Windows 8 build 7927 (fbl_srv_wdacxml)

Build of Windows 8
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Timebomb2011-07-01 (+137 days)
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Windows 8 build 7927 (fbl_srv_wdacxml) is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 29 August 2011. This build is notable for including Sysinternals and IDW tools by default, along with a copy of Windows Performance Analyzer.

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

The copyright year in winver was updated from 2010 to 2011. As of today, it is the first build of Windows 8 to have the copyright year of 2011.

Redpill features[edit | edit source]

A tool named Redlock can be used to unlock all of the Redpill levels on this build, including the Start screen.

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. An early build of Internet Explorer 10 is now included, replacing the Internet Explorer 9 pre-release build from 7899 and below.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The System Reserved partition is shown in Explorer for no apparent reason.

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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]