Windows 7 build 7137 leaked

Barely two weeks after build 7127 leaked we have another fresh leak of Windows 7, build 7137.

This time around the build tag is 7137.0.090521-1745 meaning this build is only a week old. As ever the build is available at the usual places but it might be worth waiting until RTM as a lot of Windows 7 torrents have been hit by malware and viruses recently.

Microsoft is still on target to finalise Windows 7 over the summer with a general availability this fall. Personally I have given up on the idea of a plumber.

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Can I upgrade from the RC to the final version of Windows 7?

When you install the final version of Windows 7, you'll need to do a clean installation. So plan on backing up your data then reinstalling your applications and restoring your data.

From the official faq.

jedimark, they wouldnt get many bug reports from those who illegally download these leaked builds though. more bugs = less ppl buy their o.s! Better to have a fast stable o.s from the get go, which is why vista took a long time to catch on, it was horrible without sp1.

They should make these interim builds expire within a week or something simmilar. Presumably their life span in Microsoft is not very long as they generate fresh builds fairly regularly.

Someone said before that the RC is faster than the unofficial leaks because it doesn't contain debug code. Can someone who actually knows about this, tell us if there is any truth to this? If the leaks are slower than I'll just stick with the RC.

arh2o said,
Someone said before that the RC is faster than the unofficial leaks because it doesn't contain debug code. Can someone who actually knows about this, tell us if there is any truth to this? If the leaks are slower than I'll just stick with the RC.

I don't see where anyone said the RC is faster than unofficial leaks. Someone did say they aren't as stable. There's a difference. The leaks can be just as fast or faster than the RC.

Should you run off to install every leak? No. But the leaks are moving forward past the RC, so chances are it's just as stable/fast as the RC or more so. Of course, this isn't always true either.

Haha, I'm enjoying how customizable the taskbar has become. Though the small-icons look is comfortably familiar (almost identical to Vista), I've become pretty fond of large icon mode with text showing. Would probably give space-savers a heart attack, but the larger the monitor, the more attractive it becomes. At 28", I'm definitely not 'wasting' space, considering the more minimal OSes of the past were usually seen through 14" monitors at 640x480.

It's amazing how, though our workspace has quadrupled, people can still be so monstrously offended by a few pixels here and there, shaking their fists at taskbar and window borders alike, and nerdgasming over silly things like Chrome's title bar.

Interim builds are compiled to fix specific bugs. The rest of the build is an 'unknown' state so they don't want feedback for it.

madskl said,
Why aren't the RC version updating to these builds? I mean - Shouldn't we be testing the latest thing?

I believe that is in place to protect you. Obviously the test versions arent believe to be as stable.

It amazes me that people can be bothered to leak these .... the time and effort taken could surely have been put to better use doing something more worthwhile. There are SO many leaks now. I don't see how reinstalling all of these leaks benefits anyone. Most have barely any changes .... the RC is fine for me, til W7 is officially launched, and I buy it.

No, they just have their taskbar properties set to "small icons", which shrinks all the icons and bar except the start button, thus making it larger than the bar.

jhoeforth said,
Is that for real?The Start button is now a few pixels higher than the taskbar again?


you could always set it like that, that's the small icons mode

Haha, sorry my bad.

But setting the icons to small looks fugly. I want to keep the large icons and also the start button a little higher than the taskbar. It just feels right.

jhoeforth said,
Haha, sorry my bad.

But setting the icons to small looks fugly. I want to keep the large icons and also the start button a little higher than the taskbar. It just feels right.


smaller the better imo, there is far too much wasted space in windows 7

i wish they would just add this option/feature to the superbar that as you go on opening apps the icons would shrink to fit (just like in OSX dock)...

now i heard somewhere that they are adding a nifty little UI element to the icons in superbar that on hover they would expand slightly....is it true?

hobier said,
i wish they would just add this option/feature to the superbar that as you go on opening apps the icons would shrink to fit (just like in OSX dock)...

now i heard somewhere that they are adding a nifty little UI element to the icons in superbar that on hover they would expand slightly....is it true?

Blimey how many apps do you have open at once??

hobier said,
i wish they would just add this option/feature to the superbar that as you go on opening apps the icons would shrink to fit (just like in OSX dock)...

Well it does indeed do something like that, it depends on how many applications you have pinned to the superbar though, check out the video I made a while ago to see what I mean:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rU537uKnl4

The build in the video is of an older build though.

Chipshop said,

Blimey how many apps do you have open at once?? :

He has five (as evidenced by the "halo" or "button" effect around the icons). You were thinking 16, weren't you?

Google is your friend if your trying to find out where to get one. But if you actually mean where their source is, I'm sure its someone inside of Microsoft leaking them. Some even speculate that its part of a plan for Microsoft to leak the builds themselves to get more windows 7 publicity.

Official beta testers or companies that are doing testing *accidentally* let the iso slip into torrent sites. That or MS itself.

ceminess said,
Google is your friend if your trying to find out where to get one. But if you actually mean where their source is, I'm sure its someone inside of Microsoft leaking them. Some even speculate that its part of a plan for Microsoft to leak the builds themselves to get more windows 7 publicity.

That's what I also thought; free publicity.
Although these weekly leaks seem a little too eye-catching.

10thmandown said,
Where do these "leaks" come from?

Often from zukona/sukonka, it seems, although there are others too. She leaked 7068, 7100, 7137, maybe even more? I think she's Russian and have obvious connections with someone in a TAP partner program or other close ties to someone at MS as she use to post build numbers at her leisure too, for builds that doesn't leak.

s0nic69 said,
are you sure? it looks exactly the same to me

Look at the font of the Windows 7 in the lower right hand corner, as well as the style of the orb. It's definitely different.

Yes. Be sure however to check the file hashes, so you don't catch anything.

64 bit:
crc: 06047573
md5: 0D863472414EFC337D032E8ED33C347B
sha1: 8E35D15281A554FD890AD682249E485B9B82278C

32 bit:
crc: 3D4EEF0C
md5: 2F7520915DFF55380E979E67AE4687DB
sha1: FF9C8751095E77BE0FD4A0A0A937E3EAB0C18943