Windows Vista build 5252

Build of Windows Vista
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.0
Build number5252
Build revision0
Build labwinmain
Compiled on2005-10-26

Windows Vista build 5252 is an unleaked pre-Beta 2 build of Windows Vista. This build was showcased in a blog from Chinese IT consumption portal Yesky.[1] This is one of first builds to have everything merged from other branches such as vbl_ux_dev_checkin to the winmain branch.

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  • The background used during installation has been changed to the aurora found in build 5259. The older setup layout from build 5098 is still retained in this build.
  • This build notably features the Start orb with the colored Windows flag previously seen in build 5212 (vbl_ux_dev_checkin), however it has been changed to appear closer to the final iteration present in the RTM build. It also features the new Start menu that was first seen in build 5221 (vbl_ux_dev_checkin_gamesux).
  • A new desktop wallpaper has been introduced, which replaces the wallpaper first seen in build 5054.
  • The Windows Explorer banner background has been changed to a static blue-green gradient.
  • This build marks the first appearance of both Windows AntiSpyware (later renamed to Windows Defender) and Windows Mail, the successor to Outlook Express.
  • A new applet called "Performance Center" as well, which would be known as "Performance Information and Tools" in the final version of Vista.

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