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Unorganised topics[edit]

my mind is just blown on the fact that there are so many beta releases of windows.--perry smarts — Preceding unsigned comment added by Perry smarts (talkcontribs)

I think it's a good idea to put Internet Explorer in a easy-to-access page. --X010 (talk) 08:07, 31 July 2013 (BST)¨

Why was my first comment deleted?--X010 (talk) 12:06, 5 August 2013 (BST)

Maybe because you asked for something which is clearly stated when you try to edit the main page: (High traffic page) --JaGoTu (talk) 12:43, 5 August 2013 (BST)

Hi. I haven't signed up yet and I noticed all the questions are about Windows. It's definitely not the only OS with an interesting history, and some answers I don't even know. 07:26, 11 September 2014 (BST)

Should you add build 9888 to the main page? Tau Ceti (talk) 05:19, 8 December 2014 (GMT)

Please block user '' is vandalising pages. Tau Ceti (talk) 07:05, 10 December 2014 (GMT)

Visual Styles vandalism[edit]

No, the page itself has not been vandalised, but one of its subpages has. I created the 'Experimental Whistler Themes' subpage of Windows:Visual Styles and the page has been moved. Check it yourself. If you can see the changed page title, then can you please deal with whoever did this quickly? Thank you. Tau Ceti (talk) 10:50, 19 October 2014 (BST)

OK, thank you, whoever did that. Turns out they already have changed it back to its regular page! Can you make sure that user does not vandalise any more important pages? I'm sorry... I didn't realise, it just happened so soon. Tau Ceti (talk) 10:52, 19 October 2014 (BST)

Taken from BetaArchive Wiki[edit]

I have noticed on the wiki that a large amount of the used text is copied directly from BetaArchive Wiki. It would be much better if people put the research in their own words, right? Tau Ceti (talk) 05:59, 30 October 2014 (GMT)

The original userbase of BetaWiki does do its own research, I can mention the Windows 8.1 Preview or Windows 1.0 Developer Release #5 articles. However, certain users seem to go by their own way of copypasting other wikis' content. --AlphaBeta (talk) 20:05, 30 October 2014 (GMT)
I said a large amount. Not all of it! Tau Ceti (talk) 10:10, 31 October 2014 (GMT)
And of course I don't copypaste. No one likes a hypocrite, not least on a wiki like this one. Tau Ceti (talk) 10:12, 31 October 2014 (GMT)
I said "certain users", not "Tau Ceti". --AlphaBeta (talk) 12:27, 18 January 2015 (GMT)
OK fine. Sorry. --Tau Ceti (talk) 05:12, 30 January 2015 (GMT)

Regarding build lists here...[edit]

Hello everyone, I was browsing through BA and came across this topic by BA member Overdoze (aka DeFacto):
I am DiskingRound on BA, just registered on a different name.
I decided to remove any build numbers that I could not find sources for, and am still in the process of doing so.
All this was done with my mind and my knowledge on file versions, so if you think I made a mistake, feel free to correct it and add the build again, along with your source.
If you don't have a source for a build you want to add, then don't add it - it reduces clutter on the builds lists and we want to make sure only builds with sources are added.
All that unconfirmed/fake builds with no sources do is add clutter to the build lists. For example, where the heck did builds 1725.3, 1738, 1749, etc. of Windows 98 come from?
So that's why I did this. As I said before, unconfirmed/fake builds with no sources just add clutter to the builds lists. Like, "I know of Whistler 2426, but I forgot the source, but I'll add it anyway!" (No I don't).
As I said before, don't. Not adding it will reduce a lot of clutter on the build lists. If you don't remember your source or don't have one, don't add it.
TL;DR: I removed most of the builds from lists here that have no sources. If you think I made a mistake, feel free to correct it along with your source, whether it be a file version, mention in a document or warez CD list, a screenshot, etc. Builds with no sources just add clutter to lists, nothing else.
Thanks a lot for your time reading this. --InfinityPlus1 (talk) 21:20, 3 January 2015 (GMT)

Thanks a lot for making BetaWiki better, be it in small steps. In fact, I was planning to do such cleanup when I get more free time. --AlphaBeta (talk) 12:27, 18 January 2015 (GMT)
If they are unconfirmed, we DONT know if they are real or fake but there might be info somewhere out there, so Ill just leave them, also, you never know if someone will add the info or have actual proff. --Johnleakedfan (talk) 1:53 am, 18 October 2015 (GMT)
First, use ~~~~ (four tildes) to sign your comments, it's faster than writing it all yourself. Second, unsourced is not equal to unconfirmed. Unconfirmed means there is a mention of the respective build tag, but it isn't confirmed whether the build is legit. --AlphaBeta (talk) 22:26, 22 October 2015 (BST)

I'm worried...[edit]

The recent wave of vandalism is getting me to wonder whether BetaWiki can survive or not. What do you think? Tau Ceti (talk) 05:12, 30 January 2015 (GMT)

Nope, it can survive. I'm here to ban any vandal. --Ovctvct (talk) 09:26, 11 February 2015 (GMT)

User rights[edit]

What is the auto confirm age set to? 2002:43F4:3ABB:1234:585E:7CD:5BFE:95A8 12:33, 3 March 2016 (GMT)

Something to the Did you know... Section[edit]

Sorry for my bad English I cannot explain it clearly but.... it just seems like...wikipedia? However here's a code example for this

Did you know...
  • ...that which Windows version requires only 64 MB of RAM, whereas its base Windows XP requires four time that?
  • why not delete this for opening two pages(Sorry I cannot explain clearly)...that there are two Windows Longhorn builds with the same build number and lab, which are distinguished only by compile date? Here are the first one and the second one
  • ...that which Linux distribution will be restarting its name system with version 17.10?
  • ...that real-life events caused a major sudden change to Windows XP's advertising campaign?
  • ...that in which build there are folders both with the XP-style 'My' name and the Vista-style name which dropped the 'My'?
  • ....that there was at least one build of which Windows version which had an E SKU (removing IE), which was never included in RTM?
  • ...that the new periodical release system for which Windows version has jumped build numbers twice?
  • ...that there was a test for which Windows version to see if it could use the Windows 95 shell, namely NewShell/Technology Preview?-->

Does it seem better? --CI611 (talk) 09:26, 27 August 2017 (BST)

Release of the month[edit]

Is Release of the month meaning that this build is released and is the Release of the month or it is just Build of the Month? -- Preceding unsigned comment added by LilShootDawg (talk) 18:58, 5 October 2017 (BST)


Can someone add VARCem to the list of virtualization software? I have what it could look it on my sandbox. BF10 (talk) 19:36, 18 October 2018 (BST)

So I see BetaWiki has changed a bit...[edit]

Guess I haven't been here in a couple weeks, but sheesh... what happened here? I see BetaWiki has a new layout, not that it's a bad thing. It looks pretty nice, and more modern, LOL. I'm assuming it was an upgrade to the latest version of MediaWiki. JonathonWyble (talk)

Password reset[edit]

Please add a password reset option like other wikis based on MediaWiki. Why you decided not to include this feature? 08:51, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Windows 8.1 build 9471[edit]

This build isn't recently leaked. As you can see in that page, it says leaked in 2013-08-12 but now is 2019. --Yue Ling (talk) 03:57, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

It is, but in ARM. LarryTN7722 (talk) 06:38, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
You should refer as ARM in "Recently leaked builds" to avoid confusion. Also how did leaker get Windows RT builds when it's only available as preloaded software? --Yue Ling (talk) 09:28, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Pre-release (and RTM for that matter) Windows RT builds were distributed via Connect. Not part of the same program as x86/x64 builds for the run up to Win8/WinRT RTM, but I think for Win8.1, they were a part of the standard EEAP program. Hounsell (talk) 13:29, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Featured article is wrong.[edit]

That NT 3.1 build WASN'T shown at WW91 as in the article. --LilShootDawg (talk) 16:15, 4 March 2019 (UTC)