eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472

This Be Secure screen was the first thing we saw upon booting into Vista 5472.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Home media center setup

As with the Be Secure screen, other setup screens pointed to Vistas home media center functionality.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Trend Micro Antivirus

We installed the Trend Micro Antivirus beta that Vista pointed us to, but the Security Center couldnt seem to tell that wed updated our signatures.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - First desktop view

Once wed moved past the security banner, this was the first we spied of our upgraded Vista desktop.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - MTV\s Urge music plugin

We began installing the plug-in for Microsoft/MTVs Urge music service before losing interest.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Sharing and Discovery setup

This was the first wed seen of Vistas very nice-looking Sharing and Discovery setup interface--it reminds us of the network services controls on Mac OS X.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Unfinished corner

Another yet-unfinished corner of Vista points to cross-marketing opportunities to come.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Classic-style menu

The classic-style menu was a vestige from our upgraded Windows XP box, on which wed opted for the Windows 2000-era menu format.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Gadgets

We had to save our sidebar gadget to disk before installing it, but the scribble gadget didnt turn out to be worth the download.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - AV download snag

The same thing happened with the Trend Micro AV software we downloaded--we had to save it first to disk

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Windows Defender

Windows Defender didnt look like it had changed much in this build.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - IE 7 Phishing filter

Same with Internet Explorer 7s phishing filter-it looked more or less the same as in earlier builds.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Personalization

We liked the look of Vistas new desktop appearance tools, but the old interfaces still lurk for those who prefer them.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Snipping Tool

Heres that old-look tool interface--a screen grab we took with Vistas nifty, if starchily-named, Snipping Tool.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Denial of access

Although Vistas UAC seemed generally smoother, we were puzzled when Vista refused our attempt to change the name of a folder on our desktop.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Taskbar media control

We liked the look of Vistas taskbar-borne media controls.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Windows Features dialog

We used Vistas handy Windows Features dialog to remove the telnet server we found installed by default on our machine.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Vista install disk - 1

Our Vista install disk came with a pointer to an upgrade-readiness tool from Microsoft.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Vista install disk - 2

One of our lab machines that was loaded with an earlier version of Vista didnt have enough left-over disk space for a new install.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Security Center warnings

As usual on Windows, the Security Center warned of our dangerously absent anti-virus software. Vista offered suggestions for an AV app, however.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - VPN connection setup

We didnt need admin authorization to set up a VPN connection for ourselves.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Save dialog

We liked the look of this smart file-save dialog.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - 3D Window Switcher

Vistas 3D Window Switcher is among the handier eye-candy elements on this system.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Wackiness

We did run into some beta-software wackiness.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Build 5472 - Windows Experience Index

Our test rig rated a 3.3 on Vistas Windows Experience Index.

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