Windows 7 build 7048 is the third of three interim builds of Microsoft's next OS that I've seen over the past few weeks and, as the most recent, is also the most interesting. The other interim builds didn't include any major functional changes, but had a few new icons and new wallpapers. Build 7048 is different however, and it includes the first major functional change to Windows 7 since the Beta: You can now remove Internet Explorer 8 using the standard Windows Features applet. Amazing. And yes, there are a number of new icons and wallpapers, too. What the heck.

Here are a few shots showing off Windows 7 build 7048.

Windows 7 build 7048

Windows 7 build 7048


Windows 7 build 7048

Windows 7 build 7048

Windows 7 build 7048

Windows 7 build 7048

Windows 7 build 7048

Windows 7 build 7048

Windows 7 build 7048

Windows 7 build 7048