Windows 2000 Beta 3

edited August 2018 in Product Comments

Windows 2000 Beta 3

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  • edited August 2018

    I tested build 2031.1 Professional and it's 1946 with a "setup.exe" version that's labelled as 2031. There's even an "info.txt" readme that states it is 1946, and only the folders from the root directory of the ISO has changed, the rest still uses the build 1946 version. Can someone remove or rename it?

  • Did you install this Windows and did you have a look in System Properties for Build Number?

  • edited August 2018

    I really did. Here is the result of installing the "2031.1 Professional" including the setup file from the 2031 ISO.

  • edited August 2018

    Can you check the modified date for setup.exe and compare with the others? If they are different, this could have been tampered with.

    EDIT: Clarification: the setup.exe on the ISO/floppies

  • Here is what the root directory and the i386 directory looks like.


  • edited August 2018

    The dates seem fine. Try trawling through SETUP.exe with a hex editor and see what you find.

    I have a strong suspicion someone's tampered with this.

  • Another option is to google the sums.
    Get the tools "md5sum" and "sha256sum", there are versions for windows, linux and dos.
    Do this:
    "md5sum file.iso"
    "sha256sum file.iso"
    and feed the output to google.
    Maybe someone else did this job already and maybe this leads to answers.

  • edited August 2018

    Build 1946 MD5 checksum: 5DA0C55C8CC27626702DE603410FA0C7
    TCB (The Collection Book) build 2031 MD5 checksum: 558FC4A08974ECD99443937D28A031FE
    WinWorld build 2031 MD5 checksum: 1701AB055E1B47E46B9F0973AC10C6F5

    Yep, definitely modified.

  • Fakes will happen. I don’t think this part of the archive has been checked in a while.

  • There is a big problem with these ISO's. I keep getting the "Guru Mediation" error when I run the VM, and the Guru Mediation error will appear when the text "Setup is starting Windows 2000" is on the setup screen. I am using Virtualbox 5.2.

  • Guru meditations aren't a windows thing. Would that be on the host? If so, whatever it is may not take well to VBox 5.2. I've had significant stability issues with VirtualBox on Windows 7 recently as well.

  • That happens to me, too. I always get a "Guru Meditation" crash whenever I try to install Windows 2000 betas (NT 5.0) in VirtualBox. It also happens with Windows Neptune Build 5111.

    @win32 said:
    Guru meditations aren't a windows thing. Would that be on the host? If so, whatever it is may not take well to VBox 5.2. I've had significant stability issues with VirtualBox on Windows 7 recently as well.

    Yes, those crashes do happen on the host, but it just happens when a critical error has occurred during the virtual machine execution. It may happen if there's issues with memory and stuff like that. Doesn't affect the host, though.

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