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Windows 7 Build 7070 Appears

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 12 comments

Progress in Windows 7 is expected -- perhaps even demanded -- but we still take joy in seeing each new build of the upcoming operating system hit the internet.

The latest Windows 7 build number to make its way out is 7070, spotted on Facepunch forums as posted by someone who claims to be the son of a Microsoft SQL server division worker.

Nothing remarkably new was revealed in the few screenshots posted, but Ars Technica added to its report on that matter that it had heard that build 7070 could be under consideration to be the Release Candidate.

Last week Microsoft let slip out its Windows 7 Release Candidate download page for TechNet subscribers. The ‘leaked’ release notes for the supposed upcoming RC wore with it a “Published: May 2009” line.

Previous rumors picked April for the Release Candidate, but with the most solid information now saying May, it’s a little difficult to believe that a recent build will sit idle for more than a month before being released to testers.

There is also reported evidence of the existence of builds 7071 and 7072, though we haven’t seen the images of those floating around just yet. The road to Windows 7 continues.

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    liemfukliang , March 31, 2009 1:33 AM
    Here is what new in Windows 7 build 7068 Pre RC --> http://ficforlife.com/2009/03/whats-new-and-old-about-windows-7-build.html
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    mtyermom , March 31, 2009 3:40 AM
    and here i just spend the evening downloading both x86 and x64 versions of build 7068...
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    skittle , March 31, 2009 3:57 AM
    no kidding... spent an hour and a half getting 7068 :p 
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    chedrz , March 31, 2009 4:10 AM
    This isn't really related to the article, but I had to laugh when I saw a link to an article from 2000(!!!) listed in the Reviews section to the right. I can honestly say I'm not too concerned about Intel releasing this right now.
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    FrozenGpu , March 31, 2009 4:42 AM
    OMG a PIII, man I don't even have a Phenom 2 yet, lol.

    Seriously though I remember seeing a review for a creative video card, I assumed it was recent, it turns out to be for a ti4200 or soemthing, I was like oh...
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    Anonymous , March 31, 2009 5:13 AM
    I'm running Windows 7 on a Pentium III right now. It's not too snappy, but it works well when the eye-candy's turned off.
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    phaxy , March 31, 2009 5:52 AM
    Now now. This is looking good for my newly built system.
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    Anonymous , March 31, 2009 6:18 AM
    Cannot be real, as in ver. 7053 it already stated "for evalution purposes only". Why would they have changed it back to testing purposes only. But then again, who really cares? Looking out for the final release!
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    Tindytim , March 31, 2009 9:42 AM
    I've given up keeping up with the latest releases, I'll just stick with XP for gaming, and Ubuntu Studio 8.10 for everything else.
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    tipoo , March 31, 2009 12:53 PM
    chedrzThis isn't really related to the article, but I had to laugh when I saw a link to an article from 2000(!!!) listed in the Reviews section to the right. I can honestly say I'm not too concerned about Intel releasing this right now.



    I know, lol...One of the newer GPU articles had a link to the original Radeon review!
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    nekatreven , March 31, 2009 2:11 PM
    did anyone else notice the author of that little Intel article?! those were the days... :) 
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    jsloan , March 31, 2009 2:39 PM
    i cant wait for the next public release...