Windows 8 build 7875

Build of Windows 8
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Timebomb2011-02-05 (+95 days)
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Windows 8 build 7875 is an interim build of Windows 8. Eight screenshots of this build were included with the original upload of build 7746 on 3 May 2020 and the build itself was eventually shared on the BetaWiki Discord server on 31 December 2020.

This build already showcases significant evolution from 7850. File search was implemented along with application search, and the kernel version was changed to 6.2. This build also changes the first letter of search suggestions to blue.

Microsoft Confidential has been added into the winver banner, replacing the original version from Windows 7 and the desktop watermark now says "Microsoft Pre-release Windows Operating System".

This build also contains the first iteration of the new login screen, which looks identical to Windows 7 but with the aforementioned operating system's logo removed. Enabling Redpill changes the design of the user selection to a larger version and uses the wallpaper from a logged in user as a background.

Aero is also updated, with a smaller caption button in some dialogues.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name Key
Home Premium RHPQ2-RMFJH-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F
Professional HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487

Setup[edit | edit source]

Setup is mostly similar to the previous leaked build of Windows 8 albeit with the watermark showing on the bottom-right corner. However, once heading onto the OOBE, the Windows 7 logo has been replaced with Microsoft Confidential and as with every other application, the title font has been changed.

This is also the first build with a new setup assistant. It is stored on the root of the installation media as "setupclient.exe" alongside with the traditional setup assistant "setup.exe". Like its traditional pendant, it asks for a product key, the SKU and the installation type, but it does not cover the whole desktop with a wallpaper. In later builds, the modern assistant replaced the older one, which results in a renaming to setup.exe. However, the traditional assistant can still be accessed by setup.exe in the subfolder "sources".

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The messages shown when the Setup is starting or restarting the computer are cut off.
  • This build uses the Arial font for the title bar and watermark because of a typo in the aero.msstyles and aerolite.msstyles files.
  • When booting in to OOBE after an upgrade, the system might bugcheck with the code SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION.

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Leaked images[edit | edit source]