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.

Un-official wallpaper not included by default, thanks to djlegion for the screenshots.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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