Windows Vista build 5456

6.0.5456.5.winmain_idx03.060620-1700
Build of Windows Vista
6.0.5456.5.winmain_idx03.060620-1700
OS family
Architecturex86, x64
Compiled2006-06-20
Timebomb2007-05-31 (+345 days)
Works in
About
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SKUs
Business
Business N
Home Basic
Home Basic N
Home Premium
Starter
Ultimate
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Windows Vista build 5456 is a pre-RC1 build of Windows Vista, released to beta testers on 24 June 2006.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name Key
Starter 6GHT4-62PKK-H3274-4YHC4-7FGPY
Home Basic PY2RB-BQRKG-9TQ3P-GVJ43-VFGR6
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
Enterprise MF9PG-RQK7R-26BPJ-TWFYK-RHXCM
Ultimate 7YJ76-6WJF4-D3PH9-P2Q6W-Y9Q38

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

  • The page of setup before the restart has been redesigned to resemble the RTM. Most notably the "Restart now" button no longer has the arrow icon from pre-reset Longhorn, but it does not work in this build. You will need to wait until setup restarts automatically.
  • During the first boot, the message "Please wait while Windows prepares to start..." has been changed to add "for the first time..." at the end. This will persist to the RTM and will be changed again in Service Pack 1.
  • Windows Experience Index stage has been added to setup. Unlike later builds, it is performed before the OOBE.
  • Added some new messages when logging into a user account for the first time such as "Preparing your desktop".

User Interface[edit | edit source]

  • This build includes the Windows Aero cursors, but they wouldn't be enabled by default until build 5469.
  • The startup sound now also plays during the orb animation. In this build, it will play a second time at login.
  • After connecting to a network, a balloon tip will notify the user that the network has been set to public. The user should click on it to reconfigure the network as private.
  • Game Explorer tiles, which were first introduced in build 5219, have been removed.
  • If a UAC popup appears, the system plays the "Critical Error" sound.

Applications[edit | edit source]

Control Panel[edit | edit source]

  • Windows Update has been integrated with Windows Ultimate Extras.[1]
  • Network Center has been revamped and is now called "Network and Sharing Center".[1]
  • Scanners and Cameras now has an option to scan for profiles.
  • Several icons have been updated:
    • Color Management, Game Controllers, Region and Language, and Services received new icons.
    • Icons for AutoPlay, Default Programs, the Hardware and Sound category, and Printers have been updated slightly.
    • The Printers applet received a new icon for faxes.
  • Audio Devices and Sound Themes, Default Programs, Ease of Access Center, and Performance Rating and Tools have been updated to closely resemble the RTM.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Branding[edit | edit source]

Winver and System Properties incorrectly refer a "Service Pack 0 v."

Windows Media Center[edit | edit source]

Windows Media Center freezes when switching to full-screen mode.

Shutdown[edit | edit source]

When shutting down, the sound will only play for a quarter of a second.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

User Interface[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]