Windows Vista build 5259.3

Build of Windows Vista
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.0
Build number5259
Build revision3
Build labwinmain_idx02
Compiled on2005-11-17
Expiration date
Timebomb2006-05-31 (+195 days)
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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 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 and quirks[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

Partitioning[edit | edit source]

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

Upgrade[edit | edit source]

It is impossible to install or upgrade to this build from:

The wallpaper gets changed to img24 when upgrading from Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista build 5231, build 5231.2 or build 5259. This quirk persisted until build 5466.

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 and will report df_6.0.5259.3_none_bf7e6b915ad12d3e.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]