Summary: Oops! Checkdisk slurps almost 3 gigabytes of RAM
THIS is more or less predictable to those who have watched the problems which accompanied a hurried ‘fix release’ of Windows Vista. Lack of sufficient testing has left Vista 7 (RTM) in a position where the launch may be delayed. Even pro-Windows Web sites like NeoWin find themselves struggling to spin this in Microsoft’s favour, so they discredit the source of the claim.
Windows 7 RTM, which will be distributed to MSDN/TechNet and technical beta testers tomorrow, contains a nasty memory leak when the chkdsk command is initiated.
Some are calling the bug a “show stopper”, whilst others (Randall Kennedy) claim it could derail the Windows 7 launch.
In other Windows news: “Scareware package mimics Windows Blue Screen of Death”
Miscreants have developed a scareware package that mimics Windows’ infamous Blue Screen of Death.
Prospective marks are presented with a seemingly crashed system, along with a text warning that they need to buy “security software” to clean up their systems. But the SystemSecurity rogue package on offer has no utility other than scamming people out of their money.