Windows 8 build 7700

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Build of Windows 8
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Timebomb2010-03-01 (+38 days)
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Windows 8 build 7700 is the earliest leaked build of Windows 8. The build was jointly leaked by BetaWiki Discord members lucasm and Wheatley on 25 December 2019. Prior to its leak, screenshots of this build were released by Russian Windows news website WZor on 29 January 2010. This build has been determined to be a Windows 8 build, due to its relatively high build number and presence of an extremely early version of Internet Explorer 9. Assert strings have been changed to hide the full path, like in Windows 8. In addition, some executables are signed by "Windows Main Build Lab Account" like later Windows 8 builds, unlike the standard "Microsoft Corporation" signer during the development and release of Windows 7. This build also calls itself "Windows 8" in the "Local Group Policy" utility, in "Filter options". This build reuses the "betta fish" default wallpaper seen in RC builds of Windows 7.

Being very early in development, many areas still say Windows 7 and the kernel is still 6.1 (much like builds 7746 and 7850).

The power service has been given a large overhaul, with the User-mode Power Services Extension DLL (umpoext.dll) one of several DLLs added in this build, persisting to this day in Windows 10. Additional APIs were also added for Audio and Bluetooth services. The On-Screen Keyboard was internally updated, with some functions being separated out into osksupport.dll. Additional error messages were added to System Restore.

The early version of Internet Explorer 9 (still branded as Internet Explorer 8) in this build is extremely buggy and will often instantaneously crash when switching to IE9 mode or loading a page containing HTML5 content.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name Key
Home Premium RHPQ2-RMFJH-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F
Professional HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487
Enterprise H7X92-3VPBB-Q799D-Y6JJ3-86WC6

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • It is not possible to upgrade to this build due to setup being unable to copy files required for installation.

Gallery[edit | edit source]