Windows 8 build 7973 (fbl_dnt3_wireless)

Build of Windows 8
OS family
Architecturex86, x64
Timebomb2011-07-01 (+93 days)
Works in
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Windows 8 build 7973 (fbl_dnt3_wireless) is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 4 January 2019.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Key
Starter 7Q28W-FT9PC-CMMYT-WHMY2-89M6G
Home Premium RHPQ2-RMFJH-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F
Professional HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487

Redpill[edit | edit source]

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

The Metro in this build is identical to its alternate compiles.

Bugs and quirks[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.

Upgrade[edit | edit source]

It is not possible to upgrade to this build using the new Windows setup tool. When setup is Applying computer settings a runtime error will occur with C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Install.exe alt-tabbing after clicking OK will reveal another error saying that Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation. In order to upgrade to this build, use the older setup tool located in sources.

Aero Glass in Starter and Home Basic[edit | edit source]

This build automatically enables Aero Glass transparency even when installing the Starter and Home Basic SKUs, which is not supported by default. However, changing the color scheme (visual style) to another one and then back to the default one will disable Aero Glass.

Gallery[edit | edit source]