Windows 8 build 8438

6.2.8438.fbl_ie_longhorn.120620-2000
Build of Windows 8
6.2.8438.fbl_ie_longhorn.120620-2000
OS family
Architecturex64
Compiled2012-06-20
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+209 days)
Works in
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Windows 8 build 8438 is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 4 January 2019. It is the first build to remove the Desktop Gadgets (introduced in Windows Vista) due to security risks.

Windows Vista mention[edit | edit source]

This build's branch mentions Windows Vista's codename, Longhorn. It's unknown why Microsoft used it.

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) JGN88-JG6P9-XWD9R-3VX46-9KTF7

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Applications[edit | edit source]

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

Gallery[edit | edit source]