Windows Vista Beta Build 5365 Released

Microsoft Windows Vista Beta Build 5365 has been released to technical beta testers

Hello Vista Lovers,

Microsoft has released Windows Vista Beta Build 5365. :D

Download It Now! (Official Beta Testers Only)

Specific to build 5365

Q: Is there an upgrade path available for build 5365?

A: Clean installs are the only type of install supported in 5365. There is a screen during setup that implies that you can upgrade if you start the installation from within Windows, but this screen only applies to a future build of Vista.

Q: Is build 5365 considered Beta 2?

A: Build 5365 is still part of Beta 1. Beta 2 will be out before you know it. In the meantime, please continue to submit feedback and bug reports on the latest builds. We really appreciate the diligent work done by all of our beta testers. If you find a bug that still exists in this build and has been closed by us, please re-file the bug and make the notation that this was also in build XXXX.

Q: Why do some jpg/jpeg images appear distorted when viewing them in Windows Movie Player?

A: This is a known issue, and will be resolved in a future build. As a workaround, the images should properly display in other applications.

Q: In MCE, why does the screen go black after watching TV for 15 minutes?

A: This is a known issue, and will be resolved in a future build.

Q: Why does the video/graphics in some games not appear?

A: Some games that use that don’t support video overlays have this issue. Audio in the game is fine, but users may not be able to view in-game videos. We’re working on getting this resolved in a future version.



Windows Vista Build 5342 Released

Microsoft has released Windows Vista Build 5342! :)

Hello Vista Lovers,

Microsoft has released Windows Vista Build 5342 to Microsoft Connect. :D

I’ll be sure to post some screen shots. :)

Take Care,



Well, maybe I will not be. :(

This build will not install correctly.

It just sets at a blank black screen forever.

Safe mode does not work either. You can not even see the boot menu. :(

Windows Vista Has Failed To Install

If anyone else runs into this please vote on this bug at Microsoft Connect . Thanks!

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…

Wanna Help Beta Test Windows Vista?

Wanna Help Beta Test Windows Vista?


So you wanna help beta test Windows Vista?

Well, if your a member you can get that chance right now, for free.

Become a member and receive a Windows Vista Invite though the Windows Vista Community Technology Preview Program.

Once you become a member you will receive an E-Mail with instructions on how to join the team.

The Microsoft Windows Vista Team and Culminis have invited us to be part of a special Windows Vista beta program known as the “Community Technology Preview” (CTP) program.

There are only 1000 of these special worldwide slots open and they are reserved for members of, a Culminis IT PRO user groups.

To learn more about the program and to register for the opportunity to be selected for one of these slots, please go to to complete the online registration form ASAP.

Here are the minimum guidelines:

  1. Any customer or partner, 18 years or older, who is willing to install the pre-release builds and provide Microsoft with their feedback
  2. Who is willing to either self-host Windows Vista or subject it to some tests using their typical or expected computing environment
  3. Who has a good working knowledge of using and troubleshooting Windows




New Windows Vista Web Sites

Microsoft Windows Vista (Longhorn) Web Sites Have Gone Live


Just thought I would share some new Microsoft Windows Vista (Longhorn) web sites that have since gone live, and a few others. :D