Windows 8 build 8014

Build of Windows 8
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.2
Build number8014
Build revision0
Build labfbl_grfx_dev1
Compiled on2011-05-25
Expiration date
Timebomb2012-03-15 (+295 days)
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Windows 8 build 8014 is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to the BetaArchive FTP server on 29 January 2020. This is the last available build of Windows 8 to use the "Microsoft Pre-Release Windows Operating System" branding on the watermark.

Redpill[edit | edit source]

Charms bar accessibility[edit | edit source]

To enable the right-hand charms bar on a non touchscreen device, open Registry Editor and then navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell. Once there, create a DWORD value called CharmBarMode and then set its value to 1.

Out-of-box experience[edit | edit source]

OOBE received a few changes in this build.

  • The language input is implemented from the bottom right of the OOBE pages.
  • The grayed out (example) writing has been renamed from John-PC to Home-PC.
  • The Make it yours page has been renamed to Personalize.

New features, changes, and fixes[edit | edit source]

  • The Genuine Center applet has been added in Control Panel.
  • The bug when the build attempts to restart or shutdown causes a softlock has been fixed.

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
Developer Preview (edition upgrade only) VKKC6-NQQQH-JW3QX-XRVKX-KJJK9

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

App tiles[edit | edit source]

Some app names (such as Control Panel, Chess Titans, Defragment and Optimize Drives, etc) may be truncated by normal sized tiles. This is the last build that has this bug.

Explorer[edit | edit source]

Logging off and shutting down may lead to File Explorer crashing.

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.
  • This build can't be installed or run on some versions of VirtualBox. To fix this, change the paravirtualization interface to Legacy or Minimal.

Aero Glass in Home Basic SKU[edit | edit source]

This build automatically enables Aero Glass transparency after installing the Home Basic SKU, despite product not supporting it by default. Changing the current visual style over to a different one (e.g.: Windows Basic) will disable glass effects.

Password bug on Metro login[edit | edit source]

When using the password reveal feature on the Metro login screen, the text appears scrambled, consisting of a mixture of letters and symbols from various languages such as Arabic, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

Installing with a USB drive[edit | edit source]

The USB drive should be formatted with the NTFS file system, otherwise it won't boot correctly.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Redpill-specific[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]