Windows 7 Milestone 1 Build 6519 Leaked

It was clear that a release of Windows 7 would sooner or later make its way into the dark side of the Internet. Windows 7 Milestone 1 with the buld number 6519 was released on June 11th by a group calling themselves The Microsoft Beta Project. The nfo file, a sort of readme text file states that the downloads has a packed size of 3.1 Gigabytes and that it will fit on one DVD after uninstallation.

The group created a crack to defeat the WGA protection of the Windows 7 build. Microsoft is apparently shipping the Windows 7 test builds with WGA protection, probably to reduce the chance that a leaked release will be useful to downloaders. The crack uses a combination of file replacements, modifications and the bios time to fake the validation.

The reminder written by the group seems to contain an error. It states:

This build will expire in June 2008!
So you have 6 months to test!

What they probably meant to say was that this release will be valid for six additional months from June 2008 on. Interestingly though the BIOS clock will be set to December 2007 which is six months as well.

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10 Responses to Windows 7 Milestone 1 Build 6519 Leaked

  1. faXcooL June 13, 2008 at 5:58 pm #

    Yeah, i got it 2 days ago. I installed it on Virtual PC and it works just fine for now.

  2. Prixsel June 14, 2008 at 6:52 am #

    Microsoft decided to give out milestone1 a refresh instead of calling it beta or alpha, will see how low they go with the market share when Mac is releasing new version and Ubuntu will make 8.10version while win7 is hiding for 3 years…

  3. gtf004 June 15, 2008 at 8:06 pm #

    It works good on my test PC. Can’t wait for the final release. By the way, the group did not make a mistake by saying it expires in June 2008, they mean that as soon as you BIOS date hits June 2008 it will cease to function. That is the whole reason for having to modify your bios. If you try to install it without changing the date, it will not work.

  4. weird June 19, 2008 at 3:51 am #

    since it’s already expired, shouldn’t there be another version?

  5. hundredfire June 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm #

    I just saw a screenshot of the Windows 7 desktop. Well it’s totally vista-ish (for the taskbar and the start menu). I didn’t see any explorer window yet but i hope that there will be changes on the graphical side of the OS. And i also think that it is great news that they decided to make this new Windows less heavy/more performant. Now let’s hope they will be up to the challenge !

  6. windows 7 June 19, 2008 at 6:08 pm #

    Thanks, I do not know this version of the use of windows 7 How long

  7. stefan June 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm #

    ive just ran this looks wicked
    looks like microsoft are probably taking special precautions for m2
    got to say mac beats windows by far cant wait for snow leopard

  8. paok4kyriakos June 25, 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    I have already Windows 7 Build 6519. It’s much more fast and friendly but they are the same of Vista. Hope to change.

  9. Fabian July 10, 2008 at 6:21 pm #

    can you pls send me a downloadlink for windows 7 m1 ???

  10. Alexander Jethwa August 2, 2008 at 12:14 am #

    Hi is it possible for somebody to email me a link or the download its self.

    Alex

    Fix I.C.T Ltd

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