Hi found this on the official MS 7 forums and web site
Windows 7 Beta
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so you cannot officially download 7 anymore MS tech forums
N said: Where and how to send feedback about Build 7057? Can I port the feedback tool from 7048?
I do not understand. I want to help with testing. Where to send the feedback, how?
The interim builds that you are using are not meant for general bug reporting or feedback. I'll try to explain.
All of the following information is publically available if you do the research.
When the public beta program first starts, a version is released that has been extensively tested and determined to be stable enough for the general public to start testing. This first version (In this case v. 7000) is used as the base code for all of the bug reporting and feedback until the next official version is released.
With Windows 7, it has already been publically stated that the next official beta version will the RC (Release Candidate).
As the beta progresses and bugs are reported, interim, internal builds are created and specific testing scenarios are created to test fixes for reported bugs and requested changes (from v. 7000) that have been added to the core code of the operating system in these interim builds.
These interim builds are distributed internally and to third party partner ISVs, IHVs, around the world that they use to test their products for compatibility. During this process, one of these interim versions may be leaked and end up on a torrent site where anyone can download it.
These leaked versions were never intended to be publically available and are only meant to be used for the specific testing scenarios that I mentioned before.
Of course, these leaked versions will also contain all of the updates to the code and existing features that have been added as part of the normal beta process.
These official Windows 7 support forums are focused on the official beta version, (v. 7000) and any feedback or bug reports posted here are assumed to have come from this official version. This version is still the only viable build for bug reporting.
When the Release Candidate is made available, we will be supporting that version.
Thank you for understanding.
So My frustration here is that the Mods and Admin and I are using builds like 7077.
Even if you downloaded 7000 when it was available from MS 7077 never has been nor 7068 or 7106.
So when I joined I asked about downloading from a torrent and such and got my hand slapped, but if we are going to talk about all these builds, any build but 7000 is not official.
We are all pirates since we do not officially have permission to run 7068, 7077, 7106 what ever.
Can we at least talk about problems and sources with these builds or do we have to hide, admit we have a unofficial build and keep dancing around the info?
There is no official RC yet (7077 is an RC escrow the best build yet)
So those who scramble to get a 71xx build are getting unstable builds
Those who get the 70xx should have stability.
If you or any other poster is going to post win 7 is crap and you are using a 71xx build or you have major problems then format your disk and use 7000 or 7077 rc .
How can we help you with a known unstable build?