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Windows 7 Build 7232 Leaks, Has New Wallpaper

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.

  • hellwig
    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
    I want a RC2

    :)
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  • apmyhr
    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
    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
    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
    @ 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
    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
    OOkay. Nice and all, but just to be honest, could care less about the shiny, bling wallpaper.
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  • darkxuy
    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
    thank god, the lame fish had to go.
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