Windows Vista build 5310

6.0.5310.vbl_media_ehome_dev.060207-1800
Build of Windows Vista
6.0.5310.vbl_media_ehome_dev.060207-1800
OS family
Architecturex86, x64
Compiled2006-02-07
Timebomb2007-03-07 (+393 days)
Works in
About
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SKUs
Starter
Home Basic
Home Basic N
Home Premium
Business
Business N
Ultimate
Enterprise
Key
Ultimate: WGDJW-B8DYC-WVKX4-6MKF4-B8PK8
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Windows Vista build 5310 is a pre-Beta 2 build of Windows Vista, which was shared by BetaArchive user marcoguy on 19 December 2016.[1] Despite being an eHome OEM build, it does not have the $OEM$ folder from build 5284 (vbl media ehome) located in the sources folder of the DVD.

This is the last build of Windows Vista to use Longhorn branding in the Starter SKU, along with the "Longhorn Starter Edition" winver banner first seen in build 5215.

Setup[edit | edit source]

Setup is mostly similar to the previous build of Vista.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • This build is notable for having unique text on the boot screen, which says "Loading Windows Vista™".
  • The exclusive desktop wallpapers for the Starter SKU have been removed.
  • The set up devices option has been removed from Welcome Center.
  • The Sample Media, Sample Music, Sample Pictures, and Sample Videos folders contain new content.
  • Game ratings are now shown in the details pane rather than the reading pane in Games Explorer.
  • Windows Media Center has been updated with a redesigned title bar and playback controls.
  • IE7's copyright date has been updated to 2006.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Windows Recovery Environment cannot be accessed from the installation media, since it throws an error upon launching.
  • Installing this build in VMware Workstation 16.x compatibility mode may cause a spsys.sys error with PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA bugcheck after the OOBE finishes. When the computer restarts, do the OOBE process again and it will move on without crashing for the second time.

Winver[edit | edit source]

Despite being compiled in 2006, the copyright date in winver still says 2005.

Shutdown[edit | edit source]

Upon shutting down, the shutdown sound gets cut off after half a second of playing.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]