Bug found in Windows 7 RTM, delay rumors exaggerated

By Jos
Aug 6, 2009
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  1. Microsoft today made the finalized version of Windows 7 available for download to TechNet and MSDN subscribers, announcing the right-on-schedule delivery on the official Windows Blog. At the same time, however, a recently-discovered memory bug is threatening to spoil the milestone as several sites are picking up the story and speculating about a possible launch delay.

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  2. JudaZ

    JudaZ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 292

    Yeah even though its is a bad problem, its not that big of a deal if you know about the issue. You normaly only run chkdsk if there is a problem, and as I see it you can just as well run chkdsk from a XP CD or similar in that case, until MS releases a fix.
  3. tengeta

    tengeta TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 632

    Its just one of many future Windows Updates, big deal.
  4. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,134   +172

    That is a poor attitude to take to bugs. Anyone with pride in their work developing would not be happy this type of bug slipped through or fob it off as "just another bug, big deal".
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    So true.
  6. Zeromus

    Zeromus TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 231   +7

    If my software got out with a major bug. I'd simply respond "oh ****" and give the indication that I'm doing all I can to fix it.
  7. JudaZ

    JudaZ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 292

    Well I agree, there is to little pride in peoples job nowadays. Finding problems with a product is never good, and of cource MS will fix it, I just think its been blow a bit out of proportion.

    Chkdsk is a utility, not a crucial part of the operating system..
    It's bad if it doeasnt work, but its stil lnot a critical think.
    It's not a security flaw, a critical update in MS language,
    there for it will hardly change the release date of Windows 7

    I'm sure they can fix chkdsk before the release
  8. tengeta

    tengeta TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 632

    It was sarcasm, I'm just that used to it being in Windows is all.
  9. IanDSamson

    IanDSamson Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

    As if CHKDSK is such an important program! I am sure there will be many more bugs found - there has never been a bug-free release of M$ software that isn't quickly followed up by a Service Pack.
    As for M$ giving away free copies of Windows 7 Ultimate to their beta-testers, I checked with Microsoft South Africa and I am still waiting for a response. Sounds like that was nothing but hot air too.
    As for the Microsoft Shop Logo, they could have used the Vista logo instead. It is far nicer. The one they have decided upon shows a real lack of vision, imagination, creativity ... much like everything else they produce.
  10. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 712   +28

    I am not a hater but this is a shame that such a low level program has a bug. Does this mean that us techies will refer to Windows 7 as the disk with the broken chkdsk for years to come?

    Imagine trying to get a knackered PC working, doing a system repair using the Windows disk which would strip it of all its updates then running chkdsk to try to get the drive fixed, only to have chkdsk crash. You need to get a copy of Vista or XP install disk to run chkdsk from a blank install when you dont have a net connection or dont want to put your computer on the net for whatever reason?

    Its a shame for sure. An update via microsoft.com wont work unless we can slipstream it into the installation media and return the disk to its "usable utility disk" status.
  11. Don`t worry people i`am on it it will be fixed soon untill then use the leaked windows 7 msdn version with the orbit30 loader, i thank you for your patiance in this matter.

    yours sincerely

    Microsoft
    CEO.

    Steve Ballmer
     
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