Windows 8 build 7652

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Windows 8 build 7652 is the earliest known build of Windows 8, showcased on a post written by Steven Sinofsky on the Building Windows 8 blog,[1] describing the development of Windows on ARM. It is the earliest known build of Windows that is capable of running on the ARM architecture, specifically on the Asus P835 smartphone in this case,[2] which also reveals early support for ARMv6 processors that was dropped in later builds.[3] One image shown features a watered-down version of the Windows Task Manager, a version of the On-Screen Keyboard applet from Windows XP, and the Command Prompt. Another image shows the classic Windows Solitaire and a basic dial pad.

The metadata for both of these images states the images were last opened or edited on 22 January 2010, the same date as the compilation of build 7700, meaning it is the latest possible date this build could have been compiled.

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  1. Sinofsky, Steven. Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture, Building Windows 8. 9 February 2012. Archived from the original on 6 January 2020.
  2. Asus P835 specs, review, release date - PhonesData
  3. Cole, Marion. Understanding ARM Assembly Part 1, Ntdebugging Blog. 22 November 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. "Windows only supports the ARMv7 (Cortex, Scorpion) architecture in ARMv7-A in (Application Profile) mode."