The web has been buzzing since last few weeks leading to the expected RTM of Windows 7 in July. According to Microsoft, the RTM will be delivered in last two weeks of July but many blogs have cited their sources saying that the RTM is on track for 13th July and will be distributed in phases from 13th and onward through MSDN/Technet etc.
Some reports also showed up pointing to a show stopper activation bug which could delay 13th July RTM date but I think we are past that now. Windows 7 RTM [full final version in other words for the noobs] has been compiled by Microsoft and the version is, 6.1.7600.16384.win7_rtm.090710-1945. I think it’s past the “possible RTM build” now because screenshots have showed up on Internet as well as “Setup.exe” of Windows 7 RTM build 6.1.7600.16384.win7_rtm.090710-1945 which confirms the said build exists through presence of a Digital Signature by Microsoft.
WZOR is reporting that the build version might slightly alter to 16386 instead of the 16384 right now. Why so? To match Windows Vista’s RTM version. Some of you might have noticed that the last few Windows 7 leaks were builds ranging in 72xx and most of the people were guessing they’ll round the RTM build to 7300 but instead Microsoft is going for 7600. The reason for which might be build number of Windows XP, which happens to be 2600. Perhaps they want this to be as successful as Windows XP, which you don’t need to guess :p.
Anyway, keep watching the web for updates on WPC ’09 where Microsoft will announce Windows 7 RTM as well as Office 2010 Beta and Web Office along with a few other pieces they are working on. The mentioned Windows 7 RTM will leak to web soon too. ;)
Update: It might have already leaked
File Name: 7600.16384.090710-1945_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso
Build Version: 6.1.7600.16384.win7_rtm.090710-1945 or 7600.16384.090710-1945
Note that it is a possible RTM. It will be only clear when Microsoft officially announces it today or tomorrow in WPC 2009. 16386 revision to this version is highly possible as mentioned by Wzor.
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