It’s about time. The first Windows 8 build has leaked according to an anonymous tipster to BetaArchive. The full build string for the leaked build is 6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508_x86fre_client-enterprise_en-us.iso. The build has been verified as genuine.
This Windows 8 build is the final Milestone 1 build. As an early build,many of the leaked features we have written about may not be present. As well, several features such as the installation wizard seem to have still maintained the Windows 7 look. This should not come as a surprise since most aesthetic changes occur in the Milestone 3 branch. In order for the build to function, BIOS clocks might need to be set back since it is already past the build expiry date.
Windows 8 Build 7850 has been leaked to the usual private FTPs and torrent sites.
Screenshots and videos after the break (cannot upload due to crashing of site and reliance on caching, will have to upload tomorrow. I apologize for this)
What are your thoughts on this build? Let us know in the comments.
Build leak: Windows 8 Build 7850 Milestone 1 Build
Build String: 6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508_x86fre_client-enterprise_en-us.iso
Size: 2.45 GB (2,637,101,056 bytes)
MDA Hash: EA2DCFADA6BBA517A0A0649D15E1EB3D