Windows 8 build 7927

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Build of Windows 8
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Timebomb2011-07-01 (+137 days)
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Windows 8 build 7927 is a build of Windows 8. This build was leaked to BetaArchive on 29 August 2011.

The desktop wallpaper has now been changed to a wordoku puzzle with the leak warning. This wordoku would eventually be solved to form "Start Me Up".

Features[edit | edit source]

  • History Vault
  • New language options
  • Applications Folder
  • Auto-colorization
  • Immersive browser
  • Metro lock screen
  • Metro Task Manager
  • Metro OOBE
  • MS Help (installable by running installappx C:\windows\mshelp).
  • A copy of Windows Performance Analyzer is included with this build
  • Various Sysinternals and IDW tools are included with this build

Findings, fixes, enhancements[edit | edit source]

A tool called Redlock is available that unlocks the entire Metro interface, including the start screen. The following tweaks are no longer required when using Redlock.

Applications folder[edit | edit source]

Create a folder on the desktop named Applications.{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}. It is not required to enable Redpill for this to work.

Auto colorization[edit | edit source]

Create a copy of a theme from C:\Windows\Resources\Themes, add AutoColorization=1 to the end of the [VisualStyles] section and apply. It is not required to enable Redpill for this to work.

System Reset[edit | edit source]

Run C:\Windows\System32\sysreset.exe. It is not required to enable Redpill for this to work.

OOBE[edit | edit source]

Run C:\Windows\System32\oobe\msoobe.exe with Redpill enabled. It is not required to disable DWM for this to work.

Lock screen background[edit | edit source]

Enable Redpill, run netplwiz and enable the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete option in the advanced tab.

Immersive apps[edit | edit source]

Enable Redpill, disable DWM with Ctrl+Shift+F9 and run one of these executables:

  • Immersive Browser: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Immersive Browser\Microsoft.ImmersiveBrowser\miexplore.exe.
  • Immersive Reader: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Windows.Immersive.MoReader\moreader.exe.
  • Metro Control Panel: C:\Windows\System32\SystemSettings.exe.
  • Webcam Application: C:\Windows\System32\webcam.exe.

Other features enabled by Redpill[edit | edit source]

  • Modern Task Manager
  • Ribbon UI in Explorer

Redpill features[edit | edit source]

Compared to the earlier build 7899, the Start screen accents are enabled by default and the rendering issues have been fixed. The start screen clock is now black. It now ships with an early build of IE 10 instead of an IE 9 pre-release as in 7899 and earlier builds.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Aero[edit | edit source]

This build appears to have a slightly broken Windows Aero theme, with only the top portion of the window frame using the blur effect, leaving the side borders transparent.

System Reset[edit | edit source]

System Reset will say that no valid installation media has been found, even if you have the correct installation media inserted.

Windows Preinstallation Environment[edit | edit source]

  • Due to this build only being leaked in WIM form, the ISO is packed with the Windows Preinstallation Environment from the Windows 7 RTM build.
  • Along with this, the System Reserved partition is also shown in File Explorer.

Gallery[edit | edit source]