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Windows 7 Bug Is No Showstopper

Microsoft released the RTM version of Windows 7 yesterday to the Microsoft technical community. The initial excitement quickly turned to sensational headlines about a "showstopper" or "critical" bug that may put a damper on the Windows 7 excitement and cause people and businesses to shun the new operating system as they did Windows Vista. Those headlines are the very definition of FUD (spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt).

The "critical" bug is related to a memory leak issue with the CHKDSK utility, with one caveat- it's not an issue…or a bug really. Soon after the RTM version of Windows 7 was available to the technical community reports started to pop up that a flaw had been discovered. Apparently, when running CHKDSK, a disk integrity checking and repair utility that has been included with virtually every version of Windows, the system would grind to a halt or even produce the notorious BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).

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