Filed under: OS UpdatesWindows 7 SP1 has been in beta testing for some time now, so it only makes sense that a release candidate would be coming soon. Sooner than you may have thought, as it turns out: the Windows 7 SP1 RC escrow build has been leaked.
At this point, only the x86 version has surfaced and certain sites are also reporting that the leak is actually a pre-RC build and not the genuine article. Perhaps more important than the fact that yet another piece of pre-release Redmond software was leaked is the fact that the sources cited by IntoWindows indicate the official download could be available as soon as October 23.
Call me crazy, but I'd recommend waiting until next week rather than messing with a leaked build. Or, you know, waiting for the final build of Windows 7 SP1 when it hits. There's not a lot of excitement in the Service Pack anyway, unless you happen to be a network admin or virtualization junkie.
Pumpkin by flickr users zeusandheraWindows 7 SP1 RC build leaked, actual RC download coming October 23?
Fuente: Download Squad