Melcher

Installing drivers

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. We start off by opening Run by pressing WIN + R . In the dialog, type devmgmt.msc Click OK.… Read more →

Proper 4093 release

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! Build 4093 was originally leaked at 28 August 2006 as a heavily edited ISO.  As the original 4093 ISO wasn’t bootable the C0d3rz team made a bootable ISO using 4033’s winpe. They edited startnet.cmd to start 4093’s… Read more →

Hacking Avalon – 2: Port it

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… Read more →

Hacking Avalon – 1: Disable it

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… Read more →

Exposing a spy

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… Read more →

Timeline

The brand new timeline page has been published! The timeline is the place where all important Longhorn events will be bookmarked. Though the timeline remains unfinished, additional events will be added over time. If you have something to add be sure to contact us. Have a look and let us now what you think about this new format in the comments. Read more →

Self-hosting

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… Read more →

4039 Tips & tricks

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.   Enable Aero glass… Read more →

Note

Longhorn.ms is getting a new look! We are working on a more organised style for the future. While the site under construction it is possible that some pages cannot be reached.