In this video I demonstrate the setup and UI of Windows Whistler build 2475 – one of the first builds of Windows Whistler to identify itself by the operating system’s recently-announced official name, “Windows XP”. This build was released to testers on 24th May 2001.

Virtual machine hardware specifications:
-256MB RAM
-Intel Core 2 Quad processor @ 2.40GHz
-Virtualisation by VirtualBox 4.1.12

More details on the development of Windows XP:…

Windows Whistler Build 2475 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”.