Windows XP build 2264
|Build of Windows XP|
|Timebomb||2000-11-23 (+90 days)|
New features and changes[edit | edit source]
- The upgrade setup has a new interface to choose an upgrade or a custom installation.
- Windows Movie Maker from Windows Me is also included in this build, although there is no shortcut to it. It can be launched via
C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\moviemk.exe.
- Control Panel includes a Credential Manager for network identification.
- Help and Support Center is available in this build if you choose "System Information" from the Start Menu, but most links inside this version of Help and Support Center do not do anything yet.
- This build is the first to include the Professional background, which is a watercolor background with "whistler" in the Trebuchet MS font barely visible on the top.
- Unlike build 2257, Welcome to Windows does not launch upon logging in by default.
Boot screen[edit | edit source]
This build changes the boot screen to one with a stylized Windows flag on a black background. The progress bar is now larger (and loops) and the "Starting up..." text has been removed.
System Restore[edit | edit source]
System Restore from Windows Me has been ported onto this build, but it is disabled by default. The user can enable it via changing the DWORD value
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore to 0. It can then be executed by browsing to
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore and executing
RSTRUI.EXE. While the interface for it loads and resembles Windows Me's System Restore, restoring to an older date does not work.
Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]
Setup[edit | edit source]
- Partitions cannot be formatted, regardless of file system, in Setup as it will display "Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged." error message. You must format the partition outside Setup and then choose to leave current file system intact when prompted to format.
- On the Regional Settings page in GUI setup, the
Customize...button at Keyboard Layout redirects to the same page as the button in System Locale. To change the keyboard layout, you will need to navigate to the "Text Input Methods" tab. This is due to changes in the aforementioned applet.
- On the same page, the default keyboard layout also reports <unknown>, even after changing it.
Active Desktop[edit | edit source]
Active Desktop and Windows Explorer both have serious graphics rendering problems that makes it unable to properly set the background for JPEG and PNG files, leaving large gray marks on the desktop. Alongside, some effects like dragging to select on the desktop and selecting an icon will remain on the desktop.