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Wasn't that one a partial leak stripped of some interesting bits?



Nothing significant was missing.

For some reason the press relayed the news as "Windows NT and a small portion of Windows 2k source code were leaked". This was false, possibly started my Microsoft itself to downplay the scope of the leak. Virtually everything was there. Some people built it and booted it up.


I did some research [0] and I cannot find anyone claiming that more than ~15% of the Win 2k source code was available.

People are able to build and boot Win NT, not Win 2k.

[0]: https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=33250...


There was a third leak, circa 2003, the Windows Research Kernel, which is what you'd get if, say, you had an academic license as part of a university or something.

That one you could very much build and alter.


Windows NT 4.0, yes. But 2000 would surprise me. To my knowledge, at least the product key handling was missing.




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