Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta Build 7601.16562 Leaks in the Wild
Yet another Build of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta has managed to slip through and has landed into the wild just like the previous builds like Build 7601.16537 and Build 7601.16543. This new Build number is 7601.16562.100603-1800Service Pack 1, v.178 which means that it was compiled on 3rd June 2010.
Like most of the Service Packs for Microsoft Windows, this one follows in the same direction, containing all the security and recommended updates that you would usually receive through Windows Update. In terms of new features, this build doesn’t offer that much for now, but it has a few minor bug fixes over the previous build. Available in both 32 and 64 bit, the hashes for the leaked build are as follows.
At the moment, we don’t know for sure what major changes will Service Pack 1 bring to Windows 7, apart from the usual bug fixes. The greatest beneficiaries of it will be Windows Server 2008 R2 users.
This is not the first time that it has happened to some build of Windows 7. Many Windows 7 builds – including M1, Beta, post Beta, RC and RTM were all leaked before their scheduled release, or announcements.