The build included minor UI changes, most notably enhancements to the Media Center, new Aero and Aurora effects, a quicker setup course of, some new Sidebar devices, and slight improvements in general efficiency and stability. The paint was also slightly improved, there is a new screenshot snapping/saving tool included and a barely redesigned Network Center. This build did not meet CTP quality measurements, and was available only in Ultimate Edition, for both 32-bit and sixty four-bit techniques. February CTP , was launched on February 22, 2006 and was the primary characteristic-complete CTP. It was additionally the primary construct to have the upgrade compatibility.
A new “Windows Aero” mouse pointer scheme was launched, which launched anti-aliasing to the mouse pointer for the first time, and lots of the remaining Windows XP-fashion icons have been replaced with new icons. The disk space used by a clean installation was additionally significantly decreased.