Windows Vista build 5744

Build of Windows Vista
Release nameRelease Candidate 2
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.0
Build number5744
Build revision16384
Architecturex86, x64
Build labvista_rtm_edw
Compiled on2006-10-03
Expiration date
Timebomb2007-05-31 (+240 days)
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Windows Vista build 5744 is the official Release Candidate 2 build of Windows Vista, which was released to beta testers on 6 October 2006.

The name "RC2" is actually a misnomer; during the final stages of Vista's development, Microsoft encountered several hiccups that resulted in delays to the RTM. RC2 was released in order to instill confidence in reviewers and manufacturers; in other words, it was released to show the progress Microsoft had made since the last release candidate. As this build belonged to an internal RTM branch, it was never intended to be released to the general public.

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 7T6DF-PJF8R-2DVRB-9CXP9-G2MXG
Business 9C4TD-CPPRV-B7HVB-4976C-H6VW8
Business N 7K8QY-WRC42-QCRDJ-QK968-XFJCJ
Ultimate 3YFJ7-3486F-7488V-3VDMF-2PJMW

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • The Windows SideShow icon has been updated to its final iteration.
  • The desktop watermark now shows RC 2 instead of RC 1.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

On some computers and virtualizers, it's impossible to enable Aero because of the option missing in Personalization, even with drivers installed.

Gallery[edit | edit source]