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September 5th, 2006 by kenlin@HK [MVP]

Build 5536.16385 (released 24/08/2006)
This is Pre-RC1, Unlike Beta 2, only the x86 (32bit) version of 5536 is made available.
However, the 32bit version will run fine on 64bit CPU’s. This pre-RC1 build is available for a
limited time – Microsoft will close the program when they reach 100,000 downloads. 

Build 5600.16384 (released on 01/09/2006)
Now it is only available to Beta Testers.
Next week, a broader set of technical customers will get them via MSDN and TechNet.

There are a lot of improvements since Beta 2. MSFT has made some UI Adjustments,
added more device drivers, and enhanced performance. If you are an ISV, RC1 is the
build you should use for certifying your application.

You should use your same key(s) from previous releases.  To generate a new key,
please request from key package “5342 and Up – Ultimate” and “Beta 2 Home
Basic/Home Premium/Business (v.5384)”.

Minimum Hardware Requirement for this 2 builds
Processor: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor2
System Memory: 512 MB
GPU: SVGA (800×600)
HDD: 20 GB
HDD Free Space: 15 GB

Posted in Beta News, Reviews, Windows Vista | 8 Comments »

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8 Responses

  1. Zack Whittaker Says:

    I don’t understand the relevance of this post at all… it doesn’t make any sense :S

  2. Jason Cox Says:

    Nor do I, but then again the new site header is nice looking. Whatever happened to the other site you guys were running though?

  3. Patrick S Says:

    I thought it was good (thats because it haqd information I needed)- I have not ben watching builds etc and found it imformative… Oh well…

  4. Zack Whittaker Says:

    New site header, courtesy of me 🙂 The other site? You mean digitalfive? We acquired it and it’s ours now 😛

  5. Andre Da Costa Says:

    I would have preferred if the tag line said “helping to shape Microsoft”. The current tag line sounds a bit in your face, there are 2500 MVP’s, 20,000 Technical Testers, over 60,000 MS Employees. I am sure MSBLOG (very lovely site) is just dot in all that.

  6. Jason Cox Says:

    Well seeing as some of the non-MS employees are BT’s, they are helping shape Microsoft products.

  7. Justin Says:

    You can download the new build (RC1) at:

  8. Zack Whittaker Says:

    But Andre… look carefully… although it says MSBLOG, where does it ever say that *we* are the ones shaping Microsoft? It’s designed very carefully to be read from all angles. Employees = shaping it, testers = shaping it, MVP’s = shaping it, experts = shaping it. However, the members of MSBLOG all fit into those different sets of people… it’s meant to be broad, it’s not meant to sound like we’re “bigging ourselves up”, it’s just a very broad, wide open statement that obviously sticks with people – so much so that people are commenting on it right now, yourself included.