Is 7600.16385 really *the* final build (RTM)?

The latest Windows 7 build that has been leaked is build 7600.16385. It has not been leaked by wzor this time, instead a chinese guy got his hands on possibly the final build. But do you really think this is going to be the RTM build? I say no.

Here’s a quote from Brandon LeBlanc of the WindowsTeamBlog.

We are close, but have not yet signed off on Windows 7. When we RTM you will most certainly hear it here. As we’ve said all along, we will RTM Windows 7 when it’s ready. As previously stated, we expect Windows 7 to RTM in the 2nd half of July.

Sidenote: He also confirmed that Microsoft will continue engineering on Windows 7 from RTM until GA on October 22nd. They also started to develop Windows 8 and we will probably be able to get some more news about a Service Pack 1 for Windows 7.

Anyway, since July 13th we haven’t heard any confirmation that the final build has been compiled. It could be build 7600.16385, but they could also come up with another build this week (less likely).

Update: After reading a great blog post over at Ed Bott’s Blog, I finally found this:

The transition between Reller and Veghte is timed to take place in late July when Windows 7 reaches the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone.

Update 2: EdBott replied via Twitter to my statement that 16385 will not be declared RTM :

It’s quite possible that 16385 could be declared RTM. I didn’t mean to imply anything beyond that.

Conclusion: Considering that some other sources (like also do not have any information about another build, it seems that 16385 will be declared RTM (90% confirmation).

Here’s the hash check for build 7600.16385:

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 x86 ISO details:

FILE: 7600.16385.090713-1255_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULFRER_EN_DVD.iso
SIZE: 2,501,894,144
SHA1: 5395DC4B38F7BDB1E005FF414DEEDFDB16DBF610

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 x86 RAR file details (leaked):

File Name: client_en-us.part1.rar
Size: 1024000000 bytes
MD5: DA1EC62E99F3130D21CBB0F6045D0A79
SHA1: D651BFCAF17A804C233156378611DD38635BCA14
CRC32: E2FF95C0

File Name: client_en-us.part2.rar
Size: 1024000000 bytes
SHA1: DB1FC6B14CDEDCA54FBFB2A1A720B4355587A3E0
CRC32: F547E1FB

File Name: client_en-us.part3.rar
Size: 314190210 bytes
MD5: 29871200D7429E3E95A86AED57E538B9
SHA1: C14EFC0B6BAD00F89E15A1555305105C97A8CD3C
CRC32: 5AD44501

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 x64 ISO details:

FILE: 7600.16385.090713-1255_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULFRER_EN_DVD.iso
SIZE: 2,501,894,144
SHA1: 326327CC2FF9F05379F5058C41BE6BC5E004BAA7

Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 x64 RAR file details

File Name: client_en-usX64.part1.rar
Size: 1024000000 bytes
MD5: 978FBCE5CE95CAD10D1FF183BE126AF6
SHA1: DA1DF8DAF8EEB4166771AAF91A0722B3E2869B08
CRC32: 2F0B7D74

File Name: client_en-usX64.part2.rar
Size: 1024000000 bytes
MD5: 349A7C334D890A2CB0A93D59AF730CEF
SHA1: 5219FB09014113E2A41F00D3B4F31CBF391B0E6D
CRC32: 59B03232

File Name: client_en-usX64.part3.rar
Size: 1011349183 bytes
MD5: 1E1E42D451A9C2E811AD241AC1FB2EA3
SHA1: 0BCC2856D73D10EDC1730696FCF20271331F2271
CRC32: F6AB67F5

Published: Monday, July 20th, 2009 Last Modified: May 26, 2013

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