Windows 8 build 8118

Build of Windows 8
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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) to play the startup sound by default. It is the last build to feature the Games Explorer in the Windows 7 start menu as the next build would hide it from the user interface.

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 bugcheck will occur.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]