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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
* [http://www.betaarchive.com/screenshots/index.php?load=Windows%208%20Build%207850/ Windows 8 Build 7850 @ BetaArchive Screenshots Gallery]
 
* [http://www.betaarchive.com/screenshots/index.php?load=Windows%208%20Build%207850/ Windows 8 Build 7850 @ BetaArchive Screenshots Gallery]

Latest revision as of 09:37, 15 August 2019

6.1.7850.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508
Build of Windows 8
6.1.7850.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508
OS family
Architecturex86, x64
Compiled2010-09-22
Timebomb2011-02-04 (+135 days)
Works in
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SKUs
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Home Premium
Professional
Enterprise
Ultimate
Ultimate Checked/Debug
Key
Use a Windows 7 Retail serial
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Windows 8 build 7850 is a Milestone 1 build of Windows 8. It was the first leaked version of Windows 8 on 2011-04-12. Initially, this build only leaked as an Enterprise SKU image. Only much later, in 2015-01, additional SKUs leaked.

Being early in development, many areas still says Windows 7 and the kernel is still 6.1 (in a similar manner to XP build 2202 and build 2211, 8.1 build 9299 and 10 build build 9780 and 9785). The default background image of this build is a blueish gradient with the note not to leak this version ("shhh... let's not leak our hard work").

Features[edit]

Note: Most new features must be unlocked via registry editing.

  • Explorer Ribbon UI (Icons are all circles)
  • Centered title bar text
  • Built-in PDF Reader (basic)
  • New/Modern Task Manager (partially broken)
  • Webcam Application (fullscreen)
  • Auto colorization of themes
  • ApplicationExplorer (for early start screen?)
  • Aero Lite (basic)
  • Early beta of IE9
  • System reset (sysreset.exe)
  • Portable workspace creator (pwcreator.exe)

Findings, fixes, enhancements[edit]

PDF Reader[edit]

While there is a very early version of the built-in PDF Reader included, it is disabled by default. It can be enabled using the following registry script:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Capabilities]
"CLSID"="{D3E34B21-9D75-101A-8C3D-00AA001A1652}"

and then running C:\Windows\System32\glcnd.exe with any PDF file as an argument (or without any argument to open a blank page). It is not required to disable Aero to run the PDF Reader.

Modern Windows Task Manager[edit]

A preliminary version of the Modern Windows Task Manager is included as well. To enable it, run the following registry script:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskUI]
"TaskUIEnabled"=dword:00000001

and then open C:\Windows\System32\TaskUI.exe.

Ribbon UI[edit]

A Ribbon version of Windows Explorer is included as well. To enable it, use the following registry script:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4F12FF5D-D319-4A79-8380-9CC80384DC08}]
"AppID"="{9198DA45-C7D5-4EFF-A726-78FC547DFF53}"

Webcam Capture Application[edit]

An early version of the webcam capture application is included as well. To enable it, run the following registry script:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\GRE_Initialize]
"RemoteFontBootCacheFlags"=dword:0000100f

and then run C:\Windows\System32\Webcam.exe.

Auto Colorization[edit]

Create a copy of a theme from C:\Windows\Resources\Themes, add AutoColorization=1 to the end of the [VisualStyles] section and apply.

Bugs[edit]

Aero[edit]

This build appears to have a slightly broken Windows Aero theme, with only the top portion of the window frame using the blur effect, leaving the side borders transparent.

Gallery[edit]

External Links[edit]