The first beta build of Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 7 has leaked on Bittorrent networks. What seems to be a full (untouched) DVD ISO image of the Windows 7 Beta 1 (Version Windows 7 6.1.7000.0) has now made its was across several different public and semi private torrent networks.
Image Source: ZDnet Blog
There does not seem to be any official confirmation from Microsoft about the leak. The claim of this release being ‘Windows 7 Beta 1’ depends solely upon the assumption that first Windows 7 beta will carry build number 7000. The ‘about window’ of Windows Media Center in the leaked build states the version number as Windows 7 build 6.1.7000.0 (winmain.win7beta.081212-1400). This matches the build number of Windows 7 Beta 1 stated in ZDNet blog so it looks very much like the real deal.
Although pirates did seemingly manage to crack pre beta builds of Windows 7, there does not seem to be a crack associated with this release. From what it looks like, this is an untouched (no files modified or cracked) ISO image of the ‘Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 1’ and it is set to expire on the 1st of July 2009. That being said, there are already over 10000 people downloading the torrent on one well known public BitTorrent tracker alone.
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