Windows 7 build 7264 leaks

Two weeks after we reported that Windows 7 build 7260 leaked, we now have another leak. This time, it's build 7264, which carries the build string of 6.1.7264.0.win7_rtm.090622-1900 meaning that it was complied last week.

Wzor is stating that the latest build is 6.1.7265.0.win7_rtm.090624-1905. We're still waiting for the final RTM, which is rumored to be signed off on July 13th.

Note: Users are reporting that the RC keys do not work with this build.

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Dead'Soul said,
yeah, i will use it when it leaked to markets...

I wouldn't trust a leak with a 12 foot pole. The public RC leak apparently had a trojan in it.

hardgiant said,
So long as the hash is verified then it's perfectly safe.


Yes, but you get the hash from the same source as the leak. While it is trivial to identify builds that were tampered and re-uploaded (with new hashes), not so much initially if the original leak was modified. The good news is that I trust it is only a short amount of time until such builds are identified and removed.

i'll wait for rtm. i tried the beta way back in vmware. it's enough for me to get an idea of what all changed and what to expect. i don't need to download every new leaked version. it's a waste of time.

Ok so we have all been chasing the dragon following these builds leak by leak. We all question what has changed in each build. My thought is why dont we all just be happy and content with the builds we have and not worry about the final, the complete, the ultimate RTM build. No great changes will be made from now till the 13th (Possibly the 13th). Someone might and probably will argue that it is worth it and why not. But i have realised i have become addicted to all this and i dont think i am the only one. My obsesion has become to much to handle so i have decided to not check sights or forums every hour. To not waste time and bandwith downloading currupt or pointless iso's or the annoying vhd. I will be content with my so called bugy version of windows 7 cause i am free from this Terrible addiction and curse. Good luck to all.

7279 is a fake. 7264 has nothing new except they use the new activation keyset and a slightly modified bootscreen.

To clarify on the bootscreen, the windows logo is smaller.

No. The only keys that will activate this are most likely final RTM keys.

Also that thing I said about the bootscreen was a play on my eyes; it's the same.

Gee, what was that website again? We must have missed it the other TWO times you posted it in this topic alone! Not to mention the content there is suspicious.

cmcasey79 said,
Gee, what was that website again? We must have missed it the other TWO times you posted it in this topic alone! Not to mention the content there is suspicious.

What do you mean?

cykosis said,
The guy that put the K in 'knife' put it there.

Not too far from the truth I'm sure, the roots of so many English words being so convoluted.

My guess is that the B in plumber relates to a word root coming from the Normans, who used Old French.

warwagon said,
Call the plumber

On a side note, why the HELL is there a B in the word plumber

probably so it doesn't get confused with plum

warwagon said,
Call the plumber

On a side note, why the HELL is there a B in the word plumber


Because the word Plumber is derived from Plumbum, the latin name for the element Lead or Pb, and as waterpipes used to be made from Lead rather than Copper.

Free history/science lesson for ya.

warwagon said,
Call the plumber

On a side note, why the HELL is there a B in the word plumber

...because it would be "plumper" with p's only.

Plumber comes from the Latin word for the metal lead. It is plumbum. The chemical symbol for lead on the periodic table of elements is Pb. I hope this clears up some things. The same is true for why there are two letter Us in vacuum. When a chemical procedure is performed in vacuo this means it is performed under vacuum!

If anyone is curious the root in old french is plombier (latin: plumbarius which means worker in lead). It evolved in modern usage in the late 18th century.

krasch said,
Not too far from the truth I'm sure, the roots of so many English words being so convoluted.

My guess is that the B in plumber relates to a word root coming from the Normans, who used Old French.

Actually a slight correction. the Normans used old Norman, not old French, and largely influenced the loan words in the English language. Even some of the briton and celtic words that Old Norman had aquired, (neighbor for example) Parisian French which evolved from Old French won out in France but you do still find Modern Norman used in Normandy and it is the basis for the Law French in England. just a slight change.

El

warwagon said,
Call the plumber

On a side note, why the HELL is there a B in the word plumber

the more correct question is why do we only have 26 letters for the 44 sounds that the English language makes.

and given those 26 letters why do we spell those 44 sounds ~ 1100 different ways??
el

Ugg.. I'd love to go up to one of these more recent builds but stupid Punkbuster won't update their crap software that doesn't prevent what its supposed to prevent in the first place.

In other news......

-George Bush successfully completes an entire sentence. Lips in serious, but stable condition.

-Pigs learn to fly, begin to take revenge for "Bacon Holocaust".

Satchmo Bevins said,
In other news......

-George Bush successfully completes an entire sentence. Lips in serious, but stable condition.

-Pigs learn to fly, begin to take revenge for "Bacon Holocaust".


Lol

Why is the poster of that screenshot so insistant on showing screenshots of a connect window? I smell a fake personally, the bolded fonts in the connect window in the 7279 window are not of a consistant size, nor are the normal size fonts, in reality connect is not layed out like that

Frank Fontaine said,
Why is the poster of that screenshot so insistant on showing screenshots of a connect window? I smell a fake personally, the bolded fonts in the connect window in the 7279 window are not of a consistant size, nor are the normal size fonts, in reality connect is not layed out like that

Yea I am on the same connect site and it shows the same stuff, minus 7279, and only has 7000 and 7100.. it's def fake.. they don't jump the build numbers that fast in a few days.

Jimmy422 said,
I want that wallpaper in the screenshot.



The wallpaper (Harmony) is far from new; it's the default wallpaper in all the 72xx series. In the news thread on the leak of 7232, there is a link to the wallpaper itself.

Did I said that? I just said that visuals and UI elements are not features, I never said that is shouldn't be tested, quite the contrary, that is probably the reason why there will be only minor changes in the UI until RTM, but that still doesn't change the fact that UI elements are not counted as features.

"Feature complete" doesn't include UI elements, features are not icons and other visuals, features are the functions of the OS under the hood.

aludanyi said,
"Feature complete" doesn't include UI elements, features are not icons and other visuals, features are the functions of the OS under the hood.

Visuals need to be thoroughly tested for usability and accessibility. Playing with colours and appearances is not a mere cosmetic task and can have serious productivity implications. Just think of the millions of colour blind people using Windows everyday, and many more scenarios, including for those with a perfect vision.

Never underestimate the need to beta test visuals!

(visuals: foundation theme(s) and skin(s) - associated fonts, interface elements sizes (also at different display resolutions), etc. i.e., not just new icons!)

New icons?

Please don't give me the whole "NO ITS FEATURE COMPLETE" crap because I was told by Steven Sinofsky we'd see new visuals before release.

Jimmy422 said,
New icons?

Please don't give me the whole "NO ITS FEATURE COMPLETE" crap because I was told by Steven Sinofsky we'd see new visuals before release.


visuals:=FEATURE

Just FYI I am on that same Windows Ecosystem site, where it shows a 7279 build as the screenshot.. it doesn't exist. Someone is pulling peoples legs.

I agree that it really has to have the network activity showing in the little monitor there, or at least with the option like it did in Vista. Why remove it completely?

err wrong again sir...THE rtm build, the one and final, will be 7300...i would bet my left nut on that one....they are just gonna artificially increase the build number is all..its go time for all the hackers out there..bet they are starting work on hacking the activation scheme

You know thats a good point, not that im endorsing it or anything but this is the first build they can start hacking at because its the first leaked build to not use beta keys and use (unreleased) rtm keys.

Windows7even said,
err wrong again sir...THE rtm build, the one and final, will be 7300...i would bet my left nut on that one....they are just gonna artificially increase the build number is all..its go time for all the hackers out there..bet they are starting work on hacking the activation scheme

Ouch bad bet, sorry mate.

proberly no my moneys on it not being in the RTM and those who want such feature will need to use a 3rd party app. its not like Ms's programmers cant implement that little tray icon, or is it ?? LOL

xSuRgEx said,
proberly no my moneys on it not being in the RTM and those who want such feature will need to use a 3rd party app. its not like Ms's programmers cant implement that little tray icon, or is it ?? LOL


Considering the sanctimonious attitude of the EU, Microsoft is taking the path of least resistance on implementing new features - let third parties do so, even if it makes more sense for Microsoft itself to do it.

still no damn network activity icon. come on MS whats the point of having people on your 7 forums requesting it and you doing nothing but ignoring them.

ignored due to there not going to be anything but fixing outstanding bugs at this point. If it was going to be done it would have happened before the RTM brach was made. Complaining at this point is like beating a dead horse.

What do you mean by network activity Icon? The one in the systray like XP etc? I thought 7 had one as well, it's been a while since I used beta 7000 on this old PC, but I remember there being one just the same.

It would be useless to include it, as it would always be on. Windows 7 broadcasts SSDP messages almost every second, along with other network management messsage...so you would never know if it is background activity or user activity.
Just fire up wireshark and you will see...

xSuRgEx said,
still no damn network activity icon. come on MS whats the point of having people on your 7 forums requesting it and you doing nothing but ignoring them.

EU might sue them... because 3rd party programs will come with same functionality

Midnight Mick said,
What a fugly wallpaper!



And you would prefer da fish?

The wallpaper (Harmony) is merely a default wallpaper (and while originally specific to the RTM-branch leaks originally; it's now available for not just other builds of 7, but Vista, or even other flavors of Windows/Linux/OS X/Solaris/etc).

(And I happen to "like" Harmony. I have it as my default wallpaper, in fact.)