Windows 8 build 8118

Build of Windows 8
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.2
Build number8118
Build revision0
Build labfbl_core2_sfs
Compiled on2011-09-21
Expiration date
Timebomb2012-03-11 (+172 days)
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Windows 8 build 8118 is a post-Developer Preview build of Windows 8, which was shared on 25 December 2020 only in the x86 architecture.

This is the last build that:

  • Uses Redpill, despite being compiled after 8102, which came with it already applied. Thus, a tool like Redlock is still required to access the Metro features (such as the start screen, the Metro login screen, and Immersive app execution).

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Introduced new set of wallpapers and themes. The theme names remain the same as the ones shipped with Windows 7, although the wallpapers are no longer correlated and there's no Nature theme.

Setup[edit | edit source]

  • The setup interface now defaults to the 1024x768 screen resolution, rather than 800x600. The same goes for the unredpilled OOBE interface.
  • If launching SysPrep whilst the system is redpilled, a few screens similar as to if you were deploying the install.wim yourself would appear - such as the EULA.

Metro[edit | edit source]

  • The ability to zoom out on the Start screen has been re-added after being absent in the Developer Preview.
  • Sample Metro apps from the Developer Preview have been removed.

Storage Spaces[edit | edit source]

This is the first available build to include the Storage Spaces feature.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Running in VMware[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/10.x; otherwise, a bugcheck will occur.

OOBE background[edit | edit source]

Like build 8032 to unredpilled 8102, this build's Windows 7 OOBE background is in monochrome on the left, and on the right, it is entirely black. This is the last build that has this quirk.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Redpill-specific[edit | edit source]