Windows XP build 2505 (main)

Build of Windows XP
Release nameRelease Candidate 1
Compiled on2001-06-26
Expiration date
Timebomb2001-12-23 (+180 days)
Home Edition
Preinstallation Environment
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Windows XP build 2505 (main) is the official Release Candidate 1 build of Windows XP, which was released to the public on 2 July 2001.[1] This build in available in the English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish languages. The Japanese Preview Program version of this build was shared on 27 July 2022.[2]

This is the last Home Edition build to have Personal branding on the watermark.

Changes[edit | edit source]

The German version (and possibly other European versions as well) has both NTLDR and SETUPLDR.BIN updated to display themselves in 640×480 graphical mode instead of 80x25 text mode.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

English version[edit | edit source]

German version[edit | edit source]

Italian version[edit | edit source]

French version[edit | edit source]

Korean version[edit | edit source]

Professional SKU[edit | edit source]

Home Edition SKU[edit | edit source]

Japanese version[edit | edit source]

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