Windows Vista build 5355 (vbl_media)
|Build of Windows Vista|
|Timebomb||2007-03-07 (+343 days)|
Editions and keys[edit | edit source]
|Edition / SKU Name||Key|
|Home Basic N||6J8RT-947JQ-XDGV4-4FCTV-QRRXV|
New features and changes[edit | edit source]
User Interface[edit | edit source]
- Several login screen elements have been updated, such as the wallpaper and sign-in button.
- Minor changes have been made to the Windows Basic and Aero themes.
- This build uses the final banners in
winverfor all SKUs.
- The Run dialog box has been made larger.
Windows Explorer[edit | edit source]
- The back and forward buttons have been updated to use their final appearance, unless the user has set the Windows Classic theme, where the preliminary buttons even persisted in Windows 7.
- The preview pane background is now colored as a gradient formed by different shades of blue, just like the RTM.
- The "Favorite Links" text is now displayed in the navigation pane.
- The appearance of sort headers have been updated.
- Layout changes have been made to the command bar.
Applications[edit | edit source]
- Windows Sidebar is now enabled by default. It also received a new icon.
- The copyright date to Windows Defender and Windows Media Player 11 has been updated to 2006.
- The welcome document has been added to Windows Fax and Scan.
- Remote Desktop Connection now uses the RTM icon and banner.
- The help menu has been removed from Windows Media Center.
- Minor icon changes have been made to Windows Mail, Windows Media Player 11, and Windows Photo Gallery.
Internet Explorer 7[edit | edit source]
- The application now refers to itself as Internet Explorer 7+.
- The tab bar's appearance has been updated.
Windows Calendar[edit | edit source]
- Many UI elements have been redesigned.
- New options have been added to the toolbar.
- The bottom toolbar has been removed.
Control Panel[edit | edit source]
- The sidebar banner now has an aurora rather than a Windows logo.
- Category View sublink color is now blue rather than black.
- Date and Time, Network Center, and Welcome Center applets have received new icons.
- New wallpapers and user account pictures have been added.
- Personalization received new icons for Screen Savers and Sound Effects.
- The "Please Wait" screen when switching visual styles has been redesigned.
- Welcome Center's "Get Started with Windows" section now has new and updated links.
- System applet now resembles the RTM style.
- Backup and Restore received a minor overhaul.
- The Security Center system tray icon has been updated.
Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]
Installation[edit | edit source]
- Partition and format the drive before starting setup, as there is a chance for setup to BSOD while formatting.
- The OOBE might hang, so press ⇧ Shift+F10 to open Command Prompt, run
taskmgr, and then kill the process