Talk:Windows 8

Windows RT[edit source]

Should there be a separate page for Windows RT? --Yue Ling (talk) 13:30, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

IMO no. We already have the ia64/x64 versions of Windows XP placed onto the Windows XP page and Windows RT is mostly the same as Windows 8 with the inability to install third-party apps by default that is not from the store. BF10 (talk) 14:28, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Fake build deletion[edit source]

Since fake builds have been removed from other pages, shouldn't 7867.winmain.101020-1800 be deleted? --Glossybyte (talk) 16:02, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

i think so. Same with file version pages like 7914, 7916, 7920 and 7926. BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 16:06, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit source]

I locked the page for a week and restored the contents prior to the edit war so we can reach some consensus rather than endlessly reverting each other's edits with little to no explanation.

  1. Milestone 3 builds - First, Milestone 3 is the (first) Developer Preview, there is no separation between these stages. Branding is not representative of the development stage and sure enough, 8102 is the Milestone 3 build as confirmed by the branch it comes from. I say first DP, because there were multiple developer previews released internally, only some of which were 8102, 8250 and 8400. Regarding the heading, I think it's cleaner to remain consistent with M1/M2 rather than try to put the Developer Preview name into the heading at all costs (especially if it's not the only Developer Preview).
  2. Hardware compatibility section - there is an opinion that this section (and others similar in other articles) is poorly written and not really relevant. Personally I noticed that the section in this article does not talk about system requirement changes introduced by Windows 8 at all and only talks about modern devices (which is hardly our focus).

--Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 08:42, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Some developer previews were released to a subset of external users under NDA, too (OEM partners, app contest winners), like build 8175. 10:32, 26 November 2021 (UTC)