These are the recommended specifications for Windows 7 as of Beta 1
- Processor speed 1 GHz (either 32-bit or 64-bit)
- Memory (RAM) 1 GB
- Graphics card DirectX 9.0 capable
- Graphics memory 128 MB (for Windows Aero)
- HDD free space 16 GB
Builds & Compatibility Lists
- virus scan
- RTM (Build 7600) - Hardware Compatibility List, Software Compatibility List
- RC (Build 7100) - Hardware Compatibility List, Software Compatibility List
- Beta 1 (Build 6.1.7000.1) - Bug List, Hardware Incompatibility List, Software Incompatibility List
- Pre-Beta (WinHEC) (Build 6.1.6956.1) - Bug List
- Pre-Beta (WinHEC) (Build 6.1.6951.1) Demonstrated at WinHEC. Never released.
- Pre-Beta (Build 6.1.6948.1) Demonstrated on the Engineering Windows 7 blog. Never released.
- Pre-Beta (Build 6.1.6936.1) - Bug List
- Pre-Beta (PDC Demo) (Build 6.1.6933.1) Demonstrated at PDC. Never released.
- Pre-Beta (PDC) (Build 6.1.6801.1) - Bug List
- Milestone 3 (M3) (Build 6.1.6780.1) - Bug List
- Milestone 2 (M2) (Build 6.1.6589.1) - Bug List
- Milestone 1 (M1) (Build 6.1.6519.1) - Bug List
- anti malware
- File name: Windows 7 BETA Build 6519.1.071220-1525_x86fre_client_en-us-gb1cfre_en_dvd.iso
- Size: 2.91 GB
- MD5 Hash: E5BAC6B4B89F0E3F09075C0A07D82F6A
- CRC32: F8FA13A6
- Malware removal
Windows 7 Milestone 1 was sent to microsoft key partners by January 2008 in both x86 and x86-64 versions, although only the x86 version leaked. This build was the first build to introduce pinning items in the Start Menu. Programs in full screen will now retain their transparent borders. Microsoft also started to revamp the control pannel area, and introduced a new Backup and Recovery Center. A few other system applications have changed, there is a new build of Internet Explorer 7, Windows Mail, and Media Center was tweaked. This build also introduced us to Homegroups. These allow you to quickly setup a home network for sharing files and photos etc.