Windows 8 build 8250

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Build of Windows 8
OS family
Architecturex86, x64
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+333 days)
Works in
Consumer Preview
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Windows 8 build 8250 is the official Consumer Preview build of Windows 8. This build was released by Microsoft on 2012-02-29.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • As of 2020, it's the earliest leaked build to drop the Windows XP/Vista/7 flag and replace it with the new, Metro-style one.
  • The Metro interface has been given major updates that makes them resemble the RTM.
  • This build allows changing different background styles and colors and the lock screen background is different.
  • A working Windows Store and Live apps.
  • This build installs multiple other Metro applications as well, as with the other Windows 8 builds officially released from Microsoft.

Timebomb[edit | edit source]

  • It is one of the notable Windows 8 builds to not activate the timebomb if you install it on the current date.

Gallery[edit | edit source]