Windows Vista build 5259.3

6.0.5259.3.winmain_idx02.051117-1715
Build of Windows Vista
6.0.5259.3.winmain_idx02.051117-1715
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2005-11-17
Timebomb2006-05-31 (+195 days)
Works in
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Windows Vista build 5259.3 is a recompile of build 5259 that was released to the participants of the Technology Adoption Program (TAP), but it was later shared publicly on or before 30 November 2005, along with the original compile.[1] Besides being a bugfix build, not much has changed. However, this build has a severe bug in its setup program that makes it impossible to install the Starter SKU.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name Key
Home Basic KJ89T-MF23J-XD9X9-WHDF3-DV8X8
Home Basic N CDV26-DG6DG-7DY4J-GHXPR-W8YMT
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-H43HR-DC64T-T8YRD
Ultimate R4HB8-QGQK4-79X38-QH3HK-Q3PJ6

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

Partitioning[edit | edit source]

On some devices and virtual machines, the setup cannot partition the hard drive, requiring the usage of DiskPart. After using DiskPart to partition the hard drive, you must then restart the machine.

Upgrade[edit | edit source]

SKUs[edit | edit source]

As said above, this build has a severe bug in its setup program that makes it impossible to install the Starter SKU.

Stability[edit | edit source]

This build tends to have stability issues, and can easily crash upon simple tasks, such as installing drivers and opening up applications.

Windows Explorer[edit | edit source]

Even if the machine does not have a floppy drive, a button for it may appear in Windows Explorer anyway.

Device Manager[edit | edit source]

Certain applications such as Device Manager are not accessible via the Run prompt. In this case, an alternative route is Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager.

System Restore[edit | edit source]

System Restore cannot be used in this build as it will fail to create and restore with error 0x80042318.

Windows AntiSpyware[edit | edit source]

Time displays the 24-hour format but within indicating AM/PM.

Control Panel[edit | edit source]

The CPU may not be shown correctly in system properties.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]