Windows Vista 5308 Changes

Windows Vista 5308 Changes


Well, Microsoft has changed a number of things in the latest build of its Windows Vista OS. Most of the changes I’ll mention are changes that have occurred since the last beta build, 5270.

This latest build is known as the Windows Vista Enterprise Feb CTP. It’s the first feature complete Vista build that Microsoft has released. What does this mean? Well, it means that all the features are there that will be there once Vista is released. However, many of the features might not work well, perhaps even not at all. Microsoft is calling it a non beta quality release. This means that its NOT support by standard Microsoft channels and that it should only be tested in a non-production environment. So basically, it’s use at your own risk.

Now for some of the changes thus far…

Windows Vista 5308 Released

Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise Feb CTP Build 5308

Hello Happy Microsoft Windows Vista Users,

Microsoft has finally released the promised Windows Vista Enterprise Feb CTP Build 5308. :D

Download It Now (Official Beta Testers Only)

Word has it that this is the first feature complete build, however according to Microsoft it is not beta quality so use at your own risk!

Click To View Tons of Screen Shots



Windows Defender Beta 2

Windows Defender Beta 2

Microsoft has released Windows Defender Beta 2.

This release includes enhanced features that reflect ongoing input from customers, as well as Microsoft’s growing understanding of the spyware landscape.

Download Windows Defender Beta 2

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2

Windows One Care Event ID 24 Fix

Windows One Care Event ID 24 Fix

Hello Unhappy WOC Users.

If you are anything like me then you probably hate the fact that after you uninstall Windows One Care you are left with errors in the windows event log every time you reboot your computer.

Well, I finally found the solution to this very annoying problem. :D

Yum Meta Data File – Checksum Issue

Will’s Technology Blog » Fix for Metadata file does not match checksum in Yum


I’ve installed Fedora Core 4 as my secondary OS.

The very first issue I ran into is that yum fails to update my system because of an invalid checksum of its metadata file.

Luckily there is a simply fix:


I also ran into a second issue in which yum would fail to install packages due to missing Dependencies:

Error: Package libnotify needs, this is not available.

Again I was luckily enough to find an easy solution.

  1. Open /etc/yum.conf with your favorite text editor
  2. Change “gpgcheck=1” to “gpgcheck=0”
  3. Save the file and run yum update as root in console (su root then yum update)

Also, here is an excellent guide on how to upgrade to the latest version of GNOME:

Upgrade Your FC4 Box To The Latest GNOME 2.12 Desktop



PS: I’ll be posting more FC4 tips when I find them. :D