Windows XP build 2469

Build of Windows XP
OS family
Timebomb2001-11-04 (+180 days)
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Windows XP build 2469 is a post-Beta 2 build of Windows XP, which was released to testers on 12 May 2001.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

  • The key to launch Automated System Recovery during text-mode setup's loading stage has been changed from F5 to F2.
  • The BOOTCFG command has been added to the Recovery Console.
  • Redesigned the appearance of setup to resemble the final product, notable changes include switching the branding from Whistler to Windows XP.
  • The Out-of-box experience now works again and Merlin has been replaced with a Question Mark, but the sounds on the animations aren't final.
  • This is the earliest build of Windows XP to include the Windows Welcome Music composed by Stan LePard, also known as title.wma. The file itself was however already introduced in Windows Server 2003 build 2467.

Icons[edit | edit source]

The following icons have been updated to their RTM appearance: Connect to the Internet, Notepad, Windows Update, Activate Windows, System Restore, Device Tray Icon, Network Tray Icon, Phone Dialer, and Home Networking Wizard.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The alternative AUTOCHK screen (can be invoked by adding /SOS to boot.ini) now uses Windows XP branding, notably with the XP being in orange instead of white in later builds.
  • System Restore has been redesigned to no longer resemble its Windows Me counterpart, but instead the RTM one.

Gallery[edit | edit source]