Windows 8 build 8888 (win8_gdr_soc_intel)

Build of Windows 8
Architecturex86, x64
Compiled on2012-07-24
Expiration date
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+175 days)
Product key
Use a Windows 8 retail key
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Windows 8 build 8888 (win8_gdr_soc_intel) is an RTM candidate build of Windows 8. It was compiled less than one day before the RTM build, and was rejected in favor of 9200 due to the build number not being divisible by 16, a requirement that was only removed with the Windows 10 November Update.

The x86 compile of this build was shared by KiTTY as a "Christmas present" on 24 December 2014. It is not much different from the retail version of 9200, other than the fact that it does not include any Modern apps apart from the Store and Internet Explorer. On 19 October 2018, the checked/debug x86 and x64 compiles of this build were shared.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

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

NFO[edit | edit source]

This build was leaked with the following NFO, which contains vulgar comments directed towards BetaArchive staff in a similar fashion to Windows Vista build 3790.1232. This NFO is republished here for archival purposes only.

NFO contents:

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Z+~?=++$DDDDODZ            2,473,553,920 bytes                   Z7++++++??I777I
Z+~=?ZD8O,$$88D                x86 / english                     $I?????IIIIII77
====== RELEASE iNFO ...                                                   ======
====== ----------------                                                   ======
====== An old build of Win8, this is a Release Candidate partner seed.    ======
====== iNSTRUCTIONS ...                                                   ======
====== ----------------                                                   ======
====== 1) Use RTM product keys.                                           ======
====== 2) Give mrpijey, OBattler and Zannis plus other hoarders the       ======
======    finger for hoarding this build, as well as others.              ======
====== A MESSAGE FROM KiTTY ...                                           ======
====== ------------------------                                           ======
====== This release is not for BetaArchive, not for MDL, not for any of   ======
====== the spoiled prats who take builds for granted in the modern beta   ======
====== scene. This release is intended as a middle finger to the current  ======
====== BetaArchive staff, particularly mprijey and Battler, for getting   ======
====== ahold of this build and keeping it away from the community in      ======
====== contradiction to the goal of BetaArchive's ideals of               ======
====== preservation. These assholes have builds that they use to trade    ======
====== other unleaked builds to pad their own private collections rather  ======
====== than sharing with the BA community. A communities that just        ======
====== relies on leaks from its members to keep the site running.         ======
====== HAPPY HOLiDAYS, DiLLS. FROM YOUR FRiEND, KiTTY.                    ======
====== (Oh and there are still more builds being hoarded by BA staff)     ======

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

Timebomb[edit | edit source]

Unlike other Windows 8 builds, it contains a broken timebomb and can be installed on the current date.

Gallery[edit | edit source]