Windows 7 RC completed, build 7100

Company insiders and Wzor have confirmed that 7100 is the official Windows 7 RC build.

7100.0.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700 was compiled on Tuesday and has reportedly been handed out to OEM partners and TAP gold customers. Earlier this month we reported that build 7077 had leaked online and that Microsoft were pushing towards a 7100 RC release.

Microsoft recently published details about a public RC due for May 5th. We expect MSDN/TechNet customers to receive the bits within the next week if the company is still targeting May 5th.

According to reports, 7115.0.winmain.090421-1650 is the latest build internally at the time of writing.

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Windows 7 build 7100 up for grabs on torrent sites. Both x86 and x64 leaked in an interval of nearly 4 hours :)
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I tested the first RC build 7000 and I used it everyday, all the time. I didn't have time to keep changing my build, but 7 is by far the best OS to date.I don't need anymore testing as i think they should release this thing by June or July at the latest. MS Marketing will probably want it released "back to school" or at christmas time. but imho this thing is done. Last night i decided to put my laptop back to vista, eagerly awaiting 7. I will be upgrading from my vista, it doesn't matter if you do an upgrade or a clean install they both turn out the same; AWESOME!.
Here's to the waiting game...

I would like to see "ribbons" integrated into Windows more.

It already is in Calculator, Wordpad/Notepad; I can easily see it in Windows Movie Maker, as well as Explorer.

I can't see it in Internet Explorer though, too big.

There isn't a ribbon in Calculator, nor one in Notepad. You were probably thinking of Wordpad and Paint.

Windows Live Movie Maker (early beta) already has a ribbon.

Don't be expecting any significant UI changes in Win7 at this point. RC means "basically done."

RC1 - 21.04.2009 available on 05.05.2009
RC2 - 2x.05.2009 not known if it's gonna be publicly available
RTM - August ???
General Availability - September ???
...
Office 2010 - 2010 :D

Latest Completed according to WZor: 6.1.7116.0.winmain.090422-1816

I wouldn't.. technically thats been the plan for quiet some time now, RTM before 2010.... doesn't mean it'll be retail, but at least OEM and on new machines OEM

MAN.. I'VE SEEN THR RC ALLREADY AS MY UNCLE WORKS FOR SQL SERVERS AND MY OTHER COUSINS WORK FOR MICROSOFT.. SO THEY HAVE SEEN IT AND SHOWED ME A SCREENSHOT... ND YEH THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANGE IN THE UI(sorted now) AND APPARENTLY IT DOEESNT USE MUCH PROCESSOR POWER LOL xD

Avee said,
MAN.. I'VE SEEN THR RC ALLREADY AS MY UNCLE WORKS FOR SQL SERVERS AND MY OTHER COUSINS WORK FOR MICROSOFT.. SO THEY HAVE SEEN IT AND SHOWED ME A SCREENSHOT... ND YEH THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANGE IN THE UI(sorted now) AND APPARENTLY IT DOEESNT USE MUCH PROCESSOR POWER LOL xD


yeah my cousins boyfriends moms uncle works for microsoft and my friend works for nasa and they both sawz a screenshotz and it uzed much process's

shortyg32 said,
yeah my cousins boyfriends moms uncle works for microsoft and my friend works for nasa and they both sawz a screenshotz and it uzed much process's


lol perfect except you should have used caps

Man. yeh mybe ur wrong .. im using it now..LOL. i might be uploading it on torrents next.. if im bothered.. LOL WELL FOR NOW ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT THE RC ROCKS!!!!!! TO THE MAXXXX.....

Avee said,
ND YEH THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANGE IN THE UI(sorted now) AND APPARENTLY IT DOEESNT USE MUCH PROCESSOR POWER LOL xD


what's so funny about that? I mean, cool if you're right but it doesn't sound like anything to lol about.

Avee said,
Man. yeh mybe ur wrong .. im using it now..LOL. i might be uploading it on torrents next.. if im bothered.. LOL WELL FOR NOW ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT THE RC ROCKS!!!!!! TO THE MAXXXX.....


Another 12 year old looking for attention.

You know what happened to the last kid who leaked shots from his father's workstation? The father who worked in the SQL Server division?

Let's just say that it didn't go down all that well for them...

Avee said,
MAN.. I'VE SEEN THR RC ALLREADY AS MY UNCLE WORKS FOR SQL SERVERS AND MY OTHER COUSINS WORK FOR MICROSOFT.. SO THEY HAVE SEEN IT AND SHOWED ME A SCREENSHOT... ND YEH THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANGE IN THE UI(sorted now) AND APPARENTLY IT DOEESNT USE MUCH PROCESSOR POWER LOL xD

Avee said,
Man. yeh mybe ur wrong .. im using it now..LOL. i might be uploading it on torrents next.. if im bothered.. LOL WELL FOR NOW ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT THE RC ROCKS!!!!!! TO THE MAXXXX.....

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-Hiroshi- said,
........................................................................................................... Does it make me a bad person to say that I dislike this individual to the point where I would like to have an internet whammy button that knocks him offline so he can stop being an idiot? :(

nope.. it's perfectly natural to feel that way.

According to all of my info and the courseware for Windows 7 is due out in August. (For Certifications) I would think that MS will have 7 out in time for the Back to school and Holiday Shopping Seasons. The RC should be out on May 5th and the MSDN and Technet communities should have it a few days early. I cant wait for this to come out. I have been testing it for a long time now and it is an amazing OS.

The beta 7000 build has been removed from TechNet, would not be surprised to see build 7100 RC on TechNet sometime today or tonight depending on where you live.

beta crashes on my laptop. actually, only refuses to come out of sleep mode. thats a huge issue. Other than that it is very stable.. better over than vista.

Ruciz said,
beta crashes on my laptop. actually, only refuses to come out of sleep mode. thats a huge issue. Other than that it is very stable.. better over than vista.


Same here. After coming from sleep or hibernation i get BSOD.

I also have similar trouble with my toshiba tecra m7. It just tend to freeze after waking from sleep/hibernate mode, but not every time. It happens randomly and sometimes it stuck even before showing logon screen, but most times when I already logon to desktop.
However problem reduced after upgrading to 7077, but maybe the whole trouble is because of upgrading from vista at the beginning, I didn't tried to install from scratch.

I'm surprise people are still saying 5th of May for it's release when an online chat between a technet user and a microsoft rep states 15th of May which I believe more as this is a Friday and is also then end of their TechEd event and they almost always release major products at key events and as far as I know they don't have any key events around the 5th of May.

lee26 said,
I'm surprise people are still saying 5th of May for it's release when an online chat between a technet user and a microsoft rep states 15th of May which I believe more as this is a Friday and is also then end of their TechEd event and they almost always release Major products at key events and as far as I know they don't have any key events around the 5th of May.

This confuses me too.

If the 5th of May is going to be the public release of the RC, then I just don't understand the significance of the 15th of May.

lee26 said,
I'm surprise people are still saying 5th of May for it's release when an online chat between a technet user and a microsoft rep states 15th of May which I believe more as this is a Friday and is also then end of their TechEd event and they almost always release major products at key events and as far as I know they don't have any key events around the 5th of May.


This is what i have been saying also. It states that all tech ed attendees will get windows 7 RC at the event. They will get it via technet.

So I am guessing that may 15 will be the technet and msdn release date and the public will be out later.

lee26 said,
I'm surprise people are still saying 5th of May for it's release when an online chat between a technet user and a microsoft rep states 15th of May which I believe more as this is a Friday and is also then end of their TechEd event and they almost always release major products at key events and as far as I know they don't have any key events around the 5th of May.

Surprisingly, I saw screenshots here with chats to Jeff Zhang. My friend talked to the SAME Jeff Zhang and he replied I don't know, and did not mention May 15 at all

crazlunatic said,
Surprisingly, I saw screenshots here with chats to Jeff Zhang. My friend talked to the SAME Jeff Zhang and he replied I don't know, and did not mention May 15 at all

That's the online chat I'm referring to.

me too!!!... Cant wait for the leak or I might get it off Technet website as they sent me a mesage about some windows 7 beta evaluation and windows 7 RC Download Link .. LOL

Yes, thats very good :). Hope it is great indeed, put it on most of my stuff.

Remember though, cannot give sooo much credit to them, they are building off vista, which is much more adopted now (if I use it NOW compared to 3 months after it was released (personally stuck with xp even after the betas of vista) it 'is' pretty good...with all the updates and 1gb+ ram). Yes, the updates. Plethora of them, + drivers that are 'compatible' now. We were working with beta and experimental stuff after rtm. Poor preparation (Manufactueres fault), although poor presentation (M$ fault).

7 is the good vista now, but a lot better, yes indeed. I remember reading they wanted [Longhorn] to be a big jump, and lay the groundworks. I think thats what they did. 7 is now building off it very well. So it I feel all worked out and it will benefit them even more.

Looking forward to the new build. Can't wait for it to be released to MSDN/TechNet subscribers. Loving Windows 7 a lot more then any previous Windows OS.

So how come it's not being released until 2010 ?

i don't know much about beta but if it's RC now, it should reach RC 2 soon and then it's ready for release?

It's not. Some moron keeps parroting the Vista release schedule, changing the years to now. He's wrong in every way.

RC - End of April, aka NOW
RTM - End of July
on store shelves from major OEMs - September

everything selling and supported in time for Christmas

excalpius said,
It's not. Some moron keeps parroting the Vista release schedule, changing the years to now. He's wrong in every way.

RC - End of April, aka NOW
RTM - End of July
on store shelves from major OEMs - September

everything selling and supported in time for Christmas

All rumors.

The best official release date we have is, believe it or not, January 2010. Straight from Microsoft. "Three years from Vista's general availability."

excalpius said,
It's not. Some moron keeps parroting the Vista release schedule, changing the years to now. He's wrong in every way.

RC - End of April, aka NOW
RTM - End of July
on store shelves from major OEMs - September

everything selling and supported in time for Christmas

Your slighty wrong, you haven't taken in to account Microsoft have hit problems and are considering a 2nd RC to address bugs, etc.

@waruikoohii, before you claim I am de facto wrong, you might want to see what actually happens.

@thealexweb, "Considering" is the active word here. If there is a showstopper bug (most likely with WMP12 right now), it will push RTM to August...that's all.

excalpius said,
RC - End of April, aka NOW

Since when has the end of April been also known as now?

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the RC as I've been stuck with the initial 7000 build all this time.

Even if 7 is going to have a new UI. It won't be in the RC. Even if they don't release any public builds with the new UI, they'll at least have it in many builds for testing internally, and at this point we've seen builds that are just a few builds away from RC, and everything looks the same. I'm not at all convinced that there will be any new UI though. It just doesn't even make sense at this point.

It will be in the RC if present at all, or in a later released build, they wouldn't release an OS with a totally new UI with no, or very little testing.

Zain Adeel said,
Cant wait for a leak :D


You obviously didn't read the article. Might want to re-read it and read the part that says "PUBLIC release candidate"

Tom Z said,
You obviously didn't read the article. Might want to re-read it and read the part that says "PUBLIC release candidate"

Maybe he meant he's waiting for a leak before May 5th.

Personally I LOVE Windows 7 ... but I also love MacOS. I think this is Microsoft's re-entry into respect from the masses. Windows Vista, as much as I thought was a 'good' OS, didn't go down well with audiences worldwide ... for good reason. Windows 7 is a solid OS even at early beta stage and I've been using it as my main OS with not one SINGLE crash since it came out.

:)

I couldn't agree with you more. I'm a Macbook user at home, but I make my living off Windows. My media center system is running Win 7, as well as my work computer (yeah, it's good enough/I'm crazy enough to put it on my work machine). I absolutely love it. It's an incredibly solid and fast OS. If I were MS I'd just stop with the Vista ads and start hyping 7.

Betaz said,
I couldn't agree with you more. I'm a Macbook user at home, but I make my living off Windows. My media center system is running Win 7, as well as my work computer (yeah, it's good enough/I'm crazy enough to put it on my work machine). I absolutely love it. It's an incredibly solid and fast OS. If I were MS I'd just stop with the Vista ads and start hyping 7.

Vista ads? All the MS ads I've seen lately are for PCs in general. Or Windows Live, which is available for every Windows PC running XP or later.

Silverskull said,
Vista ads? All the MS ads I've seen lately are for PCs in general. Or Windows Live, which is available for every Windows PC running XP or later.

Yeah, that's true. They haven't had so many Vista ads anymore now that the whole Mojave campaign is over.