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Windows Vista post-reset image in WinHEC 2006 presentation

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While browsing the WinHEC 2006 PowerPoint presentations I discovered an image in Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v2 And Beyond (slide 10 of 42) of Windows Vista that caught my eye:

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It is unfortunately of low resolution, but note the Games Explorer—which is even represented by a green color as per pre-reset "Longhorn"—Windows Aero (with thicker title bars reminiscent of pre-reset "Longhorn"); the glass relection; and finally a menu bar and Command Bar with a gray color similar to post-reset Windows "Longhorn" 5048, as well as a taskbar similar to the version in that build.
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Can be 5060 or something close to it. Taskbar looks very similar to 5048 one.
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Resident007 wrote:Can be 5060 or something close to it. Taskbar looks very similar to 5048 one.
It could be 5058, 5059.vbl_wcp_avalon or even 5060, but who knows 8-)
The taskbar is indeed from 5048
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It could be 504x or 505x (most likely 5048).
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Unlikely to be 5048, as 5048's aero glass doesn't look like that. 505x or early 506x most likely.

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...am I the only one here here who finds the black menu bar text a bit...odd?

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Based on the extensive research that I've done in the past regarding Omega-13 builds, this may be 5060.vbl_wcp_avalon.050417-1805.

It has a taskbar identical to 5048 and features the new Aero. Besides, being shown in a presentation about WDDM suggests that this particular build was used to demonstrate WDDM, and the best way to do that would be with Aero.

Not sure about the games explorer though, however it is none of the following builds:
  • *6.0.5048.winmain_idx02.050401-0536 : Different Aero
    *6.0.5054.vbl_ux_nisd.050404-1730 : Doesn't feature Aero, used for speech recognition
    *6.0.5059.vbl_ux_dev_checkin.050420-1700 : Different taskbar
    *6.0.5058.vbl_wcp_um_d2dev.050412-1800 : Same Aero from 5048
    *Any build after 5060, these feature the new black taskbar used in 5112.
Interesting thing that this build is featured in a WinHEC 2006 presentation and originally it has been demonstrated in WinHEC '05 for the more advanced Aero theme and window scaling.

Some other screenshots of this build:
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