Windows 8 build 9200.16456 (win8_gdr_soc_intel)

6.2.9200.16456.win8_gdr_soc_intel.121112-2000
Build of Windows 8
6.2.9200.16456.win8_gdr_soc_intel.121112-2000
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled2012-11-12
Timebomb2013-01-15 (+64 days)
Works in
About
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SKUs
Enterprise
Preinstallation Environment
Key
32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7

Windows 8 build 9200.16456 (win8_gdr_soc_intel) is an internal post-RTM build of Windows 8. Its recovery media was first found on a prototype Intel Cloverview[a] development kit[1] and uploaded to the Chinese website BetaWorld on 25 July 2019.[2] The contents of the recovery media were later shared by the aforementioned website on 17 November 2022,[3] along with the Pan-European release of Windows 98 build 1577, Windows Vista build 6001.16637, and Windows 8.1 build 9468.

Findings[edit | edit source]

The build does not feature many differences over the official RTM build, apart from the inclusion of the Office 2013 suite, a preinstalled copy of CPU-Z (version 1.86.0 from August 2018), two versions of the Performance Tracer Collection Tool from its fbl_fun_eco compile and build 8378, and respective drivers for the device it was intended to be installed on,[b] which featured an Intel Atom Z2760 engineering sample. The build also includes various Internet Explorer favorited site links that point towards internal Microsoft, Intel and NVIDIA domains. Like other late partner builds compiled under the various win8_gdr_soc branches, it utilizes a test-signed certificate.

By default, this build's recovery image includes several preinstalled security updates,[c] overwriting part of the original build's binaries with variants intended for the public release of Windows 8. The binaries in question can be restored by uninstalling the aforementioned updates. Because the recovery image was originally captured without compression, the image size of this build is approximately six times larger than the one from the RTM compile (12 GB compared to 2 GB).

It is worth noting that the device this build originated from was originally owned by former Microsoft executive Julie Larson-Green, who, at the time of this build's compilation, was promoted to head of the Windows engineering division on the same day;[4] the device was later used by various Microsoft employees and automated accounts[d] between 19 November 2012 and 11 January 2013. The associated account within the build lacks a password, although heightened password complexity requirements are enabled and will require the user to perform a password change on first log on.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Windows Recovery Environment[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

BetaWorld screenshots[edit | edit source]

Windows Recovery Environment[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Originally referred to as Clover Trail
  2. battery-report.html in C:\Users\JulieLar directory
  3. Up through 2012-12 (KB2796096), system last updated on 11 January 2013
  4. See Document:Windows 8 build 9200.16456 user account list for a full list of accounts that have accessed the development kit

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