New Windows 7 build with updated Paint app leaks online

It's been a long time, old friend.

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Key notes

  • A new Windows 7 build has been leaked online, years after its discontinuation.
  • It has updated WordPad, Paint, and Calculator apps, among other things.
  • Support for Windows 7 ended in January 2020.

It’s been a while since Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7, its popular operating system that captured hundreds of millions of users’ hearts. But now, apparently, a new Windows 7 build has been leaked online, years after its discontinuation.

As shared by folks online, like @PhantomOfEarth on X (formerly known as Twitter), on an updated page on BetaWiki, and on YouTube, the new Windows 7 Build 6758, a Milestone 3 build, was uploaded with a few changes here and there. 

Check out the leaks below:

You get a newly revamped Paint app that’s almost similar to the Windows 7 RTM which is fully finished, completed, and in almost all Windows 7 users’ desktops. The build also cuts off Gadgets, which are no longer shown by default in it, apps like Calculator and WordPad get a new Ribbon interface, and the Windows Media Player is also updated, among other stuff.

There’s also the OS’ x64-based server counterpart (the Windows Server 2008 R2 build 6758) and related debugging symbols that come with this “unofficial” update.

The days of Windows 7 are long gone, and Micorosoft’s support for Windows 7 ended in January 2020. But, the Redmond company actually still does keep a certain version of the operating system alive for the time being. 

Windows Embedded POSReady 7, a special version of Windows made for devices like cash registers, digital signs, and machines used in industries, will still continue receiving extended security updates until October 2024.