Windows Vista build 5487

Build of Windows Vista
OS family
Timebomb2007-05-31 (+309 days)
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Business N
Home Basic
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Home Premium

Windows Vista build 5487 is a pre-RC1 build of Windows Vista, which was reuploaded to BetaArchive by Grabberslasher on 29 January 2020 alongside Windows Longhorn build 4033 (idx01).[1]

History[edit | edit source]

German technology news website released 57 screenshots of it on 2 August 2006,[2] then the build itself was shared online in China five days later on 7 August, but it became lost shortly after. A torrent ostensibly containing this build was uploaded on 3 February 2019, but was not downloaded before it was lost owing to a lack of seeders.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • It is the earliest available build stating itself as RC 1 instead of Beta 2 on watermark.
  • The setup and login screen now use the backgrounds seen in the RTM.
  • Many parts of the OOBE have been updated.
  • The Windows orb seen while logging in has decreased in size and resembles that of the RTM.
  • "Folder Options", "Fonts", "Mouse", "Sound", "Sync Center", "System" and "Welcome Center" applets received new icons in the Control Panel.
  • Several user folders have been colored a greenish blue, now resembling the RTM.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Graphics driver[edit | edit source]

The default VGA graphics adapter is very buggy, often having the screen flicker through resolutions and cannot have resolutions higher than 800x600 pixels. However, if you upgrade from a previous build, you can have 1024x768 and higher.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Starter SKU[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]