Windows Vista build 5219 (winmain idx02.050830-2010)

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Build of Windows Vista
OS family
Architecturex86, x64
Timebomb2006-09-30 (+396 days)
Works in
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Windows Vista build 5219 is a pre-Beta 2 build of Windows Vista. This build was released as the first CTP (Community Technical Preview) on 13 September 2005.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name Key
Home Basic KJ89T-MF23J-XD9X9-WHDF3-DV8X8
Home Premium RK83M-X2CQ4-6K2CW-W7HKF-TPTBW
Professional Standard WHPY8-M92RQ-2KMD9-QWQMK-8KV4M
Professional Standard N KFBH3-BX3DC-9YFWJ-Y9D7V-TPCJY
Professional Enterprise MFKHB-RYT8V-443HR-DC64T-T8YRD
Ultimate GKFV7-F2D9H-QKYXY-777P3-4M73W

Setup[edit | edit source]

Although setup is mostly similar to aforementioned builds of Vista, the setup autorun now mentions Beta 2, rather than Beta 1. The disk partitioning page now also has a new advanced option, which hides the latter disk partitioning tools unless clicked on. The setup disc has also majorly increased in size, from approximately 1 GB from build 5212 to approximately 2.73GB in this build, due to supplemental drivers.

Important notes about this build[edit | edit source]

  • There is also an earlier version of this build compiled on 2005-08-24, but it is currently unleaked.
  • This build requires a separate installation for Sidebar to work.
  • This was the first known build in which an Ultimate variant of it was compiled.
  • Because of that, it includes all Tablet PC and Media Center components.

New features[edit | edit source]

  • Winver has been updated to use the Windows Vista name instead of Longhorn. The banner now features the aforementioned operating system's name on a teal-emerald gradient backdrop, and the Windows logo is entirely white instead of colored.
  • Virtual Folders of previous builds are no longer referenced in the navigation pane (excluding Recent Documents) or by the Start menu. However, they are still present in the "Virtual Folders" user profile folder until when they will be removed entirely in Build 5259.
  • The schema for Windows Search has been updated since Build 5112 to include elements for the name, GUID and computer state of Network Computer Sharing.
  • "Tile Windows Horizontally" is renamed to "Show Windows Stacked" and "Tile Windows Vertically" is renamed to "Show Windows Side by Side".
  • The Library Virtual Folder now scopes the primary user profile, MAPIFolders, Offline Files (also known as the client-side cache (CSC)), and Public. Previously, all Virtual Folders (e.g., All Documents of Build 5112) scoped locations that corresponded to their own item type (in the case of All Documents, only Desktop, Documents, and Public Documents were scoped). Because of this, separate Virtual Folders are not necessary as all types of items are referenced by the Library. Despite all of this, User's Files is still identical.
  • A new notification resembling that of RTM has been introduced.
  • Internet Explorer has received a few updates, such as a more organized layout and the tabs section including a blue-to-purple gradient.
  • Upon shutting down, there no longer is a prompt.

New apps[edit | edit source]

  • Windows Photo Library (Later known as Windows Photo Gallery.)
  • Windows Contacts (Even though it existed as a separate executable, it opens the "Contacts" user folder in Windows Explorer which it's tightly integrated with)

Tablet PC[edit | edit source]

  • Sticky Notes
  • Windows Journal

New Aero elements[edit | edit source]

  • The taskbar is now transparent upon initializing DWM.
  • Live Taskbar Thumbnails.
  • Flip 3D now supports glass thumbnails
  • The layout of certain features in Aero, such as buttons, have been changed slightly.

New Control Panel applets:[edit | edit source]

  • Peer-to-peer (People Near Me)
  • Secure Startup (BitLocker)

Tablet PC applets[edit | edit source]

  • Tablet Settings
  • Pen Calibration

Updated Windows games[edit | edit source]

DirectX-based Windows games[edit | edit source]

  • Minesweeper
  • Hearts
  • Solitaire
  • FreeCell

Premium games[edit | edit source]

  • Purple Place
  • Shanghai (Now known as Mahjong Titans or Microsoft Mahjong, Microsoft Entertainment Pack 1 had a similar game under the name "Taipei")
  • Chess (Later known as Chess Titans)
  • Spider Solitaire (First appeared in Microsoft Plus! 98)

Improvements to SafeDocs (also known as Windows Backup)[edit | edit source]

New abilities such as:

  • Configuring a backup schedule,
  • Specifying backup location


  • Specifying files to back up.

Uncertain, deprecated and potential features:[edit | edit source]

Help And Center references[edit | edit source]

  • Game Updates
  • Windows Experience Index

32-bit EFI support[edit | edit source]

  • It is one of the few known post-reset builds to support booting from a 32-bit UEFI implementation. This was soon dropped due to low demand from OEMs[1] and didn't reappear until Windows 8.

WinFS[edit | edit source]

  • Despite Microsoft's decision to later remove WinFS from Windows Vista, certain people testing this build noted that WinFS was still implemented in this build, misleading people to believe that it was still to be released as part of Windows Vista upon the RTM, though there were no visible processes for WinFS.

Other features[edit | edit source]

  • Super Fetch. Jim Allchin demonstrated this feature during his PDC 2005 keynote.
  • Rich tooltips are added for metadata painting.
  • New Virtual Folder: Documents Shared By Me.
  • Shadow Copies.

Removed features[edit | edit source]

From build 5112[edit | edit source]

  • List Pane
  • Microsoft Speech Center of Windows Speech Recognition
  • Save Ghost
  • Static Lists
  • UAP Settings are disabled by default.

From build 5212[edit | edit source]

  • Network Computer Sharing

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

If installing this build on VMware Workstation, you will need to set the hardware compatibility to 6.x or lower, otherwise this build will bluescreen upon booting up, with the error code 8E.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]