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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 luceri on 4/28/2009 9:30:58 AM , Rating: 2
It almost always prompts to close some apps for me, but it's more just an instant force close feature to speed up shutdown that's optional -- the apps always shut down quickly and computer is in the "Your PC is shutting down" or whatever within 10 seconds, so it's not like a freeze. Maybe what you're experiencing is different though.

I don't use arcsoft, but I do watch bluray movies hooked up to my receiver via hdmi which is then sent to the TV. I will say, no Windows in history has functioned as well with dual display. It just instantly recognizes my television/receiver properly the first time everytime. Vista NEVER did this, XP was horrible at this.

I think bottom line it's improving and once we give the third party software developers some time to catch up things will be great. Just using basic stuff like klite codec pack then running mkv's through WMP has never functioned better for me.

We do have similar setups though. My PC is connected to a DLP as well and I'm using ATI drivers. If there's any way I can help just let me know what to test and I'll tell you the results. Using build 7068 right now.


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