Windows Vista Beta 2 Build 5456 is now available for download!
Posted by Arne Hess - at Tuesday, 27.06.06 - 11:55:35 CET under Off Topic - Viewed 16544x
I've just received an E-Mail from the Microsoft Windows Vista Beta team and
these guys are pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Windows Vista
Build 5456 - a new and freshly updated Beta 2 version! Many of the things we -
the users - have reported in Beta 2 have been fixed and while Microsoft believes
this build to be generally better than the initial Beta 2, it is an interim
build only and has not been through a rigorous test pass, also it's not the
earlier announced RC!
In addition to the many bug fixes we'll find:
- List View is back! Thanks to your feedback on this the shell team has
added back this popular feature.
- We no longer change the system clock when you set your time zone. We
have removed this feature.
- UAC behavior has changed a bit. You'll find deleting things off the
desktop to work much easier now for starters.
- The images posted first will be for x86 and x64 English. Home Basic,
Home Premium, Business and Ultimate are all in the image and can be
installed with the appropriate product key. You will not need a new key for
this build. Existing beta 2 keys will work.
- The Windows Driver Kit, Software Development Kit in addition to
German and Japanese language versions of Vista are planned to follow
The following download packages are available for download now:
- Windows Vista Beta 2 English builds for x86 and x64
- Windows Vista Beta 2 Japanese Build for x86 and x64
- Windows Vista Beta 2 German Build for x86 and x64
- Windows Driver Kit
- Windows Software Development Kit
Time to fire up my download manager again. Wonder how long the download will
takes this time. Last time it was something around 14 hours or so and it even
was one day before the masses hit Microsoft's MSDN server hard.
Cheers ~ Arne
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