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* [http://uxunleaked.blogspot.com Si vis pacem, para bellum] - Grabberslasher's blog post that describes builds 3790, 5001 and 5098
 
* [http://uxunleaked.blogspot.com Si vis pacem, para bellum] - Grabberslasher's blog post that describes builds 3790, 5001 and 5098
  
[[Category:Operating Systems]]
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==XP REDO==
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{{infobox Windows
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|image = Windows XP Logo.png
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|imagecaption = Microsoft Windows XP
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|codename = ''Whistler''
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|kernel = NT 5.1, NT 5.2
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|arch = x86 x64
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|build = RTM 5.1.2600.0
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|release = 8/24/2001
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|licence = Microsoft EULA
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|support = Discontinued as of 8/4/2014
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|previous = [[Windows:2000|2000]] / ''[[Windows:Neptune|Neptune]]''
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|next = ''[[Windows:Longhorn|Longhorn]]'' / [[Windows:Vista|Vista]]
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}}
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'''Windows XP''' (codenamed ''Whistler'') is an operating system developed by [[Microsoft]], and the successor to [[Windows:ME|Windows ME]] and [[Windows:2000|Windows 2000]]. It was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, while its server countarpart, [[Windows:Server 2003|Windows Server 2003]], was released almost two years later. The name, ''XP'', stands for e''XP''erience.
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Windows XP bridged the gap between the [[Windows 9x]] and [[Windows NT]] series of operating systems; ending the former, while bringing the stability and security of the latter to consumers.
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A 64-bit version of the operating system, based on the Windows Server 2003 kernel, was made available on April 25, 2005.
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Windows XP support ended on April 8 2014 , while its server counterpart ended a year later. However, antimalware signatures were still being produced for Windows XP for a year after the End-Of-Life (EOL).
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== Changes ==
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Note that this changelog includes only beta versions of Windows XP for now. It does not describe changes happening after RTM (eg - SP1 betas).
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=== Build 2211 (Early stages) ===
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# Gains few features and appearances of Windows XP.
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# Has no watermark, unlike the SD (Source Depot) Windows 2000 Post-RTM build.
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=== Build 2223 ===
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# Refers to Windows Whistler Professional in the watermark on the desktop.
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# Adds Neptune-style Welcome screen.
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=== Build 2250 ===
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# First known Whistler build to include the new Watercolour (then known as Professional) theme.
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# Start menu was redesigned in this build, and now forms the Start menu of Windows XP and later Windows versions. However, this feature is disabled by default.
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# Internet Explorer identifies itself as version 5.6.
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=== Build 2257 ===
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# Improves on the then-new Professional theme, renames it to Watercolour.
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# Replaces many 'Windows 2000' references with 'Whistler', with some exceptions.
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# Has the new Start menu enabled by default, not disabled as it was in Build 2250. The Start menu was also redesigned.
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# Minor change on boot screen, mainly focusing on reference changes.
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=== Build 2267 ===
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# Introduces a new bootscreen.
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# The look of the Start menu is updated.
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=== Build 2296 (Beta 1) ===
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Appears to be identical to the previous builds.
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=== Build 2410 (Pre-Beta 2)===
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# Gains a number of new features.
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# Has a number of higher resolution icons.
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# IE is now 6.0 beta instead of 5.6.
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=== Build 2419 ===
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# Windows Setup redesigned.
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# Windows Tour prototype present.
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=== Build 2428 ===
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# First leaked build with the Luna theme, which went on to be the major theme for Windows XP.
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# Animations are present in the taskbar and the Start menu.
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=== Build 2446 ===
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# Windows flag was replaced in setup.
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# Windows Media Player was updated.
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=== Build 2462 (Beta 2) ===
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# Main Beta 2 build of Windows Whistler.
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=== Build 2465 ===
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# First build to start calling itself Windows XP in most places.
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# The 'shine' was removed from the Start Menu.
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# Luna theme was updated.
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=== Build 2475 (Pre-RC1) ===
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# Most Whistler references were replaced.
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# Includes an animated windows flag at the login screen.
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=== Build 2481 ===
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# Official Pre-RC1.
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# All the remaining Whistler references were replaced.
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# New Homestead and Metallic (Olive green and Silver) Luna theme colours.
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# Animating Windows flag was removed.
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# New XP sounds were added.
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=== Build 2486 ===
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# Mostly bug fixes, otherwise almost identical to RTM.
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== Editions ==
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* ''Starter'' This version was intended for emerging markets. Cannot launch more than 3 programs at a time and can utilize only up to a maximum of 512MB RAM. This version is meant for low-cost PC's.
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* ''Home Edition'' This edition is for low to mid end PCs and can address up to 4 GB RAM. This version was included in ULPC(Ultra Low PC's)
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* ''Professional'' This is the mainstream high end version.
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* ''Media Center Edition'' This version is specially for Media Center based PC. System requirements are significantly higher than other editions. This version includes Media Center and new themes.
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* ''Embedded'' This version is intended for the embedded sector.
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* ''Tablet PC Edition'' This version was included in tablets from 2002-2006(+). This is the tablet-optimized version of Windows XP.
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* ''Windows XP 64-bit Edition'' This version was intended for 64-bit PC's and thus could address far more RAM amounts. One such edition was for Itanium as well.
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== Improvements ==
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* '''Visual Styles''': A theming engine was designed by Microsoft which included the new [[Windows:Visual Styles:Luna|Luna]] interface. The previous placeholder theme, [[Windows:Visual Styles:Watercolor|Watercolor]], was replaced in later versions of the operating system.
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==Builds==
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===Pre-Beta===
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* [[Windows 2000 Build 2197.1.main.000106-2102|Windows 2000 Build 2197.1.main.000106-2102]]
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* '''''[[Windows:2000:2202.1.ntvbl06.000202-1835| SD Windows 2000 Professional 2202.1.ntvbl06.000202-1835]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2211.main.000309-1512|Whistler Build 2211.1.main.000309-1512]]'''''
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* '''[[Windows:Whistler:2222.main.000407-1900|Whistler Build 2222.1.Lab06_N.000407-1900]]'''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2223.1.main.000411-2307|Whistler Build 2223.1.main.000411-2307]]'''''
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* Whistler Build 2239.1.idx01.000531-1103
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===Technical Beta===
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2250.main.000628-2110|Whistler Build 2250.1.main.000628-2110]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2257.idx01.000810-2103|Whistler Build 2257.1.idx01.000810-2103]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2267.idx01.000910-1316|Whistler Build 2267.1.idx01.000910-1316]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2276.lab02_n.000928-2023|Whistler Build 2276.1.lab02_n.000928-2023]]'''''
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* '''[[Windows:Whistler:2285.beta1.001009-1544|Whistler Build 2285.1.beta1.001009-1544]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2287.beta1.001012-1640|Whistler Build 2287.1.beta1.001012-1640]]'''''
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===Beta 1===
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2296.beta1.001024-1157|Whistler Build 2296.1.beta1.001024-1157]]'''''
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===Pre-Beta 2===
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* '''[[Windows:Whistler:2400.Lab01_N.001022-2228|Whistler Build 2400.1.Lab01_N.001022-2228]]'''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2410.main.001208-1937|Whistler Build 2410.1.main.001208-1937]]'''''
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* '''[[Windows:Whistler:2415.lab06.010102-1932|Whistler Build 2415.1.main.010102-1932]]'''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2416.idx01.010104-1958|Whistler Build 2416.1.idx01.010104-1958]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2419.idx02.010113-1154|Whistler Build 2419.1.idx02.010113-1154]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2428.idx01.010129-1827|Whistler Build 2428.1.idx01.010129-1827]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2430.main.010130-1821|Whistler Build 2430.1.main.010130-1821]]'''''
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* '''[[Windows:Whistler:2422.lab02_n.010201-1120|Whistler Build 2422.1.lab02_n.010201-1120]]'''
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* '''[[Windows:Whistler:2432.main.010203-1757|Whistler Build 2432.1.main.010203-1757]]'''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2433.main.010206-1822|Whistler Build 2433.1.main.010206-1822]]'''''
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* Whistler Build 2438.1.main.010212-1914
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* '''[[Windows:Whistler:2438.Lab06_N.010213-1700|Whistler Build 2438.1.main.010213-1700]]'''
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* '''[[Windows:Whistler:2439|Whistler Build 2439.1.??????-???? (full buildtag unknown)]]'''
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* '''[[Windows:Whistler:2442.main.010217-1630|Whistler Build 2442.1.main.010217-1630]]'''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2446.main.010224-2228|Whistler Build 2446.1.main.010224-2228]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2454.main.010306-1653|Whistler Build 2454.1.main.010306-1653]]'''''
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* Whistler Build 2455.1.main.010307-1701
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2457.main-010309-1904|Whistler Build 2457.0.main.010309-1904]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2458.main.010310-1552|Whistler Build 2458.0.main.010310-1552]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2459.main.010312-1811|Whistler Build 2459.0.main.010312-1811]]'''''
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===Beta 2===
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2462.main.010315-1739|Whistler Build 2462.0.main.010315-1739]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:Whistler:2463.main.010328-1824|Whistler Build 2463.0.main.010328-1824]]'''''
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* Whistler Build 2464.0.main.010405-1517
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2465.idx01.010412-2007|Windows XP Build 2465.0.idx01.010412-2007]]'''''
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* '''[[Windows:XP:2467.main.010418-1202|Windows XP Build 2467.0.main.010418-1202]]'''
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===Pre-RC1===
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2469.idx02.010508-1228|Windows XP Build 2469.0.idx02.010508-1228]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2474.main.010508-1907|Windows XP Build 2474.0.main.010508-1907]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2475.idx01.010514-2023|Windows XP Build 2475.0.idx01.010514-2023]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2481.main.010523-1905|Windows XP Build 2481.0.main.010523-1905]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2485.main.010531-2130|Windows XP Build 2485.0.main.010530-2130]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2486.main.010602-1927|Windows XP Build 2486.0.main.010602-1927]]'''''
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* Windows XP Build 2493.0.main.010612-1737
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2494.main.010613-1739|Windows XP Build 2494.0.main.010613-1739]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2495.main.010614-1724|Windows XP Build 2495.0.main.010614-1724]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2498.main.010618-1744|Windows XP Build 2498.0.main.010618-1744]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2499.main.010619-1834|Windows XP Build 2499.0.main.010619-1834]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2502.main.010622-1750|Windows XP Build 2502.0.main.010622-1750]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2504.main.010625-1923|Windows XP Build 2504.0.main.010625-1923]]'''''
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===RC1===
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2505.main.010626-1514|Windows XP Build 2505.0.main.010626-1514]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2509.main.010702-1146|Windows XP Build 2509.0.main.010702-1146]]'''''
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===Pre-RC2===
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2517.main.010713-1717|Windows XP Build 2517.0.main.010713-1717]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2520.main.010717-1624|Windows XP Build 2520.0.main.010717-1624]]'''''
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===RC2===
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2525.xpclient.010723-1719|Windows XP Build 2525.0.xpclient.010723-1719]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2526|Windows XP Build 2526 (Embedded)]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2526.xpclient.010724-1758|Windows XP Build 2526.0.xpclient.010724-1758]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2531.xpclient.010730-1640|Windows XP Build 2531.0.xpclient.010730-1640]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2532.xpclient.010731-1658|Windows XP Build 2532.0.xpclient.010731-1658]]'''''
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===Pre-RTM===
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2535.xpclient.010803-1621|Windows XP Build 2535.0.xpclient.010803-1621]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2542.xpclient.010811-1534|Windows XP Build 2542.0.xpclient.010811-1534]]'''''
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===RTM===
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.xpclient.010817-1148|Windows XP Build 2600.0.xpclient.010817-1148]]'''''
 +
 
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===Service Pack 1 Beta===
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1024.xpsp1.020419-1808
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1029.xpsp1.020426-1800
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1037.xpsp1.020508-1936
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1038.xpsp1.020509-1840
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1039.xpsp1.020511-1800
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1040.xpsp1.020513-1816
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1041.xpsp1.020514-1800
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1043.xpsp1.020516-1800
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1044.xpsp1.020517-2330
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1045.xpsp1.020520-1900
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1046.xpsp1.020521-2015
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1047.xpsp1.020522-2100
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1048.xpsp1.020523-1700
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.1050.xpsp1.020529-1810|Windows XP Build 2600.1050.xpsp1.020529-1810]]'''''
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1060.xpsp1.020618-1800
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.1065.xpsp1.020625-1800|Windows XP Build 2600.1065.xpsp1.020625-1800]]'''''
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1079.xpsp1.020717-1800
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1081.xpsp1.020719-1845
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1089.xpsp1.020801-1815
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1097.xpsp1.020813-2140
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1102.xpsp1.020819-1930
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===Service Pack 1===
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.1106.xpsp1.020828-1920|Windows XP Build 2600.1106.xpsp1.020828-1920]]'''''
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===Service Pack 2 Beta===
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1155.xpsp2.021217-1051
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.1185.xpsp2.030313-1931|Windows XP Build 2600.1185.xpsp2.030313-1931]]'''''
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1193.xpsp2.030327-2018
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* Windows XP Build 2600.1194.xpsp2.030401-1855
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.1204.xpsp2.030410-1604|Windows XP Build 2600.1204.xpsp2.030410-1604]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.1213.xpsp2.030424-1654|Windows XP Build 2600.1213.xpsp2.030424-1654]]'''''
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2055.xpsp_sp2_beta1.031215-1745
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2075.xpsp.040202-1935
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2081.xpsp.040213-1845
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* '''[[Windows:XP:2600.2082.xpsp.040216-1810|Windows XP Build 2600.2082.xpsp.040216-1810]]'''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.2096.xpsp_sp2_rc1.040311-2315|Windows XP Build 2600.2096.xpsp_sp2_rc1.040311-2315]]'''''
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2111.xpsp.040409-1745
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2120.xpsp.040423-1852
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2126.xpsp.040503-1841
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.2135.xpsp.040518-1812|Windows XP Build 2600.2135.xpsp.040518-1812]]'''''
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2137.xpsp.040520-1754
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.2138.xpsp.040522-1636|Windows XP Build 2600.2138.xpsp.040522-1636]]'''''
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2142.xpsp.040528-0019
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2144.xpsp.040601-1829
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2148.xpsp_sp2_rc2.040607-1947
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.2149.xpsp_sp2_rc2.040610-1520|Windows XP Build 2600.2149.xpsp_sp2_rc2.040610-1520]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.2162.xpsp_sp2_idx.040709-1830|Windows XP Build 2600.2162.xpsp_sp2_idx.040709-1830]]'''''
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2163.xpsp.040710-1735
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.2179.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040802-1419|Windows XP Build 2600.2179.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040802-1419]]'''''
 +
 
 +
===Service Pack 2===
 +
* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.2180.xpsp_sp2.040803-2158|Windows XP Build 2600.2180.xpsp_sp2.040803-2158]]'''''
 +
 
 +
===Service Pack 3 Beta===
 +
* Windows XP Build 2600.2838.xpsp.060131-1525
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* Windows XP Build 2600.2969.xpsp_sp2_gdr.060805-0737
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.3180.xpsp.070718-2058|Windows XP Build 2600.3180.xpsp.070718-2058]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.3205.xpsp.070831-1912|Windows XP Build 2600.3205.xpsp.070831-1912]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.3244.xpsp.071030-1537|Windows XP Build 2600.3244.xpsp.071030-1537]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.3264.xpsp.071130-1425|Windows XP Build 2600.3264.xpsp.071130-1425]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.3282.xpsp.071227-0220|Windows XP Build 2600.3282.xpsp.071227-0220]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.3300.xpsp.080125-2028|Windows XP Build 2600.3300.xpsp.080125-2028]]'''''
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.3311.xpsp.080212-0005|Windows XP Build 2600.3311.xpsp.080212-0005]]'''''
 +
* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.5503.xpsp.080306-1604|Windows XP Build 2600.5503.xpsp.080306-1604]]'''''
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* Windows XP Build 2600.5507.xpsp.080318-1711
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.5508.xpsp.080320-0409|Windows XP Build 2600.5508.xpsp.080320-0409]]'''''
 +
* Windows XP Build 2600.5511.xpsp.080404-0229
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===Service Pack 3===
 +
* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.5512.xpsp.080413-2111|Windows XP Build 2600.5512.xpsp.080413-2111]]'''''
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===Post Service Pack 3===
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* '''''[[Windows:XP:2600.7208.xpsp_sp3_qfe.170211-0631|Windows XP Build 2600.7208.xpsp_sp3_qfe.170211-0631]]'''''

Revision as of 23:04, 23 January 2019

WILSON2bGg's sandbox. Used for remaking pages.

This is a inexhaustive list with the Microsoft Windows versions.

If a release is available on the BetaArchive FTP, this ✔ symbol will be next to the release name.

Contents

Versions

Macintosh System Software

Trade name Version Architecture Additional Information Release Date(s)
System Software 1.x 1.0x Interface Manager
System Software 2.x 2.xx Unknown
System Software 3.x 3.x Snowball Other versions: Janus (3.1), Kato/Sparta (WfW 3.1)
System Software 4.x 3.x Snowball Other versions: Janus (3.1), Kato/Sparta (WfW 3.1)
System Software 5.x 3.x Snowball Other versions: Janus (3.1), Kato/Sparta (WfW 3.1)
System Software 6.x 3.x Snowball Other versions: Janus (3.1), Kato/Sparta (WfW 3.1)

16/32-bit hybrid Operating Systems (Monolithic) (on DOS Foundation)

Trade name Version Codename Additional information Available on FTP?
Mac OS 7 4.1 Nashville 1 build leaked, Not released
Mac OS 8 4.1 Memphis
Mac OS 9 4.9 Millenium

Mac OS X

Trade name Version Codename Additional information Available on FTP?
Mac OS X Server 4.1 Nashville 1 build leaked, Not released
Mac OS X Developer Preview 4.1 Memphis
Mac OS X Public Beta 4.9 Millenium
Mac OS X Cheetah 4.9 Millenium
Mac OS X Puma 4.9 Millenium
Mac OS X Jaguar 4.9 Millenium
Mac OS X Panther 4.9 Millenium
Mac OS X Tiger 4.9 Millenium
Mac OS X Leopard 4.9 Millenium
Mac OS X Snow Leopard 4.9 Millenium
Mac OS X Lion 4.9 Millenium

OS X

OS X Mountain Lion 4.9 Millenium
OS X Mavericks 4.9 Millenium
OS X Yosemite 4.9 Millenium
OS X El Capitan 4.9 Millenium

macOS

macOS Sierra 4.9 Millenium
macOS High Sierra 4.9 Millenium
macOS Mojave 4.9 Millenium


LH + Vista pages code

WILSON2bGg's 2nd Sandbox


WILSON2bGg/user/sandbox/4
Version of Microsoft Windows
Windows Longhorn Logo.png
Microsoft Windows codename Longhorn
Kernel NT 6.0
Architecture x86, x64, IA-64
Latest build 6.0.4093.main.040819-1215
Release date Unreleased
Support end None
Replaces Windows XP
Replaced by Windows Vista


Longhorn was the codename for the planned successor of Windows XP. The project was reset and replaced with a new project - Longhorn Omega-13 which was later renamed Windows Vista. Early builds of Windows Vista were often referred to as "Longhorn", causing confusion.

One of the original - and largest - changes is that, with "Longhorn", the .NET Framework would be integrated into the core Windows platform, deprecating the traditional Win32 API. During development, portions of the operating system were rewritten, causing memory leaks and instability, particularly in Windows Explorer.

Contrary to popular belief, most of the early builds of "Longhorn" are not based on Windows XP, but Windows Server 2003 (Build 3663) Release Candidate code.

History

Codename

"Longhorn" was chosen as the codename for the operating system to represent its initial status as an internim release between Windows XP (codenamed "Whistler") and Windows "Blackcomb". Whistler and Blackcomb are names of mountains in British Columbia, Canada,[1][2] and Longhorn is the name of a saloon located in between the two mountains, representing the operating system's initial status as an internim release between the two products.[3] Bill Gates would later state that this choice for a codename of the operating system was "a bit random".[4]

Changes

Build 3683

  1. First build to include Desktop Composition Engine (basic window transparency effects).
  2. A new theme, Plex, was introduced.
  3. Internet Explorer was updated to version 6.05.
  4. A new display settings applet was introduced, based on the Windows Presentation Foundation.

Build 3706

  1. New wallpaper.
  2. Animated files and folders icon in the Explorer.

Build 3713

  1. Sidebar is enabled by default.

Build 4001

  1. New Setup UI and OOBE.
  2. Using install.wim during the installation.

Build 4008

  1. New Setup UI
  2. Updated Wallpaper and Plex theme.
  3. Some improvements in Internet Explorer.
  4. Parental Controls introduced.

Build 4015

  1. New wallpaper and logon screen.
  2. Windows Messenger was updated to version 5.0.

Build 4029

  1. Some changes in the Setup UI and Plex theme.
  2. Wallpaper and logon screen were updated.
  3. Outlook Express updated.
  4. Introducing the Game Library.
  5. Introducing the Sync Manager.

Build 4033

  1. New wallpaper.
  2. File a Longhorn bug added.
  3. My Computer icon is updated.
  4. Some improvements in the Internet Explorer.

Build 4039

  1. Changes in the Setup UI.
  2. Some updates in the Explorer.

Build 4042

  1. Plex theme is replaced by Slate (only lab06_n compile).
  2. New logon screen and wallpaper.
  3. New Task Scheduler.
  4. "Start" is removed from the Start Menu button (when sidebar is enabled) and "My" in the Start menu is removed everywhere.

Build 4051

  1. New Setup UI and boot screen.
  2. Windows Media Player 9 is updated.
  3. The first build that had 64-bit version.

Build 4074

  1. New Jade theme.
  2. Updated icons in the Start Menu.
  3. The first build that included full DWM and Aero. However, it requires some work in order to enable it.
  4. The only build that had Animated Preview Pane Aurora. Requires patching to show up in Explorer.

Build 4093

  1. The last Longhorn build before reset.
  2. Early version of UAC called Windows Security.
  3. New Avalon-based Power Options panel.
  4. New Text To Speech panel.

Logos

Several different logos were created throughout the development of "Longhorn". Early builds used 2D and 3D representations of a longhorn bull; later builds included white or glass versions of the Windows flag.

Concepts, presentations, demos and prototypes

Builds

For server builds, see the Windows Server 2008 page.
  • No information available
  • Existence doubtful
  • Information or pictures available
  • Leaked or released


Possibly Milestone 1 and/or Milestone 2

Milestone 2

Milestone 3

Milestone 4

Milestone 5


Milestone 6

Milestone 7

Milestone 8

Development reset

See Windows Vista

See also

References

External links

  • UX.Unleaked - Grabberslasher's blog that describes several unleaked "Longhorn" builds


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Version of Microsoft Windows
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Microsoft Windows Vista
Codename Longhorn
Kernel NT 6.0
Architecture x86, x64
Latest build 6.0.6002.18005.090410-1830
Release date 30 January 2007
Support end 11 April 2017
Replaces Windows XP / Longhorn
Replaced by Windows 7

Windows Vista is an operating system developed by Microsoft, released worldwide on January 30, 2007. Prior to its official announcement on July 22, 2005, it was known by its codename, Windows "Longhorn".

Development of the operating system spanned approximately five years, starting in early 2001. Over the course of this time period, the product was first codenamed Whistler+ (with some sources stating Idaho as a possible codename), and then Longhorn in May 2001. The first builds of the operating system known to use the Longhorn codename were compiled in May, 2002.

Initially envisioned as a minor upgrade to Windows XP, Microsoft later characterized "Longhorn" as a complete overhaul of the Windows operating system. One of the largest changes slated for "Longhorn" was pervasive use of managed code.

While in its earlier stages of development, "Longhorn" suffered from many problems relating to reliability and stability. This was due not only to the premature technology on which the operating system was based, but also because of the way new features were introduced and implemented. For this reason, the development of the operating system was "reset", with a preliminary build, 3790.1232.winmain.040819-1629 being compiled on August 19, 2004. Although this build is not known to contain any code from "Longhorn", it did include the "Longhorn" End User License Agreement (EULA), a testament to the build's authenticity.

Contrary to popular belief, only very early "Longhorn" builds were directly derived from Windows XP; later builds were based on Windows Server 2003 Release Candidate code. Builds compiled after the development reset are based on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

During Beta 1 development, Microsoft named the operating system Windows Vista. The new name was chosen to improve the product's image and reputation, and to reflect the new capabilities of the operating system.

A total of two Service Packs were released for the Windows Vista operating system. Service Pack 1 was made available to MSDN subscribers on Febuary 15, 2008, and was released to the Microsoft Download Center and Windows Update on March 18, 2008. Service Pack 2 was released to manufacturing on April 28, 2009, and released to the Microsoft Download Center and Windows Update on May 26, 2009. In addition, Microsoft released the Platform Update for Windows Vista on October 27, 2009, which was comprised of major new Windows 7 components and updated runtime libraries. The Platform Update requires Service Pack 2 prior to installation.

Editions

Windows Vista came in many editions. Unlike Windows:XP, there was no special edition for Media Center and 64-bit capability. Windows Vista also did not have an embedded version.

  • Starter This edition is intended for emerging markets and low-cost PC's. As in XP, the 3-program limit was there, and only 1GB RAM was accepted. Other software restrictions applied as well. This version is hence not available in 64-bit.
  • Home Basic Found in low cost to mid-end, this version of Windows Vista does not fully have Aero (though it has DWM), and hence does not have effects like transparency and 3D Flip. Windows Media Center is not included as well. Parental Controls is included however. However, it does not have the hardware and 3-program limit as Starter.
  • Home Premium The mid end of Windows Vista, this version includes full Aero and Windows Media Center. It also includes Premium Games(eg - Inkball).
  • Business The business oriented version of Windows Vista, it contains several features like full RDP(client/host) capability, Group Policy and domain join ability. However, Windows Media Center is not included, Parental Controls is not included, and Premium Games are disabled by default.
  • Ultimate The top consumer variant of Windows Vista, it is a merge of the features containing on Windows Vista Home Premium and Business. Bitlocker is included in this version.
  • Enterprise The top business variant of Windows Vista. It is like Ultimate, but without Windows Media Center and includes enterprise-specific tools.

Note that certain features(like Aero or TV support) may require premium/different/upgraded hardware and so may not be available on all PCs.

New features

Windows Vista was a revolutionary upgrade from Windows XP.

  1. Windows Aero introduced, setting the framework for the UI that would be carried into future Windows versions including Windows 7 and later. Consequently, DWM was also introduced. New Aero features like Flip 3D were also introduced.
  2. The Start Menu was given a facelift, also adding new features in the process like integration of Windows Search.
  3. DirectX 10 was introduced.
  4. User Account Control was introduced, increasing security significantly while also proving to be more convenient to standard users.
  5. Windows Media Center was improved, and is now available in more editions instead of being confined to a single version in Windows XP.
  6. Internet Explorer 7 was also introduced, introducing features like 256 bit encryption, tabbed mode and protected mode.
  7. Windows Update was integrated into the control panel, eliminating the need to use Internet Explorer because of its prior reliance on an ActiveX control to use all the features of Windows Update in previous versions.
  8. Control Panel was improved.
  9. Windows Experience Index was introduced, providing a benchmark for system performance.
  10. Gadgets were also introduced, along with an API for third party development and Windows Sidebar to house the gadgets.
  11. Hybrid sleep was introduced mainly for desktops, providing the best of both worlds of sleep and hibernation.
  12. The installation routine was redesigned, leading to better speeds, and features like rollback were also properly implemented.
  13. New games were introduced, like InkBall, Purble Place and Chess. Existing games were also improved.
  14. Windows Ultimate Extras were introduced for Ultimate users, enabling these users to enjoy additional games, features and services.
  15. Parental Controls were introduced.
  16. Windows Taskbar was improved, now showing a live thumbnail preview on hover of any program on the taskbar with the help of Aero.
  17. Windows Explorer was greatly improved, now properly showing file transfer progress, along with a redesign of the UI.
  18. Windows Defender was integrated into the Windows Vista OS, providing protection against spyware.
  19. Windows Media Player 10 was introduced, introducing a significant upgrade over Windows Media Player 9.
  20. The Login screen was improved significantly.
  21. Windows Anytime Upgrade was introduced, providing an easy way for users to upgrade between Windows versions.

Features removed/degraded

  1. The Introduction of Aero meant that Luna, which was the default theme of Windows XP, was removed.
  2. DirectX 9 performance was degraded compared to Windows XP.
  3. The system requirements were significantly raised to 800MHz(Windows XP around 300 MHz) processor with 512 MB(64 MB) RAM and 16 GB(2 GB) of HDD. This could well be the biggest reason for the failure of Windows Vista.
  4. Pinball was removed.
  5. Windows Vista can now be installed only on a NTFS hard drive, dropping support for FAT and FAT32.

Changes

Build 3790.1232

  1. The first build after development reset, almost fully looks like Windows XP SP2.

Build 5048

  1. A new bootscreen, wallpaper and Aero theme
  2. Some changes in Explorer

Build 5112(Beta 1)

  1. New Setup UI
  2. Major changes in Aero theme
  3. Major changes in Control Panel
  4. Some improvements in Explorer
  5. Internet Explorer 7 Beta was introduced
  6. Windows Backup Beta and Program Compatibility Wizard are introduced
  7. User Account Control was introduced
  8. Luna theme is now fully removed

Build 5219

  1. Major changes to Games
  2. Some new applications in the Control Panel
  3. Minor UI changes to the Help and Support
  4. Windows Calendar, Windows Photo Library, Sticky Notes and Windows Journal were introduced

Build 5231

  1. Some changes to the Setup
  2. New System Properties introduced
  3. New network apps in Control Panel
  4. Minor changes in other apps

Build 5259

  1. New Setup UI, including the OOBE
  2. Start menu layout is fully changed
  3. Introduced People Near Me, Performance Center, Personalization, Speech Recognition, Windows AntiSpyware and Memory Diagnostics Tool
  4. Windows Media Player is updated to version 11
  5. Library in Explorer
  6. Outlook Express is now Windows Mail
  7. Some changes in Windows Calendar

Build 5270

  1. New logon screen
  2. Aero theme is updated
  3. App icons are updated
  4. Windows Collaboration introduced
  5. Antispyware is now Windows Defender
  6. Windows Media Player and Media Center were updated

Build 5308

  1. New Setup UI and bootscreen
  2. Welcome Center at the startup
  3. Some visual changes in Control Panel, Internet Explorer, Windows Calender and Windows Media Center
  4. Introduced Backup and Restore, Color Management, Default Programs, Disk Defragmenter and Sidebar Properties in Control Panel

Build 5342

  1. Minor visual changes
  2. New items on Sidebar

Build 5365

  1. Sidebar is enabled by default
  2. Some changes in Setup and OOBE
  3. Device Manager introduced
  4. Major updates to Explorer and Sidebar

Build 5381

  1. Some changes to Setup, Windows Media Player and Windows Mail

Build 5384

Official Beta 2.

Build 5456

  1. Some changes in the UI

Build 5472

  1. New logon screen and OOBE

Build 5536

  1. Minor changes in Windows Mail. Starting this build there's no major visual changes and only bug fixes.

Builds

  • No information available
  • Existence doubtful
  • Information or pictures available
  • Leaked or released

Omega-13

Beta 1

Pre-Beta 2 (Beta 2 Fork)

Community Tech Preview 2 (Beta 2 Fork)

Beta 2 (Beta 2 Fork)

Beta 2

NOTE: Some of the earliest builds listed may not actually be Beta 2 builds (although still obviously within the Beta 2 fork), so their exact status is still to confirm.

Beta 2

Pre-Release Candidate 1

Release Candidate 1

Pre-Release Candidate 2

Release Candidate 2

Pre-RTM

RTM

Post-RTM

Service Pack 1

Service Pack 1 GDR

  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6001.18004.vistasp1_gdr_vm_rc.080314-1400
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6001.18009.vistasp1_gdr_vm_rc1.080425-1630
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6001.18010.vistasp1_gdr_vm_rc1.080511-1505
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6001.18016.vistasp1_gdr_vm_rtm.080611-0040
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6001.18145.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6001.22328.vistasp1_ldr.081211-1619

Service Pack 2

  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6002.16489.lh_sp2beta.080924-1740
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6002.16497.lh_sp2beta.081017-1605
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6002.16659.lh_sp2rc.090114-1728
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6002.16670.lh_sp2rc.090130-1715
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6002.17043.longhorn.090312-1835
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6002.17506.lh_sp2rtm.090313-1730
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6002.18003.lh_sp2rtm.090403-1730
  • Windows Vista Build 6.0.6002.18005.090410-1830 Service Pack 2 RTM

See Also

External links

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Version of Microsoft Windows
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Microsoft Windows XP
Codename Whistler
Kernel NT 5.1, NT 5.2
Architecture x86 x64
Latest build RTM 5.1.2600.0
Release date 8/24/2001
Support end Discontinued as of 8/4/2014
Replaces 2000 / Neptune
Replaced by Longhorn / Vista


Windows XP (codenamed Whistler) is an operating system developed by Microsoft, and the successor to Windows ME and Windows 2000. It was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, while its server countarpart, Windows Server 2003, was released almost two years later. The name, XP, stands for eXPerience.

Windows XP bridged the gap between the Windows 9x and Windows NT series of operating systems; ending the former, while bringing the stability and security of the latter to consumers.

A 64-bit version of the operating system, based on the Windows Server 2003 kernel, was made available on April 25, 2005.

Windows XP support ended on April 8 2014 , while its server counterpart ended a year later. However, antimalware signatures were still being produced for Windows XP for a year after the End-Of-Life (EOL).

Changes

Note that this changelog includes only beta versions of Windows XP for now. It does not describe changes happening after RTM (eg - SP1 betas).

Build 2211 (Early stages)

  1. Gains few features and appearances of Windows XP.
  2. Has no watermark, unlike the SD (Source Depot) Windows 2000 Post-RTM build.

Build 2223

  1. Refers to Windows Whistler Professional in the watermark on the desktop.
  2. Adds Neptune-style Welcome screen.

Build 2250

  1. First known Whistler build to include the new Watercolour (then known as Professional) theme.
  2. Start menu was redesigned in this build, and now forms the Start menu of Windows XP and later Windows versions. However, this feature is disabled by default.
  3. Internet Explorer identifies itself as version 5.6.

Build 2257

  1. Improves on the then-new Professional theme, renames it to Watercolour.
  2. Replaces many 'Windows 2000' references with 'Whistler', with some exceptions.
  3. Has the new Start menu enabled by default, not disabled as it was in Build 2250. The Start menu was also redesigned.
  4. Minor change on boot screen, mainly focusing on reference changes.

Build 2267

  1. Introduces a new bootscreen.
  2. The look of the Start menu is updated.

Build 2296 (Beta 1)

Appears to be identical to the previous builds.

Build 2410 (Pre-Beta 2)

  1. Gains a number of new features.
  2. Has a number of higher resolution icons.
  3. IE is now 6.0 beta instead of 5.6.

Build 2419

  1. Windows Setup redesigned.
  2. Windows Tour prototype present.

Build 2428

  1. First leaked build with the Luna theme, which went on to be the major theme for Windows XP.
  2. Animations are present in the taskbar and the Start menu.

Build 2446

  1. Windows flag was replaced in setup.
  2. Windows Media Player was updated.

Build 2462 (Beta 2)

  1. Main Beta 2 build of Windows Whistler.

Build 2465

  1. First build to start calling itself Windows XP in most places.
  2. The 'shine' was removed from the Start Menu.
  3. Luna theme was updated.

Build 2475 (Pre-RC1)

  1. Most Whistler references were replaced.
  2. Includes an animated windows flag at the login screen.

Build 2481

  1. Official Pre-RC1.
  2. All the remaining Whistler references were replaced.
  3. New Homestead and Metallic (Olive green and Silver) Luna theme colours.
  4. Animating Windows flag was removed.
  5. New XP sounds were added.

Build 2486

  1. Mostly bug fixes, otherwise almost identical to RTM.

Editions

  • Starter This version was intended for emerging markets. Cannot launch more than 3 programs at a time and can utilize only up to a maximum of 512MB RAM. This version is meant for low-cost PC's.
  • Home Edition This edition is for low to mid end PCs and can address up to 4 GB RAM. This version was included in ULPC(Ultra Low PC's)
  • Professional This is the mainstream high end version.
  • Media Center Edition This version is specially for Media Center based PC. System requirements are significantly higher than other editions. This version includes Media Center and new themes.
  • Embedded This version is intended for the embedded sector.
  • Tablet PC Edition This version was included in tablets from 2002-2006(+). This is the tablet-optimized version of Windows XP.
  • Windows XP 64-bit Edition This version was intended for 64-bit PC's and thus could address far more RAM amounts. One such edition was for Itanium as well.

Improvements

  • Visual Styles: A theming engine was designed by Microsoft which included the new Luna interface. The previous placeholder theme, Watercolor, was replaced in later versions of the operating system.

Builds

Pre-Beta

Technical Beta

Beta 1

Pre-Beta 2

Beta 2

Pre-RC1

RC1

Pre-RC2

RC2

Pre-RTM

RTM

Service Pack 1 Beta

  • Windows XP Build 2600.1024.xpsp1.020419-1808
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1029.xpsp1.020426-1800
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1037.xpsp1.020508-1936
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1038.xpsp1.020509-1840
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1039.xpsp1.020511-1800
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1040.xpsp1.020513-1816
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1041.xpsp1.020514-1800
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1043.xpsp1.020516-1800
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1044.xpsp1.020517-2330
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1045.xpsp1.020520-1900
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1046.xpsp1.020521-2015
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1047.xpsp1.020522-2100
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1048.xpsp1.020523-1700
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1050.xpsp1.020529-1810
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1060.xpsp1.020618-1800
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1065.xpsp1.020625-1800
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1079.xpsp1.020717-1800
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1081.xpsp1.020719-1845
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1089.xpsp1.020801-1815
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1097.xpsp1.020813-2140
  • Windows XP Build 2600.1102.xpsp1.020819-1930

Service Pack 1

Service Pack 2 Beta

Service Pack 2

Service Pack 3 Beta

Service Pack 3

Post Service Pack 3