Windows 8 build 7955

Build of Windows 8
OS family
Timebomb2011-07-01 (+123 days)
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Windows 8 build 7955 is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 25 April 2011.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • The Preinstallation Environment now uses the color scheme from Windows 98 instead of the one used in Windows 2000.

Redpill[edit | edit source]

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

Metro in this build generally resembles 7927, with a few differences.

Shell[edit | edit source]

  • This build is one of the first client builds to contain a new built-in volume flyout, replacing the one included by default by OEMs. The volume flyout is located at the right side of the screen instead of top left in RTM.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The name for glcnd once installed was changed from "Modern Reader" to simply glcnd.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

System Reset[edit | edit source]

If System Reset is launched while this build is running, it will say that no installation media has been found, even if you have the correct installation media inserted. However, this feature will work normally if it is launched from the installation media.

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 Reserved partition[edit | edit source]

This build seems to have the System Reserved partition shown in Explorer, with its drive letter usually set to D:

Setup and Redpill[edit | edit source]

  • To upgrade to this build, launch installprep.exe in the sources folder of the installation media, as the legacy setup client will error out. Also, you cannot migrate programs to this build.
  • At the end of the second stage of clean setup and the third and fourth stages of upgrade setup, as well as the final stage of redpilling, the startup sound plays, but will get cut after ¾ due to the following restart of the computer.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Redpill-specific[edit | edit source]