Windows Vista build 5329

Build of Windows Vista
OS family
Architecturex64, x86
Timebomb2007-03-07 (+371 days)
Works in
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Windows Vista build 5329 is an eHome OEM build of Windows Vista, which was shared by BetaArchive user marcoguy on 19 December 2016.[1] Like build 5284, it includes the $OEM$ folder and thus features the "Media Center Diamond Take Home DVD Launcher".

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

A new set of product keys were introduced with this build.

Edition / SKU Name Key
Starter 6GHT4-62PKK-H3274-4YHC4-7FGPY
Home Basic N 6J8RT-947JQ-XDGV4-4FCTV-QRRXV
Home Premium 7KKWR-978CY-8GMWD-X2RF9-PJ6BB
Business YVT36-YVCP2-J97GQ-7T22R-RWV8P
Business N 7K8QY-WRC42-QCRDJ-QK968-XFJCJ
Ultimate 7YJ76-6WJF4-D3PH9-P2Q6W-Y9Q38

Setup[edit | edit source]

Since this is an eHome build, a Media Center DVD Launcher will appear upon booting into setup, giving you the option of running setup manually or installing now from the DVD launcher. An EasyDriver option has also been added within this revision.

Manual setup is similar to that of aforementioned builds of Vista. The "Install now" option has also been changed and will instead directly take the user to the disk partitioning page as opposed to formatting automatically like in build 5284. Choosing the "Install now" option also installs the eHome features.

The text during the hardware portion of setup has been slightly changed, in addition to a new font being used.

The screen resolution during OOBE has been increased to 1024x768px.

Manual setup[edit | edit source]

Install now[edit | edit source]

Hardware portion and OOBE[edit | edit source]

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

User interface[edit | edit source]

  • Positioning of the Ease of Access and "Switch User" buttons on the login screen have been adjusted, making the layout similar to the RTM.
  • The sound and network system tray icons have been updated.
  • "Connect to" has been added to the network flyout.
  • The clock picture in the Date and Time flyout has been updated slightly.
  • The Start menu is more narrow, similar to build 5284.
  • An aurora animation has been added to Windows Explorer's details pane.
  • The gradient color of the UAC prompt ribbon has been changed to orange.

Applications[edit | edit source]

Control Panel[edit | edit source]

  • Category view will now show a glass selection box when hovering over items.
  • The "Additional Options" category uses a new icon.
  • Two sublinks have been removed from "System and Maintenance" and "Programs" categories.
  • The Backup & Restore applet has been added, which is used alongside the standalone application.
  • Sync Center has been redesigned and is now featured in the Network and Internet category.
  • Search settings have been added to Folder Options.
  • The System applet now uses the blue-green gradient color in its sidebar.
  • In "System Properties > Hardware", "Driver Software" has been renamed to "Windows Update Driver Settings" and "System Properties > Hardware" received an overhaul.
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption, Language Pack Set-Up, Regional and Language Options, and User Accounts received minor UI updates.
  • File and Printer Sharing has been renamed to Network File and Printer Sharing.
  • Disk Defragmenter has been moved into Administrative Tools.
  • The Windows XP Disk Defragmenter has been removed.

Welcome Center[edit | edit source]

  • The Welcome Center no longer appears upon login.
  • Text shadows have been enabled on the computer details section, with several other text elements having received minor size updates.
  • "Set Up Devices" link is included again.

Starter SKU[edit | edit source]

  • Visual styles can now be applied.
  • The login screen now uses a solid black background.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Branding[edit | edit source]

The branding in this build is incorrect and thus this build refers to itself as its server counterpart.

Windows Media Player[edit | edit source]

  • A shortcut to Windows Media Player isn't listed in the Start menu.
  • Several visual glitches are present with this version.

Windows Media Center[edit | edit source]

Media Center may improperly render certain visual elements.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Control Panel[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]