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A version of [https://youtu.be/oFWydKW1bEw MetroUnlocker] was released on 2019-05-10, unlocking all redpill levels on this build, including the start screen.
 
A version of [https://youtu.be/oFWydKW1bEw MetroUnlocker] was released on 2019-05-10, unlocking all redpill levels on this build, including the start screen.
  
Continuing on with the evolution of Metro starting with build [[Windows 8 build 7973 (fbl core1 kernel npc)|7973]], in many ways, the unlocked features in this build are a middle ground between the early Milestone 2 Metro of builds [[Windows 8 build 7927|7927]] to [[Windows 8 build 7963|7963]] and the near-final look of build [[Windows 8 build 8056 (fbl grfx dev1)|8056]]. The Start screen now has the "Start" header, along with the Other Programs UI being replaced with the Applications list. The Charms bar now has a clock appear along with it, along with the Settings charm being redesigned, adding some non-functional toggles for the Power, keyboard, and a mysterious toggle called "VanUI".
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Continuing on with the evolution of Metro starting with build [[Windows 8 build 7973 (fbl core1 kernel npc)|7973]], in many ways, the unlocked features in this build are a middle ground between the early Milestone 2 Metro of builds [[Windows 8 build 7927|7927]] to [[Windows 8 build 7963|7963]] and the closer to final looks of builds [[Windows 8 build 8032|8032]] and [[Windows 8 build 8056 (fbl grfx dev1)|8056]]. The Start screen now has the "Start" header, along with the Other Programs UI being replaced with the Applications list. The Charms bar now has a clock appear along with it, along with the Settings charm being redesigned, adding some non-functional toggles for the Power, keyboard, and a mysterious toggle called "VanUI".
  
 
Interestingly, in this build, it is already possible to change the accent color of the start screen, however there are only 2 colors available. To do this, open regedit, go to <code>HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Accent</code> and create a DWORD named <code>ColorSet</code> and set it's value to 1. Logoff and logon again, the start screen will be a different blue gradient.
 
Interestingly, in this build, it is already possible to change the accent color of the start screen, however there are only 2 colors available. To do this, open regedit, go to <code>HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Accent</code> and create a DWORD named <code>ColorSet</code> and set it's value to 1. Logoff and logon again, the start screen will be a different blue gradient.

Revision as of 17:26, 14 January 2020

6.2.7989.0.winmain.110421-1825
Build of Windows 8
6.2.7989.0.winmain.110421-1825
OS family
Architecturex64
Compiled2011-04-21
Timebomb2012-03-15 (+329 days)
Works in
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SKUs
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Windows 8 build 7989 is a Milestone 3 build of Windows 8. It was leaked on 2011-06-18.

Features

  • Immersive Internet Explorer
  • Metro login screen
  • Immersive Control Panel
  • Immersive Reader (broken)
  • Charms bar
  • MS Help (depending on the copy of this build, it might need to be installed by running installappx C:\windows\mshelp).

Redpill

A version of MetroUnlocker was released on 2019-05-10, unlocking all redpill levels on this build, including the start screen.

Continuing on with the evolution of Metro starting with build 7973, in many ways, the unlocked features in this build are a middle ground between the early Milestone 2 Metro of builds 7927 to 7963 and the closer to final looks of builds 8032 and 8056. The Start screen now has the "Start" header, along with the Other Programs UI being replaced with the Applications list. The Charms bar now has a clock appear along with it, along with the Settings charm being redesigned, adding some non-functional toggles for the Power, keyboard, and a mysterious toggle called "VanUI".

Interestingly, in this build, it is already possible to change the accent color of the start screen, however there are only 2 colors available. To do this, open regedit, go to HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Accent and create a DWORD named ColorSet and set it's value to 1. Logoff and logon again, the start screen will be a different blue gradient.

When the "Share" button from the charms bar is clicked, a file called shrscr.png is created in the %temp% folder, with a cat and text saying "U can haz no pix" on the top and "GIMME FISH" along a number on the bottom. The "U can haz no pix" is probably a reference to the strict NDA that existed during Windows 8's development, implying no pictures of the build can be shared.

This build is one of the last to include the ability to use the desktop wallpaper as the logon screen background.

Bugs

EFI

This build appears to not support hardware with EFI, due to being bundled with an x86 7600 WinPE setup. To try and solve this, copy 7989's install.wim into an x64 7600/7601 WinPE setup, or deploy the image through DISM - this fix does not work for all UEFI configurations.

Aero

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. In this build however, the bug does not occur if Redpill is unlocked.

Gallery