Windows 8 build 8441

Build of Windows 8
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Timebomb2013-01-15 (+206 days)
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Windows 8 build 8441 is a build of Windows 8, which was originally seen in the Pro[1] and Preinstallation Environment SKUs. The Preinstallation Environment version of this build has been publicly available since 2015 and the full build in the Dutch language in the x64 architecture was uploaded to BetaArchive on 11 June 2020. The Preinstallation Environment in Chinese Simplified version was supposedly uploaded to the Chinese website BetaWorld on 21 February 2018,[2] but at the moment this cannot be confirmed or refuted as it is not publicly available. As of 2022, this build is available only in the Preinstallation Environment in the English language and the full build in the Dutch language only in the x64 architecture.

This is the last available build of Windows 8 to use the boot screen with the "Windows®" wording on it since the next build changed it to the final Windows logo. Also, this is the last available build to use Windows 7 sounds to be replaced with RTM sounds in next build.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name 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 by default.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Command prompt[edit | edit source]

  • The command prompt has a pseudo-localized header.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

PCBeta images[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]