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 7601.16562.100603-1800 Service Pack 1, v.178 which means that it was compiled on 3rd June 2010.
Microsoft has just made it official. They have sold a remarkable 100 million licenses of Windows 7 since it’s launch, making it the fastest selling operating system of Microsoft to date.
Despite Microsoft’s best efforts, Windows 7 antipiracy measures have been compromised yet again. Hackers have managed to crack the activation procedure of Windows 7 which does not even asks you to enter your product activation key for Windows 7. With this hack, users can use Windows 7 for as long as they want without having to enter any key.
Microsoft today has released their most awaited flagship product - Windows 7, officially as of October 22nd 2009. Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer led the launch ceremony which was held at an event in New York City. He was joined in by high delegates from Microsoft & their partners including the CEOs from Dell, HP, Toshiba along with hundreds of beta testers and enthusiasts.
Remember the Administrator account that was present in good old Windows XP days? The master Administrator account is not visible by default in Windows 7 or Vista. This account has complete access and permissions on the computer and can be enabled by following the steps below.
The near final bits (Release Candidate) of Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 RTM are now available for download. Windows XP Mode (XPM) is basically built as a side feature of Windows Virtual PC – the next version of Microsoft’s client virtualization technology and comes with a free fully licensed and pre-configured copy of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).
The original CRC and SHA-1 checksum values for Windows 7 RTM Build 7600.16385.090713-1255 untouched (original) ISO from Microsoft are now out! Daniel Melanchthon who writes on one of the TechNet blogs has posted the original hashes as follows.
In Windows 7, Microsoft has included a new desktop customization feature called Aero Themes which enables users to customize the desktop wallpaper with a matching glass color, screensaver, icons and sound scheme of their choice. Here is a collection of different Windows 7 themes including the ones from the final RTM Build of Windows 7.