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Windows Longhorn build 3683


Build of Windows Longhorn
OS family
Architecture x86
Compiled 2002-09-23
Timebomb 2003-09-19 (+361 days)
Works in
Media Center Edition

Windows Longhorn build 3683 is a Milestone 3 build of Windows Longhorn and is currently the earliest leaked build of Longhorn. The build was leaked in November 2002 by XBetas, and their effect can be seen in the setup handle (advertising for their now long-gone IRC channel). The pure unmodified copy of this build remains unleaked, but it is believed that some members of the private beta scene have it.

This build still uses the i386 installation used in previous versions of Windows (and as such still has the same minimum requirements as Windows XP). However, using winnt.exe to install has been unsupported and no longer works unless one appends a launch parameter, described below.


New features and changes [ edit | edit source ]

  • This build is one of the earliest to introduce the Plex theme and the Windows Sidebar. Upon enabling the sidebar however, it does not include any icons. When combining it with the taskbar, it also includes the new Start button design found in later builds.
  • This is the first build to reintroduce centered window titles which was first introduced in versions of classic Windows before Windows 95. It was also later used in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
  • The .NET framework has been extensively updated, with a very early version of Windows Presentation Foundation (then codenamed Avalon) being implemented. Unlike later builds, this builds’ Avalon is based on the original .NET Framework 1.0, released in February 2002, and as a result can be installed in Windows XP.
  • The Windows logo in the Start button has been changed to be all white, and not colored like all the versions of Windows before it.
  • The login screen has been modified from the blue Luna color to a white and dark blue color. The current date and time is also included on the top right corner of the login screen.
  • Windows Explorer has been partially changed, like the templates in the My Documents and My Pictures were notably different as well as the Open and Save as dialog boxes also included the template, incorporating aesthetic changes and a few new user interface options.
  • Internet Explorer has been updated to version 6.05.
  • This build is one of the first to feature virtual desktops. This was later introduced in Windows 10, but unlike in Milestone 3 of Longhorn, you can create an unlimited number of virtual desktops, although these virtual desktops can no longer have different wallpapers unlike in Longhorn.
  • The OOBE music is also changed to “No Hay Problema” from Pink Martini, which is included but not used in Windows Server 2003.
  • It is possible to terminate critical system processes in Task Manager.
  • This build’s watermark refers to itself as “Longhorn XP Professional” as opposed to “Windows XP Professional” in the earlier builds.
  • System Properties in this build refers to itself as “Microsoft Longhorn XP Professional Version 2003” as opposed to “Microsoft Windows XP Standard Server Version 2003” on build 3670 and “Microsoft Windows Longhorn Professional Version 200X” on build 3663.
  • This build identifies itself as “Windows Longhorn 2004” when attempting to set up using winnt.exe .
  • In “classic” programs, such as CMD.EXE, the gradient color of the title bar has been modified.
  • A new file copy dialog has been implemented. Interestingly, it does not use Avalon.

Desktop Composition Engine [ edit | edit source ]

Contrary to popular belief, this build already contains Desktop Composition Engine, but it is unstable and only renders window transparency. It is only known to work on real hardware, and it lacks a user interface as well. It can be enabled by adding the following registry key, rebooting, and then running the command rundll32 user32.dll,StartDCE :

WinFS [ edit | edit source ]

An early revision of WinFS is also included in this build, but very little in the way of a user interface was included, and as such it appeared to early testers to be nothing more than a service that consumed large amounts of memory and processor time.

Windows Sidebar [ edit | edit source ]

This build was one of the earliest to include the Sidebar. A new “Sidebar” was also present, which contained many of the gadgets that would much later be seen in Windows Sidebar, such as an analog clock, slide show, and search capability. An option in this version of the sidebar also made it possible to move the Start button into it, and disable the traditional taskbar entirely.

Avalon-based applications [ edit | edit source ]

This build also includes a display settings applet based on the Windows Presentation Foundation (then codenamed Avalon). It can be accessed by right clicking the desktop and then selecting “Properties”. However, this applet is largely incomplete; only the “Desktop Background” and “Use Classic Display Control Panel” options work (the earlier option is partially broken), while “Scale and Resolution” and “Display Connection Settings” crashes the applet and “Theme” and “Screen Saver” only leads to a screen saying these components are under construction.

In the Desktop Background, one can select to choose a solid color background, gradient background, or rotate to different images. The option to change images on the desktop periodically would eventually be a feature that would come in the final release of Vista. Gradient backgrounds made by the applet will be created as a bitmap file named “Wallpaper1”.

Media Center [ edit | edit source ]

Much like the other Milestone 3 builds, this build contains an early version of the Media Center components, codenamed Freestyle. The components can be added from the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel under the name of “Freestyle”. However, Media Center is somewhat unstable and the application may crash instantly on some systems. This also changes the boot screen, altering the “Professional” text to “Freestyle”, while the About Program banner changes from “Professional” to “Media Center Edition”.

When prompted for the second disk, it should be pointed to the D:\I386 directory of the installation media.

Start Page [ edit | edit source ]

This build, along with the other Milestone 3 builds, contains a new Start Page feature, appearing to be an prototype to a different OOBE to replace the one used in Windows XP. By default, it is not accessible, but Stanimir Stoyanov provided the original Start Page Launcher which can be used to open the Start Page [1] . Due to its earliness, it only contains four tiles that are nonfunctional, being E-Mail, Calendar, Quick Launch, and PromotionsTile.


Windows longhorn build 3683 bios date

Keys and Dates that you are going to need to know in order to install Longhorn. Set your BIOS dates as listed below and use the Key provided and “boom goes the dynamite” dates are listed using this format (dd/mm/yy) Cheers!

*EDIT 2020 – With the recent leaks of Longhorn builds on Beta Archive by Grabberslasher I have gone through this list and updated it to include BIOS dates for the newly leaked builds and included KEYS as well, I believe these are all working but haven’t had the change to test them all yet, if anything needs to be updated, please post below and I will update it, also please check the comments first before using any of the data just in case someone posted an update and I didn’t get the chance to add the update to the list, thank you everyone 🙂

Longhorn 3683 (BIOS 23.09.02) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 3706 (BIOS 29.10.02) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 3713 (BIOS 13.11.02) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 3718 (BIOS 19.11.02) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 4002 (BIOS 09.01.03) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 4005 (BIOS 29.01.03) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 4008 (BIOS 19.02.03) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 4011 (BIOS 05.03.03) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 4015 (BIOS 28.03.03) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 4017 (BIOS 10.04.03) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 4020 (BIOS 08.05.03) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 4028 (BIOS 01.07.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4029 (BIOS 19.06.03) CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

Longhorn 4030 (BIOS 27.06.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4031 (BIOS 10.07.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4033 (BIOS 17.07.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4039 (BIOS 27.08.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4040 (BIOS 29.08.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4042 (BIOS 09.09.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4044 (BIOS 09.17.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4048 (BIOS 26.09.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4050 (BIOS 29.09.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4051 (BIOS 01.10.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4053 (BIOS 22.10.03) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4066 (BIOS 14.02.04) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4074 (BIOS 25.04.04) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4081 (BIOS 04.05.04) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4082 (BIOS 11.05.04) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4083 (BIOS 16.05.04) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4085 (BIOS 04.06.04) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4086 (BIOS 05.07.04) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4087 (BIOS 27.06.04) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW

Longhorn 4093 (BIOS 19.08.04) TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW


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The Windows Longhorn/Vista Archive – 3683-6002 – Windows Longhorn Build Archive

LH 3683 till LH 4029(main) = CKY24-Q8QRH-X3KMR-C6BCY-T847Y

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LH 5212(winmain) till LH 5231= GKFV7-F2D9H-QKYXY-777P3-4M73W

LH 5259 = TGX39-HB48W-R29DH-6BVKB-3XFDW

LH 5270 =
Starter = R93TJ-7R9P9-B9GXM-HPYJM-VDH3W

Home Basic= KJ89T-MF23J-XD9X9-WHDF3-DV8X8


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Professional Standard= WHPY8-M92RQ-2KMD9-QWQMK-8KV4M

Professional Standard N= KFBH3-BX3DC-9YFWJ-Y9D7V-TPCJY

Professional Enterprise= MFKHB-RYT8V-443HR-DC64T-T8YRD

LH 5308.17 = 7KYMQ-R788Q-4RF69-KTWKM-92PFJ (All Sku’s)

LH 5308.6 =

LH 5310 =

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LH 5758 till 5920.16387 = Use Windows Vista Retail keys


Note: The CDKey from build 4030 until build 5112 is TCP8W-T8PQJ-WWRRH-QH76C-99FBW . Enjoy!