Windows 8 build 8195

Build of Windows 8
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.2
Build number8195
Build revision0
Build labfbl_dnt3_wireless
Compiled on2012-02-01
Expiration date
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+349 days)
Product key
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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]

User interface[edit | edit source]

Metro shell[edit | edit source]

New animations in elements such as the Start screen and Charms bar have been implemented within the Metro shell. Icons in the Charms bar have been updated to utilize the designs observed within the final release, the sole exception being the Windows flag (later reverse-integrated from shell branches into build 8250). Additionally, the Windows flag now utilizes a monochrome color scheme when the Charms bar is not fully focused. The PC settings pinned application tile has been removed from the Start screen and the apps list; the only way to access the application at the time of compilation is through the Settings charm. Remote Desktop was also pinned to the start screen.

The ability to remove all recent application history has been added to the Settings application.

Windows Aero[edit | edit source]

The Windows Aero visual style has been updated to utilize lighter drop shadow effects for currently-focused windows.

Taskbar[edit | edit source]

The Start button has been removed from the taskbar. This design decision would later spark controversy surrounding the removal of the button in the lead-up to Windows 8's release. The icon for the Taskbar Properties dialog has been similarly updated to omit the start button, in light of the aforementioned change.

Branding[edit | edit source]

In preparation for the then-upcoming Consumer Preview release, all references to the term "Windows 8 Beta" have been replaced with "Windows 8 Consumer Preview" across various branding resources. The copyright year in the winverwas additionally updated to 2012, and the older Windows flag was dropped from the System Control Panel applet in the Prerelease(ARM) editions; this change would not yet be properly reflected in embedded and server releases of the operating system in the official Consumer Preview build, including leftover editions found in its respective repair content source packages.

Additional changes have been made to the existing end-user license agreement in preparation for the upcoming Consumer Preview release.

Boot Graphics Library (BGFX)[edit | edit source]

The Boot Graphics Library has been updated to accommodate for legacy BIOS machines utilizing a widescreen monitor configuration; the boot screen, system crash screen and the second stage of setup therefore utilize 16:9 aspect ratio variants of the logo bitmap and Segoe Boot font face, with resources designated under the N moniker.

User accounts[edit | edit source]

The default user account profile image has been updated to utilize the final RTM design that depicts a simplified design of an individual, dropping the older complex silhouette design of Bill Gates' mugshot sourced from the Albuquerque, New Mexico police department.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The "Install now" button in the Windows Setup autorun dialog now utilizes the correct font face.
  • The shutdown sound no longer plays when the operating system is brought down by the user.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Windows Recovery Environment[edit | edit source]

This build's Windows Recovery Environment is broken.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Windows Setup[edit | edit source]

Out-of-box experience[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]