Windows 8 build 8161

Build of Windows 8
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.2
Build number8161
Build revision0
Build labwinmain
Compiled on2011-11-28
Expiration date
Timebomb2012-10-01 (+308 days)
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Windows 8 build 8161 is a pre-Consumer Preview build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 19 September 2015[1] only in the x64 architecture.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • The right-hand charms bar can be brought out again by bringing the mouse to the top-right or bottom-right of the screen (present but is only accessible using a touchscreen by default in builds 8008 to 8032 or by pressing ⊞ Win+⇧ Shift+C in builds 8045 to 8155).
  • This build includes a new default user account picture (similar to the Bill Gates mugshot).
  • The system crash screen's text has changed, with the collecting error info text being similar to the Consumer Preview.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Compatibility[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; otherwise, a bugcheck will occur.

DWM animations[edit | edit source]

The Desktop Window Manager animations are not functional in this build. Upgrading to this build doesn't affect the DWM animations.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Upgrade[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

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