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url: /avalon-display-panel
featured_image: display-panel-3683.png
categories:
- Research
- Features
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Only two builds, build 3683 and build 4093 have a working, accessible Display Properties control panel, out of the box. These two Avalon display panels are extremely different in construction, and it is entirely possible that the two are the result of two entirely different development efforts, baring no connection beyond their function and underlying technology. Later Milestone 3 builds can have the 3683-style enabled through the use of a registry key, as detailed below.
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url: /diskpart
featured_image: longhorn-setup.png
categories:
- Tutorials
- User Guides
---
Diskpart is a command line tool that'll let you manage disks in Windows. Diskpart comes in more than handy when installing Longhorn since numerous Longhorn WinPEs have trouble formatting disks themselves. On this page you will find a brief description on how to use this tool to partition a disk for installing Longhorn and a little extra.
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url: /my-tv-and-movies
featured_image: mytv-guide.png
categories:
- Research
- Features
---
The My TV and Movies _library_ becomes visible when using the Media Center Edition (_Freestyle_) variant of some Longhorn builds. The My TV and Movies library is a media application for recording and watching TV. The application is an Avalon container and is opened in Internet Explorer by the Avalon Shell Handler. The container itself includes a couple of dll and BAML files as well as a manifest.
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url: /startpage
featured_image: startpage-3718.png
categories:
- Research
- Features
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The Longhorn Startpage is a feature present in Milestone 3 builds. The startpage appears to be an early attempt at replacing the [OOBE (Out-Of-Box Experience)](/oobe) that these builds carry over from Windows XP.
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......@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ date: 2014-10-31T19:47:10+00:00
url: /64-bit-windows
featured_image: amd64.jpg
categories:
- Research
- History
---
If you ever bothered to take a look at one of the 64-bit Longhorn compiles, you may have noticed that these builds are extremely empty and lack, for example, the sidebar. There's a good reason why these compiles lack lots of features the x86 Longhorn compiles did have.
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......@@ -6,8 +6,8 @@ date: 2014-11-01T14:35:28+00:00
url: /componentising
featured_image: targetdesigner.png
categories:
- Development
- Research
- Features
- History
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At WinHEC 2003 Microsoft revealed that Longhorn would be build from the ground up from a list of components. Already before this time various people at Microsoft had stated that Longhorn would be the first "modular" operating system. But what does this all mean? I'll try my best to get clear what componentising really is.
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......@@ -6,7 +6,8 @@ date: 2014-11-06T19:23:48+00:00
url: /activation-cracks
featured_image: null
categories:
- 'Tips & tricks'
- User Guides
- Downloads
---
Run Microsoft's Windows "Longhorn" today using these activation cracks for each build. Simply replace the "winlogon.exe" in your System32 folder with the copies contained in the ZIP below.
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......@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ date: 2014-11-06T20:17:10+00:00
url: /net-framework
featured_image: null
categories:
- Research
- History
---
A significant part of Longhorn is written in managed C#. Taskbar, sidebar, preview pane… it's all .NET. I thought it would be interesting to know the mechanics behind this framework, so here we go: an article solely about .NET.
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......@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ date: 2014-11-06T13:06:36+00:00
url: /oobe
featured_image: 1.png
categories:
- Research
- Features
---
With the new image-based installation introduced in Milestone 4 it was also time for a revamped out-of-box experience (OOBE) wizard. The first build to feature the image-based install and new OOBE wizard is [build 4001](/guide/b4001).
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url: /aurora-aero
featured_image: aurora-5219.png
categories:
- Tutorials
- Features
- User Guides
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Aurora is one of the eye-candy features which is best represented in Milestone 7 builds. Using the powerful Avalon presentation engine, Longhorn was able to draw fancy animations, like Aurora, without any significant performance hit on the processor. Aurora in the preview panel was first shown at the PDC 2003 conference when a [private build was showcased](/guide/4050-xx). At first sight many people thought the demo was just a flash mock-up, but Hillel Cooperman was fast to debunk this. The particular demo shows us working WinFS, content-based thumbnails, Aero Glass and an animated aurora effect in the preview panel. Most of these features wouldn't be seen again until the next year at WinHEC 2004. Although the "WinHEC build", 4074, does have a working DWM engine, at first it looked like it didn't have any aurora at all.
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url: /pig-latin
featured_image: build-4029-piglatin.png
categories:
- Development
- History
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While exploring Longhorn builds you might have noticed these weird spelling mistakes in the Windows branding like; "onghornLay rofessionalPay" and wondered whether one of the developers had a breakdown while typing this. In this article I will elaborate on the exact purpose of the "onghornLay" branding.
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......@@ -6,8 +6,7 @@ date: 2015-04-17T15:19:42+00:00
url: /vbl
featured_image: null
categories:
- Development
- Research
- History
---
Ever looked at a Windows build list and wondered what all those different tags mean? Or did you ever wonder about the production process of Windows? If yes, you've just clicked the correct article. This article will elaborate on the Windows build process as used during the pre-reset Longhorn development. Please note that even though I've conducted rigorous research, not all information in this article may be accurate.
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......@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ date: 2015-05-14T14:07:38+00:00
url: /hexadecimal-system
featured_image: hex-field.png
categories:
- Research
- History
---
This quick introduction to hex was originally to be part of another article, but became quite long and therefore I decided to separate it. Even though it doesn't have anything to do with Longhorn in particular I believe it will be worth the read.
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date: 2015-08-10T11:53:14+00:00
url: /4039-tips-tricks
categories:
- 'Tips & tricks'
- Features
- User Guides
---
This is the very first page in its kind; a tips 'n tricks page. More of these pages will follow for other interesting builds, showing you the ins and outs and providing easy tutorials to activate hidden features. Pages like this will be updated every so often to include the latest finds. But for now, 4039.
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date: 2015-08-14T14:12:22+00:00
url: /self-hosting
featured_image: 4042votenow.png
categories:
- Development
- Research
- Features
- History
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At Microsoft it's common practice to use products still under development to continue development of that very product. Once a stable version of a product is available, developers are encouraged to install it on their workstations and use it for every day use. Developers using the product can directly provide feedback and report bugs to teams working on certain features. This process is internally called _self-hosting_. Often times the process is also referred to as "eating your own dog food" or _doogfooding_: when the product is no good and tastes nothing better than dog food, developers will still need to _eat_ it.
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url: /exposing-a-spy
featured_image: phodeo-top.png
categories:
- Research
- Features
- History
---
Most of you will probably be aware of some of the hidden view options available throughout the Longhorn builds. These views are commonly known as "Carousel" and "Panorama". The latter is often also called "Phodeo". Enabling the 3D view-mode as well as one of these hidden views causes a DirectX rendered view to appear instead of the familiar plain 2D view. The DirectX powered view features all sorts of animation to spice up the browsing experience.
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url: /hillel-demoes-longhorn-extended-cut
featured_image: hilleldemopdc.png
categories:
- Concept spotlight
- History
---
Here it is. 6 minutes of Hillel Cooperman introducing Longhorn to the public during Bill Gates' keynote on 27 October 2003 at PDC '03 in Los Angeles. Originally this demo was cut from the footage from Bill Gates' keynote that was published online at Channel9. I found bits and bops of the footage scattered over the web and decided to put them together in one large video. I complemented some of the original footage with videos by Paul Thurrott. The build shown is known to be [4050.private/lab06_demo](/builds/4050-pdc).
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type: post
date: 2016-01-28T14:25:46+00:00
draft: true
url: /?p=1369
url: /longhorn-4074-vm
featured_image: vm.png
categories:
- Special Download
- Downloads
---
For your convenience, I uploaded a pre-configured Longhorn VM for you to download!
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url: /disable-avalon
featured_image: hackingavalon.png
categories:
- Hacking Avalon
- History
- Features
---
This is the first post in a series that I'll be doing. Hacking Avalon will be all about interesting stuff in Avalon. Furthermore, I hope to provide some background on how early variants of Avalon work together with the shell in Longhorn. Keep in mind, this series will mainly discuss the earliest revisions of Avalon found in the 3xxx range of builds. The tricks may not always work on later builds. That's it for the intro. Now onto the subject of this post; disabling Avalon in explorer.
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url: /installing-avalon-nt
featured_image: avalon-on-xp.png
categories:
- Hacking Avalon
- History
- User Guides
---
Always wanted to experiment with Avalon on Windows XP? In this second part of the "Hacking Avalon" series we're going to install not only Avalon but also some other Longhorn component. In this post I will take Windows XP as example, but the installer is also compatible with Server 2003. Below is a description of the included components and their use.
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url: /fixed-version-4093
featured_image: 4093-fixed-1.png
categories:
- Special Download
- Downloads
---
_This used to be hosted on the initial website two years ago (whoa, time flies). I completely forgot about re-uploading it until now. Enjoy!_
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url: /installing-drivers
featured_image: hard-wiz-err-3.png
categories:
- Tutorials
- User Guides
- Downloads
---
When using Longhorn it's a must to known how to manually install drivers in Windows. The process is basically the same in all versions of Windows, but I thought it couldn't hurt if I would write up a short tutorial for those people new to installing drivers.
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url: /early-development
featured_image: timeline.svg
categories:
- Development
- History
---
Often times people are confused to hear Longhorn was based off of Windows Server 2003. To the newcomer it seems more plausible that it was instead based off of Windows XP because early builds look so much like it. In this post we will have an in-depth look at the early beginning of the Longhorn project. Along the way we will discover how Longhorn emerged from the Server 2003 code base.
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url: /phodeo-in-detail
featured_image: phodeo-close-up.png
categories:
- Concept spotlight
- Feature review
- History
---
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url: /avalon-compiling-it
featured_image: xaml-direct.png
categories:
- Hacking Avalon
- History
---
In this third part of the Hacking Avalon series we are taking a closer look at the process of making an Avalon application. To do this, we will be using a special tool only available in early Longhorn builds. This tool is called the Avalon Compiler or simply "ac'. This tool does what its name suggests; compile Avalon. But what is that precisely?
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url: /3683-tips-tricks
featured_image: 3683.png
categories:
- 'Tips & tricks'
- Features
- User Guides
---
Longhorn build 3683 is the "youngest' of all Longhorn builds we have access to, dating back to September 2002. As such you might expect it to be very similar to XP and Server 2003 versions of Windows. When looking superficially at this build this may seem to be correct, but for those that care to take a closer look there are plenty of new features to be found throughout this build. Moreover, when taking a look under the hood, it becomes apparent that technologies like desktop compositing and WinFS had already largely been implemented by this time. On this page I'll point out some of the often missed/forgotten features present in this build.
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url: /true-meaning-of-rma
featured_image: 4008-rma-tile.png
categories:
- Research
- History
- Features
---
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url: /desktop-compositing
featured_image: aero-flip.png
categories:
- Research
- Tutorials
- Features
- User Guides
---
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url: /aero-done-right
featured_image: 4074-dwm-jade.png
categories:
- Feature review
- Tutorials
- Features
- User Guides
---
A lot of people have been struggling to get Aero to work in build 4074. In this post I want to show you how Aero can be enabled along with a little bit of its history. If you came here looking for information about Aurora, please see my post about [Aurora & Aero](/aurora-aero).
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url: /revisiting-the-online-photo-print-wizard
featured_image: 4042-2017-05-14-13-53-05.png
categories:
- Feature review
- Tutorials
- Features
---
In this post I will have a look at how one can unlock the "full potential' of the wizard - to lift a corner of the veil: it doesn't have a lot of potential. If you can vaguely remember me writing about exactly this subject a few years back.. you are right, but with the switch to the WordPress powered website I totally forgot to place the original article back so here I am revisiting the subject C:
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url: /some-build
featured_image: 408x-2.png
categories:
- Research
- History
---
I'm on some sort of "write down all the things" spree, [documenting things](https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=33865 "BetaArchive - Longhorn for everyday use (back then)") I've found in the past, but never properly have written down here on longhorn.ms. Today I'd like to have a brief look at this unidentified build.
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url: /behind-the-wallpapers
featured_image: ws_Vista_grass_1600x1200.jpg
categories:
- Research
- History
---
Here's just a funny tidbit I found some time ago to keep you guys entertained. In [an interview on Channel9](https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/WM_IN/Jenny-Lam-Designing-Experiences-at-Microsoft "Jenny Lam - Designing Experiences at Microsoft"), Robert Scoble asks a designer on the Windows team, Jenny Lam some questions about Vista and how its coming up Channel9. During the interview the following comes up on the subject of wallpapers:
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url: /the-reset
featured_image: 4042-2014-11-17-14-34-01.png
categories:
- Development
- Research
- History
---
The piece of text you read below was originally part of the "[Guide](/builds)" section present on the very first iteration of the "Experience Longhorn" site. Since the switch to WordPress as a CMS and all changes to the theme there has been no more place to have it on what is now called the [Builds list](/builds). I really didn't want to throw the story on the reset away though, so here you have it: a short an concise explanation about the infamous Longhorn reset.
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url: /guide-winfs-and-tasks-in-build-4042
featured_image: 4042-2017-05-13-13-00-16.png
categories:
- 'Tips & tricks'
- Tutorials
- Features
- User Guides
---
A big new thing in Longhorn were the tasks and help topics integrated into Explorer. Many builds show an empty space where these tasks would go in Explorer's task pane, but no tasks are showing. In this post I'll describe a the step-by-step process of getting these tasks to work on build 4042. The idea is that we go from an empty pane to a nice and completely filled pane like in the image below.
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