Windows 8 build 8056 (fbl_grfx_dev1)

Build of Windows 8
OS family
Architecturex86, x64
Timebomb2012-03-11 (+228 days)
Works in
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Windows 8 build 8056 (fbl_grfx_dev1) is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 19 September 2015.[1] This build renames the Rejuvenate your PC option to Refresh your PC.

The History Vault application that was first introduced in build 7878 was renamed to File History in this build.

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.

A few changes have occurred since build 8032, mainly focusing on stability and cosmetic updates. Many graphical issues and oddities seen with 8032, including leftover icons from older builds and issues with the graphics and fonts for the tiles, has been fixed, and Metro itself is much more stable. The gradient effect for the background color of the Metro login screen and the Start screen has been removed and the size of the tiles has shrunk. The search pane's close button has also been removed.

When the Share option from the Charms bar is chosen while on the Start screen, it will display "MoGo can't share this, but Windows can share a screenshot instead", hinting at "MoGo" being the codename for the Start screen.

Apps included[edit | edit source]

  • Immersive Remote Desktop Connection
  • Immersive Control Panel
  • An early but non-functional version of the Windows Store, labelled "MSHelp" on other builds before 8032
  • Immersive IE

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Hardware compatibilities[edit | edit source]

To install or run this build in VMware Workstation 15 or newer, you must set the hardware compatibility to versions 8.x or 9.x; otherwise, a partially garbled system crash message will occur.

Intel HD graphics[edit | edit source]

Like most Pre-Release Preview builds, installing latest Intel HD Graphics driver will make the screen blink, making it unusable unless you stop DWM. Using a 2013 or older driver will fix this issue.

Another quirk with Intel drivers is that Windows Vista drivers will work if you install this build on a computer that originally had Windows Vista. Before starting the installation, right click the exe and select properties. Click on compatibility and set it to Windows Vista Service Pack 2. Apply and then run the exe normally and you should have working Intel graphics.

Drivers[edit | edit source]

On Windows 7-designed tablets/laptops, even if newer than 2011, this build has touch screen, audio and battery drivers working out of the box.

User logon error[edit | edit source]

If you're running this build on certain hardware (most likely newer hardware, such as the (Hewlett-Packard (HP) (15-F233wm), you'll come across that Windows will never log you in after installing. Using the current BIOS date and the BIOS date of 2011-07-27 produces the error, ruling out that as the issue. To fix this issue, restart Windows and press F8 to access advanced boot options. Chose Safe Mode with Networking and Windows should boot. Go to the start menu and search for regedit, right click that, and run as administrator. Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList". Go to the bottom most profile and select it. Once in, double click on State and set its value to 0. Double click on RefCount and also set its value to 0. Restart Windows and you should be in. If you have a .bak profile as well, then rename the profile with no extension as "S-1-5-21-4118428-131-491-1.b" (Sample profile. Keep the name the same, just add .b). Take the one named .bak and remove the extension. Rename the .b profile to .bak. Once done, perform the changes above.

Note: This error may not always appear when clean installing this build and does not occur when upgrading from a previous build.

User Account Control bug[edit | edit source]

User Account Control will pop up when you change the Windows settings, even if it is set to not notify you when changing those.

Compatibility[edit | edit source]

Unlike build 8102, this build can run the latest version of Chrome and other programs without trouble. .NET Framework 4.5 is incomplete and unable to run programs that need it.

eMMC drive support[edit | edit source]

This build is likely the first Windows 8 build to support eMMC drives, and installation will run normally.

Device setup[edit | edit source]

Device setup, if it appears on login, may show up in a broken window.

Windows Classic[edit | edit source]

This build's Windows Classic fallback style is much flatter than usual, with a broken title bar gradient (only shown in places such as Windows Classic appearance managers from older versions of Windows NT), and controls lacking Windows Classic's lighter shine in most places, with some controls visually losing all their borders like the Taskbar's System Tray. Additionally, if Classic is forced on Explorer the Back/Forward buttons in Explorer are misaligned with the Back/Forward/Recent outline.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]