Windows 8 build 7962 (fbl_srv_wdacxml)

Build of Windows 8
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.2
Build number7962
Build revision0
Build labfbl_srv_wdacxml
Compiled on2011-03-11
Base build
Expiration date
Timebomb2011-07-01 (+112 days)
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Windows 8 build 7962 (fbl_srv_wdacxml) is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 22 January 2020.

Redpill[edit | edit source]

Redpill in this build is not that much different from build 7955, but the color of the clock on the Start screen has been changed from black to white, like in the older build 7963.

The Explorer Ribbon has also received its icons, replacing the placeholder ones. This change didn't make it into the winmain branch at the time however, as the next build reverts this change.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • When logging in after completing OOBE, Windows will immediately restart the system before the desktop is shown to the user.
  • If using VMware Workstation versions 15.x or above changes in build 7878, attempting to restart or shutdown in this build will cause a softlock. To fix this, use the Power menu from the VM section. This bug persists until build 8008.

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]

The System Reserved partition (commonly set as the D drive) is shown in Explorer.

Windows Preinstallation Environment[edit | edit source]

The ISO image of this build is packed with the Windows Preinstallation Environment from the Windows 7 RTM build.

Internet Explorer[edit | edit source]

The text has black boxes around them on some graphics card drivers. This was fixed in build 7973.

Setup[edit | edit source]

Before restarting the second time, the startup sound is played.

Redlock functionality[edit | edit source]

Start menu can't be opened during a Remote Desktop connection.

Gallery[edit | edit source]