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Thread: Windows 7 RTM Build Hits Torrents

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    Darth Sushi's Avatar Sushi Lord
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    Report: Windows 7 RTM Build Hits Torrents
    by Jason Mick (Blog) - July 13, 2009 1:01 PM

    " Has the RTM build of Windows 7 just leaked?

    As predicted, the 7600 Build of Windows 7 was reportedly released on July 13. Also as predicted, soon thereafter it was swiftly leaked out onto torrent sites.

    Both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads of the new OS of the Ultimate edition were being actively hosted at press time. There is some question about whether the build is indeed the Release to Manufacturing build as rumored. This would mean that it would be almost the exact version of Windows 7 to appear on store shelves this fall, barring the discovery of a major bug in the RTM phase.

    While the 7600 build made indeed be the build to see RTM, it may be the wrong version of the 7600 build. I Started Something blogger Long Zheng was the first to discover the build string -- "7600.16384.0907101945_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso". Some are noting that the RTM build of Windows Vista was 16386, indicating that two more compilations might be in store before the official RTM.

    Microsoft has yet to comment on the leak. However, the build appears to be legitimate and almost, if not exactly, feature-identical to the RTM release.

    The 7600 build wasn't the only Microsoft product to be leaked as Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WWPC) kicked off in New Orleans. A technical preview of the new version of Microsoft Office -- Office 2010 -- also hit torrents. "


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    dadelor's Avatar Supercalafragalistic BT Rep: +4
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    This is funny these builds leak so much its almost like microsoft is giving these away. I havent tried this one out yet but im looking forward to checking it out. but has this been confirmed RTM? i see it everywhere some say it is others say nada.

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    SonsOfLiberty's Avatar The Lonely Wanderer
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    It's not RTM

    Posted - Monday 13th July on Windows 7 Team Blog
    Update on Windows 7 RTM


    I’d like to offer up a little insight into the "Release to Manufacturing" (RTM) for Windows 7.

    Over the past week, there have been many rumors surrounding RTM.

    We are close, but have not yet signed off on Windows 7. When we RTM you will most certainly hear it here. As we’ve said all along, we will RTM Windows 7 when it’s ready. As previously stated, we expect Windows 7 to RTM in the 2nd half of July.

    Windows 7 will be available in many languages from around the world. For us to consider RTM "done", it requires that all languages be completely finished. So there is a lot of work that needs to take place for us to finalize all languages of Windows 7. We also need to get to a point of "global readiness" with our partners. Our partners being ready for Windows 7 is extremely important to RTM. As Steven Sinofsky mentions in his blog post in May, RTM isn’t a single point in time. It’s the beginning of the next process for Windows 7. At RTM our partners begin their final preparations for Windows 7, including testing and building images for new PCs. RTM is essentially the final "stage" of engineering for Windows 7 before it hits the market at General Availability (GA). As Steven notes, engineering continues on Windows 7 from RTM until GA on October 22nd.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that when we do a specific build internally of Windows 7 we have an extensive step-by-step validation process to ensure quality. This process takes time. Just because a single build may have "leaked" it does not signal the completion of a milestone such as RTM. As always, don’t believe everything that you read on the Internet - except this post ;-).

    Everyone is super excited about this version of Windows. I continue to get a ton of questions about some of the things that happen after we RTM. I would like to answer some of those questions:

    Once Windows 7 is complete, how do I get it?

    The answer depends on who you are:

    MSDN & TechNet Subscribers: Subscribers will be able to download the final version of Windows 7 a few weeks after we announce RTM.

    Volume License (VL) Customers: As announced today by Bill Veghte during his WPC09 keynote, Windows 7 will be available to Volume License customers on September 1st.

    Consumers, Enthusiasts, & Beta Testers (Everyone else): The retail version of Windows 7 will be available in stores October 22nd. If you pre-ordered Windows 7, it should be delivered sometime around the October 22nd timeframe (depends on the retailer). You can pre-order Windows 7 today through many online retailers like the Microsoft Store.

    On New PCs: OEMs are expected to start shipping new PCs with Windows 7 pre-installed on them around October 22nd.

    Can I continue to use the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) until I receive the RTM version?

    Yes, you can continue to use the RC until it expires on June 1st, 2010 (expiration starts March 1, 2010 - this is when the reboots start - final expiration on June 1). Please note that "in-place" (or direct) upgrades from the Windows 7 RC to RTM will not be supported. You will be required to do a Custom installation (aka "clean install").

    I am a TechNet or MSDN subscriber. Will I get a product key?

    MSDN and TechNet subscribers, as well as Volume License customers will have access to product keys (PIDs) when Windows 7 is made available to them. Product keys for Windows 7 RTM will be different than the product keys used for Windows 7 Beta and the release candidate. Windows 7 Beta or RC product keys *will not* work with Windows 7 RTM.

    I am using one of the so-called "leaked" builds of Windows 7, how will I know if it is the real deal?

    As always, beware of what you download. There are many bogus copies of Windows 7 floating around the Internet. More often than not, they contain a rather nice malware payload. And don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. When Windows 7 hits RTM, it will be announced here. Until that happens, any builds you are likely to see on the web are either not the final bits or are laced with malicious code.

    How do I get a 64-bit copy of Windows 7?

    The Upgrade and Full packaged retail product of Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate will come with both 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs. With Windows Vista, the 64-bit version was only available with Windows Vista Ultimate. Due to the incredible adoption of 64-bit today and customer feedback, we decided to change this for Windows 7. Now all copies of Windows 7 in developed markets will ship with both 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs.

    I want to emphasize that delivering Windows 7 at the highest quality possible is the biggest criteria we have for hitting RTM. Our top focus is a super high quality release of Windows first and foremost.

    Thanks, and check back soon for more Windows 7 news.
    Thanks to Nucleus for the info above

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    It's usually best to wait awhile until the dust settles. Sometimes the first releases to leak can turn out to be nothing but a patched beta.

    Of course, it's not just torrents that have been hit ... usenet also

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    SonsOfLiberty's Avatar The Lonely Wanderer
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    Yeah torrents, everyone thinks oooooh it hit torrents, oh no, what do we do!

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    heeh,I'm still using Windows XP


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