Windows 8 build 8148

Build of Windows 8
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.2
Build number8148
Build revision0
Architecturex86, x64
Build labwinmain
Compiled on2011-11-03
Expiration date
Timebomb2012-10-01 (+333 days)
Beta (Prerelease)
Product key
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Windows 8 build 8148 is a build of Windows 8 originally uploaded to BetaArchive on 17 May 2015 in the x86 and x64 architectures[1] with other versions of this build, such as its server counterpart, being shared since then. This build has also been shared in multiple languages, such as Simplified Chinese, English, French, German and Japanese.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike build 8140, which used the "Windows 8 Beta" branding in System Properties and winver, the branding has been reverted to "Windows Developer Preview" in those areas.
  • New wallpapers and themes have been added.
  • The Start screen wallpaper can now be customized.
  • The Immersive Control Panel has been renamed to System Settings.
  • Metro apps can now be closed.
  • Store now has a blue tile.
  • Windows To Go received its final name.
  • The Protogon file system was renamed to ReFS.
  • The flat Network tray icon in the taskbar has been updated to be less similar to its metro version and now resembles the final release.
  • System Information now shows the BIOS mode on which Windows is installed on.

Bugs, quirks, and observations[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

The navigation headings of Start's all apps list may contain garbled text in the Chinese language.

DiskPart[edit | edit source]

Diskpart will report after launch that it is being deprecated and might not be available in a future release.[2]

German language version[edit | edit source]

Since not all of the strings have been translated yet, some places remain in pseudo-localized English.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

English version[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Upgrade[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Simplified Chinese version[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

German version[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

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