Windows 7 reaches build 7047

Neowin reported last week that Windows 7 RC is set for April 10, 2009 and we also highlighted what Sinofsky had mentioned regarding the RC release

"recently we've seen people talk about 'RC Builds' and the like. First, all builds since the beta are RC builds since by definition that is the next milestone. But by far the most humorous element has been that the build numbers blogged about are higher than our current build. Today's build is 7046, but it hasn't completed yet :-)"

On February 21, it was build 7046. And today we have a tweet which confirms that Microsoft is indeed progressing with their builds and latest would be build 7047, according to this tweet from a Technical marketing guy in Microsoft

There you go! Windows 7 build 7047 is ready (internally) and who knows, build 7048 might be in progress!

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Why do people think that any build since the beta is "by definition" RC because the next milestone is RC. It's only RC once it actually GETS to that milestone. Half-way there doesn't count.

I'm sure Steven Sinofsky said that because the next milestone is release candidate, any build after the beta is referred to as 'release candidate'.

Heck my Technet account doesn't have access to the newer builds. I'm stuck with 7000, which is fine. It's getting me used to the somewhat newer interface.

eblkheart said,
Heck my Technet account doesn't have access to the newer builds. I'm stuck with 7000, which is fine. It's getting me used to the somewhat newer interface.


Us technet users will be getting the RC before everybody else.

pinTero said,
So any news on Radeon 7500/9000 XDDM drivers issue? Or perhaps there never will be any solution at all :-\

Talk to AMD / ATI

seen, build 7032 out on a torrent site, [< snipped > - CalumJR] dont know if this is for real.
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6.1.7032.winmain_win7rc1.090211-1625.iso would like to know if this was x64bt!

lflashl said,
seen, build 7032 out on a torrent site, [< snipped > - CalumJR] dont know if this is for real.
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6.1.7032.winmain_win7rc1.090211-1625.iso would like to know if this was x64bt!

AFAIK the build tag number for 7032 is: 6.1.7032.0.winmain.090129-1812, so this seems to be fake.

Jugalator said,
Holy crap, this is so exciting, 7048 might be in progress? I'm sitting on nails here! ;)

Steven Sinofsky gave a tech talk today at Georgia Tech and he was using build 7048 on his tablet PC.

7000 is the best beta i have used, the first beta for me with no BSOD. the music centre works fine and i have 83 channels of tv on my freeview card, this makes up for the disappontment of vista. well done MS. its a long way from win98.

Umm...they artificially inflate the build numbers on the consumer editions of Windows, they always have as far back as Windows 95.

They don't compile anything, they just skip over and select a build number for RTM.

Excellent. They are getting there very quickly, but being tentative at the same time. My guess is the RC will be 708x orthe 7090, but no higher, so they can release the RTM as 7100. Either that or they'll ramp up the numbers to an even 7500 for the RTM!

I've been using 7000 since the public beta, and I love it. It's just awesome. Some nwifi.sys blue screens, but apart from that everything is stable. I'm just hoping that Adobe docs will start to work through IE soon, but that's me being really picky.

Awesome OS so far though.

Windows7even said,
punkbuster needs to get their ass in gear

I've been playing COD for the last month on Windows 7. Punkbuster servers work just fine. Now if only they would support wine...

Gangsta said,
So... taking bets on final build number? :P (there's a thread for this already, isn't there?)

+1 for build 8000

build will still around 7k, will be not go to 8k
my guess? 7778 (they were planning for 7777 for got a bug at the last minute to fix.. all spoiled)

kidding, seeing the current status, i will say somewhere around 7171

Microsoft "artificially" set the build number to 6000 for Vista's release (and 6001 for SP1), so they could set it to whatever they want. Vista's last RC was build 5744, in comparison.

That being said, +1 on build 8000, too 7777 is a good guess as well!

MarcoDigi said,
Microsoft "artificially" set the build number to 6000 for Vista's release (and 6001 for SP1), so they could set it to whatever they want. Vista's last RC was build 5744, in comparison.

That being said, +1 on build 8000, too 7777 is a good guess as well!

They're not usually on the mark. I'd bet it'll be 7100 RTM judging by the slow down of builds and finalizing

XP was 2600, Vista was bumped up for obvious major release reasons but it also had longer build progress so yeah

Can't wait for the RTM as build 7022 has been running flawlessly on my HP netbook for a while. This is going to be Microsoft's best OS yet.

I know it surprises me and sadly seems this beta will be short as the release is not far away.
I say another 2 builds we will get before RTM hits.

So maybe we'll get a shot at the RC build also? Be it 705x or 706x or w/e they're at by April. Each new build probably has very small changes anyways. Like 7022 and 7032 are probably 99.91% the same.

And? So what? Just because they release a build internally like every day doesn't mean we should get a build every day, does it? It's already been said that internal testing isn't ready for prime time testing. Each build will come back with "our" user feed back with build 7000 to fix problems/improve the experience. Once they are set with the next milestone (that being RC to us), it'll be released, but not before then.

Microsoft don't want to release a beta/rc of the product with known major issues. They might add/fix something in a build and break another feature and it'll take several minor builds before they write it off and move over to the next one.

Microsoft you owe you nothing, that applies to you as well 'Vista Ultimate' users. :P

It takes a lot of time and effort to get a build ready for public testing, time and effort that can be spent actually working on the product! This is one of the philosophies Steven brought over from the Office group and it appears to be having a positive effect.

Disengagesaid,
Hmm they release all these builds yet the public testers are stuck with Build 7000 =/.
Why wouldn't they be?

The public are not testers, they are previewers. The customer preview programs do not receive regular builds. They get one, or two if they are lucky and that's it.

Why would the public get more builds when even the private beta testers are only getting 1 beta build this time around?

How many builds did they release to the Vista beta testers? Close to 20? One CTP of Win7 between beta and RC released only to tech beta testers, will not KILL all hopes of staying on schedule. This Office, covert, dont let anyone see anything, mentality is really annoying.

Hes worried that a tester might find a huge bug and hurt their experience and it will destroy the cred that build 7000 has created. Well, thats why you only give it to the tech beta testers since they are willing to take the risk of find a devestating bug.

On a side note, I HIGHLY doubt that MS would be worried about bandwidth considering how much they used during the Vista beta.