In this video I demonstrate the setup and UI of Windows Whistler build 2410 – the first post-Beta 1 build of Whistler – which would eventually evolve into Windows XP. This build was first released to testers on 4th January 2001 and was one of four post-Beta 1, pre-Beta 2 builds.

UPDATE: The information above is correct and supersedes that given in the video (I didn’t get much sleep last night…). Also, in hindsight, I believe the “smart menus” refer to the recently-used applications list that first appeared in XP’s start menu.

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Virtual machine hardware specifications:
-1GB HDD
-256MB RAM
-Intel Core 2 Quad processor @ 2.40GHz
-Virtualisation by VirtualBox 4.1.12
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More details on the development of Windows XP:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developm…

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Windows Whistler Build 2410 is fully © Microsoft Corporation. This video – and the OS installation – is for illustration purposes only and the installation was removed after filming.

Introduction music, “Windows Welcome Music”, is fully © Microsoft Corporation 2001 and is distributed in its original (extended) form as part of all Windows XP installs. Audio remastering with thanks to YouTube user “Romanustube”.

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