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. MikeShinoda2001 (talk) 16:06, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
Think 7992 and 7994. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:F90:40C0:8A97:6109:2A54:6B07:3B58 (talkcontribs)

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. 89.243.142.119 10:32, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Which build introducted the final sine wave sounds?[edit source]

What was the first build that has the sine wave sounds seen in the RTM? — Preceding unsigned comment added by BetaLover (talkcontribs)

Windows 8 build 7680[edit source]

Windows 8 build 7680 is seen on this Windows 8 page, but there isn't an actual page of Windows 8 build 7680. It was compiled on 14 November 2009. There is one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brennan1234567890 (talkcontribs)

What about the builds listed on the MSFT Buffet Database?[edit source]

I tried adding these builds, more specifically the ones it says were referenced in documentation, but the change got reverted. Are any of these builds acceptable for adding to the list?

Here are the builds I added. Here is where I saw them.

LeoI07 (talk) 19:36, 4 July 2022 (UTC)

They're more file versions than "documentation" Xeno (talk) 19:39, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
  1. 8102.0.winmain_win8m3_d.110908-1930 is also on MSFT buffet database, but it is not a file version, it is a build that was shown in Microsoft Build 2011. 2001:F90:40C0:A072:958A:2177:A4A8:83B9 06:30, 5 July 2022 (UTC)
If they're actual files from the builds, why don't those confirm their existence? LeoI07 (talk) 21:03, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
Taken from the notability guidelines
The following sources are also acceptable, if the build has been mentioned in more than one:
Warez CD list
Newsgroup discussions, comments, bug reports
Screenshots of download pages
File versions

and from what I'm able to see, the file versions are only mentioned once. That and adding every single file version build would make the page look cluttered Xeno (talk) 22:47, 4 July 2022 (UTC)

Multiple builds mentioned on Wikipedia.[edit source]

The title says it all.

Mentions:

Windows 8 build 7700

Windows 8 build 7814

Windows 8 build 7850

Windows 8 build 7955

Windows Server 2012 build 7959

Windows 8 build 7989

Windows 8 build 7973

Windows 8 build 8008

Windows 8 build 8032

Windows 8 build 8056

Windows 8 build 8102

Windows 8 build 8118

Windows 8 build 8128

Windows 8 build 8176

Windows 8 build 8195

Windows 8 build 8250

Windows 8 build 8277

Windows 8 build 8330

Windows 8 build 8400

Windows 8 build 8432

Windows 8 build 9200

Question[edit source]

Why are some unconfirmed builds have there build tag half censored?Abdullah Naeem (talk) 23:29, 7 February 2023 (UTC)

Some of these builds are internal/confidential builds, so not censoring the build tag might get you in trouble. NaraInsider1694 (talk) 05:01, 8 February 2023 (UTC)

Possible known builds[edit source]

So, I have about 3 sources for the known builds, they may be fake but IDK myself. Also, they are not "completely leaked."

And the builds are......... Windows 8 build 7984, 8005 and 8006.

Sources I have found the builds on:

https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/997656-windows-8-build-80058006-real-or-fake-news/ (This one also has a comment talking about build 7984 at the bottom of the comments section without page 2) (Also has a comment claiming build 8005 to be a fake but not 8006)

https://www.techspot.com/news/43813-windows-8-already-at-build-8006-but-it-means-nothing.html

And finally, https://www.eightforums.com/threads/windows-8-already-at-build-8006-but-it-means-nothing.1824/ (The same as the top one, I mean the Techspot one)

If they all are found to be fake, then what a ruin. Our chance for knowing the builds was ruined.

The Website that has comments claiming about 8005 and 7984 don't know about 8006 and 7984 (maybe).

Is at least one build real? We'll find out. --Shams1917 (talk) 03:08, 8 March 2023 (UTC)

Aha, So Build 8005's page used to exist, but it got removed. Because it was not notable. --Shams1917 (talk) 03:50, 8 March 2023 (UTC)

EOL date for Windows Embedded 8 Standard is today[edit source]

Today is the last day for those users who are using the x86 version of Windows 8.0, to receive updates. Windows 8.0 was intended to be upgrade to Windows 8.1, and support for Windows 8.0 ended on January 12, 2016. Hoverer, to receive updates beyond January 2016 on Windows 8.0, it's unofficially possible to install Windows Embedded 8.0 updates, and, as Windows Embedded 8 Standard has reached the end of extended support today, today will be the last day in order to install an update for Windows 8.0.

R.I.P Windows Embedded 8 Standard (March 20, 2013 — July 11, 2023). 95.134.111.155 15:37, 11 July 2023 (UTC)

its dead jim. NitroGD 15:45, 11 July 2023 (UTC)

Build 831?[edit source]

can somebody add this build on the builds list? I dont have permission to add it 197.41.103.103 21:36, 2 November 2023 (UTC)