Windows 8 build 8331 (fbl_loc)

6.2.8331.fbl_loc.120425-2034
Build of Windows 8
6.2.8331.fbl_loc.120425-2034
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2012-04-25
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+265 days)
Works in
About
Windows8-6.2.8331-About.png
TCB.png TCBGallery.png

Windows 8 build 8331 (fbl_loc) is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 8 December 2014. It is a pseudo-localized build, which is used for testing the internationalization system. It also has a unique set of wallpapers. The German, Greek, Finnish, French and Italian languages were later uploaded to the aforementioned website on 18 October 2018. It is one of the few available Windows builds to feature pseudo-localization, the other being the fbl_ie compile of Windows 10 build 9907.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name Key
Core 2H7NK-3VJJY-HHY3Y-WM3T8-JFCRY
Professional GCNRF-BHBCM-W9YWM-VWQP6-TJBWR
ProfessionalWMC (edition upgrade only) JGN88-JG6P9-XWD9R-3VX46-9KTF7

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

Turn off all network adapters even if you set the BIOS date for the machine, otherwise, after the hardware setup, it will automatically adjust to the current time via online time syncing and thus activate the timebomb. This requirement is optional, but not doing this will result in the computer rebooting every two hours. Another way is install this build on the current date, it won't activate the timebomb.

Incomplete "Microsoft Confidential" disclaimer[edit | edit source]

In the German and Greek-language versions, the "Microsoft Confidential" disclaimer watermark on the desktop is incomplete.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Pseudo version[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

German version[edit | edit source]

Greek version[edit | edit source]

Italian version[edit | edit source]