Windows 7 Rumor: new build due out tomorrow in x64 flavor

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  1. blackroseMD1

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    So, I heard from someone who usually has access to builds that there will be another x64 build coming tomorrow. All I know so far is that it is not 7231, but probably a bit later than that. I have no idea yet if it will be ISO or VHD, we'll just have to wait and see.
     
  2. gws

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    I'll be waiting :D

    Thanks for the heads up

    gws
     
  3. whoosh

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    Yes ty same here good news :)
     
  4. blackroseMD1

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    Looks like it's gonna be another VHD.
     
  5. whoosh

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    Ah ty blackrose will hold off on the VHD then :D
     
  6. jimbo45

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    Hi there
    build 7231 its a vhd - can't confirm whether genuine or not.

    Looks like the RTM will be released at end of next week - but it's not yet known whether the RC keys will continue to work.

    This is where MSDN Technet subscription will start being useful for future W7 builds -- I suspect that 7229 build is the last one where the RC keys will work.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
  7. whoosh

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    You could well be right there Jim . Guess us folk without TechNet subscriptions will have to fall back on tried and trusted methods .
    Begging :rolleyes: and looking around a lot :D
     
  8. piit

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    What? A real RTM - final Windows 7.0 next week already? Why are they in such a rush? :) Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to getting the final version, I would just prefer if they took more time testing and fixing. Also, there still hasn't been a build with version 7.0, has there?

    I very much doubt it - there is no reason why they should. Oh well, I guess they will get quite a few more MSDN/TechNet subscribers :) I know I want the legal RTM a lot sooner than 22 October ;)
     
  9. Radenight

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    You just contradicted yourself really good there.. lol ;) I don't understand why your all in such a rush to get the RTM.. Yes it will be good to see how Microsoft is coming along with Win 7 but holy sh*t, the RC works PERFECTLY FINE... ;) Oh well, makes me glad I have a Technet Subscription.. ;)
     
  10. Master Chief

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    If the file you get from torrents has the exact same MD5, SHA1, etc. number as the legal one, it doesn't make a difference right? :p
     
  11. piit

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    Where did I contradict myself...? I know the RC works (nearly) perfectly fine, I'm using it on my works laptop 9 hours a day every day. I'd just like to have the final version - I'm sure the RC testing brought up a few issues that needed to be fixed and I doubt they will be releasing these fixes thru Windows Update.

    Anyway, the TechNet/MSDN subscription will probably be the only legal way how to obtain a copy of Windows 7 RTM before the GA date of 22 October, won't it?
     
  12. Tepid

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    piit,,, only answer is ,,, maybe

    Master Chief,,, while the official answer is yes. As I am not sure the hash can be forged. It is what everyone uses to authenticate files and software. So, I would trust it, as long as they match.
     
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    Yes, a Technet/MSDN subscription will be the only "legal" way to get the RTM.. unless of course your one of Microsoft's internal partners.. ;) Or if you want to argue the 'legality' of using torrents to obtain the RTM.. lol ;) I'm glad I renewed my Technet Subscription.. :)
     
  14. piit

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    I think torrents are irrelevant here... For your installation to be legal you have to have a legally obtained CD Key, which will presumably be available only to OEMs, M$ partners and MSDN/TechNet subscribers... Oh well, not quite sure I'm willing to shell out some £234 + VAT for the TechNet Plus subscription since there is not much software I don't have a legal access to - another alternative may be Microsoft Action Pack, but not sure Windows 7 will be included early enough :) I'm just about to install 7229 so might stick with that for a while :)
     
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    Your suspicion appears to be wrong as i was able to activate my 7231 build x86 installation using an rc product key..
     
  16. whoosh

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    Have not installed 7231 but well can believe the RC keys work . Reason they work with 7229 so why not with 7223 :)
     
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    Can i ask what is vhd.

    Whats the difference between vhd and iso and why are the late ones coming in vhd forms instead of iso.
     
  18. whoosh

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    The VHD is a vitual setup and the ISO is actually setup as your OS .
    Not sure why so many are emerging as VHD ?
     
  19. Master Chief

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    Is there any way to convert/recreate the VHD as an ISO? Like to open the VHD and compress all the files to an ISO or something...
     
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    Thats a great question :)
    Would like to do that this way too :) Havent installed it as its in VHD . :D

    Just added to your rep Master Chief . A good post indeed .
     
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