Windows 8 build 8277

Build of Windows 8
Compiled on2012-02-08
Expiration date
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+342 days)
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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.

Unlike build 8220, this build shows the Microsoft Confidential watermark in both the desktop and winver.

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]

To install or run this build in VMware Workstation, the hardware compatibility version must be set to versions 8.x/9.x; otherwise, a bugcheck will occur.

OOBE[edit | edit source]

The out-of-box experience may crash when clicking on any surface during the initial onboarding animation.

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Windows Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]