Windows 8 build 8432 (fbl_loc)

Build of Windows 8
OS familyWindows NT
Version number6.2
Build number8432
Build revision0
Build labfbl_loc
Compiled on2012-06-11
Expiration date
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+218 days)
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Windows 8 build 8432 (fbl_loc) is a pre-RTM build of Windows 8. It is notable for being the last known 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 in the English (United Kingdom) and Simplified Chinese languages. Later on 25 December 2019, additional variants of this build in various other languages were uploaded, including English (United States).

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

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

Changes[edit | edit source]

Windows Setup[edit | edit source]

Out-of-box experience[edit | edit source]

The boot spinner has been removed from the first logon animation.

User interface[edit | edit source]

Windows Aero[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 design, in turn aligning with the Metro design language guidelines. By default, colorization is only shown on the taskbar, although an option for enabling color within window borders can also be accessed through the Personalization Control Panel.

The Aero Lite theme can now only be enabled through normal means by using the High Contrast accessibility options.

Background[edit | edit source]

The default wallpaper has been reverted to the older Windows 7 logon background.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

British English version[edit | edit source]

Simplified Chinese version[edit | edit source]

Greek version[edit | edit source]

Ukrainian version[edit | edit source]

Russian version[edit | edit source]