 4066 Ultimate)
CorelDRAW X3
Flash Player 10
Java Runtime 6
K-Lite Codec Pack 5.4.4
Nexus Dock 9.11
Mozilla Firefox 3.5
MV RegCleaner 5.9
Microsoft Office 2003
uTorrent 1.85
WinAce 2.61

Cracks & Patches:
winlogon.exe (Patched version)
AntiWPA 3.1 (Activation bypass)
TweakNT (Timebomb Removal)

Verify Services:
FusionIsolation Service - enable / start (required for .Net Framework)
Criptoghrafy Services - enable / start (required to apply some hotfixes)

~to be continued~

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:47 AM

slick stuff there vlad. i too feel an odd attraction to these releases. it's like an alternate universe thing or something.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:30 PM

Windows Defender Longhorn Edition

To install Windows Defender in Longhorn you must edit the .msi file and change LaunchContition values.

Set: VersionNT > 400 and VersionNT < 700

You can use Orca Msi Editor:
http://www.technipages.com/wp-content/uplo...007/11/orca.Msi

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Windows Defender for Longhorn:
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PS: One annoying thing is that automatic update is not working. I had to manually download the latest definition files, but I can live with it.

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It's also possible to edit the update.inf file that comes with some Microsoft Hotfixes in order to install in Longhorn. Simply extract the contents of the executable file and config the "Version" section of file update.inf like below (example for LH4066).

[Version]
CatalogFile = %SP_SHORT_TITLE%.cat
LanguageType = %LangTypeValue%
MaxNtBuildToUpdate = 9999
MaxNtMajorVersionToUpdate = 7
MaxNtMinorVersionToUpdate = 9
MaxNtServicePackVersion = 9999
MinNtServicePackVersion = 000
NtBuildToUpdate = 4066
NtMajorVersionToUpdate = 6
NtMinorVersionToUpdate = 0
RebootRequired = 1
Signature = "$Windows NT$"
.

PS: This is also useful to install some hotfixes to Windows 2000.

~to be continued~

** Using Longhorn to write this post




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