Windows 8 build 8176

Build of Windows 8
OS family
Architecturex86, x64
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+377 days)
Works in
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Windows 8 build 8176 is a Consumer Preview build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 4 January 2019.

It is the last available build of Windows 8 to include a Start button on the taskbar and to play the shutdown sound.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Similar to build 8140, a new "Windows 8 Beta" branding is used in System Properties and the winver banner. However, some parts of the build, including the boot screen and setup, still mention "Windows Developer Preview".

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Autorun[edit | edit source]

Like in builds 8155, 8161, and 8175.5, the Install now text on the autorun is in the System font.

USB 3.0[edit | edit source]

This build appears to have a broken xHCI driver, and therefore will crash during setup if USB 3.0 is enabled. Disabling USB 3.0 for the VM (or from BIOS/UEFI, on real hardware) should fix this problem.

DPI settings crash[edit | edit source]

Adjusting the DPI settings will result in a bugcheck after attempting to apply changes.

Intel display drivers[edit | edit source]

It is not recommended to install Intel display drivers due to a compatibility bug that causes the drivers to not yield any graphical output.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]