Windows 8 build 8061
|Build of Windows 8|
|Timebomb||2012-03-11 (+221 days)|
Windows 8 build 8061 is a Milestone 3 build of Windows 8. The WIM image dump containing this build was shared on 19 May 2023. It is currently the earliest available build of Windows that was compiled under the ARM32 architecture.
Patched/modified files[edit | edit source]
The following modified files are present in the dump:
6.2.8129.0 (fbl_core1_soc.111006-1700)and additionally has had signature checks patched out. This is because ARMv7 boot applications from before ~812x cannot be loaded by boot applications after ~812x due to internal data structure changes. This allows this build to be booted using a production-signed
donothingpolicy.poland nointegritychecks enabled). The original version from build 8061 is located in
6.2.8129.0 (fbl_core1_soc.111006-1700)(unmodified, valid signature). This is because the version from this build is incompatible with the later
winload.efiused. The original version from build 8061 is located in
partmgr.syshas two jumps patched to prevent functions from returning
STATUS_MEDIA_WRITE_PROTECTED. This is because (at least on Surface RT hardware) every partition is seen by the operating system as a read-only/write-protected file system. Despite this patch, the eMMC is still mounted read-only, and so the build must be booted from a USB drive (using VHD boot is possible). To mount the eMMC read-write,
sdbus!SdhcIsWriteProtectedmust be patched to return 0 (and the PE checksum fixed): patch file offset
db e2 01and file offset
00 20 70 47
testplugin.dllis re-signed by a certificate named 'DesktopApp'
Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]
- Chess Titans and Mahjong Titans will fail to launch as the respective English language pack resources for the built-in Windows 7 premium games are not present in the image.
- Desktop Window Manager software-based compositing does not work by default unless a Terminal Services client such as Remote Desktop is used.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Interface[edit | edit source]
Control Panel system properties section