Windows 7 build 7229 leaked

Another Windows 7 build has leaked. This time it's build 7229. Sources are indicating that unless there is a leak internally from Microsoft, this would be last build leaked before the RTM. The build string is 7229.0.090604-1901 meaning that it was compiled a week ago. Earlier this week, build 7227 leaked to the public.

Initial reports indicate that you can not use your RC keys with this build, so if you want to activate properly you should not upgrade to this build. Update: RC keys are activating fine.

Windows 7 is still on track for a July RTM, and it's possible that it may even RTM by the end of June. Microsoft has announced that it will be available in stores October 22nd.

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i've used aero diamond as a theme in vista. i got it from DA.

http://r0under.deviantart.com/art/Aero-Dia...-Final-69663294

what i'd really like to see them add to the themes is GlassGlow. it had been my theme since. i only lost it when i made windows 7 my main. this looks more fitting for windows 7 imho :)

http://hirawan.deviantart.com/art/GlassGlow-Final-2-64540710

GlassGlow in action:

http://porkporkpork.deviantart.com/art/my-...a-year-91165913

*ignore the dock, secretly i'm cheesy :)*

WIndows 7 7231 Pre-RTM
Installed in virtual pc.
7231.0.x86fre.winmain.090608-1900

Sorry for the low resolution but build is only available in VHD atm.

im sure its not even close, i mean not even EULA changed yet (not like they cant do that in a day but still), Im sure for RTM-escrow builds at least EULA would be changed already and you wouldnt have timebomb on build.

acidic-e- said,
installed it lastnight. small increase of speed over rc1 but honestly not a major deal. Nice though

I always find it funny when people say 'it's faster' than last build. Exactly how were you able to quantitate the "small" inscrease in speed ?

installed but always the same problems here... Poor sound quality (Soundblaster Audigy), Poor Video Playback Quality (Nvidia 8800 GTX), Poor & Buggy tv-out (buggy nvidia drivers)

I really like win7 (i'm on xp) but i'll pass for now

Pharos,

I would say that is a very wise road to take. After all, remember that any "leaked" version of Windows 7 may be a pre-release and a pre-infected install with minimal security and malicious software. While the Beta version (7000) of Windows 7 will begin to experience bi-hourly shutdowns in two weeks (July 1st), the Release Candidate of Windows 7 will not expire until next year! Windows 7 RC is available now for download directly from Microsoft and is full featured with advanced security, enhanced performance, increased speed and more. To learn more and receive direct access to the download center, head on over to Microsoft Springboard.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd361745.aspx

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team

Thanks Jessica for the heads up. It is obvious to spot the faked or changed version of a release if you know what to look for. I have been running 7100 and just downloaded this to see what RTM will be like as it is closer to the July RTM release date. I'm glad you have responded to the technet forums suggestion and fixed network browsing speed and copying deleting etc. Before 7100 was type \\server, wait, wait, wait, wait see it. Then click sub directory, wait. See it. Now it is instant and I mean instant. And it is not dependent on the operating machine your browsing. I browse both Windows XP and an RC 7100 machine with the 7229 release. So I'm happy I tried it. It will be the first OS system that I will buy on Day one of release of 23 Oct in Australia. Thanks for officially releasing the 7100 release to the public. Best PR thing you ever did. I have the RC release running on three computers so that's 3 sales and I will probably upgrade the other two in time but they have mission critical data on them so I'll wait a bit.

Not sure if the OEM in the iso filename has any significance, could that be a sign this version might have been shipped to OEMs for testing?

JessicaD,

re: "enhanced performance, increased speed and more"

That may be true for some aspects of Win7, BUT Compared to WinXP Pro, Win7 is 40% - 50% slower (fps) in rendering Direct3D video Apps (like ActiveWorlds); Makes Win7 a "downgrade" for that real world use, overshadowing any Win7 improvements & features.

Application Virtualization (via xpmode beta); has a place for specific legacy business use, BUT for all its good intention can't be used to overcome that Direct3D performance loss, as it isn't designed or suitable for Performance 3D video apps, (due xpMode beta's Win95 era S3Trio virtual video driver), and results in a further 50% or more loss in video rendering (fps) performance.

Hopefully you're in a position to be able to motivate the "rite people" to research ways of improving Win7's Direct3D video rendering performance. (before Win7 is released would be nice).

-djf100

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