Windows 8 build 8400

6.2.8400.winmain_win8rc.120518-1423
Build of Windows 8
6.2.8400.winmain_win8rc.120518-1423
OS family
Architecturex86, x64, ARM32
Compiled2012-05-18
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+242 days)
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Windows 8 build 8400 is the official Release Preview build of Windows 8, which was officially released to the public on 31 May 2012.

Alongside this, the wallpaper first introduced in build 8375 had its color temperature and saturation slightly adjusted.

An ARM version of this build was showcased on the Channel9 blog post titled "Developing for Windows on ARM"[1], but it remains unreleased as of today.

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) MBFBV-W3DP2-2MVKN-PJCQD-KKTF7

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Transparency effects in the Windows Basic theme[edit | edit source]

When using the Windows Basic (Aero Lite) visual style, transparency effects can be enabled by means of a bug in the Personalization Control Panel. To do so:

  1. Right-click the desktop and open up Personalization, then click on the "Window Color" link given at the bottom of the window. Keep the window open.
  2. Open a separate personalization window and apply the Windows Basic theme.
  3. Switch to the other personalization window that was opened at the start, uncheck and re-check the "Enable transparency" option and then click on the "Save changes" button. This will cause transparency effects to take effect.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Zander, Jason. Developing for Windows on ARM, Channel 9 Blog. June 12, 2012.