Windows 7 Build 6956 leaked by an attendee at WinHEC China
The impossible has been done again and pirates all over the world are busy trying to obtain the more updated build of Windows 7- build 6956. Just a day after WinHEC China began, an attendee from the conference managed to slip a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) image of Windows 7 Build 6956 onto a portable device and upload it via torrent to the world. You’d think that Microsoft would have some sort of security enforced to keep this from happening after how hard they’ve been trying to prevent any leaks. The uploader from the PCBeta forum uses the alias Edward_Han, and is seen by the Chinese Windows community as a hero. The community has been referring to him as Edward_Han the hero, and even Master Edward_Han.
The entire VHD image was actually supposed to be uploaded yesterday, but Ed’s computer shut off mysteriously, so the pirating had to be delayed for a day. As of now, there’s heated discussion on how to properly turn the VHD image into a fully functional install of Windows 7 Build 6959. A few have succeeded, but most people are having trouble and are awaiting for the ISO.
So far, from what we can tell, the following features are included in the build:
* Windows Peeking
* Desktop Slideshows
* Modified Start Menu and Taskbar
For the doubtful, here are some screenshots of the build in action:
Since build 6956 was unreleased, I’m sure this leak counts as illegal. But Windows 7 Beta 1 is due to come out within a couple of weeks, and I’m sure Microsoft couldn’t be enjoying the hype generated around this any more than you and I could. More updates to come, stay tuned.