Windows XP build 2202

5.0.2202.1.ntvbl06.000202-1835
Build of Windows XP
5.0.2202.1.ntvbl06.000202-1835
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2000-02-02
Timebomb2001-04-21 (+444 days)
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SKUs
Professional
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Windows XP build 2202 is the earliest available build of Windows XP. This build identifies itself as SD Windows 2000 Professional on the desktop watermark, where SD refers to the Source Depot version control system that Microsoft was deploying at the time.

This is the only known build to be built by a "ntvbl" lab (in this case being "ntvbl06") since labs were renamed to just "Lab" (e.g. "Lab06") a few months after this build was compiled. Due to its earliness, this build still has Windows 2000 branding.

Ties to Neptune/Whistler projects[edit | edit source]

For some time there had been a debate on whether this build is a post-RTM build of Windows 2000 or a very early build of Whistler. Many system files in this build contain strings beginning with s:\ntc2, which indicates the source tree from which this build was compiled was initially located in the NTC2 folder. Considering it was compiled after the cancellation of the Neptune project, which had the source tree named NTC, it seems logical to assume that NTC2 refers to Whistler.

The Additional Drivers dialog in the Printers control panel also contains options for "Windows 2001" on AXP64 and IA-64-based machines.[1] The Resource Manager component from Neptune is also present. In addition, support for NDIS 3.0 was removed from this build. This has been verified by viewing the exports of NDIS.SYS. All this rules out the possibility of this build being a post-RTM build of Windows 2000.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

"Comments?" link[edit | edit source]

The "Comments?" link from Neptune and later builds of Whistler can be added via a registry modification. To enable it, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop and add the DWORD value LameButtonEnabled and set it to 1. The text of the link can be changed via a LameButtonText string key. After adding the registry entries, log off and back on and open any application to get the link. The link does nothing when clicked in this build.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

The unmodified version of this build cannot be normally installed (via CD boot) due to a bugcheck during setup. The user can either use a DOS boot disk to partition and format the drive and then run setup from there, or can replace cdrom.sy_ file in the i386 folder on the CD with the one from a different build.

Also, sometimes when or upgrading from Windows via WINNT32.EXE, Setup asks the user to insert the installation disc during the text-mode part, despite already being inserted. This can also be a fault with the CD-ROM driver. It is recommended to select "Install a new version" instead, go to "Advanced Options..." and select "Copy all Setup files from CD-ROM to the hard disk".

Drivers[edit | edit source]

  • VMware graphics drivers that are newer than version 7 cause a bugcheck at resolutions higher than 640x480 on newer VMware revisions (such as VMware Workstation 16).
  • Some USB devices will cause a bugcheck on boot with the error code UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP. Removing the devices allow the machine to boot.

File differences[edit | edit source]

The following files have been introduced or removed compared to the RTM build of Windows 2000 Professional:

Added files
Name Description Version
c3fe.msi
COM2B7.PNF
dbgeng.dll User-Mode Symbolic Debugger Engine for Windows 2000 5.00.2202.1 built by: ntvbl06 at: 000202-1835
resmgr.sys WDM Resoure Manager 5.00.2202.1 built by: ntvbl06 at: 000202-1835
resmgru.dll Resource Manager User Mode 5.00.2202.1 built by: ntvbl06 at: 000202-1835
Removed files
Name Description Version
ias.msc
iasperf.dll IAS Performance Monitoring DLL 5.00.2160.1
iasperf.h
iasperf.ini
ksclockf.ax ActiveMovie Plug-In Distributor for IKsClock 5.00.2165.1
ksdata.ax WDM Streaming Data Type Handler 5.00.2134.1
ksinterf.ax WDM Streaming Interface Type Handler 5.00.2134.1
ksqmf.ax ActiveMovie Plug-In Distributor for IKsQualityForwarder 5.00.2134.1
ksvpintf.ax WDM Streaming VPE Property Set Interface Handler 5.00.2134.1
nt.fnt
nt2.fnt
rasadmin.exe Remote Access Administration Utility 5.00.2188.1

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