Windows 7 M1 build shows up on various torrent sites

It was only a matter of time..

Not too long after Microsoft had released a developer build of the Windows 7 Milestone 1 release to a select few, review and opinion pieces started to leak onto Windows enthusiast sites by OEM employees or their beneficiaries. So it's hardly surprising that now -just a few days later, the full naked DVD image has started to show up on a few torrent sites.

Anonymous pirates vying to snatch credit for the first Windows 7 torrent have only served to frustrate, with many of the downloaders later verifying the various submissions as fake zero byte ISO images, and while we haven't been able to verify for ourselves if indeed a valid Win7 image has been leaked to the pirating community, it sure is stirring up a lot of interest in the past 24 hours!

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(bjc4ever said @ #9)
It's fake. I d/led 10% and opened with a hex editor, just strings of 0's.

They probably are fake. However, did you scan the whole file? All bittorrent files are downloaded nonlinearly and space is pre-allocated by null bytes.

And once you do, the ID encoded in the software will be visible to everyone and you'll get fired from MS :)


.... Likelyhood of it happening? About the same as you leaking it :P

(Raa said @ #10.2)
And once you do, the ID encoded in the software will be visible to everyone and you'll get fired from MS :)


.... Likelyhood of it happening? About the same as you leaking it :P

The ID is easily removed if you burn the CD and make an ISO again. just saying

why the hell is this on the front page if it is not true. Y

ou mention that no one has been able to get a proper version from a torrent site.. so why is this news??

I bet there are lot's of programmers at Microsoft getting a good laugh at all the people being baited around like sheep with fake screenshots, videos, etc.

What kind of hardware will be needed to run Windows 7 really well?

8-core 4Ghz 64 bit CPU
32GB DDR3 memory
solid state hard drive
2Ghz Video Card

Maybe in 2010 eh?

(torrentthief said @ #14)
the torrents are all fake, no real leaks yet. so you can delete this topic from the main page.

doubt it... neowin has been posting a lot of crap lately and they dont remove it.

I dont know what the hype is.
Its too early to be running any build of this, plus it looks just like vista.
Waste of time and effort even putting this garbage on.

I reckon if the blueprint got sniped then developers can make a modified version of the OS and release it to the public and see how many people appreciate that version over MS version. One thing that bugs me is the UAC in Vista. Why ask a question for EVERY movement in the PC even if you are logged in as Administrator. I hope that is one thing that they remove in Version 7.

(Icemann said @ #17)
I reckon if the blueprint got sniped then developers can make a modified version of the OS and release it to the public and see how many people appreciate that version over MS version. One thing that bugs me is the UAC in Vista. Why ask a question for EVERY movement in the PC even if you are logged in as Administrator. I hope that is one thing that they remove in Version 7.

UAC does NOT prompt on EVERY movement in the PC. Trust me, I would be the first person to wipe my HD clean if Vista does do this. You are exaggerating the frequency of it. In fact, I haven't seen any UAC prompt for the past few days. Once your applications are installed properly, you rarely see the UAC prompt. This is only required for system-wide changes and non-UAC aware programs (i.e. programs that demand administrative rights).

There are many websites that explain how UAC works. It's a good change from the all-the-time full administrative mentality.
Microsoft Website:

When an administrator logs on to a computer running Windows Vista, the user is assigned two separate access tokens. Access tokens, which contain a user's group membership and authorization and access control data, are used by Windows� to control what resources and tasks the user can access. Before Windows Vista, an administrator account received only one access token, which included data to grant the user access to all Windows resources. This access control model did not include any failsafe checks to ensure that users truly wanted to perform a task that required their administrative access token. As a result, malicious software could install on users' computers without notifying the users. (This is sometimes referred to as "silent" installation.)

More readings:
User Account Control (Wikipedia)
Windows User Account Control Step-by-Step Guide (Microsoft)
Understanding and Configuring User Account Control in Windows Vista

boy do I hate these. unless this has been confirmed, please do not post this as news. it has apparently not been leaked, but somebody's brain must have leaked.

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