Windows 7 build 6780

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6.1.6780.winmain.win7m3.080829-1900
Build of Windows 7
6.1.6780.winmain.win7m3.080829-1900
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2008-08-29
Timebomb2009-07-01 (+306 days)
Works in
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Windows 7 build 6780 is a Milestone 3 build of Windows 7. This build was leaked to BetaArchive on 14 February 2009.[1]

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • Setup has been heavily updated to resemble the RTM, but with the beta background.
  • This build has a new boot screen showing a new progress bar.
  • The login screen is updated to resemble the official beta.
  • Calculator, Paint, WordPad and Sticky Notes have all received numerous updates, taking advantage of the new Ribbon interface for the latter two. Calculator's appearance resembles that of the RTM.
  • The OOBE is now in 1024x768.
  • Display in the desktop dropdown menu has now been renamed to Display Settings.
  • IE8 now shows a "Set Up Windows Internet Explorer 8" window when first opened.
  • Desktop Gadget Gallery supports snapping gadgets to the right side of the screen, however it is buggy and taking gadgets out of the snap area is really hard.
  • Gadgets are no longer shown by default.
  • Welcome Center no longer appears when logging in.
  • When saving files, folders are shown by default.
  • The system tray resembles that of the RTM.
  • UAC doesn't have a transparent background.
  • Windows Preinstallation Environment was updated with a new background.
  • Accelerators were introduced in Control Panel for Internet Explorer.
  • The default color for Windows Explorer toolbar and panes is now light blue.
  • Windows Media Player version is updated to 12.
  • This build is the earliest to include ringtones.
  • Some strings during an upgrade have been modified slightly.
  • This build isn't different than the previous builds, aside the quirk from build 6730 has been fixed in this build.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The System Reserved partition is shown in Explorer for no apparent reason.
  • It is not possible to upgrade to this build due to an error in which One or more disk volumes present were formatted in an incompatible way by a newer version of Windows.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

After installation[edit | edit source]

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