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.

Windows Longhorn Reference[edit | edit source]

This build's tools help file has a reference of Windows Longhorn build 4002 (the lab01 compile). The file is .jdinfo (Use JIT_DEBUG_INFO). It says:

!Review Note:  [ Requires build 4002.LAB01.030114, or later. ]

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]

A tool named Redlock 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. The name for glcnd once installed was changed from "Modern Reader" to simply "glcnd".

Bugs[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:

Gallery[edit | edit source]