Windows XP build 2257

5.1.2257.1.idx01.000810-2103
Build of Windows XP
5.1.2257.1.idx01.000810-2103
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2000-08-10
Timebomb2000-11-08 (+90 days)
Works in
About
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SKUs
Personal
Professional
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Windows XP build 2257 is a build of Windows XP. This build was released on 24 August 2000 as a 'final preview' before Beta 1, which was due in October at that time.[1] This build was released in the Personal and Professional SKUs, just like build 2250.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • A new boot screen and safe to shutdown screen is introduced in this build. However, the only changes from the Windows 2000 boot screen are the "Microsoft Codename Whistler" name replacing "Windows 2000 Professional" and the removal of the "Built on NT Technology" tag.
  • When upgrading to this build, a graphical overlay with a progress bar, which is in a similar style to the GUI portion billboards, is shown during the text mode portion as it copies files, however, the setup still falls back to text mode if it encounters errors.
  • Setup now includes billboards during the last portion of GUI setup that resemble the ones used in Windows 98 and Windows Me. Alongside, if this build is upgraded from a previous build or Windows version, an out-of-the-box experience will run after the GUI portion of setup and before the first boot to the desktop.
  • The login screen received minor updates, such as a "Please wait..." message while shutting down and the user logging in is shown during the login process.
  • The Professional theme has been given a makeover, and would largely remain unchanged up to build 2419. The theme was renamed "Watercolor" in build 2410.
  • Along with the Professional theme, the Start Panel (now called the Personal Start Menu) has been given a makeover, and it is now enabled by default in the Personal SKU. The Professional SKU does not have it enabled by default, but it can now be enabled or disabled in the Taskbar and Start Menu properties.
  • The "Comments?" link is now enabled by default and the link works properly, as it now opens a window to send a comment to the Whistler developer team.
  • ClearType, which was seen since build 2223, now has a user interface to enable it in this build. It can be enabled or disabled in the Desktop Properties.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • If setup is started from MS-DOS (via WINNT.EXE), the setup will refer to itself as "Windows Whistler Server" in the top left, even though this is the client build of 2257.

Theming[edit | edit source]

The theming service in this build has rendering problems, and often will fail to redraw the theme borders correctly.

Upgrading from previous builds[edit | edit source]

Due to a faulty version check from the updated Dynamic Setup, this build will not upgrade from any NT-based build as it will result in a "Windows Whistler Setup can not upgrade the currently installed operating system" error. This build can upgrade properly on Windows 9x versions. To bypass this error you can do one of two things.

  1. Use build 2250's installation media and launch the winnt32.exe from build 2250. At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, change the installation media to this build's, resulting in build 2250's setup copying files from this build.
  2. Use WinExplorer to enable the option to upgrade.

File differences[edit | edit source]

The following files have been introduced or removed compared to build 2250 Professional:

Added files
Name Description Version
0UCTB7B5.DAT
0UCTB7B5.ZIP
1N9V7LFJ.ZIP
326f3.msi
326f6.msi
47820.msi
4A0US0BF.DAT
9FXB35NN.DAT
9FXB35NN.ZIP
AKEGTFN9.ZIP
bridge.sys MAC Bridge Driver 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
certtmpl.dll Certificate Templates 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
COM2B9.PNF
cpIcon.htt
cpmain_I.htt
cpmain_S.htt
cpSimple.htt
cpu.inf
cpu.PNF
dbmsgnet.dll Winsock Oriented Net DLL for SQL Clients 2000.080.0184.00
defrag.exe Defrag Module 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
drvvfp.chm
duser.dll Windows 2001 DirectUser 5.1.2239.1
esent97.dll Microsoft(R) Windows NT(TM) Server Database Storage Engine 6.0.3940.7
FRJ3713L.DAT
fsutil.exe fu.exe 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
g200.inf
g200.PNF
geo.nls
hotplug.dll Unplug/Eject device applet 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
ident1.htm
ident2.htm
imapi.exe IMAPI Module 1, 0, 0, 2
imapi.sys Imapi Windows 2000 Kernel Driver 1.00 (1001) beta (idx01.000810-2103)
imapips.dll IMAPI Module 1, 0, 0, 2
intro.asf
isrdbg32.dll ISR Debug 32-bit Engine 0.0
keymgr.cpl Keyring Manager Application 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
keymgr.dll Keyring Manager Application 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
mgau.inf
mgau.PNF
mscpx32r.dLL Microsoft ODBC Code Page Translator Resources 3.511.0320
msdart.dll Microsoft Data Access - OLE DB Runtime Routines 2.60.6520.0
msoauth.msi
msorc32r.dll Microsoft Data Access - ODBC Driver for Oracle Resources 2.60.6520.0
mstsc.cnt
mstsc.hlp
mstvgs.dll GuideStore Module 1, 0, 0, 1
msxml2a.dll XML Resources for Win32 8.00.6518.1
msxml2r.dll XML Resources for Win32 8.00.6518.1
mtxvideo.inf
mtxvideo.PNF
netbrdgm.inf
netbrdgm.PNF
netbrdgs.inf
netbrdgs.PNF
odbcp32r.dll Microsoft Data Access - ODBC Driver Manager Resources 3.520.6520.0
PBBPBTNF.DAT
pchsvc.dll Microsoft PCHealth Service Holder 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
processr.sys Processor Device Driver 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
profdef.dll Microsoft (R) Visual Studio VSA Inproc Event Creator 7.00.8861.0
professional.mstheme Professional Theme for Windows 1, 0, 0, 1
PZ7XN5VX.DAT
PZ7XN5VX.ZIP
Q8DNDJPJ.DAT
Q8DNDJPJ.ZIP
qasf.dll DirectShow ASF Support. 6.03.01.0123
qedit.dll DirectShow Editing. 6.03.01.0123
qedwipes.dll DirectShow Editing SMPTE Wipes 6.03.01.0123
R9B9ZNJ7.DAT
R9B9ZNJ7.ZIP
raspppoe.sys RAS PPPoE mini-port/call-manager driver 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
repdrvfs.dll WMI 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
RR1NZPVL.DAT
rsop.msc
sc.exe A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
scersop.mof
shimeng.dll Shim Engine DLL 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
shimengv.dll Shim Engine DLL 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
sniffpol.dll PPServer Module 3, 2, 0, 4
sqlunirl.dll String Function .DLL for SQL Enterprise Components 2000.080.0184.00
sr.sys System Restore Driver for Windows 2000 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
srclient.dll srclient Module 1, 0, 0, 1
srsvc.dll System Restore Service 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
sstub.dll SStub Module 3, 2, 0, 4
tshoot.cab
tshoot.dll TSHOOT Module 3.2.0.17
U0RTRTBZ.ZIP
usbport.inf
usbport.PNF
verifier.hlp
vssadmin.exe Command Line Interface for Microsoft® Volume Snapshot Service 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
watchdog.sys Watchdog Driver 5.1.2257.1 (idx01.000810-2103)
wdma_es3.inf
wdma_es3.PNF
wdma_m2e.inf
wdma_m2e.PNF
wmiscmgr.dll SchemaManager Module 1, 0, 0, 1
Removed files
Name Description Version
1BH7H3XV.DAT
1BH7H3XV.ZIP
2RZFNL7V.DAT
appman.dll Application Manager 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
appmandp.dll Application Manager Script Interface 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
asr_fmt.exe Windows Automated System Recovery Utility 1, 0, 0, 1
asr_ldm.exe Logical Disk Manager ASR Utility 2250.1.503.0
badpid.htm
business.mstheme business Theme for Windows 1, 0, 0, 1
change.exe Terminal Services Change Utility 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
chglogon.exe Change Logon Utility 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
chgport.exe Change port Utility 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
chgusr.exe Change INI File Mapping Utility 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
congrats.htm
connect.htm
cpcatgry.htt
cpframe.htt
cpmain.htt
cprofile.exe Clean Profile Utility 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
dbgtrace.exe Debug Trace Utility 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
dcomcnfg.exe Distributed COM Configuration 5.00.1447.1
DJZB9V5R.DAT
dsfolder.dll Directory Service UI 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
eula.htm
eulawarn.htm
flattemp.exe Flat Temp Directory tool 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
hotplug.cpl Unplug/Eject device applet 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
HZVBZ1R9.DAT
HZVX7DBL.DAT
HZVX7DBL.ZIP
installd.htm
intro.swf
J7BRHFPV.DAT
JXJBPF13.DAT
JXJBPF13.ZIP
keymgr.exe Keyring Manager Application 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
L717HBRF.ZIP
macme.htm
mispopt.htm
mispsgnu.htm
mmdet.dll Multimedia Detection Module 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
mmefxe.ocx Microsoft Multimedia Controls Effects Library 6.01.09.0727
mmouse.htm
moemadd.htm
moemhw.htm
moemlega.htm
moemreg.htm
msdart32.dll Microsoft Data Access - OLE DB Runtime Routines 2.60.5129.0
msidpe.dll Microsoft RSVP Identity Policy Element 1.0 DLL 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
msnconst.htm
msneula.htm
msnidpss.htm
msninfo.htm
msnpymnt.htm
msnsign.htm
msobshel.js
mspeedy2.htm
mspeedy3.htm
m_msn.htm
NBTBZND7.DAT
ntbackup.exe Windows Backup Utility 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
passact.htm
passreg.htm
passsign.htm
pax.exe Posix Archive Application 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
pid.dll Microsoft PID 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
pid.htm
posix.exe Posix Start Application 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
psxdll.dll Posix Client DLL 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
psxss.exe Posix Subsystem Application 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
PV9VFX71.ZIP
query.exe MultiUser Query Utility 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
quser.exe Query User Utility 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
rapilib.dll RSVP Libary 1.0 DLL 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
register.exe Program Register Utility 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
register.htm
regkb.htm
regkbcmt.htm
start.htm
SZBFHVFJ.ZIP
tapi.htm
tdasync.sys Serial Transport Driver 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
tdipx.sys IPX Transport Driver 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
tdnetb.sys NetBios Transport Driver 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
tdspx.sys SPX Transport Driver 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
template.htm
themes.inc
thumbvw.dll Thumbnail View Extension 5.60.2250.0000 (main.000628-2110)
TJDBRTNN.ZIP
tsctrc.dll MSTSC Trace DLL 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
upwizun.exe UpWizUn Application 5.1.2250.1
usbui.dll USB UI Dll 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
usemodem.htm
userinfo.htm
uxctrl.dll User Experience Controls Library 5.82 (main.000628-2110)
VV9RLR7B.DAT
welcome.exe Welcome to Windows NT 5.1.2250.1 (main.000628-2110)
wmixmlt.dll Windows Management Instrumentation 1.50.1680.0000
wmixmlt.tlb Windows Management Instrumentation 1.50.1680.0000
Z3NRV5N3.ZIP

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