Windows 8 build 8277

Build of Windows 8
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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 is the first to include the sound "Proximity Notification" which notifies on a proximity sound.

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

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • In this build, the boot screen is visually distorted likely to fit better on a 16:9 screen.

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, you must set the hardware compatibility to versions 8.x or 9.x; otherwise, a black screen with an error code of 0x0000001E or 0x0000000A will appear with text that says "Your computer needs to restart. Please hold down the power button".

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