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Windows 7: Updating to a new build

13 Apr 2009   #1
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 
Updating to a new build

Hi everyone,

I'm relatively new to the forum, so this is kinda my "I'm new," post. I downloaded the Win7 beta back in January (build 7000). I have downloaded all of the updates that Microsoft has issued since then, but I am still on 7000. Can someone help me get the latest build? I thought I saw a build 7106 or something similar to that.

Thanks in advance, guys!


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13 Apr 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I would avoid 7106 particularly as you're new and go with 7077. I don't know how much you know of the torrent scene but 7077 should be on all the popular sites by now.
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13 Apr 2009   #3
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I know how to use a torrent. I'm not willing to download something that's not directly from Microsoft. I've downloaded OSes from torrents before and regretted it.
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13 Apr 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

So far Ive downloaded 5 leaks and theyve all been fine. Other than that you'l have to wait until May for the next official build.
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13 Apr 2009   #5
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Ok, thanks for the help. I think I can wait for less than a month =).
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13 Apr 2009   #6
johngalt

 

Honestly, since you are relatively new to Beta testing OSs that is the most logical choice.
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13 Apr 2009   #7
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I don't consider myself new. I've used the beta since it was release 4 months ago. I know where to look for bugs.

Anyway, I just enjoy having fewer bugs and a more stable system. I think that if these leaked builds were better than build 7000, than Microsoft would have put them up for download on their website.
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13 Apr 2009   #8
johngalt

 

4 months versus my 10+ years of OS beta testing and 15+ years of general software beta testing is relatively new, is all I was saying.

In addition, there is the thread of the *number* of installs you have performed of the Betas....every time I have encountered something different, only the Laptop upgrades were the same each time.
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13 Apr 2009   #9
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I've only spoke computer for about 2 years.

That's longer than I've been alive.
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13 Apr 2009   #10
johngalt

 

Trust me, then, there are numerous scenarios that you have not encountered yet that will make things seem a lot different.

As I said, you're a 'relative' novice, so wait until the next one comes out into the RC. If you prefer not to wait, look around for 7068 or 7077 as those seem to be the most stable builds thus far - but it also depends upon what you are looking for.....gaming versus multimedia versus programming versus general every day use- each task seems to have a particular build associated with it that excels at that task....
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