Microsoft Windows Vista Build 5308

Finally the download has become available for the new Microsoft Windows Vista Build 5308. It looks like things are progressively getting better.

Please post any problems that you may have here so that we can help with install / functionality issues of Windows Vista. I am sure with build 5308 of Vista being feature complete that we should expect things to start to run smoothly, but there will however be bugs all over so it is still not recommended to use this as your primary operating system. The next stable release of Windows Vista won’t be until April when they release the April CTP / Beta 2. Anyhow, enjoy this fine release dubbed Windows Vista 5308.

Complete ISO details are as follows: Release Date…..: February 22nd, 2006 Directory Name…: Microsoft.Windows.Vista.32Bit.Build.5308.DVD. Supplier………: Microsoft iNTERNAL-WinBeta
Type………….: OS
Format………. : DVD – ISO (as supplied by MS)
Number of Discs..: 1
Archives………: 58 x 50 MB (2% rar recovery record)
Files…………: wb-wv32Bit5308dvd.rxx
Protection…….: key + Activation
Requirements…..: CPU: 1.5GHz+ / RAM: 512MB+ / HDD: 6gb+

UPDATE: The activation ruins the whole testing process, so this was a workaround for Windows Vista 5270 so hopefully it will work with Vista 5308:

  1. Click on the Start Menu and select Run.
  2. Type into the run text box: msconfig
  3. Select the Services tab.
  4. Stop two of the services that are running: “Software Licensing Service” and “SL UI Notification Service”.
  5. Apply the changes and close the window.
  6. Restart your computer.

If you do not have the Run option on the Start Menu then you may have to go to the Start Menu properties in order to add it. I have not tested this method for Microsoft Windows Vista 5308 but I believe it will work since it does not appear that they changed the activation scheme since build 5270. Please post here stating whether it works or not so other people know if they should try it.