Windows 8 build 8195

Build of Windows 8
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Timebomb2013-01-15 (+349 days)
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Windows 8 build 8195 is a Consumer Preview build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 4 January 2019.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • The copyright year in winver.exe was updated to 2012. This persisted up to Windows 8.1 build 9271.
  • References to "Windows 8 Beta" have been replaced with "Windows 8 Consumer Preview".
  • The Start button has been removed from the taskbar.
  • Introduced new Start screen backgrounds.
  • Introduced some new animations on the Start screen and the Charms bar.
  • The Charms bar icons have been updated to the icons that appeared in the final release, with the exception of the Windows flag. Additionally, the Windows flag in the Charms bar when the Charms bar is transparent is now all white rather than multicolored.
  • The default user account picture has been changed to the one that appears in the final release.
  • Shadow effects on windows have been reduced.
  • Removed the Windows logo in the System Control Panel applet.
  • Taskbar Properties received its final icon.
  • An option to delete recent app history has been added to PC settings.
  • The quirk where the Install now text on the autorun is in the System font has been fixed in this build.
  • The shutdown sound no longer plays when shutting down Windows.
  • The PC Settings has been removed from the start screen and the apps list, and can now only be accessed using the settings charm.

Quirks[edit | edit source]

Boot screen[edit | edit source]

On Legacy BIOS machines, the boot screen uses the 16:9 aspect ratio, thus on 4:3 monitors, it gets stretched down horizontally. UEFI configurations are not affected.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]