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#16 +LimeMaster

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 13:35

Microsoft Collection Book's FTP server had a lot of beta builds of Windows. Although I'm not sure it exists anymore.




#17 arachnoid

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 14:12

Windows 99 and Win 98SE2ME were cool releases  :rolleyes:  :laugh: 



#18 Mr. Dee

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 14:20

I would like to find Windows NT build number 1 or 10 or the first one that started with a build number.



#19 Steven P.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 14:32

I used to have NT5 (before they named it Windows 2000 Server) :p



#20 Max Norris

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 14:41

Still have versions of 2.0, 3.11 and 95 on floppies in storage... now if only I knew somebody who owned a floppy drive.

I would like to find Windows NT build number 1 or 10 or the first one that started with a build number.

I think that's NT 3.1 if I remember right. (Just called Windows NT on the box.)

#21 Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 14:59

The first RTM NT build number was build 528. It was version 3.1.0. This build number 528 had increased with successive compilations of Windows NT. We arrive today with build 9600! Shows how much Windows NT has evolved.

#22 Mr. Dee

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 19:31

The first RTM NT build number was build 528. It was version 3.1.0. This build number 528 had increased with successive compilations of Windows NT. We arrive today with build 9600! Shows how much Windows NT has evolved.

I think there are beta builds that even go back earlier than that.



#23 OP Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 22:58

Does anyone know where I could find the Longhorn build 4074 (legally)?



#24 +LimeMaster

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 23:01

I don't think its possible to get it legally anymore.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 23:04

Microsoft should put all the longhorns onto one site and allow people to try them out via a virtual box for historical purposes. Longhorn was historic build of Windows especially how it changed as the years went on.



#26 +LimeMaster

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 23:11

Although this would be a cool idea, it is not gonna happen and even if it did they would have to remove the time bombs and the activation process from every build so people can install them without changing the time and disabling time sync.



#27 InsaneNutter

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 23:33

Does anyone know where I could find the Longhorn build 4074 (legally)?

 

Not sure about legally, however i can certainly send you a PM if you give me a few mins:

 

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#28 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 16:00

I know of a site that has an advanced members FTP with a lot of old betas on it but you need to be an active part of their community (30+ contributory posts before you can apply for AM status IIRC). I don't know what the rules are on linking to other forums on Neowin but I would be happy to PM you the information (I can't give you access to the FTP, sorry, the passwords and usernames are unique to each member)



If you could pm me that info too, I'd love to join that site, sounds interesting to me for nostalgia purposes. Thanks in advance man!