||23/10/2004 (+180 days)
This build is the most known build, 4074 also known as the WinHEC 2004 build since it was distributed at WinHEC 2004.
It is from the Milestone 7 stage, still features the Slate theme, but with updated wallpaper. It also contains a new theme called Jade and the Windows XP Luna and Windows Classic are still included.
This build also has had a few cosmetic changes, like new icons in the start menu and explorer windows.
The notifications also changed slightly including a Rules and Alerts center.
Windows Media Player has not been updated, but Windows Messenger did get upgraded to 6.1 which changes the look.
This build also includes a 64-bit build, as with the 4051 one, it still uses the i386 installation method, but the basic VGA Driver has been updated so it works better after installation.
As with the previous version, desktop applications and some Explorer Windows are not included as well as the Sidebar.
It also includes the Slate theme with the new wallpaper and the new Jade Theme as well as Windows XP's Luna and Windows Classic.
During the installation with the 32-bit Windows Preinstallation Environment, it does not support the mouse, so you need to use the keyboard with the tab and space.
Enable green ''glass'' borders
After installation in VMware install the hounsell 6.5 driver pack and reboot, when it is rebooted you can enable it by running %windir%\i386\sbctl.exe start
This involves some more work, but works in the end, it works the best of VMware 7.1.
1) After the installation of Windows install the Hounsell 7.0 Driver Pack --> SVGA
driver and reboot.
2) Open C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
and copy the folder jade
to your desktop rename them to aero
3) Open aero.theme
and change DisplayNamefirstname.lastname@example.org,-2013
4) Replace any jade
references to aero
and save the file.
5) Place them back into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
6) Open the Registry Editor and browse to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
7) Add a DWORD
and set it to 1
8) Paste the code below (Start & Stop DWM) to 2 batch files and copy them to the desktop.
9) Right-click on the desktop and open Display Properties
and set the theme to Aero
10) Use Start DWM.bat
to start DWM and Stop DWM.bat
to stop DWM, and it should be transparant.
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