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#1 SharmanNet

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:11 AM

The Chinese Website that previously posted screenshots of Windows 7 M1 Build 6519 is back with with new info and screenshots for an updated Windows 7 M1 release, Build 6574.1:

No, even Milestone 1 isn’t a single release. Microsoft releases multiple versions of M1 with different minor version numbers. Well, for me it is the 2nd one I’ve gotten but I’ve no idea about how many releases Microsoft did before. I’ll use Win7 M1 R2, which stands for Windows 7 Milestone 1 Release 2, to describe it in the following. Please be noted, ‘Release 2’ is my naming convention, not Microsoft’s.


My Computer, watch the toolbar, 2 buttons at right. The first one is the View, the second one is used to toggle displaying preview panel. Besides that, look at the left panel, it’s redesigned, only Favorites, My Document, My Computer and Network there, more organized and simpler.
Window behavior is another area being enhanced. Double clicking on the top or bottom border of a window makes the window automatically adapts to the screen heights, but double clicking on left or right border makes nothing happen.

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And, sorting options for different content.
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Health Center, looks like Microsoft really starts caring your computer’s health. Besides, mind the mouse over effect.
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click it, we get
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Windows Health Center
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let’s expand the Computer System
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Windows Health Center Settings
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Another great change is the Search in Start Menu. In Vista, after start typing search keywords the left half of Start Menu shows the search result. In Win7 M1 R2, the whole Start Menu area is used to show search result, including the right half which in Vista is used to display those traditional links such as My Documents, My Computer and Control Panel etc.

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There is no sidebar gadget control in system tray. Remember the vertical line of Vista’s sidebar when you move mouse on it? That’s not for Win7. Sidebar gadgets are much more similar as other objects on desktop like Recycle Bin. In Vista, you can’t click through the Sidebar area, for Win7 you can. The add gadget window looks like that in Vista.

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The best enhancement comes from UAC, annoying UAC (User Account Control if you didn’t hear of it. Well… I think even a non-Vista user hear of the infamous UAC). Now we all know it was designed to annoy users but no more annoying in Win7 M1.
When you issue multiple actions which require approval from UAC. At the second request Win7 pops up a dialogue asking would you like to temporarily disable UAC thus you won’t be asked. Choose Yes and you win. This is much more user-friendly. Why didn’t you geniuses do this in Vista?
You know at this dialogue no hotkey works. I couldn’t get screenshot so I took a picture.

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In this video you can see:
- smart display
- better search
- preview button
- double clicking top border to make the window auto-adept screen
- behavior of clicking separator between address box and search box

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Note: This is one of the early builds of Windows 7. The final version won't look like this.

#2 mediar

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:47 AM

For now it looks more like Vista. The design is good. Thanks for the images. :)

#3 j4f

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:34 AM

Googles cache of the original ThinkNext post:
http://64.233.183.10...x...t=clnk&cd=1

#4 Culprit

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:59 AM

it looks like they will redeem themselves with this

#5 AndrewJ

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:00 PM

This is basically Windows Vista SE? fixing all the issues Vista has, that said I am enjoying Vista X64 Sp1 Ultimate.

Nice to see how 7 is developing though nice post :yes:

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:13 PM

This is basically Windows Vista SE? fixing all the issues Vista has, that said I am enjoying Vista X64 Sp1 Ultimate.

Nice to see how 7 is developing though nice post :yes:



Glad to see 7 is coming along. That said, I also enjoy Vista, but can't wait to see 7 after its completion. :woot:

#7 SharmanNet

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:27 PM

I too think that these enhancements are good for Vista, but for a new operating system it's just a beginning!

Edited by SharmanNet, 23 April 2008 - 06:27 PM.


#8 dlegend

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:14 AM

I'd really like to see these enhancements in SP2. They would improve Vista quite a bit. But I like how things are progressing so far with Windows 7

#9 Razor VinT

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:57 PM

In Win7 M1 R2, the whole Start Menu area is used to show search result, including the right half..

It looks better now.

#10 lareeth

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:18 PM

Loving the dead bug on the last image :P

#11 Johnnyboy

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:58 PM

I'd really like to see these enhancements in SP2.

It would be great! :yes:

#12 pm_41

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:44 PM

I would like to see some early estimates of the hardware requirements needed to run Windows 7...

#13 Freka

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:47 PM

Looks very much like Vista but improved. I really like that search, much better. Can't wait to see what else is going to come out.

#14 proenca

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:45 AM

thanks for those SS, but please.. clean your monitor.. :)

#15 windowsguy

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:22 AM

windows health center sounds like an improved security center.

#16 KaneBT

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:27 AM

I agree, this just looks like a possible Windows Vista SE to me...

#17 Seventh Surfer

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:48 AM

Looks like an improved Vista. It's interesting to see the development of the next Windows. :D

#18 The Silent Warrior

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:39 AM

Nice screenies ;)

#19 Liskiller

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:09 PM

It really looks like an enhanced version of Vista currently. I would love to use it, going to download it now.. :ph34r:

Edited by Liskiller, 01 May 2008 - 07:10 PM.


#20 XXPhantomPhreakXX

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:18 PM

To me it all looks like a whole lot of different Shell Styles put together with some help with some BricoPack like Vista Inspirat Ultimate....The Start Menu just looks to much like ViStart....Just a bit too ify if you ask me, I'll stick with my XP, Vista got nice eye Candy, Wallpapers and a few other things but it runs bad like Windows ME, wouldnt surprise Microsoft just made a Dud just to come out with a better OS for just more money, Like we can afford that....

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