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    Windows 7 Build 6936 Hints At Windows 7 Beta


    Posted: 20 Nov 2008
    Windows 7 Build 6936 Hints at Windows 7 Beta
    November 20th, 2008


    The German online magazine Winfuture (German) got their hands on the latest Windows 7 build with the build number 6936 that got distributed to the small circle of pre-beta testers. The build is identical with the build that was used to demonstrate Windows 7 at the WinHec conference. That build was created at the end of October according to Winfuture.

    The full taskbar functionality is now available in that build. The remarkable changes of build 6936 are:

    • Jumplists are accessible by right-clicking on a symbol in the task bar
    • The Start button seems more colorful when moving the mouse over it
    • The Start menu is now displaying icons next to the most used applications which lead to Jump Lists as well
    • They mention new and updated symbols but fail to provide details
    • The Zoom function is now available which can be used to zoom into parts of the computer desktop. The zoom works in multimedia files as well.
    • Hardware Detection seems to have been improved as devices that were not completely detected in the PDC build were not detected correctly.
    • Missing drivers were downloaded from Windows Update automatically
    • The Shutdown button is now showing in text form what it will do



    Read more at the source:

    http://windows7news.com/2008/11/20/w...indows-7-beta/
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    20 Nov 2008



  1. Posts : 4,282
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       #1

    It wont be long before we start seeing them pop up on torrent sites for download then.
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  2. Posts : 51,620
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       #2

    I do keep checking.

    I think MS really do need to sort another leak out as the Windows 7 hype is beginning to die down, and IMHO they really need to keep it rolling with "leaks" or public releases to keep the public (geeks) and journalists talking.
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  3. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
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    Just out of curiosity, does Windows 7 lend itself to being upgraded so that one can preserve ones settings, i.e. new builds installed over old, or not?
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 21 Nov 2008 at 07:28.
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  4. Posts : 22,814
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       #4

    Yes; I have a new HDD on the way for it, it'll be here Tuseday.

















    Later Ted
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  5. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
       #5

    I almost used that avatar myself only 10 minutes ago LOL!

    You mean yes it can be loaded on top of the old build?
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       #6

    Hello Peter, I'm going to change it after while so you can use it then if you like.

















    Later Ted
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       #7

    I guess there won't be any problem on Updating the existing version of w7, unless you wish to change the language. I used to try betas of Windows Server XP and finally ended up, after numerous of updates, with Windows Server 2003:)
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  8. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
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    Thanks. I'd read somewhere that it was OK to doi that so that settings could be preserved. I guess, when the time comes, I will try an upgrade install and see what happens.
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  9. Posts : 72,180
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       #9

    Ex_Brit said:
    Just out of curiosity, does Windows 7 lend itself to being upgraded so that one can preserve ones settings, i.e. new builds installed over old, or not?
    Hi Peter,

    I'm pretty sure that you have to do a complete clean reinstall for these beta versions.
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