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In the past few days, MS had been trying hard to fix the bug caused by using the intended build No. 8888 as the windows 8 RTM, However, it seems that the effort was in vain.

A while ago, canouna had posted in WinUnleaked about recompiled builds of 9200 appearing, and later VivaHo posted a screen-shot of the MS CorpNet showing the new 9200 builds (with details covered), and commented that it will be available on MSDN on Sept. 1.

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I got a anonymous tip-off: The Build 8888 has been voted down, MS has abandoned to use it as RTM, and windows 8 RTM fill be Build 9200.

Hopefully more details will surface as time goes on, and since it is not appropriate to continue discussion in a thread with a misleading title(WZOR claimed build 8888 has been signed-off), hopefully the Neowin Mods will lock it, tks.

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Another week, another person claiming this build will really be the RTM.

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Another week, another person claiming this build will really be the RTM.

We shall see the facts soon, apart from Mary Jo saying that win8RTM will be release to OEM's on Aug. 1, some VLSC accountees also report keys are available, and the software usually will be available 3 working days after the keys.

So cross your fingers and keep watch on the Windows Blog. :D

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MSDN on Sept1? Awww :( I won't be able to get it for a whole month if it comes to MSDN anytime after Aug 25th. That also seems like a longer gap compared to Windows 7.

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How about some last minute changes? I mean it doesn't really take much time or even testing to slip in a new icon pack. :p

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MSDN on Sept1? Awww :( I won't be able to get it for a whole month if it comes to MSDN anytime after Aug 25th. That also seems like a longer gap compared to Windows 7.

Looks like you are confusing MSDN & MSDNAA.

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I'll just wait for official. I really hope we don't have to wait till September for MSDN. I wouldn't have thought they want to get it out sooner rather than later.

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Looks like you are confusing MSDN & MSDNAA.

huh?

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How about some last minute changes? I mean it doesn't really take much time or even testing to slip in a new icon pack. :p

Normally it does.

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I dunno how much testing something like an icon change would take. And why it even needs it. Unless we're testing if people can tell what it stands for etc, but that shouldn't really take long.

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Who cares? You'll know it when you have it.

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I dunno how much testing something like an icon change would take. And why it even needs it. Unless we're testing if people can tell what it stands for etc, but that shouldn't really take long.

Testing is required to see if the symbols actually work at properly representing the task. It took the IconFactory two years to come up with the current Windows Vista set in collaboration with Microsoft. Not to mention the time it actually takes to create them, tweaking etc. Especially when talking about an entire system set.

That said Microsoft completely dropped the ball on this. I couldn't believe Microsoft actually introduced a bunch of new icons in Windows 7 that totally clashed with the remaining Windows Vista ones. Now three years later that same crossbreed set actually lives on in Windows 8, where the two styles clash completely with Metro.

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Testing is required to see if the symbols actually work at properly representing the task. It took the IconFactory two years to come up with the current Windows Vista set in collaboration with Microsoft. Not to mention the time it actually takes to create them, tweaking etc. Especially when talking about an entire system set.

That said Microsoft completely dropped the ball on this. I couldn't believe Microsoft actually introduced a bunch of new icons in Windows 7 that totally clashed with the remaining Windows Vista ones. Now three years later that same crossbreed set actually lives on in Windows 8, where the two styles clash completely with Metro.

That and Microsoft probably couldn't "afford" :p the cost of designing new icons (You wouldn't believe what my employer pays per icon).

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In case some guys might wonder why there was so much trouble over a RTM build number, I've posted about the MS numerology when win7 RTM-ed at build 7600, this is a brief summary I posted recently in WinUnleaked:

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And another nice article explaining further about the QFE operations by a WinUnleaked Admin.

http://winunleaked.info/threads/145-Windows-8-RTM?p=9309&viewfull=1#post9309

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So, it seems MS had made an effort to fix the QFE restrictions, finally it failed (rumor was that it failed when testing with OEM's), and had no choice but to use the next available number which is a multiple of 100 and 16, i.e. 9200.

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New screens/themes in wind8RTM

start screen: http://www.win8china.com/html/1287.html

What's interesting is that, as shown in pic, the start screen background now include "real pictures" - not just some lines and circles screen1137.jpg

lock screen: http://www.win8china.com/html/1286.html

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theme packs: http://www.win8china.com/html/1285.html

In the Earth, Flowers theme pack, each pack includes a 3840*1200 image for twin mon.

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Judging from the screensaver icon on bottom right seems like the vista-7 icons are still there and they havent updated Windows Explorer etc with new metro icons. :(

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well, that was fun. /buildnumber xxx,xxxxxxx,xxxxxx,45646546546546546546549999888888 threads plz nao?

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From WZOR

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Management of Microsoft Corporation today (July 31, 2012) notified its employees about what the final RTM version of Microsoft Windows 8 will be available for them to download and install tomorrow! ie, August 1, 2012 ("..... RTM version will be available tomorrow ......"), while corporate customers (MVLS) will have access to distributions from August 6 ... We have previously reported that Microsoft's employees have been given the keys to install the final version of Windows 8 RTM ...

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Judging from the screensaver icon on bottom right seems like the vista-7 icons are still there and they havent updated Windows Explorer etc with new metro icons. :(

This is Windows "re-imagined", except for the icons which are still shiny and 3D looking... :/

At this point there is no way they are replacing all icons with new ones. Work on Windows 8 will apparently finish soon so let's hope the icons are changed come Windows 9.

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Daymn, the glass border around explorer is still there! I thought aero was gone for good. :(

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That's not a glass border.

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Shame those icons still look like crap ;(

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Shame those icons still look like crap ;(

I think that if Microsoft didn't want to create new icons they could have updated the icons that are still the same ones used in Vista. In Windows 7 many Vista icons were updated (like the control panel, windows explorer, calculator and wordpad icons, to name a few). Those do not look that bad in Windows 8 because they don't have the shininess and 3D look that the other icons have.

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