I installed the latest Windows Vista build 5728 x86 today released last Friday to Technical Testers and CPP participants. I still have not downloaded the x64 build, so those results will come at a later time. Not much has changed visually or performance wise, but the polishing is there with numerous icons updated, such as the User Folder icons for the various content explorer’s.
Desktop PC Specs:
Dell Dimension 8300 (March 2004)
Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz HT (Northwood)
2.6 GBs of RAM
nVidia Geforce FX 5200 128 MB AGP
Now for the installation results:
Setup: 2 mins
Copying Files: 17 mins
Expanding Files: 15 mins
Installing Features: N/A
Installing Updates: 1 min
Please wait while Windows Vista Prepares to Start for the first time: 1 min
Completing Setup: 4 mins
Total time: 39 mins
This is a small but noticeable improvement over build 5600 which took 42 mins to complete the installation. So, I would say, Vista keeps getting better with each build. I am looking forward to see the results from my x64 install.