Windows 8 build 8513 (win8_gdr_soc_intel)

Build of Windows 8
OS family
Architecturex86, x64
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+189 days)
Works in
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Windows 8 build 8513 (win8_gdr_soc_intel) is a build of Windows 8, which was uploaded to BetaArchive on 3 January 2020.

As this build was released to partners on Microsoft Connect, it does not include most inbox applications by default apart from Internet Explorer and the Store.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

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

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • This is the earliest available build to feature the boot screen used in the RTM build. it would later be carried over to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
  • The default accent color has been updated.
  • Desktop and lock screen wallpapers from the final release have been added.
  • Tabs have a flatter appearance in Internet Explorer. Additionally, its logo in the about dialog has been updated.

These changes also apply to the Nvidia and Texas Instruments partner-specific compiles of this build.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

Turn off all network adapters even if you set the BIOS date for the machine, otherwise after the hardware setup it will automatically adjust to the current time via online time syncing and thus activate the timebomb, and remind you of installing a newer build at the first boot.

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Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]