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Windows 7 Build 7232 Leaks, Has New Wallpaper

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The latest Windows 7 leak shows wallpaper freshness.

Windows 7 build 7232 has leaked onto the Internet. Some believe that this is one of the last builds before Microsoft stamps its upcoming operating system with the RTM status, but the company has estimated that the release to manufacturing won’t happen until late July.

Nevertheless, there’s still progress since the first release candidate build 7100 – mostly in the area of drivers and application compatibility. There is one immediately noticeable change in the latest build, and that’s a new wallpaper that replaces the betta fish that we’ve seen ever since the first public beta build 7000 from January.

What you see below could be the final wallpaper that users will see loading up Windows 7 for the first time. It also provides a detailed look at the revised Windows logo, which features cues from nature, for this generation of operating system.

The same logo was first seen on the mockup shots of the Windows 7 retail box. Of course, with the bevy of new wallpaper choices included in Windows 7, the default logo wallpaper probably won’t remain on the desktop for long.

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    hellwig , June 17, 2009 5:15 PM
    It must be nearing release if the most news-worthy change is the default wallpaper. It beats that meadow/prairie background that came with XP.
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    hellwig , June 17, 2009 5:15 PM
    It must be nearing release if the most news-worthy change is the default wallpaper. It beats that meadow/prairie background that came with XP.
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    jerther , June 17, 2009 5:18 PM
    I want a RC2

    :) 
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    apmyhr , June 17, 2009 5:25 PM
    At first when I saw the article title, I told myself "No, no way. Toms wouldn't write a whole article about a new wallpaper." Unfortunatley they did, and I wasted my time reading it.
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    MrF430 , June 17, 2009 5:31 PM
    Build 7229 x64 was a mess on my comp! Constant slow downs and errors, but, the RC worked flawlessly. I hope this build fixes the problems I experienced with 7229...

    Anyone have a link for a confirmed safe/real x64 build???
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    Gin Fushicho , June 17, 2009 5:47 PM
    OOOOoooooooo..... I like the new wallpaper... in fact.... I'm going to use it on windows XP. xD

    If I get windows 7 i'm going to have a badass 3-D background to match whatever my theme is instead.
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    Malevol3nt , June 17, 2009 5:57 PM
    @ apmyhr

    Wasting time is what browsing news articles is all about. Getting some info, and carrying on with your life. So stop complaining about 5 seconds wasted from your much busy schedule of randomly browsing the articles.
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    Kill@dor , June 17, 2009 6:00 PM
    Not bad. Of course they would make it look appealing to the consumer. They already made a very good OS, why not make it pretty? I hope they did fix a lot of other bugs, which they should have, and updated security.
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    Parrdacc , June 17, 2009 6:24 PM
    OOkay. Nice and all, but just to be honest, could care less about the shiny, bling wallpaper.
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    darkxuy , June 17, 2009 6:57 PM
    apmyhrAt first when I saw the article title, I told myself "No, no way. Toms wouldn't write a whole article about a new wallpaper." Unfortunatley they did, and I wasted my time reading it.


    Not to mention writing about it...
    Next time take a little more time in reading more carefully.

    THGs Marcus YamNevertheless, there’s still progress since the first release candidate build 7100 – mostly in the area of drivers and application compatibility.
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    jsloan , June 17, 2009 7:07 PM
    thank god, the lame fish had to go.
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    gnesterenko , June 17, 2009 7:27 PM
    woot another day another build. can't wait to get home
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    lifeismusic434 , June 17, 2009 7:41 PM
    Build 7260 has been leaked as well.
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    Anonymous , June 17, 2009 7:44 PM
    I'd remove it in a second...

    Anyone can post the link to the download page of Win7 RC again?
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    Anonymous , June 17, 2009 7:48 PM
    Ooooooh, sparkles! However, this is a modified image. The real one has a couple My Little Ponies prancing in the background.
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    Anonymous , June 17, 2009 7:55 PM
    Umm old news now that 7260 was just leaked. Time to make sure your up to date. I am only finding the x32 version of it.
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    MrF430 , June 17, 2009 8:04 PM
    lifeismusic434Build 7260 has been leaked as well.


    I heard that 7260 is fake, per windows seven forums.
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    cregan89 , June 17, 2009 8:25 PM
    Ya this is actually already old news. The RTM Escrow builds have already started to be leaked. The first RTM Escrow was build "7260" and was compiled on June 12. And clearly that build didn't make the cut as build "7261" screenshots started popping up shortly after. Build "7260" was leaked as well so you can find it on torrent sites if you're interested.

    But since they're already into RTM Escrow, the final RTM should only be a week or two away. Microsoft said RTM will finalize by July, while a very reputable source said the final build will be on June 19th. So people might as well just wait till the 19th. I give it till about the 21st before that gets leaked all over torrent sites.
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    cregan89 , June 17, 2009 8:44 PM
    MrF430I heard that 7260 is fake, per windows seven forums.


    It's not fake. Somebody said that they checked the version of the installer in the .iso image and it said version build 7229. This is because the 7260 that was leaked was a .vhd hard drive image. It's kind of like a Norton ghost image. That means that there is no installer for it or anything. A very trustworthy user took all of the system files from the .vhd 7260 build and swapped them with the system files from the 7229 .iso. So yes the installer is version 7229, but the files it is installing are in fact 7260. Can you trust that this is a perfect way of installing? I don't know exactly, I don't really trust it. That's why I'm waiting for a true .iso leak.
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    Vythiel , June 17, 2009 8:46 PM
    The fish was only applicable for the beta anyway (beta fish), so it really should have been changed in the initial RC release. It's does enhance the initial visual impression of the OS as a default.
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    kingssman , June 17, 2009 10:47 PM
    Well since the first thing i'm gonna do is use a background of a lame family photo while i clutter the desktop full of icons that I spend 5min searching for the IE icon. Then I'm going to hop on Bonzia buddy, weather bug and yahoo search bar, and download the latest copy of malware and spyware [not the removers].
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