Template:Infobox Windows build

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Every page about a Windows build must contain the "Infobox Windows build" template, which provides essential information about a Windows compile.


Build of Windows XP
OS familyWindows NT
Version number5.1
Build number2223
Build revision1
Build labmain
Compiled on2000-04-11
Expiration date
Timebomb+444 days after original install date
Cert. expiry2000-09-15 (+157 days)
Product key
About dialog
TCB.png TCBGallery.png

The following code will result in the infobox on the right side:

{{Infobox Windows build
 | buildtag = 5.1.2223.1.main.000411-2307
 | build of = [[Windows XP]]
 | image = XP2223desktop.png
 | imagecaption = Desktop
 | family = nt
 | version = 5.1
 | build = 2223
 | revision = 1
 | arch = x86
 | lab = main
 | compiled = 2000-04-11
 | timebomb = +444 days
 | certificate expiry = 2000-09-15
 | sku = Professional
 | key = 12345-67890-ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO
 | winver = WindowsXP-5.1.2223-About.PNG
 | rivals =
    | TCB = https://thecollectionbook.info/builds/windows/build/230
    | TCBGallery = https://www.thecollectionbook.info/gallery/?f=/windows/nt%20kernel/windows%20xp/5.1.2223.1/english/professional


Required: The whole known build string, for example 6.3.9431.0.winmain_bluemp.130615-1214 or 5.1.2428.idx01.010129-1827. For builds of Windows versions that have a custom build tag scheme that is separate from the actual Windows one, such as Windows Phone 8 or Windows Home Server 2011, this should be the custom tag.

build of

Required: Link to the article about the Windows version that this build belongs to, e.g. [[Windows 8.1]] or [[Windows Server 2003]]. Standard wikitext syntax can also be used to change the displayed text, e.g. [[Windows XP Media Center Edition|Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005]] will show up as Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, but will link to the main MCE article. This describes the top "Build of Windows ..." field in the infobox.


File name of a screenshot without the initial File: prefix. If not provided, a placeholder will be used instead.


Caption to annotate image.

version, build, revision, lab

The version, build, build revision numbers and the build lab name from the build tag. Leave empty if the exact value is not known.


CPU architectures on which the build is available (leaked/released).


Date of compilation. In Windows versions preceding Windows XP this should generally be the latest timestamp from a release. Since Windows XP the compilation timestamp forms the last part of a buildtag.


This field describes the timebomb type and date. For fixed date timebombs, this should be a date in the ISO 8601 format, i.e. 2004-01-14. The template will automatically calculate the number of days between the compilation and expiration dates.

If the build counts its expiration date from the original install date, this field should be the number of days before expiration, preceded by a plus sign, i.e. + 444 days.

certificate expiry

Certificate expiration date, if different from the timebomb. Leave empty if certificates remain valid after expiration and thus don't affect successful installation of the build.


List of emulators or hypervisors that the build is confirmed to work in. This is only to be used if known hypervisors/emulators have problems running the build and specific ones are needed to run the build; it is not to be used as a recommended emulator/hypervisor checklist.


For versions that use a separate build tag scheme, this is the build tag reported by the Windows kernel.


File name of a screenshot of winver or About dialog in older Windows versions without the initial File: prefix.


List of SKUs in which the build is available (leaked/released) separated by <br> tags, preferably from low-end to high-end


Product key required when installing.


BetaArchive database search query - this parameter should be the release GUID, if this is a specific BA release, or a string query that is as specific as possible.


Use the rivals template to link pages on TCB & BA.