Another post-RTM build number for Windows 8 revealed?

Nearly a month ago, Microsoft signed off on the RTM build of Windows 8 with the build number of 9200.16384.win8_rtm.120725-1247. That's the same build number that was offered to early qualified users who were able to download Windows 8 well ahead of its planned and official October 26th launch. Now a known Windows news leak source has posted a screenshot that shows yet another build number for Windows 8.

The Winunleaked.info forums (free registration required) is the source of the properties menu screenshot, which seems to show that the newest build number for Windows 8 is now 9200.20500. Previously, another Internet screenshot leak showed that Microsoft had updated the Windows 8 to build number 9200.20495.120814-1420. No other information about this new build was revealed in the leaked screenshot.

Microsoft has yet to comment if the company is working on new builds of Windows 8 beyond the RTM version, although we can assume that is indeed what they are doing. However, it's currently unknown if this new build number revealed means that Microsoft might have some kind of "day one" patch for Windows 8 when the OS is made available to the general public on October 26th.

Source: Winunleaked.info | Image via WinUnleaked.info

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This is news because it is a piece of information out there, whether noteworthy or not.

It is up to you to do with it what you will; such as ignore it, or use it to save the world, or file it away as just another piece of useless information you now know.

By the way, that's how news works... just because it's news doesn't mean it's a story, and vice versa.

The New, Modern Metro interface is the BIG BUG. They need a BUG-Buster to kill it, it can not be fixed, no mater what build number they reached.
It will be worst than it was Windows ME.

Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8.... The new NeoWin!

Few months ago I used to think people are unnecessarily raging at John. Seems I am included in that category now. The quality of articles and misleading titles has increased exponentially thanks to John Callaham.

FAIL!

I think what probably is scaring Canouna right now is the reality that this will be a very dry period for his website for the next 2 years. So, he is basically trying to squeeze all the juice thats left out of this 'leak' thing.

Very comical to say the least. Why is this news?! M$ is constantly making news builds of the current OS, next OS (Win 8) and future OS. Might as well make a daily post on new OS builds from M$. Seems like there is a lack of news if this build info has to reported all the time.

paesan said,
Very comical to say the least. Why is this news?! M$ is constantly making news builds of the current OS, next OS (Win 8) and future OS. Might as well make a daily post on new OS builds from M$. Seems like there is a lack of news if this build info has to reported all the time.

You know what's comical? Using M$ instead of Microsoft. Or are you a time travelling 13 year old from the 90s?

Sranshaft said,

You know what's comical? Using M$ instead of Microsoft. Or are you a time travelling 13 year old from the 90s?

Wow, why so much anger over using M$ for Microsoft. Maybe you are the one that needs to grow up. Take a chill pill dude, you seem very stressed out over such a trivial thing.

Windows Nashville said,
I want Win 7 start menu. Until then, Win 9200.20500 can go to hell.

We know. You post this on every Windows 8 article. Just install Start8 and get over it.

rfirth said,

We know. You post this on every Windows 8 article. Just install Start8 and get over it.

Or classic shell or Vistart which is my favorite.

Windows Nashville said,
I want Win 7 start menu. Until then, Win 9200.20500 can go to hell.

Simple.. use windows 7! Now was that so hard? Let the rest of us who enjoy the modern UI enjoy it free of your whining. You know the old saying.. lead, follow or get out of the way!! Thanks

I wonder if blocking John Callaham will also hide front page news posted by him, or does filtering only work for forums?

This is good seeing that Day 1 updates are needed for some of the Modern stuff. Random quits won't do. Hopefully it's the apps that are easily updated in the store.

Are you seriously going to post a news article every time canouna posts one of these shots? For your information this is just a QFE kernel hotfix from the LDR branch (indicated by the 20xxx build number). These are not new builds of Windows 8, just internal hotfixes.