Windows 8 build 8423
|Build of Windows 8
|2013-01-15 (+232 days)
Windows 8 build 8423 is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 16 January 2019. It is only available in the Croatian language for the x86 architecture. It is notably the last available build to feature the glass effects included as part of the Windows Aero visual style and the overlapping 8 default wallpaper, as build 8431 replaces the overall design with a flat look.
Editions and keys[edit | edit source]
|Edition / SKU Name
|ProfessionalWMC (edition upgrade only)
Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]
Unlike other Windows 8 builds, it contains a broken timebomb and can be installed on the current date.
Crash on startup[edit | edit source]
In VMware, this build can sometimes crash on startup with a
DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE bugcheck. Restarting will fix the problem.
HAL[edit | edit source]
Common to most leaked Windows 8 builds, this build can still boot successfully, on most hardware Windows would otherwise no longer be able to boot on, without the
hal.dll file being present. This is in contrast to officially released builds of Windows 8, as well as builds of other Windows versions, which can no longer boot without the file being present, on the same hardware.
Touch Keyboard in Setup[edit | edit source]
Touch Keyboard only works a single time and will not work after pressing again. To fix this, get out of the Product Key section and then go back to it again (note that the same will still happen if Touch Keyboard was closed).