Windows 8 build 8331 (fbl_loc)

Build of Windows 8
Compiled on2012-04-25
Expiration date
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+265 days)
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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.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name Key
ProfessionalWMC (edition upgrade only) JGN88-JG6P9-XWD9R-3VX46-9KTF7

Changes[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

The first login animation has been updated to be similar to RTM.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Timebomb[edit | edit source]

Unlike other Windows 8 builds, it contains a broken timebomb and can be installed on the current date.

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

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

Greek localization[edit | edit source]

Various aspects of the operating system, such as the Search utility, Desktop Gadgets and the first logon animation, are not fully localized.

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]