Online Leaks: Windows 7 Build 7057, Release Candidate Branch
Article by George Norman
On 16 Mar 2009
Build 7057 of the Windows 7 OS (operating system), which comes with an official label indicating it is part of the Release Candidate (RC) branch, has just been made available for download on torrent sites. This comes as no surprise to anyone I’m sure, since several other builds have already been leaked online (the latest being Windows 7 Build 7048).

The build string of this latest online leak is “7057.0.x86fre.winmain.090305-2000” indicating that it was compiled on the 5th of March, the current year. There is not RC mention in the build name, but there is during the installation process – just check out the image at the bottom of the article. You will be able to see in the EULA (End User License Agreement) that Build 7048 is tagged as “Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System Release Candidate 1”


People keeping track of these things will remember that the previously leaked build, mainly Build 7048, initially became available for 64-bit processor systems. It was Windows 7 Build 7048 x64 that leaked first, with the 32-bit processor version following soon after. With Build 7057, things went the other way around: at this time only the 32-bit version is available on torrent sites, but I’m sure the x64 build will not take too long to make an appearance.

Reports indicate that Build 7057 brings some new changes to the table, mostly visual: new logon background, new shutdown background, new user account icons, additional wallpapers, no more send feedback links, and modified screen watermark (“Evaluation Copy” instead of “For testing purposes only”). From a functionality point of view, with Windows 7 Build 7057 the UAC problems reported earlier have been addressed, and the taskbar will resize when the user decide to switch from large to small icons.

There is more good news to report – it would seem that the license key provided for Windows 7 Beta 1, Build 7000, can be used to activate this recent leak, and will allow the OS to live on until March, 2010.

UPDATE: Windows 7 Build 7057 x64 has also been spotted on torrent sites. The full file name: “7057.0.090305-2000_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GB1CULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso” indicates it was also set up on the 5th of March.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
With the blockbuster movie season upon us, Sony decided to celebrate the occasion with a sale: the Attack of the Blockbusters Sale that offers discounts of up to 50% (60% if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) on a ton of PS4 video games.
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
Samsung’s new T5 portable solid-state drive (PSSD) uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, offers between 250GB and 2TB of storage capacity, has a lightweight and shock-resistant design that’s smaller than the average business card, and delivers industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Related News
By George Norman on 19 Jun 2017
Don’t worry. I’m not going to rehash all those facts that everyone already knows about Bill Gates, like how he got arrested for driving without a license, that he is a college dropout, and that he plans to give most of his fortune to charity.
By George Norman on 31 Jul 2017
Microsoft has a new keyboard to offer: the new, premium quality Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID. If you’re not familiar with it, then keep on reading and you’ll uncover pretty much everything there is to know about this keyboard.
By George Norman on 18 Jul 2017
Sure, text remains the main method of communicating with others when using a messenger application like Skype, but if you really want to get the message across, using an emoticon, emoji or sticker can’t hurt.
By George Norman on 26 May 2017
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has once again shared his summer reading list. If you’re like me and you never know what to read, then check out 5 great recommendations from none other than Bill Gates.
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Online Leaks: Windows 7 Build 7057, Release Candidate Branch
HTML Linking Code