Windows 8 build 8090

6.2.8090.0.winmain_win8m3.110805-1930
Build of Windows 8
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OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.2
Build number8090
Build revision0
Architecturex64, ARM32
Build labwinmain_win8m3
Compiled on2011-08-05
SKUs
Preinstallation Environment
PrereleaseARM

Windows 8 build 8090 is a late Developer Preview build of Windows 8. A screenshot of this build's x64 Preinstallation Environment was first uploaded onto the BetaWiki Discord server on 26 June 2022; a low-quality camera recording of the PrereleaseARM SKU variation, which depicted an unknown Microsoft employee showing off this build's screen rotation capabilities on a NVIDIA Tegra 3 development kit, was later published by former Windows division president Steven Sinofsky in issue 104 of his account of events during his time at Microsoft, titled Hardcore Software.[1][2]

It is notably the earliest known build to be compiled from the winmain_win8m3 branch, which would be used for the public Developer Preview release.

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  1. Sinofsky, Steven. 104. //build It and They Will Come (Hopefully) (paid subscription required), Hardcore Software: Inside the Rise and Fall of the PC Revolution. 30 October 2022.
  2. Various Authors. Windows 8 on NVIDIA Tegra running in Microsoft labs, Hardcore Software: Inside the Rise and Fall of the PC Revolution. Late 2010—20 August 2011.