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New build hasn't been leaked to torrents -- yet

Microsoft's Windows 7 is perhaps one of the most hotly anticipated tech products of the year.  Its beta builds have thus far showcased both polish and Microsoft's willingness to improve and take constructive criticism.  Microsoft has over 2,000 planned bug fixes for the Release Candidate phase, and recent builds have given users just a taste of the promising new OS's potential.

Hot on the heels of the leak of RC build 7077 to the torrent world earlier this month, Microsoft has delivered a major milestone build to OEM partners and TAP gold customers.  Microsoft reportedly compiled the new build, 7100.0.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700 (build 7100, for short), on Tuesday, and has already began distribution.

While some are likely eagerly awaiting the build to hit torrents, for home testing, Microsoft may actually beat leakers to the punch.  Microsoft announced via its Partners page plans to launch a semi-public distribution of the release candidate by May 5th to MSDN/TechNet customers.  The official release will invariably also be shared by these customers over torrent.  The 7100 build seems a likely target for the release.

There's potential, though, that the posting could be a mistake, as a Microsoft Online Chat Concierge spokesperson commented, "Currently the Windows 7 RC has not been available through the TechNet subscription yet, only the Microsoft OEM partners such as Dell, Siemens are taking part in the RC's this period of test."

Regardless, whenever DailyTech get its hands on release candidate 7100, a features update piece can be expected.  Until then, like the rest of community, we have to wait and see.

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RE: I can't wait
By aftlizard on 4/23/2009 4:22:55 PM , Rating: 2
Make sure you report those things.

My Ati drivers work great(9.3) and 7MC works fine except that doesn't work, however there is a way to register components individually for it I heard. As far as ArcSoft I can't tell you much, they are just slow. TMT just doesn't run that well in 7, I should uninstall it and run it in Vista compatability mode.

RE: I can't wait
By Souka on 4/23/2009 6:54:11 PM , Rating: 4
No need to report....all the RC candidates send tons of data back to MS... I have this first hand info from a Windows 7 QA/dev.

If the Win7 OS can see an internet connection, it'll be sending lots of info back to MS period...

RE: I can't wait
By luceri on 4/28/2009 9:22:36 AM , Rating: 2
yeah this thing is phoning home constantly. my firewall goes off for permission once every 15 minutes nonstop to send something to microsoft. I just perma-allowed it, hopefully they can make it as good as possible. Just send the bugs when programs crash. They likely have a database of how frequently a program crashes... if your program crashes a bunch of times, that'll get higher priority to be looked into, so still send the automated crash reports that W7 automatically generates for ya.

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