Windows Vista Imaging and Installation Performance

PC World got the conversation going on installation times in Windows Vista.  While they quote Jim Allchin that Windows Vista can take as little as 15 minutes to install, my installs have been more like 20 minutes (still rocking fast), so I thought I would talk with David D’Souza who manages our Deployment and Installation…


Update on Interim Windows Vista Build 5728: 64-bit Version Available; Build Availability Window Closing Soon

Per my post from last week, I’ve got some news for you regarding the release of interim build 5728: The 64-bit version of build 5728 is now availabile in both German and English. The window is rapidly closing for download of the English build, as we’re nearing our targeted download quantity.  If you’ve not yet…

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Interim Windows Vista Build 5728 Released Today

Today we released an interim build of Windows Vista, also known as an EDW, or External Developer Workstation.  This build is number 5728 and serves as an update to RC1 and runs in parallel with that release.  The build is available to the public.  Here’s our official message to our testers: Updated Test Build Available (September…

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Silicon Valley Campus Windows Vista Install Fair CLOSED

Regarding my post from last week, please note that the Silicon Valley Campus Install Fair is now closed. Please also take into consideration that we’re not simply giving away copies of Windows Vista at this event — it’s necessary to register for it and then when present at SVC, work with our tech staff to…

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Silicon Valley Campus Install Fair Invitation

The folks at the Silicon Valley Campus asked me to share the following invite with you.  If you find yourself in the San Francisco Bay area on one of these dates, feel free to drop in and pick up the latest version of Windows Vista for your current workstation.  Everyone who participates will be given…

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