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Windows 7 RTM Update: Roadmap Possibly Altered
Initially, we reported that the RTM build was going to be officially signed off and announced on July 13th. At the time, Windows 7 was proceeding on schedule and several internal sources in Microsoft both close to GeekSmack and other sites have told us that the RTM was in fact coming on July 13th. However, it seems like due to several show stopper bugs, one that we think has to do with activation, the RTM build has been delayed from the initial date.
Today was pretty much the deadline that Microsoft internally set to choose and decide on an RTM build, but from what we’re now hearing none of the builds thus far have been deemed good enough, and so they’re continuing to compile RTM candidate builds. Backing this, in the recent Microsoft press release regarding the executive re-shuffle, they stated this: “The transition between Reller and Veghte is timed to take place in late July when Windows 7 reaches the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone”.
Again, when we initially reported on the matter, internal sources and other forms of evidence led us to believe that the RTM was coming, and I can safely say that at the time it was confirmed and it was going to happen, but with these new show-stopper bugs present Microsoft had to make a change to the roadmap to accommodate the time it will take to iron them out.
UPDATE: We now have some new build numbers, courtesy of WZor:
6.1.7260.0.win7_rtm.090612-2110 - Leaked June 17, 2009 (VHD and ISO)
6.1.7261.0.win7_rtm.090615-1900 - RTM Candidate - Voted no go (7233 ?)
6.1.7262.0.win7_rtm.090617-1900 - RTM Candidate - Voted no go
6.1.7263.0.win7_rtm.090619-1900 - RTM Candidate - Voted no go
6.1.7264.0.win7_rtm.090622-1900 - Leaked June 30, 2009 (ISO)
6.1.7265.0.win7_rtm.090624-1905 - RTM Candidate
6.1.7266.0.win7_rtm.090626-1902 - RTM Candidate
6.1.7267.0.win7_rtm.090629-1952 - RTM Candidate
6.1.7268.0.win7_rtm.090701-1900 - RTM Candidate - Server R2 version on the web
6.1.7269.0.win7_rtm.090706-1900 - RTM Candidate
6.1.7270.0.win7_rtm.090708-1900 - RTM Candidate
6.1.7271.0.win7_rtm.090709-1520 - RTM Candidate
The new build numbers above are of course 7270 and 7271; we’ll run this by our sources and update the article once again when we have more info.
Source: Windows 7 RTM Update: Roadmap Possibly Altered - GeekSmack Forums
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|10 Jul 2009||#3|
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The activation bug was probably something to do with a possible way of hacking Windows 7 so that it never needed activating. Problem is with some hacking groups they are just a little bit to quick to publish there work and think the software houses (in this case Microsoft) are not following what goes on in the wild.
They would have probably been ok if they were to just wait a few days. lol
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