Windows 8 build 8002 (fbl_dnt3_wireless)

Build of Windows 8
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Timebomb2012-03-15 (+309 days)
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Windows 8 build 8002 (fbl_dnt3_wireless) is a Milestone 3 build of Windows 8. The x86 compile of this build was uploaded on 3 January 2021.

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
Prerelease (edition upgrade only) VKKC6-NQQQH-JW3QX-XRVKX-KJJK9

Setup[edit | edit source]

The setup interface is mostly similar to previous releases of Windows 8. However, there is a white box behind the computer name text, which now reveals the text being inputted. The color slider has been updated slightly as well, albeit it's still hidden.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Power applet[edit | edit source]

The charms bar's power applet is now functional, allowing the user to shutdown or restart the computer.

System repairing utilities[edit | edit source]

BootIM has been introduced in this build, which has been made to replace the old WinRE found in Windows 7, mostly consisting of checking the system for any issues or being used as a boot menu. It was made for either dualbooting or system repair, however it is not finished in this build. There are two ways of running BootIM, assuming that the operating system is redpilled:

F8 on boot[edit | edit source]

Before doing this, you will have to launch command prompt with administrator permissions. Once doing so, paste in the following text: bcdedit /set {default} custom:250000c2 1. Once done, reboot your system and instantly press F8 before the boot screen shows up. Once done, hit "Repair your computer". This should take you to the new WinRE, however the resolution will be set to 800x600, which isn't suitable due to the fact that the new WinRE requires a lot of space.

Simply typing BootIM in the Run utility[edit | edit source]

Basically what the sub-title suggests. Press ⊞ Win+R (or launch Run from the Start screen), type bootim, and launch the application.

Reset utility[edit | edit source]

The reset utility has been entirely revamped and now uses the Metro design. As with previous builds, it requires the Windows 8 installation media. It also gives information with what will be kept and what will not be kept, rather than supplying options for what you want to keep.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Compatibility[edit | edit source]

To install or run this build in VMware Workstation, the hardware compatibility version must be set to versions 8.x/9.x; otherwise, a bugcheck will occur.

Start screen[edit | edit source]

  • Similar to builds 7985, 7989, and 7997, you have the option to uninstall the desktop from the Start screen.
  • Just like the latter build, the Desktop is referred to as Desktop.lnk on the Start screen.
  • The Start screen may appear to be empty at first. Logging out and logging back in should fix the issue.
  • The tiles on the start screen tend to flash upon interaction and may not launch properly upon clicking.

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

This build automatically enables Aero Glass transparency even when installing 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.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The boot screen has rendering issues when starting setup, showing both the loading files and boot screen at once.
  • Windows Explorer is relatively unstable and is prone to crashing.
  • If running certain immersive applications on the desktop, a transitioning animation will play for whatever reason, albeit it won't actually transition between applications.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Redpill-specific[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]