Windows 7 build 7000

Build of Windows 7
OS family
Architecturex86, x64
Timebomb+201 days after original install date
Works in
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Home Basic
Home Premium
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Windows 7 build 7000 is the official beta build of Windows 7, which was released to the public on 7 January 2009. It was, however, compiled on 12 December 2008, 26 days before its public release. Prior to its release, this build was claimed to have been shared online on or before 21 December 2008.[1]

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Timebomb[edit | edit source]

Unlike other Windows 7 builds, it contains a broken timebomb and can be installed on the current date.

Personalization[edit | edit source]

Similar to build 6936, changing themes is not possible if this build is installed on the current date.

Superbar[edit | edit source]

Similar to build 6956, upgrading to this build will result in an additional Windows Media Player icon being placed on the Superbar if there is only 1 or 2 Windows Media Player icons prior to the upgrade.

Themes[edit | edit source]

If you change the titlebar to the largest size, a bugcheck will occur.

German version[edit | edit source]

This build has three untranslated notifications in the German version, saying "Find an antivirus program online", "Set up Windows Update" and "Update Windows Defender" in English instead of German. The same also for the "Send feedback" shortcut on the desktop.

Fixes[edit | edit source]

Black screen of death and broken services[edit | edit source]

The so-called Black screen of death and broken services that affects Windows Vista on certain processors, especially on Intel Haswell and later is fixed in this build.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

English version[edit | edit source]

German version[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]