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Windows 7 Build 7057 Leaked, Screenshotted

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 46 comments

With Windows 7 being the new hotness that could make things spiffy for many new (and some old) computers whenever it ships, every new build just adds to the anticipation.

Making its way through the intertubes as we speak is Windows 7 build 7057. Rejoice -- Microsoft is making progress! Deciphering the file name of the disc image indicates that this build was compiled on March 5, 2009, reports Neowin.

Interestingly enough, the About Windows screen indicates that this evaluation copy is good for a year, expiring in March 2010. Those who run this unfinished version of Windows 7 would be assured that the final version, perhaps by then on retail shelves, will be available before the evaluation license expires.

New background for Welcome and Shut DownNew background for Welcome and Shut DownRelease Candidate EULA wordageRelease Candidate EULA wordage

As a better indication than anything else that the Release Candidate is just around the corner is the EULA that refers to the build 7057 as “Release Candidate 1.”

At this point we’d expect that development on Windows 7 is more about fine tuning and bug squashing rather than new features, but there are a few things that SuperSite picked up as new, such as new desktop themes and user account images.

New user picturesNew user picturesMake Windows 7 themetastic!Make Windows 7 themetastic!

Image credits: Neowin and SuperSite.

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    raffish315 , March 13, 2009 11:57 PM
    Good, but when will the final version eventually be released to the public?
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    skine , March 14, 2009 12:45 AM
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    Though run this unfinished version of Windows 7 would be assured that the final version, perhaps even for retail, will be available before the evaluation license expires.

    What? I know that the inclusion of new user account icons is exciting, but please, contain yourself enough to write coherently.
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    curnel_D , March 14, 2009 12:55 AM
    Downloading now. Will keep this 64-bit on my main machine until release. Been waiting for this one. Yay.
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    curnel_D , March 14, 2009 12:56 AM
    skineWhat? I know that the inclusion of new user account icons is exciting, but please, contain yourself enough to write coherently.

    Lol, this is TH. What would you expect?
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    smfrazz , March 14, 2009 1:00 AM
    That's the big question. My take...is well before the holiday season. They would benefit from a boost in sales with new HW bundles for the holiday season, recession or not. I just installed it today and it does seem more stable. Whatever they've done to the IP stack is making my internet speed increase significantly according to www.speedtest.net. From a typical 20,000 kbps to 48,500 kbps for Comcast. Go figure...
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    NuclearShadow , March 14, 2009 1:28 AM
    I have a feeling this isn't a real "leak" With such a good reputation for Windows 7 already Microsoft has to keep our interests and bait us with things like this.
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    akhammer , March 14, 2009 1:30 AM
    Wonder if NVLDDMKM will disappear
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    wavetrex , March 14, 2009 1:54 AM
    The art team can work independently from the develeopment one... so new preety pictures and backgrounds can appear all the time.
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    Shnur , March 14, 2009 2:10 AM
    Yeah, this year it'd be awesome... Windows 7 is now more advanced at Beta than Vista was at RC... mainly since there's less compatibility problems. Downloading the 64-bit, crossing fingers for a better build than the 7000.
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    Milleman , March 14, 2009 2:55 AM
    What's new under the sun? Nothing. Looks like Windows, so why the hype then? I'm sure this is a Microsoft intentional leak so people won't forget to buy Windows... again!
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    kewl munky , March 14, 2009 3:16 AM
    So my original beta I downloaded will still expire in july or when ever it was? Or can I update to this build from my beta build and then it lasts until march 2010?
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    seboj , March 14, 2009 3:34 AM
    NuclearShadowI have a feeling this isn't a real "leak" With such a good reputation for Windows 7 already Microsoft has to keep our interests and bait us with things like this.


    Do you honestly think that any of the "leaks" haven't been fully controlled by MS?
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    cruiseoveride , March 14, 2009 4:18 AM
    Windows looks like OSX and Linux more and more everyday
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    liemfukliang , March 14, 2009 4:39 AM
    It is not the build that the official blog mention about control panel jump list. The 7057 build still doesn't have control panel jump list.
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    ricardok , March 14, 2009 5:13 AM
    more than 24hs late?? :) 
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    eddieroolz , March 14, 2009 5:55 AM
    I'm not sure about others, but I'd really really like to have the Windows Vista skin available for use as well...not all of us have a bad impression of Vista. They have the Windows 2000 look, why not Vista?
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    truehighroller , March 14, 2009 6:13 AM
    I am just about ready to install this. Can't wait.
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    Anonymous , March 14, 2009 6:39 AM
    @eddieroolz
    for the task bar you can make it look like vista, just right click it go to properties then click use small icons
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    truehighroller , March 14, 2009 6:40 AM
    Damn that was a fast install right there. LMAO "THUMBS UP"
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    lutel , March 14, 2009 7:00 AM
    New logoon wallpaper is what I was looking for since XP, can't wait to install.
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