How do I Update Windows 7 Builds?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Amitc87, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Amitc87

    Amitc87 MDL Novice

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    I believe that all the download links are of Windows 7 RTM Build 7600.16385.

    How do I update to a new build? Would this be done via Windows Update, or is there anything extra required to update?

    In addition, how do I keep track of the latest Windows 7 RTM build numbers?
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    #2 timesurfer, Apr 30, 2010
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    RTM is working fine. Why do you want to do that?

    Here is the latest thread talking about other RTM builds http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6142-Windows-7-Build-7264-Active-success
     
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  3. Amitc87

    Amitc87 MDL Novice

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  4. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    #4 timesurfer, Apr 30, 2010
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    I'm guessing it has to be a leaked release until windows 8 beta otherwise 7 sure works good even know some people here have found bugs and such. With the linux multiple desktops I'm wondering if MS will "take advantage" of that function in windows 8 or windows cube...lol Or whatever they will call it...lol
     
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  5. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    The latest 'build' of Windows 7 is still the RTM build. There are SP1 builds, but they are all beta, and shouldn't be classified as anything but until the final comes out. After SP1 final becomes available, that will be the latest build and so on!

    The reporting number to Windows, in my case Buildlab 7600.win7_ldr.100226-1909 Buildlabex 7600.20655.amd64fre.win7_ldr.100226-1909, simply reflects the kernel build number, not the build number of the whole of windows itself. You could for example have every single leaked update except for those that update the kernel files (a few MB in size) and still have the original RTM build, or you could also have just the kernel update and no other update, security or otherwise installed, and have the latest 'build number'.

    Thats where the label of 'latest build' is a little inappropriate. If you are a typical computer user then just using Windowsupdate is fine, if you are a bit of a hobbyist and want to enjoy the latest updates, you need to install all the latest relevant updates :)