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Windows 7: Windows 7 build number "changed"

31 Jul 2009   #21
v0id

Windows 3.11
 
 

I think this update only available to OEM partners and beta tester!


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31 Jul 2009   #22
HotCarl

Windows XP MCE (Soon to be 7)
 
 


The "123456" update almost looks like it was made just as a test update file in my opinion... I mean...Notepad?!?!?? Not to mention the update is apparently KB123456... Hmmmmmm
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31 Jul 2009   #23
v0id

Windows 3.11
 
 

For mi it shows that 7600.16399 version is installed!


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31 Jul 2009   #24
HotCarl

Windows XP MCE (Soon to be 7)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by v0id View Post
For mi it shows that is 7600.16399 version installed!
How did you get the pic of the car there? Part of the update? An enhancement to the system's speed... Seriously though...does it seem like Windows is faster after? I have heard people claim that after the update that it feels as though Win is running a bit faster...
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31 Jul 2009   #25
DataMan47

Windows 7 Pro (MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KrullKitty View Post
It is the RTM
It is. End of story. Just because they released a HOTFIX doesn't change that RTM is RTM.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by v0id View Post
For mi it shows that 7600.16399 version is installed!
Did you even bother to read post #11 before posting that?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DataMan47 View Post
I am a little curious, though, about the Notepad hotfix. I mean, seriously, Notepad?! Has there even been any changes to Notepad since XP (aside from the new icon introduced in Vista)? Windows Notepad is really not much more than an edit control in a window--what kind of a bug could they have possibly found in Notepad?!
To answer my own question, absolutely nothing changed. I disassembled the "new" Notepad.exe from the hotfix, and disassembled the one in RTM. The code is identical. The only change are in the "bookkeeping" (non-code stuff like the version string, which obviously has to be different).

My guess is that (at least for the Notepad update), that these are not real hotfixes. These are test updates, similar to the test updates that they had for Beta/RC to test and make sure that Windows Update works properly for RTM. Just like the test updates, the updated files are identical to the original except for a version bump. Furthermore, I think that these tests were supposed to be internal to Microsoft (since they are not showing up in WU), but some n00b idiot saw them, thought that they were real updates (or just got excited over the "new version"), and put them on the Internet. I don't know if all of them are test updates or if some of them are real (maybe the 9xxxxx ones are real, and the rest are not?)... I'm not going to waste my time diffing their disassembles to find out. :P
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31 Jul 2009   #26
v0id

Windows 3.11
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HotCarl View Post
How did you get the pic of the car there? Part of the update? An enhancement to the system's speed... Seriously though...does it seem like Windows is faster after? I have heard people claim that after the update that it feels as though Win is running a bit faster...
Yes this car is part of update For me windows 7 is more stabile nad faster after i updated to 7600.16399 version! And now boting is much faster then before
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31 Jul 2009   #27
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by v0id View Post
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31 Jul 2009   #28
HotCarl

Windows XP MCE (Soon to be 7)
 
 

My thoughts exactly DataMan47... I mean KB123456 to update Notepad's version? WTF is that? I don't know if all of them are test samples, as numerous people have reported that their copy of Windows 7 actually seems to run faster afterward, but maybe it is just a placebo effect...

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Yes this car is part of update For me windows 7 is more stabile nad faster after i updated to 7600.16399 version! And now boting is much faster then before
-from V0id

You are not the first to say that v0id. I have read posts all over where people claim that Windows does run faster after...but then again,I don't underestimate the powers of the placebo effect. So maybe not all of them are for testing purposes only...? I guess we will find out on Aug. 6th maybe...
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31 Jul 2009   #29
DataMan47

Windows 7 Pro (MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by v0id View Post
For me windows 7 is more stabile nad faster after i updated to 7600.16399 version! And now boting is much faster then before
There is no 7600.16399 version of Windows! The version for the kernel's EXE was bumped. That doesn't make this 16399 (once again, I refer you to post #11). Oh, and did you know that if you manually installed the hotfix and selected the LDR branch instead of the GDR branch, you could have a version in the 2xxxx range? Yes, a bump of more than 4000! Quick, don't miss out on the wonders of super-placebo!

And based on the obviously too low KB number, I'm going to guess that the kernel EXE hasn't actually changed except for a version bump and that all you did was install a test update.
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31 Jul 2009   #30
v0id

Windows 3.11
 
 

There is not just one update!


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