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Windows 7: Microsoft: Don't Download Windows 7 from Torrents

18 Apr 2009   #31

Windows 8.1 Enterprise

i think you can trust TL releases.

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18 Apr 2009   #32
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

The thing to remember about any torrent site is that you have a genuine article soon followed by a fake within a few days time. A good site once informed will remove the bogus item but by then you have to ask how many have rushed to download it?!

What was just seen with the 7106 number not actual build but number was that someone spotted that as one of the builds currently dated for 4/1 and simply renamed an older build someone toyed with to simply pass that by as the next leak. That's where the old expression of "haste makes waste" applies when leaping before looking at the next number to show up without confirmation of validity!

I think we can all thank Ex_Brit for starting this thread with the cautionary article seen there and a means of warning people about the risks of rushing after things found on torrent sites that often appear "too inviting" while later found to be something else!
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19 Apr 2009   #33

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

Thanks Night Hawk. I'm still at build 7000 despite my Technet Subscriptions. Unfortunately not being a "Partner" I still don't have access to it there so I'm patient enough to wait until we get RC on May 5. I much prefer to have the confidence of knowing it is definitely the genuine article.
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19 Apr 2009   #34
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I've been under the impression that the 7000 wouldn't be replaced until late May. Those in the partnership would likely see it on the 7th.

Despite looking over some of the recent leaks I still keep the 7000 x86 running strong here for the time being. That simply provides a look at far things have come along while still like everyone else waiting for the RC to go on.

Believe me it helps having the extra drive space and drives as well when going to take a look since you won't have to worry about trashing your main OS! "bugs!"
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19 Apr 2009   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

maybe they should consider making the builds available to those that absolutely can't wait to try them. i know the whole reasoning behind why they dont, but if peeps are gonna get them of torrent sites anyway, then it would obviously be better if they came from MS.

Re the official RC release on the 5th May- Will it be available to all again for a period of time? will it be available only to those already on the Beta program? Or will it be first come first served? ergo back to the insanity of Build 7000 release day!
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19 Apr 2009   #36
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Unless you are in the partnership part in deep in other words the RC wouldn't be publicly available until late May if you are signed up for testing the 7000 beta. From that point you would replace the 7000 with the RC once signed from there to the readiness program which there hasn't been too much seen onquite yet.

There's nothing up on the Partner Program page at this time as some are now starting to be anxious about and making inquiries. Once MS makes any formal announcement then the actual date will accompany that there. Will it be the 5th or 7th as some seem to believe?
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19 Apr 2009   #37
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I was invited to test Build 7000, I'm still using it despite the fact that I really wanted to see 7077.

From what I understand, but I can 'understand' a lot of things the wrong way .... the RC should go out to the signed up Beta 7000 testers, then be available to the public through TechNet or MSDM.

If it's possible to hang on and wait for the "real thing", then do so. At this point in the juncture, I'm a gonna' wait.

I see a lot of dramatics in a couple of topics, and I don't see where it will help you get to the RC any sooner than the rest of us.
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19 Apr 2009   #38

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chris34 View Post
let me see if I well understood... the build 7057 x64 that was posted by somebody "reputable" on this board and on a well know semi-private torrent site was in fact a fake? the setup.exe was authentic and the certificate wasn't broken as far as I can remember. The only fishy thing about this release is that it was distributed as files and not as an iso like all other builds.
No, that one released by our member was Legit, it's some of the latter release(s) that were tampered with.
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19 Apr 2009   #39
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

LIke the one labeled two different ways while still being seen as some type of translated copy. har! But that's why I setup a special partition to screen "unknowns"!

Since that is on a separate drive and partition from the main triple boot of XP, Vista, and the x86 7000 while still having a spare for x64 builds there this one gets a fast wipe after every install regardless of good or bad. But that's simply for a fast look only.

The thing to remember about anything you find on torrents to start with is "download at own risk"! With tampered builds something could be hidden in there that acts like a timer and then the alarm goes off later when something crawls out. And you wonder why some call some build rather "buggy"?
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19 Apr 2009   #40

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit

So right NightHawk

I know allot of us have releaser's we know and trust but some just jump on the first bandwagon they find no matter how many red flags are thrown up.
I still see one that's labelled "Windows 7 All Builds & Patch" thats claims to have a full version of some build (I think 7048) plus a permanent patch, but the entire d'load is only around 1G. Well, we all know that x86 is around 2.65G and x64 is 3.2 or thereabouts, but it still has 1000's of d'loads...duhhhh
Takes all kinds I guess
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