Microsoft announced it would post Windows 7 RC for public download on May 5, and make the preview available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers this Thursday, April 30. But we finally have Windows 7 RC download leaked on April 24 at 12:57AM EST. The torrent can be found on all popular major torrent sites. The leak came just two days after Microsoft issued the RC to TAP Gold partners and OEMs as reported by Neowin yesterday. We’ve received confirmation from one of our forum members, wguimb, that this image is indeed real and being seeded by him. File image details below:
Windows 7 Build 7100 image details:
Build String: 7100.0.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700
File Name: 7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRC1CULFRER_EN_DVD.iso
Size: 2.36GB // 3.04 GB
MD5 Hash: 8867C13330F56A93944BCD46DCD73590 (x86 only)
Torrent Hash: C738F422D 6C36C36A 655BEFB3 21E51E4A 2C84B7EE // A4835C20 4C7FC504 704C9376 73A8762A B9F2E761
A source informed me that only bugs were fixed since build RC escrow (7077) which is expected.
Is this build fake?
Some users opened up cversion.inf to find that it differed from the one that Microsoft showed on their blog. I have confirmed with a source that the MinClient value is set at 7077 by default.
Remember that you cannot perform an upgrade install with this build without modifying a file. It is recommended that you do a clean install. Microsoft urges users to do the same or upgrade from Vista.
(See the comments on mininova.org, a foumous torrent website:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC Build 7100.0.090421-1700_x64 —- http://www.mininova.org/com/2521354
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RC Build 7100 4866522 TPB http://www.mininova.org/com/2521167)
Windows 7 x86 torrent Download windows_7_ultimate_x86_rc_build_71004866522_dobeweb.com
Windows 7 x64 torrent Download windows_7_ultimate_x64_rc_build_71004866676_dobeweb.com