Windows Vista Beta 2 Is Usable in 2022!

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Windows Vista Beta 2 Is Usable in 2022!

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Yes. Probably many of you will not come to believe that I have succeeded, after a long time, this ... now, I run on my main computer Windows Vista Build 5472. (I write now from it) and honestly, It took me a long time to do this to work. (Of which 90% of work, it is about my discoveries.) The drivers took a long time until I found them, the browser and the bypass of the Timebomb screen, lasted the most of this work. But the most important thing here is that "I succeeded".

OK. I do not explain too much anymore, but if you have questions and problems in this, you can ask here on this topic.
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I'm curious about the browser - are you referring to a built-in browser, a later version of Internet Explorer (presumably IE 9?) or something more modern? I'm considering the use of Windows Vista (well, RTM + SP2) on my main computer, but not being able to run modern applications, especially browsers, is a big issue.
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Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 Is Usable in 2022!

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Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:50 pm
I run on my main computer Windows Vista Build 5472. (I write now from it) and honestly, It took me a long time to do this to work.
5472 is a 16 year old OS... Not to mention it is a beta build so it is unstable.

Why would you ever run that as your main OS???

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Meow wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:58 am
Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:50 pm
I run on my main computer Windows Vista Build 5472. (I write now from it) and honestly, It took me a long time to do this to work.
5472 is a 16 year old OS... Not to mention it is a beta build so it is unstable.

Why would you ever run that as your main OS???
because why not ;)
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Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 Is Usable in 2022!

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Whistler wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:33 pm
I'm curious about the browser - are you referring to a built-in browser, a later version of Internet Explorer (presumably IE 9?) or something more modern? I'm considering the use of Windows Vista (well, RTM + SP2) on my main computer, but not being able to run modern applications, especially browsers, is a big issue.
The browser is New Moon. It is working very fine with XP, Vista, and the All Builds Of Longhorn Pre/Post Reset. (All modern webpages works, inclusively YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Other...)
Last edited by Longhorn_Romania on Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 Is Usable in 2022!

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Meow wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:58 am
Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:50 pm
I run on my main computer Windows Vista Build 5472. (I write now from it) and honestly, It took me a long time to do this to work.
5472 is a 16 year old OS... Not to mention it is a beta build so it is unstable.

Why would you ever run that as your main OS???
You can use every Beta OS, And Even Windows Versions from 18 years ago, as a Main OS If you know how to use it... (From Whistler and beyond.)
Last edited by Longhorn_Romania on Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
“No matter what Windows is better, but as Vista, Will NEVER EXIST! :D ” The BEST OS EVER! :P
Longhorn is the most Nostalgic and Beautyfull :beta: OS. I will never forget him! :P

My Main PC Specs:
Case: Aerocool ExtremEngine 3T
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3GHZ
RAM: 6GB RAM
GPU: nVidia GeForce 9500GS
OS: Windows Vista Build 5472 (Beta 2)
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Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 Is Usable in 2022!

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anonymous74 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:45 am
Meow wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:58 am
Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:50 pm
I run on my main computer Windows Vista Build 5472. (I write now from it) and honestly, It took me a long time to do this to work.
5472 is a 16 year old OS... Not to mention it is a beta build so it is unstable.

Why would you ever run that as your main OS???
because why not ;)
Yes! Why not? :P
“No matter what Windows is better, but as Vista, Will NEVER EXIST! :D ” The BEST OS EVER! :P
Longhorn is the most Nostalgic and Beautyfull :beta: OS. I will never forget him! :P

My Main PC Specs:
Case: Aerocool ExtremEngine 3T
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3GHZ
RAM: 6GB RAM
GPU: nVidia GeForce 9500GS
OS: Windows Vista Build 5472 (Beta 2)
Hard Drive: Seagate 250GB

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Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 Is Usable in 2022!

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Meow wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:58 am
Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:50 pm
I run on my main computer Windows Vista Build 5472. (I write now from it) and honestly, It took me a long time to do this to work.
5472 is a 16 year old OS... Not to mention it is a beta build so it is unstable.

Why would you ever run that as your main OS???
But people still use 7601 so it's 12 years old OS :D just being forked from 13 years old 7600, patched and released it as SP1 :P so it isn't anything bad to use vista-7 era OS'es because people like builds of these both OS'es :P

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Oh btw, how did you deal with debombing vbl_media build like 5472? I am asking, because there's no ServiceProfiles in the install.wim after the exact browsing of mine in 7zip its younger brother (5491 from the same branch) and no spp folder in system32 also. Could you tell me (if you use it on a current date without reduced functionality) how to debomb it?

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alltheatake wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:57 pm
Oh btw, how did you deal with debombing vbl_media build like 5472? I am asking, because there's no ServiceProfiles in the install.wim after the exact browsing of mine in 7zip its younger brother (5491 from the same branch) and no spp folder in system32 also. Could you tell me (if you use it on a current date without reduced functionality) how to debomb it?
The build isnt debombed. Is bypassed with the activation trick. And yea, the functionality of the Build is limited.
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My Main PC Specs:
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GPU: nVidia GeForce 9500GS
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Okay then, Vista Developer Activation i guess.

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alltheatake wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:05 pm
Okay then, Vista Developer Activation i guess.
No, with the Internet Explorer i opened Explorer.EXE.
“No matter what Windows is better, but as Vista, Will NEVER EXIST! :D ” The BEST OS EVER! :P
Longhorn is the most Nostalgic and Beautyfull :beta: OS. I will never forget him! :P

My Main PC Specs:
Case: Aerocool ExtremEngine 3T
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3GHZ
RAM: 6GB RAM
GPU: nVidia GeForce 9500GS
OS: Windows Vista Build 5472 (Beta 2)
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Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 Is Usable in 2022!

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alltheatake wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:48 pm
Meow wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:58 am
Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:50 pm
I run on my main computer Windows Vista Build 5472. (I write now from it) and honestly, It took me a long time to do this to work.
5472 is a 16 year old OS... Not to mention it is a beta build so it is unstable.

Why would you ever run that as your main OS???
But people still use 7601 so it's 12 years old OS :D just being forked from 13 years old 7600, patched and released it as SP1 :P so it isn't anything bad to use vista-7 era OS'es because people like builds of these both OS'es :P
I totally agree with you! The only think to know there is to Tweak the Build.
“No matter what Windows is better, but as Vista, Will NEVER EXIST! :D ” The BEST OS EVER! :P
Longhorn is the most Nostalgic and Beautyfull :beta: OS. I will never forget him! :P

My Main PC Specs:
Case: Aerocool ExtremEngine 3T
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3GHZ
RAM: 6GB RAM
GPU: nVidia GeForce 9500GS
OS: Windows Vista Build 5472 (Beta 2)
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alltheatake wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:48 pm
Meow wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:58 am
Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:50 pm
I run on my main computer Windows Vista Build 5472. (I write now from it) and honestly, It took me a long time to do this to work.
5472 is a 16 year old OS... Not to mention it is a beta build so it is unstable.

Why would you ever run that as your main OS???
But people still use 7601 so it's 12 years old OS :D just being forked from 13 years old 7600, patched and released it as SP1 :P so it isn't anything bad to use vista-7 era OS'es because people like builds of these both OS'es :P
7601 is Windows 7 SP1. That still has support for a lot of apps and it’s stable.
5472 is Vista pre RC1 and even Vista SP2 doesn’t have support for a lot of apps now. It is also in development so some XP apps may not work as they did on Vista RTM. Plus 5472 is unstable and there are known bugs. I would rather use something like XP SP3 because it is supported and there are projects to give it support for newer apps rather than 5472.

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Meow wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:53 pm
alltheatake wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:48 pm
Meow wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:58 am
Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:50 pm
I run on my main computer Windows Vista Build 5472. (I write now from it) and honestly, It took me a long time to do this to work.
5472 is a 16 year old OS... Not to mention it is a beta build so it is unstable.

Why would you ever run that as your main OS???
But people still use 7601 so it's 12 years old OS :D just being forked from 13 years old 7600, patched and released it as SP1 :P so it isn't anything bad to use vista-7 era OS'es because people like builds of these both OS'es :P
7601 is Windows 7 SP1. That still has support for a lot of apps and it’s stable.
5472 is Vista pre RC1 and even Vista SP2 doesn’t have support for a lot of apps now. It is also in development so some XP apps may not work as they did on Vista RTM. Plus 5472 is unstable and there are known bugs. I would rather use something like XP SP3 because it is supported and there are projects to give it support for newer apps rather than 5472.
Let me disagree with you - RC2 5744 supports absolutely all current applications, with the exception of VMware and a couple of specific programs, which is already talking about SP2, everything works on it and the problem is not in the system, but in developers, for example, the same Firefox, where they simply removed Vista support

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Yeah, all of here is true. I have just realised that Vista Build 5472 is having support with ALL the apps that are run in SP2 LOL *hehe*
“No matter what Windows is better, but as Vista, Will NEVER EXIST! :D ” The BEST OS EVER! :P
Longhorn is the most Nostalgic and Beautyfull :beta: OS. I will never forget him! :P

My Main PC Specs:
Case: Aerocool ExtremEngine 3T
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3GHZ
RAM: 6GB RAM
GPU: nVidia GeForce 9500GS
OS: Windows Vista Build 5472 (Beta 2)
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Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 Is Usable in 2022!

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Andydudes wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:25 pm
Meow wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:53 pm
alltheatake wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:48 pm
Meow wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:58 am
Longhorn_Romania wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:50 pm
I run on my main computer Windows Vista Build 5472. (I write now from it) and honestly, It took me a long time to do this to work.
5472 is a 16 year old OS... Not to mention it is a beta build so it is unstable.

Why would you ever run that as your main OS???
But people still use 7601 so it's 12 years old OS :D just being forked from 13 years old 7600, patched and released it as SP1 :P so it isn't anything bad to use vista-7 era OS'es because people like builds of these both OS'es :P
7601 is Windows 7 SP1. That still has support for a lot of apps and it’s stable.
5472 is Vista pre RC1 and even Vista SP2 doesn’t have support for a lot of apps now. It is also in development so some XP apps may not work as they did on Vista RTM. Plus 5472 is unstable and there are known bugs. I would rather use something like XP SP3 because it is supported and there are projects to give it support for newer apps rather than 5472.
Let me disagree with you - RC2 5744 supports absolutely all current applications, with the exception of VMware and a couple of specific programs, which is already talking about SP2, everything works on it and the problem is not in the system, but in developers, for example, the same Firefox, where they simply removed Vista support
That’s 5744, which is the RC2 build of Vista. 5472 is a pre RC 1 build of Vista. Of course RC 2 will run most apps designed for later versions of vista. Firefox did remove vista support in 52, but only in 54 did they start using 7 specific functions.
There are not many 2022 versions of apps that still have support for Vista SP2. You can use the Extended kernel for Vista to run modern apps though.
I would assume that running such an outdated OS would require a hypervisor to run newer apps inside of. I assume Virtualbox works on these old builds?

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