MicroXP

In this bonus episode, we take a look at an unofficial modified version of Windows XP known as MicroXP. The main aim of MicroXP is to provide all of the main functions of XP whilst taking up the minimum of hard drive space. But how functional is it compared to the “full fat” XP?

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Windows XP — A Look Back

In this bonus episode, I provide a quick overview of Windows XP’s end of support and reflect on one of the world’s most-loved operating systems. …Be thankful you never knew of “YOLO”, XP…

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Windows XP Build 2475: “XP Finds Its Identity”

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.

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Windows XP Build 2428: “Welcome To Windows, Luna”

In this video I demonstrate the setup and UI of Windows Whistler build 2428 (beta 2) which would eventually evolve into Windows XP. This build was shown to reviewers on 9th February 2001 – the same day that Microsoft announced the official name of Whistler – “Windows XP”.

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Windows XP Build 2419: “Hello World!”

In this video I demonstrate the setup and UI of Windows Whistler build 2419 – the third post-Beta 1 build of Whistler – which would eventually evolve into Windows XP. This build was first released to testers on 23rd January 2001 and was one of four post-Beta 1, pre-Beta 2 builds.

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Windows XP Build 2416: “Merlin’s Stage Entrance”

In this video I demonstrate the setup and UI of Windows Whistler build 2416 – the second post-Beta 1 build of Whistler – which would eventually evolve into Windows XP. This build was first released to testers on 16th January 2001 and was one of four post-Beta 1, pre-Beta 2 builds.

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Windows XP Build 2410: “Chartreuse Mongoose”

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.

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Windows XP Build 2296: “2000 With Ambition”

(Crikey, I sound so young here. :|) In this video I demonstrate the setup and UI of Windows Whistler Beta 1, build 2296, which would eventually evolve into Windows XP. This was the first of the Beta 1 builds and was released on 31st October 2000.

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Windows XP Build 2250: “…And The Ghosts Of Neptune”

We continue our investigation into the development of Windows XP with Windows Codename “Whistler” build 2250. This build of “Whistler” was compiled on the 28th June 2000 and was shown at the Professional Developers Conference 2000. This makes it the first “Whistler” build to be shared with developers outside of Microsoft. But 6 months onContinue reading “Windows XP Build 2250: “…And The Ghosts Of Neptune””

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