Windows 8 build 8432 (fbl_loc)

Build of Windows 8
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Timebomb2013-01-15 (+218 days)
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Windows 8 build 8432 (fbl_loc) is a build of Windows 8. It is notable for being the last build to feature the Desktop Gadget Gallery before it was removed due to security risks.

The build was originally uploaded to BetaArchive on 3 January 2019 under the British English and Simplified Chinese languages. Since then, additional variants of this build under various languages have been uploaded, including US English. Prior to its publication, it was found by BetaWorld user Cghvbnv22 on 9 August 2018.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

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

Changes[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

The boot spinner has been removed from the post-OOBE tutorial.

Background[edit | edit source]

The default wallpaper has been reverted back to Windows 7's logon background.

Visual styles[edit | edit source]

  • This is the first available build to remove the glass effects featured in the Windows Aero visual style in favor of a flat and simplistic design. With this change, the desktop interface now resembles that of the RTM build.
  • By default, color is only shown on the taskbar. An option to enable it for window borders can be found in the Control Panel.
  • The Aero Lite theme is now hidden by default. It is only accessible through normal means by enabling the High Contrast themes.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Applications[edit | edit source]

Many Windows applications will result in an "Unknown Publisher" warning when opening.

Localization[edit | edit source]

During the hardware portion and the final part of OOBE, the entire text in the British English language appears as US English pseudo-localized for unknown reasons. This quirk was fixed in the RTM.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

British English version[edit | edit source]

Simplified Chinese version[edit | edit source]