Windows Vista build 5487

Build of Windows Vista
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.0
Build number5487
Build labwinmain
Compiled on2006-07-26
Expiration date
Timebomb2007-05-31 (+309 days)
Business N
Home Basic
Home Basic N
Home Premium
Product key
(Super Key for all editions)
About dialog
TCB.png TCBGallery.png

Windows Vista build 5487 is a pre-RC1 build of Windows Vista, which was reuploaded to BetaArchive by Grabberslasher on 29 January 2020.[1] Prior to its public upload, German technology news website would release 57 screenshots of it on 2 August 2006.[2][3] The build itself was later shared online in China five days later on 7 August, but it became lost shortly after.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Branding[edit | edit source]

This is the earliest available build to have RC1 branding on the desktop watermark.

Setup[edit | edit source]

  • The setup background has been updated to that seen in the RTM. The OOBE was also updated to use this background.
  • Network settings have been added to the OOBE.
  • The final page to the OOBE no longer has a clickable Start orb.
  • In the aforementioned page, You're ready to start is replaced with Thank you.

User Interface[edit | edit source]

  • The Windows orb seen on startup has decreased in size and resembles that of the RTM.
  • The login screen now uses its final background. The design of certain visual elements and buttons such as the Ease of Access button and the glass frames on user account pictures have also been updated and resembles that of the RTM.
  • Several user folders have been colored a greenish blue.
  • A download link for Windows Live Messenger has been added to the Start menu.

Applications[edit | edit source]

Gadgets[edit | edit source]

  • The CPU Meter and Currency gadgets have been redesigned.
  • Feed Headlines has a slightly different icon.

Help and Support Center[edit | edit source]

Demo videos have been added to the Help and Support Center.[4]

Control Panel[edit | edit source]

Welcome Center[edit | edit source]

  • Welcome Center received a new icon, which resembles the final product's packaging.
  • The "Offers from Microsoft" section has been added.
  • Minor UI adjustments were made.

Personalization[edit | edit source]

  • Color and Appearance has been updated with new color icons.
  • Desktop background types (Black and White, Light Auras, etc.) are now grouped together into a single list.

Additional icon changes[edit | edit source]

  • Folder Options, Fonts, Mouse, Offline Folders, Sync Center, and System all received new icons.
  • Mouse and Taskbar/Start Menu Properties received new in-applet graphics.

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]

Setup[edit | edit source]

User interface[edit | edit source]

Control panel[edit | edit source]

Starter SKU[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]