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 PostPost subject: Leaked Windows 7 M2 Build 7.2.8845        Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:50 pm 
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leaked Windows 7 M2 build 7.2.8845 don't know if this real but i hope it is

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:59 pm 
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Doubt it's real, with a build tag like that. M1 was 6.1.65xx etc, so M2 is more likely to be, perhaps 6.1.6600 or so. Build increments between pre-releases aren't vast. Plus, it's more likely to be released with a build tag of 7.00.7000 or something, like Vista was 6.00.6000. They have no reason to call it 7.2.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:09 am 
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will post back here with info if its fake or not this could be a later build of M2 or just their weird build numbering or a fake


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:31 am 
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Totally Fake.

To save huge discussion about this fake dont download it. Experienced Users will know this isnt real.

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Yet again, another blatantly obvious fake attempting to capitalise on the popularity of Windows 7.

First thing, the build tag is crazy. That alone confirms it's fake.
Second thing, builds these days don't 'just leak'. These days, it's much more of a slow process of spreading through the same channels, and we'll have already received a fair amount of information about a build before it leaks. It starts off with the same people with good connections, and can slowly spread to their friends, one of whom might pass it on to their closest friends, and so the chain grows. However, some of these people will leak information or screenshots first, rather than the build, because of the huge risk of leaking the build. The public Beta Community will not obtain a build they have no idea about through a source they didn't know existed. The channels are much the same as they've always been.
Third thing, with PDC and WinHEC nearing, people are going to try to cash in on the wave in Windows 7's popularity by 'leaking builds'. However, these people tend to not know that much about the inner workings, or attempt to improve it with 3rd party tools, meaning it does *more* than what the beta would actually offer. As such, the fakes are pretty poor quality, and tend to be clearly modified Vista ISOs made with something like vLite.

I'm also going to remove the link to avoid further confusion and people wasting their bandwidth because 'it might be real'. If you're so desperate to waste your bandwidth on something so poor quality, you can always search for it. I'm sure it'll get a high ranking on the search engines thanks to hundreds of people who naively assume people wouldn't fake a Windows 7 build.

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Closed to save argument and fake discussion.

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