Windows 8 build 8118

6.2.8118.fbl_core2_sfs.110921-1900
Build of Windows 8
6.2.8118.fbl_core2_sfs.110921-1900
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2011-09-21
Timebomb2012-03-11 (+172 days)
Works in
About
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Key
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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 build is notable for being the last available build to use 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).

It is also the last known build of Windows (until Windows 11 build 21996, but only to play the startup sound) to play the startup and shutdown sounds.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Compatibility[edit | edit source]

To install or run this build in VMware Workstation, you must set the hardware compatibility to versions 8.x, 9.x or 10.x, otherwise, a black screen with an error code will appear.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]