Windows Vista build 5329

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Build of Windows Vista
OS family
Architecturex64, x86
Timebomb2007-03-07 (+371 days)
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Windows Vista build 5329 is a Windows Vista build based on the eHome media OEM. Like build 5284, it includes an $OEM$ folder inside the sources folder. It also uses a new set of product keys.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

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]

Thanks to the return of the $OEM$ folder, the eHome DVD launcher has been added back, this time with a new EasyDriver option. The "starting installation" text has also been changed to "beginning installation".

Manual setup is similar to that of aforementioned builds of Vista, asides from a new EULA. However, if you choose the install now option, you will be taken to the disk partitioning page - rather than formatting automatically and heading straight to copying files. Choosing the install now option also installs the eHome features.

The hardware portion of setup uses new fonts and the text has slightly changed, but it is very small.

Once getting to the OOBE, you will notice that the resolution is now 1024x768 rather than 640x480. The timezone page is also completely skipped for some odd reason.

Manual setup[edit | edit source]

Install now[edit | edit source]

Hardware portion and OOBE[edit | edit source]

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • The boot screen has been changed back to say "Windows © 2006 Microsoft Corporation".
  • Yet even more icons have been introduced. For example, the network and sound tray icons have been replaced with new ones.
  • Both the network and sound tray icons now show info when hovering over them, and upon clicking the network tray, it displays more info.
  • UAC prompts now use an orange ribbon instead of a bluish one.

eHome OEM features[edit | edit source]

If utilizing the "install now" button on the eHome DVD launcher during setup, this will install a bunch of programs dedicated to this OEM. A bunch of new icons will be added to the desktop, which is made up of the following:

  • A readme document
  • A drivers folder called Drivers911
  • EasyDriver (an utility that can install certain things such as drivers)
  • McDiag (essentially a diagnostics tool for Media Center)
  • Silverstone Audio Drivers (a shortcut to a subdirectory in the Drivers911 directory)
  • Supplemental Driver Pack (which was found in earlier builds of Vista/Longhorn).

Login screen[edit | edit source]

The login screen has been organized in a much neater way. The Ease of Access button is placed on the left side, rather than the right side, and the Switch User button has been placed below the password box for the user account. This pretty much makes the login screen nearly the same as that of RTM, however a few textures are still different, and the Switch User button does not show on RTM unless there are multiple accounts.

Welcome Center[edit | edit source]

The Welcome Center for some reason no longer appears upon logging in, and it also has received a few updates. For starters, the set up devices option has been added back. Fonts have also been updated and the text now have shadows. The "USER, welcome to your computer" text is also larger. The computer icon has been updated with the finalized version, and the video adapter also says "Standard VGA Graphics" if no drivers are installed.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Windows Media Center has slightly buggy resources and won't properly go in fullscreen.

Windows Longhorn Server references[edit | edit source]

For some odd apparent reason, this build uses the winver banners found in server counterparts of Windows Vista, rather than the client counterparts. The Welcome Center also says "Windows® Server Code".

Gallery[edit | edit source]