Windows Vista build 5221 (vbl_ux_dev_checkin_gamesux)

Build of Windows Vista
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.0
Build number5221
Build labvbl_ux_dev_checkin_gamesux
Compiled on2005-09-01

Windows Vista build 5221 (vbl_ux_dev_checkin_gamesux) is a pre-Beta 2 build of Windows Vista. This build was used as concept art in one of Microsoft's presentations, and was also shown off in several Parental Controls demonstrations at PDC 2005.[1] A screenshot of this build was accidentally posted to Microsoft's website, and was subsequently archived by Polish website before it was taken down.[2]

This is the earliest known build to include the start menu used in build 5252 onwards, alongside with the start orb and darker taskbar seen in other vbl_ux_dev_checkin builds.

New features & changes[edit | edit source]

Control Panel[edit | edit source]

  • The gradient on the left sidebar has been changed to dark green to light green with the addition of the Windows logo as well.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Microsoft. Windows Vista: Enabling Parental Controls in Your App, PDC 2005. September 2005.
  2. Windows Vista build 5221 - galeria 1, WinBeta. 4 October 2005.

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