Microsoft Windows Vista, 6.0.4084.0


General information
File format
  • DVD
Bootable Yes
Architecture x86
  • English
  • Preinstallation Environment
  • Professional

Install information
Full buildtag 6.0.4084.0 (main.040527-0915)
BIOS date 28/05/2004
Timebomb 24/11/2004 (+180 days)


This build is not much different then from the WinHEC 2004 build, it introduces a new wallpaper.
In the Control Panel some options only display an HTTP Error and the option Performance and Maintenance leads to a crash of Explorer.exe, the Help And Support program also.

As with 4083, the start menu is not filled, only the startup folder, a migration application and Windows Messenger are included.
You can however run Calculator, Command Prompt, Paint from the Run box, but Wordpad and Outlook Express only generate an warning and the application then closes.
The default theme is Slate, but also included are Jade, Windows XP's Luna and Windows Classic, but Windows Classic can't open due to missing files.

Included in this build is an internal application named VoteNow.exe it display's a message so that the employees using that build can vote the build after some time (~4 hours).

It seems that the Desktop Notification that should display with 'You have been using this Longhorn build for a few hours now. By using the Vote Now button below, you can vote to let us know what you think of it. To learn more, click this text. is broken in this build, due to it doesn't display after the set amount of time.


MD5 Professional: CCA0C39B98A117C3C6B25B65F7CCFF41
MD5 Preinstallation Environment: E67D6DFA69671C2666D06F8FF8198939


This build has a problem with formatting, you can partition, but when you try for format, it display's an error that it can't find a DLL file.
You can partition with this build and then format it with an earlier one, or a later one. (Optional Step 12)

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