Windows 8 build 8277
|Build of Windows 8|
|Timebomb||2013-01-15 (+342 days)|
Windows 8 build 8277 is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 4 January 2019 as an x64 checked/debug version. It is the last build to use the flag from Windows XP, Vista and 7 in both the setup and charms bar. Despite having a higher build number than the official Consumer Preview, it was compiled nine days earlier, in a similar fashion to Windows Vista build 5712, Windows 7 build 7106 (winmain) and Windows 10 build 10102 (winmain_prs). This build still uses the Windows Developer Preview boot screen branding instead of the "betta fish" as in the official Consumer Preview build.
Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]
Installation[edit | edit source]
Use an IDE hard drive to install this build, SATA and SCSI hard drives might encounter partitioning and formatting issues during setup.
Compatibility[edit | edit source]
OOBE[edit | edit source]
The out-of-box experience may crash when clicking on any surface during the initial onboarding animation.