Microsoft Windows Vista, 6.0.5744.16384


General information
File format
  • DVD
Bootable Yes
Architecture x64, x86
  • English
  • Business
  • Business N
  • Home Basic
  • Home Basic N
  • Home Premium
  • Starter
  • Ultimate
  • Ultimate Check/Debug

Install information
Full buildtag 6.0.5744.16384 (vista_rtm_edw.061003-1945)
BIOS date 04/10/2006
Timebomb 31/05/2007 (+239 days)
Product Key n/a


This build did not introduce much change, the Windows SideShow Icon has been changed and the RSS logo in one of the sidebar gadgets.


MD5 x86: 83CEE5F1642D094670147C5350C57762
MD5 x64: 23B213D7342B2E957B3DB1D98C0EE3E6


If you install this build in VMware, you can enable aero (for Home Premium, Business and Ultimate, for Home Basic only the non-transparant aero is enabled), Starter does not support it.

Follow these steps to enable it:

Set Composition Policy in the Registry:
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM and set CompositionPolicy to 2.

Install the VMware Video Drivers:
Get the Windows WDDM Driver for VMware Workstation from the download page here and install the WDDM Driver Package for the correct architecture.

Reboot and Aero is automatically enabled.

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