Just when I thought the flood of interim Windows 7 builds had come to a close, Microsoft contacted its TAP partners this week and alerted them that a new build, build 7068, was being made available for testing. This build gives us the best look yet at what's coming in the Windows 7 release candidate (RC), and it's the first to include the option to install any of the final SKUs (product editions), as shown in the shots below.

From a functional standpoint, not much has changed since build 7057. We see a handful of new icons (Games explorer, for example) and some new wallpaper. I will document that stuff later today in a second set of screenshots. For now, here's the build 7068 interactive Setup experience, which has been streamlined dramatically over the course of the Windows 7 beta.

Windows 7 build 7068

Windows 7 build 7068


Windows 7 build 7068

Windows 7 build 7068

Windows 7 build 7068

Windows 7 build 7068

Windows 7 build 7068

Windows 7 build 7068

Windows 7 build 7068

Windows 7 build 7068

Windows 7 build 7068

Continue to Part 2...