Windows Vista Build 5384 has been released to Tech Beta testers at Microsoft Connect.
Build 5384 is the real deal: Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2 Milestone Build!
Contrary to public opinion and “leaked” information, Windows Vista Beta 2 is not a mere recompile of Vista 5381.1 and it isn’t 5381.4; Vista 5384 is Beta 2 and it’s official!
Microsoft has already launched the public download site for Vista Beta 2, but no more than that, only the site is live, but the build is not ready for download to non-techbeta testers yet.
As usual, NeoSmart Technologies will be providing screenshots and reviews as we write/take them, and you’ll find them here on the blog, at our homepage, and on the gallery.
For now, here are the build details, and it seems that a lot of thinning out and optimizations in both size and performance have been carried out, for example, compare the current build details to the previous one:
vista_5384.4_x64fre_client-LB2CxFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 4,109.73 MB
vista_5384.4_x86fre_client-LB2CFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 3,200.15 MB
As you can see, both the builds are FRE (not CHK) this time around; and they are also both Staged installs.
Download: Vista Build 5384 Beta 2 (x86 & x64)
Public Site: Vista Beta 2
Remember: you can use EasyBCD to modify the boot loader to your liking!
You don’t need to:
Udse this instead, it’s 100% Vista compatible, and faster than the competition.
Ashame the downloads to big for my 512MB Thumb drive. I certainly can’t get it on this slowwww connection either…
Anyway I found a free virutal drive that works well for me:
Unfortunatly, it looks like I won’t be getting it… Unless there is away to compress it.
why the guru is not responding to activation code for build 5384?
plzzzzz, i too need one!!!
Good news! I can get it from a friend who is giving me the DVD. And I LEGALLY obtained a CD Key! So things are working out pretty good sofar. All you need to do for this “limited” time offer, is go to the preview programs page get you key then just download the ISO and burn!! Or simply ad it to a virtual drive.
Linky to a legal copy!:
please send cd key