Windows 8 build 7955 has leaked

Windows 8 build 7955 has been leaked. The information comes from betaarchive.com who previously leaked the build 7850. As with the previous build, this build is again on a private FTP but is expected to leak publicly in the same fashion as the previous build. 

Much like the previous leak, it is currently on a private FTP but is expected to be posted publicly in the next few hours. The build 7955 is a pre-M3 build but contains more features than the previous build that leaked, 7850. The file weighs in at 2.47 GB. Betaarchive states:

Afternoon all,

We have another leak! Anonymous again as you can expect. This could be the one you've all been waiting for.

Microsoft Windows 8 (''Windows 8'' 6.2.7955.0) (Ultimate) (m2)
ISO Size: 2.47GB (2,657,079,296 bytes)
ISO MD5: 40861A02CB14B0D2D7930910DB6CC6E4

It is now available on the FTP Enjoy!

Notes provided by the leaker:
You can unlock the following:
- Ribbon UI
- Application Folder (now working, in 7850 it was broken)
- Full DWM (hideblur)

The following requires the ''red pill'':
- Webcam
- Login (that ugly guy with ctrl+alt+del, the fishy wallpaper, pattern login)
- TaskUI (new taskmanager)
- PDF Reader
- Immersive Browser

Previously, Neowin has covered information that leaked out from build 7955 which can be viewed here. As this is a later build, it is expected that users will be able to unlock features that have previously not been seen. 

Windows 8 is far off from public availability and it is rumored that a public beta may be announced at PDC later this year. It is expected that Microsoft will launch Windows 8 in late 2012 with the latest rumors suggesting that retail availability will happen in early 2013.

Image Credit: Betaarchive via Tom Hounsell

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Ci7 said,

the torrent uploader said that himself ?!

Hmm, The torrent uploader isn't the original uploader. Also 7850 didn't use a W8 installer, it used the 7600 installer from Windows 7.

Warboy said,

Hmm, The torrent uploader isn't the original uploader. Also 7850 didn't use a W8 installer, it used the 7600 installer from Windows 7.

dude i am saying 7950 is homebrewed with 7850 installer

and yes it is not the same uploader

I've downloaded the ISO from the torrent and attempted to run it in a VMware virtual machine on
my dual-core machine. After the first reboot during setup, it falls over with the new style STOP
error at the "Starting Windows" bootscreen ... the error code is 0x0000005C . . .

DJGM said,
I've downloaded the ISO from the torrent and attempted to run it in a VMware virtual machine on
my dual-core machine. After the first reboot during setup, it falls over with the new style STOP
error at the "Starting Windows" bootscreen ... the error code is 0x0000005C . . .

Exactly the same here.

Matthew Jones said,

7955 requires hardware virtualisation support. Intel has a list of VT-capable processors - http://ark.intel.com/VTList.aspx

yeah, got that too, but not working shame

well, i just read it can't be installed on virtual machines... will give it a go on a new partition, see if it's working

Edited by GeeQ, Apr 26 2011, 10:03am : update

GeeQ said,

yeah, got that too, but not working shame

well, i just read it can't be installed on virtual machines... will give it a go on a new partition, see if it's working

you can; you just have to enable IO APIC on your System settings in Virtualbox (before running setup) and it will install. Of course, you can't install the GuestAdditions. I tried.

devHead said,

you can; you just have to enable IO APIC on your System settings in Virtualbox (before running setup) and it will install. Of course, you can't install the GuestAdditions. I tried.

Have you tried compatibility mode on the guest editions? That's how I got them installed on older Windows betas.

you can; you just have to enable IO APIC on your System settings in Virtualbox (before running setup) and it will install. Of course, you can't install the GuestAdditions. I tried.

"As with the previous build, this build is again on a private FTP but is expected to leak publicly in the same fashion as the previous build.

Much like the previous leak, it is currently on a private FTP but is expected to be posted publicly in the next few hours."

It almost feels like you're paraphrasing the first sentence in the second one except with a specification as to when it will be posted publicly.

Is it really build 7955.. all the folders are from september 2010, and the installer is build 7600

XIII said,
The only thing to tell you when an OS is a success is when people don't bother trying out a leaked build of the next OS. Back in the time of XP, people got excited over just any build of Vista because XP was such a POS...

I disagree - I think the demand for the Vista betas was 1) because there were so many of them, I remember almost weekly/bi-weekly build releases on connect, 2) the expectations were set very high by the 2003 PDC (think Blackcomb), and 3) there in 2005 it had been almost 4 years since an update so everyone was looking for the newest build of the new OS

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