Windows 8 build 8423

Build of Windows 8
OS family
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+232 days)
Works in
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Windows 8 build 8423 is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 16 January 2019 only in the Croatian language for the x86 architecture. It is the last build available to include the Windows Aero visual style and the stacked 8 default wallpaper.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name Key
ProfessionalWMC (edition upgrade only) MBFBV-W3DP2-2MVKN-PJCQD-KKTF7

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 to install this build on the current date, it won't activate the timebomb.

Crash[edit | edit source]

In VMware, this build can sometimes crash on startup with a DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE bugcheck. Restarting will fix the problem.

Desktop Background after expiration[edit | edit source]

If installed after the timebomb date no image wallpapers can be used whatsoever, not even the default wallpaper, leaving you with a solid black desktop background by default.

Gallery[edit | edit source]