Windows 7 build 7077 leaks

According to several reports from Neowin members, Windows 7 build 7077 has leaked to various torrent sites.

Named as an RC escrow build it's likely that 7077.0.090404-1255 is the RC that will be modified to 7100 and distributed widely in May. Microsoft confirmed the 7100 path yesterday on its Engineering Windows 7 blog by advising users to modify the MinClient build number from 7100 to 7000 in order to enable beta to RC upgrades.

It is now expected that Microsoft will name 7100 as the RC build and builds 7105 onwards will be the ongoing development branched towards RTM. The existence of build 7105 was confirmed on Monday meaning Microsoft will have skipped (or reserved) builds 7001, 7002, 7003 and 7004 similar to the "skip" from 6956 to 7000 and then the reserved 7001 and 7002 builds for the beta to RC period.

Microsoft appear to be on target for the May public RC release but may still deliver the RC internally and to partners for April 10th as we confirmed in February.


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I noticed this as well, thought maybe its because it pretty much rc, it seems more stable than previous leaked build, just installing it on one machine until official rc comes out then will install on rest.

I just was going to set up my house hold network and saw that the local American Legion post was
listed as a unsecured network . Now that wasn't listed before on the other builds and I have installed them all.
I read some where that the network set up was improved on this 7077 build.

MS should make an option to let the user choose to have the hot color on when a program is active, and not only by on mouse over. Perhaps someone can make/find a tweak for that, I would love it.

I don't like the new color style when a program is active like Internet Explorer in the Taskbar. The color style in 7068 and previous builds was better.

Jugalator on 08 Apr 2009 - 13:14 What's the difference?

It has a greyeish shadow around the icon like in previous builds but on the edges it's more white and it sticks out more but I happen to like it.

Ohh, I see... Thanks Hmm, I would have preferred it to be more blue (in the case with IE, that is), but otherwise I don't have any problems with it either.

Luke777 said,
I don't like the new color style when a program is active like Internet Explorer in the Taskbar. The color style in 7068 and previous builds was better.

I too dont like it...older one was better

They're probably thinking that a depressed state = active, instead of past builds where it appeared to be a raised black/white pearl.

I agree as well, of all the nice graphical changes they've done up to this point, this one looks really odd.

Just installed...so far so good Hopefully this fresh install is better than 7068..my laptop didn't like it at all!

thing is theres much less support for 64 bit apps. personally i think they should stop releasing 32 bit OS' considering all modern CPUs can use it plus we're gunna need more than 4GB in the future

stezo2k said,
thing is theres much less support for 64 bit apps. personally i think they should stop releasing 32 bit OS' considering all modern CPUs can use it plus we're gunna need more than 4GB in the future

There's no reason *not* to do a 32bit version - if you've done the legwork for 64bit then 32bit is a doddle. And it's very useful for older PC's without 64bit support (Celeron M laptops) or even Atom based netbooks (also 32bit)

Why only this ****ty 32 bit stuff We need 64 bit release! 64 bit is the future!

LOL, are you complaining at the leaker? :D

Because Microsoft will of course issue a simultaneous 32- and 64-bit release.

I agree that it's time to quit making the 32-bit to make the s/ware makers come on board.
What is the point of 32-bit when 64-bit emulates the environment for most apps, for those few stubborn programmers? (and no stezo2k, there is PLENTY support for x64 since the release of Vista 64-bit)

If M$ is dropping a lot of support for legacy with Vista & 7, they should follow through and drop the 32-bit OS too, then we can finally move on from all those viruses (and yes I do use an AV, so no "get an AV" comments please).
It's time to move to the next stage and that is 64-bit; to make the game/CAD/etc makers code with full 64-bit support to allow use for more RAM by the apps.

Have a legacy computer that doesn't have an x86-64 CPU? No problem, use a legacy OS: WinXP. The over-ambition of people to run the latest OS on computers that were made with a stone, hammer and chisel for tools, is holding the progression of Tech far too much.
WinXP was/is a great OS, millions have said it, so use it if it's all you can use and let Win7 be the x64 OS it's meant to be.
Dropping 32-bit will push everyone, both M$ and 3rd party developers to focus on the 64-bit and let it progress.;)

Fox-HTV said,
Have a legacy computer that doesn't have an x86-64 CPU? No problem, use a legacy OS: WinXP. The over-ambition of people to run the latest OS on computers that were made with a stone, hammer and chisel for tools, is holding the progression of Tech far too much.
WinXP was/is a great OS, millions have said it, so use it if it's all you can use and let Win7 be the x64 OS it's meant to be.
Dropping 32-bit will push everyone, both M$ and 3rd party developers to focus on the 64-bit and let it progress.;)

..and the brand new Atom 32bit only line of cpu's? And why bother unecessarily restricting your users (and therefore you sales) when it runs *so well* on old hardware. It rocks on my Celeron-M based laptop - over ambition? do what son?


MS are already pushing 64bit - driver manu's HAVE TO make 64bit drivers thesedays (a far cry from WinXP).

It's too bad 7077 wasn't leaked with both x86 and x64 bits, but hey: It's a leak, not a release. What do you want, free everything? Not in this lifetime, I'm afraid.

Fox-HTV said,
I agree that it's time to quit making the 32-bit to make the s/ware makers come on board.
What is the point of 32-bit when 64-bit emulates the environment for most apps, for those few stubborn programmers? (and no stezo2k, there is PLENTY support for x64 since the release of Vista 64-bit)

If M$ is dropping a lot of support for legacy with Vista & 7, they should follow through and drop the 32-bit OS too, then we can finally move on from all those viruses (and yes I do use an AV, so no "get an AV" comments please).
It's time to move to the next stage and that is 64-bit; to make the game/CAD/etc makers code with full 64-bit support to allow use for more RAM by the apps.

Have a legacy computer that doesn't have an x86-64 CPU? No problem, use a legacy OS: WinXP. The over-ambition of people to run the latest OS on computers that were made with a stone, hammer and chisel for tools, is holding the progression of Tech far too much.
WinXP was/is a great OS, millions have said it, so use it if it's all you can use and let Win7 be the x64 OS it's meant to be.
Dropping 32-bit will push everyone, both M$ and 3rd party developers to focus on the 64-bit and let it progress.;)



MS Server is already x64 only. It's all atom fault.

dangel said,
..and the brand new Atom 32bit only line of cpu's?

leave them to Android, lol (kiddin')
You have a point, well if that's the case looks like the workforce will/should remain split into 32-bit and 64-bit teams, *sigh*:p
dangel said,
why bother unecessarily restricting your users (and therefore you sales) when it runs *so well* on old hardware. It rocks on my Celeron-M based laptop - over ambition?

For the progression of technology, and yes, it is over-ambition if you'd expect M$ to restrict itself because of that Celeron M. As I said, "WinXP was/is a great OS, millions have said it, so use it if it's all you can use"
dangel said,
MS are already pushing 64bit - driver manu's HAVE TO make 64bit drivers thesedays (a far cry from WinXP).

Now it's just to give the developers such a push.

Fox-HTV said,
leave them to Android, lol (kiddin')
You have a point, well if that's the case looks like the workforce will/should remain split into 32-bit and 64-bit teams, *sigh*:p

Why? I produce 64bit code, to produce 32bit all I do is change the output type Of course on Windows there are some differences (WOW) but the code base remains the same.

Fox-HTV said,
For the progression of technology, and yes, it is over-ambition if you'd expect M$ to restrict itself because of that Celeron M. As I said, "WinXP was/is a great OS, millions have said it, so use it if it's all you can use"

Please don't do the whole M$ thing first off and second, why not sell to the 32bit market? MS are a company trying to make money. The fact is 7 runs really well on old hardware - it's faster than XP for me and I even get aero with 9700m graphics onboard - and the advent of the netbook makes this all the more important to MS (as sales of netbooks having taken off). I'm sick of XP, but my old lappy keeps on going - as do my two netbooks - and all 3 run 7 really nicely.

Fox-HTV said,
Now it's just to give the developers such a push.

Because? Writing apps in .NET? Well it already targets 64bit. Not? Well make a 64bit version and then build it again for x86 - it's just a compiler option..

dangel said,
Why? I produce 64bit code, to produce 32bit all I do is change the output type Of course on Windows there are some differences (WOW) but the code base remains the same.

Hey man, I'm agreeing with you, I'm saying, it looks like 32-bit is still a necessity then.;)

dangel said,
Please don't do the whole M$ thing first off and second, why not sell to the 32bit market?

That's the whole point of my argument, that M$ should be a bit more tech oriented instead of $$$$ all the time.:)

You people are being ridiculous about wanting 32-bit to die so soon. That's just in line with people who'd like support for XP to die right this second.

In the end, it doesn't make any business sense. Progression is gradual rather than a sudden jump and screwing over your existing consumer base.

I don't necessarily think 32bit needs to die soon, but 64bit should be pushed more aggressively than it is.

If someone buys a new desktop/laptop/netbook that is 32bit then the OS and subsequent upgrades and/or new versions should come from the OEM.

Ok, yeah, you guys are right. I agree with you iamwhoiam, that the push for 64-bit should be more aggressive. That's the whole idea behind what I said, but I guess it would be too aggressive to cut 32-bit just like that.
How about shipping all new OEM PCs preinstalled with 64-bit? That sounds good and not drastic at all.

The orb just looks wrong. It looks like an app sitting in the task bar. I think they should radically change the look of it instead of tweaking it's glow (the orb sitting in Vista's task bar looks good).
At least they've brought back the sound schemes - I havent seen them change anything since Windows 95 plus pack!

Is it me or is there new default WMP songs in 7077?

Sleep away by Bob Acri

Kalimba by Ninja Tuna

Maid with the Flaxen Hair by Richard Stoltzman

Can anyone check their previous builds?

Is it some kind of law that every newer version of windows must have greater hard disk requirements (for their filthy bloat ware), increased number of processes in Task Manager (to hog the overall performance), More power consumption then last OS (blast the batteries in lap)??? Honestly, as computers become powerful, their grip to squeeze users become powerful too!

Feels sad that we (1) install these OSes and wipe out their poo with our XPLite type toilet paper (as they can't learn to provide options in favor of users), (2) Optimize OS by default (these tweaking softwares are pain in butt) (3) MMC's enable/disable is SO lame! (simple check boxes would have done it like msconfig) but they want us to click more and more and more and MORE!

JunkMail said,
Is it some kind of law that every newer version of windows must have greater hard disk requirements (for their filthy bloat ware), increased number of processes in Task Manager (to hog the overall performance), More power consumption then last OS (blast the batteries in lap)??? Honestly, as computers become powerful, their grip to squeeze users become powerful too!

Feels sad that we (1) install these OSes and wipe out their poo with our XPLite type toilet paper (as they can't learn to provide options in favor of users), (2) Optimize OS by default (these tweaking softwares are pain in butt) (3) MMC's enable/disable is SO lame! (simple check boxes would have done it like msconfig) but they want us to click more and more and more and MORE! :(


Go back to your DOS cave, troll

JunkMail said,
Is it some kind of law that every newer version of windows must have greater hard disk requirements (for their filthy bloat ware), increased number of processes in Task Manager (to hog the overall performance), More power consumption then last OS (blast the batteries in lap)??? Honestly, as computers become powerful, their grip to squeeze users become powerful too!

Is it some kind of law that with every new version of Windows we get the same trolling from dumb people who don´t have any clue about what they are talking about yet still wish to bore people with their preconceptions based on their experience with windows 15 years ago?

If you would have a clue about what you´re talking about you would know that there are less processes, several features and apps removed from Windows 7, resource usage is gone down significantly and the installation size is smaller (because a couple of gigs more or less is so important in these days of terrabyte drives!)

k7of9 said,
Is it some kind of law that with every new version of Windows we get the same trolling from dumb people who don´t have any clue about what they are talking about yet still wish to bore people with their preconceptions based on their experience with windows 15 years ago?

If you would have a clue about what you´re talking about you would know that there are less processes, several features and apps removed from Windows 7, resource usage is gone down significantly and the installation size is smaller (because a couple of gigs more or less is so important in these days of terrabyte drives!)

Thank you. These people really annoy me - look at the next version of Windows BEFORE you bash it.

This kind of troll is especially silly for an OS faster than its predecessor, and being more restrictive with what services it runs as well.

Indeed, no one needs to bitch about RAM or hard drive space anymore. It's been TEN YEARS since an OS install of 1 gb vs. 4 gb mattered. Hell, I could install and run Windows 7 from my spare RAM at this point. 8P

hairbautt said,
:whistling: Me too. We're always the last ones on the list arn't we?

There was one leak a while back that was x64 first. Can't remember the build number though (7022 maybe).

roadwarrior said,
There was one leak a while back that was x64 first. Can't remember the build number though (7022 maybe).

I saw the 7057 x64 while browsing around today.
Sigh, I too await x64, looks like M$ will be the one to hand it to us, not leaks; hope they don't take too long...

my bad, it was Rodrigo replying to a post that had be moderated with a date of 31 Dec 1969. guess someone had put a link in to a torrent file up there. apoligies to Rodrigo

with over 10,000 peers on Torrents currently sharing this build (and positive comments), isn't that 100% enough?

Exosphere said,
with over 10,000 peers on Torrents currently sharing this build (and positive comments), isn't that 100% enough?

10000+ peers? where are you getting that figure. i see about 7400 on TBP/Peer Exchange/DHT combined

timster said,
10000+ peers? where are you getting that figure. i see about 7400 on TBP/Peer Exchange/DHT combined

That's it, you lure me into giving links and then I get banned ;)
Lets just say, I use a well known portal instead of going to those sites directly, it gives me totals from the various trackers that already exist.
It's nearlly 11,000 now, and this of course doesn't count the various other methods people use to download.

Microsoft know the game, the numbers that have downloaded previous builds is staggering, and MS know this - they must love it as it's just becoming an unofficial mass beta test for them.