Windows XP build 2474 (main)

5.1.2474.main.010508-1907
Build of Windows XP
5.1.2474.main.010508-1907
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2001-05-08
Timebomb2001-11-04 (+180 days)
Works in
About
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SKUs
Professional
Key
DW3CF-D7KYR-KMR6C-3X7FX-T8CVM
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Windows XP build 2474 (main) is a pre-RC1 build of Windows XP. It was released to testers on 17 May 2001[1] and later scene-leaked by warez group DFFiSO on 21 May 2001.

NFO file[edit | edit source]

This NFO below is republished here for archival purposes only.

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                            -= AFFILS Needed!!! =-


                              .::  DFFiSO  ::.

                             Is Proud To Present 
    ┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
    │                 Microsoft Windows XP build 2474                    │            
    └─────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────────┘
                                      │
    ┌─────────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────────┐
    │SUPPLIED BY [ Mr no pants ]      │RELEASE TYPE [APP ISO]            │
    │PACKAGED BY [ Mr no pants ]      │RELEASE DATE [May 21, 2001]       │ 
    │PROTECTION  [ serial  ]          │RELEASE SIZE [xx/32]              │
    └─────────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────────┘
                                      │
                           ┌──────────┴───────────┐
                           │░▒▓█ RELEASE INFO █▓▒░│
                           └──────────┬───────────┘
                                      │
    ┌─────────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────────┐
    │   The features in the table below illustrate why the Microsoft      │
    │ Windows XP Professional operating system is the best choice for     │
    │ businesses of all sizes. Windows XP Professional integrates the     │
    │ strengths of Windows 2000 Professionalùstandards-based security,    │
    │ manageability, and reliabilityùwith the best business features of   │
    │ Windows 98 and Windows MeùPlug and Play, simplified user interface, │
    │ and innovative support servicesùto create the best desktop operating│ 
    │ system for business. Whether your business deploys Windows XP       │
    │ Professional on a single computer or throughout a worldwide network,│ 
    │ this new operating system increases your computing power while      │
    │ lowering the total cost of ownership for desktop computers.         │                                                       
    └─────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────────┘
                                      │
                           ┌──────────┴───────────┐
                           │░▒▓█ INSTALL INFO █▓▒░│
                           └──────────┬───────────┘
                                      │
    ┌─────────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────────┐
    │     Unrar this release and burn the image to a recordable CD-R.    │
    │                                                                    │
    │     Serial code :DTWB2-VX8WY-FG8R3-X696T-66Y46 also on cd.         │
    └─────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────────┘
                                      │
                                      │
                             ┌────────┴────────┐
                             │░▒▓█ MEMBERS █▓▒░│
                             └────────┬────────┘
                                      │
    ┌─────────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────────┐
    │         No need to list them here. You know if you are one.        │
    └─────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────────┘
                                      │
                            ┌─────────┴─────────┐
                            │░▒▓█ Join DFF! █▓▒░│
                            └─────────┬─────────┘
                                      │
    ┌─────────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────────┐
    │If you think you fit in this group and you are willing              │
    │to help us in making DFF even better than it is now,                │
    │feel free to contact us by mail at info@dff-board.nl.               │
    │tell us about your how, what and why.                               │
    │                                                                    │
    │Currently we are looking for:                                       │
    │                                                                    │
    │ � Suppliers (Movies, Games, Apps)                                  │
    │ � 10+ MBiT & 10+ GB Sites                                          │
    └─────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────────┘
                                      │
                           ┌──────────┴───────────┐
                           │ ░▒▓█ DFF SITES █▓▒░  │
                           └──────────┬───────────┘
                                      │
    ┌─────────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────────┐
    │    XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX............ 100 MBiT .................. NL HQ   │
    │    XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX............  10 MBiT .............. 2ND NL HQ   │
    │    XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX............  10 MBiT ...............3RD NL HQ   │
    │    XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX............  10 MBiT ...............4TH NL HQ   │
    │    XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX............  10 MBiT ................ DUMP HQ   │
    │    ??? (you maybe?)...........   ? MBiT ................... ? HQ   │
    └─────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────────┘
                                      │
                             ┌────────┴─────────┐
                             │░▒▓█  GREETS  █▓▒░│
                             └────────┬─────────┘
                                      │
    ┌─────────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────────┐
    │                      We would like to greet:                       │
    │                                                                    │
    │                                                                    │
    │                  Friends in other groups suchs as:                 │
    │                                                                    │
    │                                                                    │
    │       EPiSODE, WAD, IRP-FXP, ViSiON, Rosevalley, Anatomic,         │
    │	 	 and all the others i forgot to mention!		 │
    │     Our special tnx go to Marve ,[AA]FXP ,[AA]maus and Sjomp       │                                                 │
    │                                                                    │
    └─────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────────┘
                                      │
                            ┌─────────┴──────────┐
                            │░▒▓█ CONTACT US █▓▒░│
                            └─────────┬──────────┘
                                      │
     ┌────────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────────┐
     │  [WWW] ............................... [ http://www.dff-board.nl ]│
     │  [eMail].................................... [ info@dff-board.nl ]│
     │  [IRC] ........................... [ IRC @ EFNET in channel #DFF ]│
     └───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘



Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Most Whistler references have been replaced with Windows XP.
  • Added an animated Windows flag on the login screen, which would later be removed in build 2481.
  • Graphical Setup now identifies itself as "Windows XP RC1" and now contains a progress bar when upgrade setup is restarting the computer.
  • The safe to shutdown screen was updated to now include Windows XP-style branding. It replaces the version that was previously in use since build 2257.
  • The icons in classic Start menu have been shrunken in size and the banner received its final appearance.
  • Dynamic Update in setup received a new icon, unique for this and the next build.
  • Added five new sample pictures that are not present in previous builds. The Winter sample picture is introduced for the first time starting with this build, albeit with slight visual differences and a different name, Winter forest.
  • Updated the throbber that is used in Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer and Outlook Express to the Windows XP logo, replacing the one in use since Windows 98.
  • This is one of the first builds to use the modern Windows XP Logo Testing implementation. This can easily be seen when upgrading to this build as almost all hardware will result in the warning that such hardware may not work and cause instability.
  • Some of the icons were updated and changed.
  • The kernel font was changed to Lucida Console, replacing the font used in Windows 2000.
  • Quick Launch in the taskbar is disabled by default.
  • The illustration images for the new and classic Start menu in the taskbar properties have been updated to their final appearance.
  • The taskbar is now locked by default.
  • The Windows XP animation at the start of the OOBE was introduced.

Boot screen[edit | edit source]

A new boot screen was added to replace the Whistler version in use since build 2428. The only differences from the RTM boot screen are the following:

  • There is a breathing "loading..." string instead of the animated blue bar seen in build 2481.
  • A "version 2002" label is present, which was removed in build 2485.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • When upgrading to this build, setup may complain that the network driver cannot be found. Pointing to driveletter:\windows\system32\drivers and then pressing OK will typically resolve this error.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Tour[edit | edit source]

HTML-based tour[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]