Talk:Windows XP

Naming system of build pages when there is a revision number[edit source]

I have a question. How will we handle the revision numbers in the build page names? -- AlphaBeta (talk) 14:08, 30 June 2013 (BST)

I don't understand what do you mean, but it shouldn't be a problem to use Windows:XP:2120:xp_client:Rev1 if needed. --JaGoTu (talk) 11:44, 1 July 2013 (BST)
I mean, for example, 2600.5512. How will we handle the revision number in the page name? --AlphaBeta (talk) 11:54, 1 July 2013 (BST)
Just "merge" it with the build number, it shoul do. --JaGoTu (talk) 17:09, 5 July 2013 (BST)

Windows Whistler PE[edit source]

This Follows Windows Whistler PE are included Build 2296, 2462, 2526. That thing is Windows Whistler PE. --Preceding unsigned comment added by BillyHatcher2012 (talk) 05:27 BST, 5 April 2014

You mean what?
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--AlphaBeta (talk) 20:05, 8 April 2014 (BST)
Looks like he means the WinPE builds for Whistler are 2296, 2462, and 2526. I do not recall seeing or downloading a WinPE image with XP 2462 as a base. -wdn 15:52, 9 August 2014 (BST)
I've got record of a 2462 PE. Also a 2505 one. Hounsell (talk) 00:35, 10 August 2014 (BST)

Fake builds[edit source]

These fake build tags:


should be removed IMO. It's illogical to compile a build with impossible time and date strings. I mean, who'd create a Windows build with the buildtag having date and time strings set to 92nd March 2001 or on 47th October 2000 at 12:79? Just saying. -wdn 12:55, 6 August 2014 (BST)

There was one Vista build that was legit but had an impossible build tag, an error of the build process iirc. But these are definitely fakes, I agree, and should be killed -Hounsell (talk) 12:32, 7 August 2014 (BST)

Where did you found those builds? 09:18, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
It seems like screenshots got from fake screenshot contests. --Yue Ling (talk) 06:12, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Also there's one build having date and time strings set to 54/12/2001. It's also fake. --Yue Ling (talk) 04:09, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

They must have came from some WNR YouTube videos/fandoms/websites. It is simply ridiculous to have a date like March 92 2001. Windows Explorer (talk) 23:02, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

64-Bit builds[edit source]

Should we make a separate page for the 64-bit builds, or keep them on separate sections on this page? It seems that there are 3 versions of a 64-bit Windows XP, being the 2001 Itanium version, the 2003 Itanium, and the amd64/x64 2005 Professional version. For right now, I have placed the 2003 Itanium versions and the 2005 Professional edition on the page. BF10 (talk) 14:36, 25 September 2018 (BST)

I might also suggest the same for the Windows XP Media Center edition builds. BF10 (talk) 18:45, 1 October 2018 (BST)
Aren't they the same? If one 64-bit version is SP1 and another is SP3 then they are different. If it's the same build just for 64-bit computers and by a different company that I wouldn't say it's different. --LilShootDawg (talk) 19:00, 1 October 2018 (BST)
Only the 2001 64-Bit Itanium versions are the same as the RTM. The 2003 Itanium and the 2005 AMD64 versions have different build tags that are above the normal 2600 and are based on Windows Server 2003's codebase. I still want to keep the 2001 64-Bit merged with the RTM because they are the same but on Itanium structure. Unfortunately, there is no full IA64 emulator so emulating 3787 and 3790 of the 2003 64-Bit edition is nigh on impossible. BF10 (talk) 21:28, 1 October 2018 (BST)

The date/time during setup trick[edit source]

Hi there, I have been installing any Windows XP pre-release build on a current date before. To do this, set the date to the exact BIOS date before booting to GUI setup, and then whenever Windows asks you to correct your date/time settings, just set it to a current date. After that, you will see a warning box saying This is an evaluation copy of Windows. Verify that your computer's date and time settings are correct., click OK. When the Date/Time Properties pops up, just click OK again, and then Setup should finish. (talk | contribs) 15:23, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

About 2285[edit source]

If 2285 has images, should it be confirmed, or unconfirmed? I think it should be confirmed, but I don't know Beta Kiwi (Talk) Choose 00:23, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

Beta kiwi? Don't you mean Betawiki? 128188 (talk) 22:50, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

Beta kiwi? Don't you mean Betawiki? Oops sorry, I misunderstood.😐 128188 (talk) 22:51, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

And I wrote the same reply twice.😑 128188 (talk) 22:53, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

Possible new build found?[edit source]

Hey, I think I found evidence of a possible build 2196 existing. Diyamund (talk) 22:17, 29 October 2021 (UTC) If it exists,it is a post RTM of Windows 2000 or 2600.2196 instead.—AVMLOVER

Does the "Bush hid the facts" easter egg really exists?[edit source]

I heard once that early RTM builds of Windows XP had an easter egg, where you saved a text file with the content of "Bush hid the facts" to ANSI or Unicode (I don't know actually), and when you opened it again with Notepad, the content will become encrypted. Does this really exist? - 22:28, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

PS to 128188: Don't bother w/ this. Maybe a more experienced user (think of BF10, NaraInsider1964, Ryuzaki or even MyFaceNeverWhen) may know that better. 🧐 - 23:03, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

Yes it is real. Though according to Wikipedia, it can be triggered by other strings with letters and spaces in the same positions. It so happened to be that Bush Hid The Facts became the most widespread Xeno (talk) 23:10, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
Thanks. And according to WP, this isn't even a feature, it's a bug, though I heard that it was fixed in SP2 or SP3 maybe. - 23:37, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
You actually think im experienced??? Im not THAT active on here unlike the other users you mentioned. Windows logo (1985).svg MyFaceNeverWhenTALK.EXE 14:27, 6 February 2023 (UTC)
I am also not that experienced, and the IP user apparently mistyped the number on my username (the correct number was 1694, not 1964). NaraInsider1694 (talk) 14:38, 6 February 2023 (UTC)

What did someone remove in your revision?[edit source]

What happened? 128188 (talk) 22:30, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

Separating builds from their inclusion of Luna doesn't make any sense. - 22:31, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
I understand that it didn't make sense, I think it's better to not have them separated then actually separated.;-) 128188 (talk) 22:48, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
true that, there was no build series solely decidcated to the Luna theme Windows logo (1985).svg MyFaceNeverWhenTALK.EXE 21:30, 10 February 2023 (UTC)