Windows 7 build 6801

Build of Windows 7
Release nameMilestone 3
OS familyWindows NT
Build number6801
Architecturex86, x64
Compiled on2008-09-13
Expiration date
Timebomb2009-07-01 (+291 days)
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Windows 7 build 6801 is the official Milestone 3 build of Windows 7, which was released to attendees of PDC 2008.[1] This is the last build to have the Windows Vista desktop wallpaper set as default.

Security updates[edit | edit source]

Some security updates were released for this build between October 2008 and February 2009, for x86 and AMD64 architectures (descriptions for which referred to Windows 7 Pre-Beta), with file versions in the 6801.4xxx range.[2][3]

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • The ability to select multiple wallpapers and choose to change to each one of them every selected amount of minutes has been added.
  • Internet Explorer 8 adds a "Suggested Sites" drop-down on the favorites bar.
  • Windows Mail and Windows Calendar are no longer able to be opened, but the files for them are still present.
  • The ability to change the background graphics in Windows Media Player library has been removed.
  • The Personalization applet has been removed from the Starter SKU.
  • When starting Windows RE, Startup Repair now launches instead of the System Recovery Options. Startup Repair needs to be canceled to access the Recovery Options.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • Stability issues can be encountered while moving desktop gadgets.
  • Much like in build 6780, in some configurations it is not possible to upgrade to this build due an error in which "One or more disk volumes present were formatted in an incompatible way by a newer version of Windows".
  • The text under "Find out what's new in Windows" is missing, which results in displaying placeholder text.

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