Reports: Windows 7 has reached build 7079

Wzor is once again reporting that the Windows 7 winmain_win7rc branch has reached 7079.

Yesterday build 7077 leaked via BitTorrent and we speculated this could be the build that would be "renamed" to 7100 for the RC. It appears that isn't the case and Microsoft has built 7078.0.090406-1758 and 7079.0.090407-1902 over the last few days.

We still expect Microsoft to name the RC build shortly and all bets are on 7100. Last month Microsoft hinted at a May public release for the RC.

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every time im in mac os x.. i try my 100% hardest not to use xp or vista.. what does that tell you about mac os x?
and im a pc user for over 18 years!

weird i am having the best time ... boot times are faster my ram use is now at 23% instead of 36% from build 7057
over all a better time for meeeee .. also other bugs are fixed too

dont tell me... Yet another icon updated

btw 7077 is really slower compared with the others build. Boot slower and uses much more memory than ANY other builds. They are getting worse?. Or is just another 'feature'?.

Umm.. what gives Neowin? The new day has already started and there is not a story about "Windows 7 has reached build 7080"... wow you guys are really slacking lately.

im not going to start a pc vs mac war here.. however I will say this.. what the difference between mac and a pc? well what the difference between mcdonalds and banquet hall? some people like Mercedes.. some like 1981 ford focus.. its all about what the person wants. My mom gets excited about mcdonalds.. I get excited about a banquet halls. but thats just me. on a side note windows 7 is looking ok.

The difference between a Macintosh and any other PC is like the difference between a banquet hall and McDonald's? Do you realize how ridiculous that is?

No, it's more like the difference between mormons and agnostics. They both believe in a god, but one is hard-lining religious freaks that believe that they're perfect and the other one is laid back... "meh, whatever".

Brandon said,
I'm still using Beta 1.

People get WAYYYY to overhyped about such small builds


7068 vs 7000 has some pretty noticeable differences.

Always good to keep up on the GUI changes, gives you an edge on other geeks.

oh balls I only downloaded build 6068 last week!! haven't got round to installing it yet tho

edit: dammit its only 32-bit. AND I just shift-deleted my 7068 x64 iso. Facepalm.

Yay, more news Glad they have not released a 7077 x64 yet...now I'll just keep my 7068 a bit longer...w00t...gooooo 7!!!

Yes, they're not actually working to improve Windows 7 for release. They're just releasing new builds so they can laugh at everyone who installs them. I'm not sure why that would even be funny, but whatever.

Well this just means this "escrow" is not escrow in its meaning. Maybe its taged escrow so it can be destributed to testers, however they still work VERY activly on it and development is far away from "stoped", or maybe they found "showstopper" bug, first workday after making 7077 lol

"Escrow" builds simply mean the build is being held as a possible release until preliminary testing is complete. It's the internal equivalent of a release candidate.

Well I sort of expected this to happen, as it happened the last time a build was leaked ..... a couple of days later A NEW BUILD !
People should learn PATIENCE and wait for the RC to come, don't get me wrong though I am as anxious to learn what the latest build is like .... but how many times do you download it ??? How many leaked builds (including build 7000) have been leaked and then just as quickly then next one is just around the corner.
Well the RC is just around the corner and as I have said before ... I am waiting for the RC then I will download it.

Why care what other people download? If it's interesting and fun for them, let them do it. I can understand your point of view, but please, do let them continue. After all, it's dedication that's brought us this far.

I think this kind of new is a waste of internet space. wzor is most likelly to do that every few days, so no point to write news, unless there are screens or leaked torrents

2c

Well it's around the time of RC so it is indicating progress and people want to learn when the RC will drop. We could post the latest build string every day if we wanted to but we don't.

ironsight2000 said,
if they have done it right then y are they allowing ppl to downgrade to xp

for business's isn't it that obvious ? and if you have used any of the leaked builds you will understand how much they have got right

ironsight2000 said,
if they have done it right then y are they allowing ppl to downgrade to xp

Because they allow downgrades with every release of Windows. And yes, two versions down is normal.

Xp just entered the extended support cycle moaning it is no longer available to buy. but MS changed it to avoid the same problem with vista. people will this windows 7 is no better now.

ironsight2000 said,
Xp just entered the extended support cycle moaning it is no longer available to buy. but MS changed it to avoid the same problem with vista. people will this windows 7 is no better now.

have you used any of the windows 7 builds at all ??? it sounds to me like you haven't....

Fubar said,
for business's isn't it that obvious ? and if you have used any of the leaked builds you will understand how much they have got right :)

i know widows 7 is good, this of the computer illiterate. they will yell we want XP still

Fubar said,
for business's isn't it that obvious ? and if you have used any of the leaked builds you will understand how much they have got right :)

your statement regarding business is simply false: http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/as...chv/local/1.asx

the only reason I came up with is to further increase the "good" feeling about this new microsoft OS, which will be their very first step toward a new company direction: get better reputation with your customer or you'll loose the market share eventually

ironsight2000 said,
i know widows 7 is good, this of the computer illiterate. they will yell we want XP still

It doesn't sound like you know anything about Win7.
It sounds like you're trying to make a switch over, now that you see yourself to be contested, and rightly so. What other excuse will you use for your comment, it was a social experiment?

Eraser85 said,
your statement regarding business is simply false: http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/as...chv/local/1.asx

It isn't false at all, it's true. Where I work we have 40,000+ machines we support. Vista offered us nothing except the opporunity to foot a huge bill to upgrade memory and hardware immediately. Waiting for Win7 will allow our old hardare to be phased out through the normal life cycle.

Windows 7 is different and will tie in with the lifecycle of servers as they move to 2008 and newer tech. We're a few years out from releasing Win7 and when we do it'll be a 64bit release, most of the core business apps will be ready for Win7 and 64bit.

MS knows that business can not migrate to a new OS quickly. Allowing WinXP to continue is a smart business decision as their customers gear up for a Win7 rollout.

Vista is fine for home use and small business, but it had no place in our corporate environment. I've used it at home since it was released and I love it personally!

Exciting news! I just finished downloading 7077, going to install later and test it! Windows 7 is has been very exciting to watch, and I believe Microsoft has done it right this time.