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Windows 7 (build 7057) screenshot gallery

A detailed look at what's new in the latest leaked build of Windows 7, build 7057.

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During setup, you'll see the new background which also doubles as the login screen background, and a nice out-of-box experience guiding you through all the elements of the installation.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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During the installation, the setup window has been adjusted to give you more detail of what's going on and roughly the status of the upgrade.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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During the installation, the setup window has been adjusted to give you more detail of what's going on and roughly the status of the upgrade.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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Out of the box and starting up for the first time, I got an error that the system had unexpectedly shutdown. On the other hand, the Windows version has been updated and now has an icon in the taskbar.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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Bluetooth has been optimised and changed to allow easy access to your devices, and works across any Bluetooth enabled device.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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The Control Panel has had this logo in since 7048, but this has now been set in stone. The Start menu looks consistent with previous builds however.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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All of the icons in the Control Panel have been updated and changed, and finally set in stone to reflect the new version of Windows.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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Now it is much easier to eject devices as you know them all by name. Instead of giving just drive letters, a small description is given of each, so you now know which one to remove and which ones not to.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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A Hardware tab has been added to all hardware devices, saving you a trip into the Device Manager.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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Jump lists have been finished, and now show favicons which are attached to most web pages for easy access.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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You'll find when going through Devices and Printers that all the icons have been changed and are reflected in this build. Even the Bluetooth device icon has been updated.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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For those who might not have noticed, tick boxes replace icons in a lot of the menus. However it's not always easy to see which options you are unticking if the icon isn't there. This is shown in the Organise menu in Windows Explorer, which doesn't make it clear which navigation/details pane is being removed.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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It's now much easier to connect to network printers. With just a quick search, Windows 7 will pick up all the printers on the network.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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As seen in previous builds, online ID support which is meant to link Windows 7 with services on the web has been updated. However, this is soley dependent on Windows Live ID Assistant (which is in beta), and after release, an SDK will be released also to help others connect their authentication services with the operating system.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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As with previous builds, taskbar application shifting has been enabled so you can rearrange your applications as you wish. Now you can do the same with your notification icons, easily allowing those to be seen and those to you wish to hide.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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Remote Desktop Connection has been updated and now offers more security and features with Terminal Server and Gateway.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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Right clicking a drive in Computer now allows you to lock a flash drive or SD card with BitLocker-To-Go instantly, as well as open it up as a portable device.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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There are more backgrounds in Windows 7 than any other previous version of Windows, plus themes which are automatically applied depending on your regional location.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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If there's anything wrong with your computer or something doesn't seem to work just right, the in-built troubleshooter will try its best to fix things for you. Failing that, it'll give you a whole load of options for you to try.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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Now you have the option to organise your music by artist, which allows you to listen to a certain artist rather than album.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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The Welcome screen, somewhat insignificant in the grand scheme of things, now looks different and in the full contuinity of the new operating system.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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Windows Vault is an existing technology in Windows, but now is expanded to include local usernames and passwords, network and online identities.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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Aero Basic doesn't appear to have visually changed too much, but has been modified slightly to work confluently with the rest of the user interface; expanded taskbar etc.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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System performance ratings have been increased slightly since the Windows Vista release, because hardware has become better and more advanced. This now allows hardware scores to go above 5.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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Nothing new has really been added or changed except the new bit of text which tells you the capability of the device - whether it has touch for example. The main Windows logo is set to change in later builds, but this isn't confirmed yet.

To read more about the leaked Windows 7 (7057) build and the changes universities will have to make, click here to read the iGeneration blog.

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