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First Windows 7 bug discovered

First Windows 7 bug discovered

Microsoft is warning customers downloading the Release Candidate of its long-awaited Windows 7 operating system that its first bug has been detected, potentially causing application failures.

In a post on the firm¡¦s Help and Support site, Microsoft said the problem affects the 32-bit (x86) English-language version of Windows 7 build 7100, which incorrectly sets access control lists (ACLs) on the root. It¡¦s unclear just how dangerous this bug could be but Microsoft has already issued a hotfix, available through Windows update. The x64 version of Windows 7, however, seems to be unaffected.

¡§In the English version of Windows 7 Release Candidate (build 7100) 32-bit Ultimate, the folder that is created as the root folder of the system drive (%SystemDrive%) is missing entries in its security descriptor,¡¨ says the posting.


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