Windows 8 build 8441

Build of Windows 8
OS family
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+206 days)
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Windows 8 build 8441 is a build of Windows 8, which was released to Microsoft partners through the Ecosystem Engineering Access Program (EEAP) around late June 2012.[1]

The build was first seen under the Pro[2] and Preinstallation Environment SKUs; the Preinstallation Environment has been publicly available since 2015, and the full x64 Dutch version was later uploaded to BetaArchive on 11 June 2020. A variant of this build's Preinstallation Environment under the Simplified Chinese language was supposedly uploaded to the Chinese website BetaWorld on 21 February 2018,[3] but at the moment this cannot be confirmed or refuted as it is not publicly available.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Key
ProfessionalWMC (edition upgrade only) JGN88-JG6P9-XWD9R-3VX46-9KTF7

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • The setup background color has been updated to that found in the RTM.
  • Color is enabled for window borders and can no longer be disabled.
  • Introduced the Windows 8 sound scheme, which would be used up to Windows 10 build 10064.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • In certain places, pseudo-localized strings are present.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

English version[edit | edit source]

Preinstallation Environment[edit | edit source]

Dutch version[edit | edit source]

Windows Setup[edit | edit source]

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

Interface[edit | edit source]

PCBeta images[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]