First look: Windows 7 build 7068

Over the past few days I've been experimenting with the latest Windows 7 build to leak out of Redmond - build 7068.

Over the past few days I've been experimenting with the latest Windows 7 build to leak out of Redmond - build 7068.

Note
: For those of you out there interested in such things, build 7068 has the following build string: 090321-1322. This translates to a build date stamp of 21st March, 2009, 1.22pm.

Check out the complete Windows 7 build 7068 install/first run gallery

So, what's interesting about this latest build? Well, to be honest with you, not much. Apart from a few new icons and some new wallpaper designs, very little seems to have changed since build 7057 (which had a build date stamp of 5th Mar 2009, 8:00pm). I'm sure that there are under-the-hood tweaks and changes between these builds, but the fact that there are very few changes to see between these builds is a good clue to the fact that we are getting close to seeing an official Release Candidate (RC) release.

That said, build 7068 does have one feature that makes it very interesting, and that is that it's the latest leaked build to offer all the different SKU or Stock Keeping Units (editions to you and me).

Within this one ISO we have the following SKUs:

  • Starter
  • Home Basic
  • Home Premium
  • Professional
  • Ultimate

Given that we're so close to the official RC release, what's in each of these editions is now going to be pretty much fixed in stone.

I'll have more to say about some of the SKUs in a later post.

If you have a Windows 7 related question, post it in the TalkBack or drop me a note.

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