Windows 8 Enterprise M3 6.2.7959 has leaked

It was just last week that build 7955 leaked to the Internet, but now, according to BetaArchive, build 7959 has been leaked. This build represents the first M3 build to be leaked but is said to be quite buggy. It should be noted that this is a server build, unlike the previous leak, 7955, which was of the Ultimate variety. This build weighs in at 2.87GB and is said to be an X64 build. 

Previously, Neowin has covered information that leaked out from previous Windows 8 leaks 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.

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robert_dll said,

You CAN also run Vista and 7. Of course 1 GB of RAM should be the minimum if you want a decent experience.

ive installed both on this machine, but its useless, because there isnt enough ram to feed them

allwynd said,
ive installed both on this machine, but its useless, because there isnt enough ram to feed them

Vista I wouldn't bother.. I've run 7 with an old 512MB with passable results, but yea it'll be super swap heavy. But jeeez pop some more memory in that thing, it would cost more to fill up a tank of gas. Even XP is going to be clunky with only 768 with anything bigger than notepad running.

Lunfai said,
Another build got leaked, NEOWIN update build string: 6.2.7961.0.winmain_win8m3.110308-1712

x64 or x86

mnl231 said,
anyone know how long till its available in other sources other than ba?

There is a torrent plus another site is hosting direct download links. Get it now before they all become over-saturated. I am watching my download speed on both drop by the minute...

Why do we even call it "leaks" anymore? We should call it "release" because of all those builds "leaking" all over the internet ALL THE TIME just look backward and think of all other Windows.. 7, Vista, XP maybe..

Must just be something odd with my system, but I've yet to get one of these to actually fully install in VirtualBox (haven't tried this one yet though). They all end up stopping or hanging at the first "Starting Windows" screen after the initial installation.

roadwarrior said,
Must just be something odd with my system, but I've yet to get one of these to actually fully install in VirtualBox (haven't tried this one yet though). They all end up stopping or hanging at the first "Starting Windows" screen after the initial installation.

They do the same thing for me.

roadwarrior said,
Must just be something odd with my system, but I've yet to get one of these to actually fully install in VirtualBox (haven't tried this one yet though). They all end up stopping or hanging at the first "Starting Windows" screen after the initial installation.

That happened to me too, but I discovered that Virtul Box automatically paused for no reason. Just click the Machine file menu and click Resume and the installation should continue. Make sure you have Virtualization enabled for a guaranteed install.

roadwarrior said,
Must just be something odd with my system, but I've yet to get one of these to actually fully install in VirtualBox (haven't tried this one yet though). They all end up stopping or hanging at the first "Starting Windows" screen after the initial installation.

This was from the other post on 7955, not sure if it works on this one:

You 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. The virtualization option in the BIOS must be on.

Can someone who already installed it add the desktop experiance feature and then start the following service: Desktop Window Manager Session Manager, Themes, then re-select the aero theme in personalise and post us a screenshot please?

Its Windows Server but uses the client installer. My aero basic looks way better than that. What is shown in the screenshot is the replacement to what we call today "Classic" theme.
To install the virtual box guest additions simply browse to the DVD and find the amd64 executable and set it to Windows 7 compatibility. Had issues with full aero since the microsoft drivers (renderer and display - additional to your display adapter drivers - hidden) failed to start.

Riva said,
Its Windows Server but uses the client installer. My aero basic looks way better than that. What is shown in the screenshot is the replacement to what we call today "Classic" theme.
To install the virtual box guest additions simply browse to the DVD and find the amd64 executable and set it to Windows 7 compatibility. Had issues with full aero since the microsoft drivers (renderer and display - additional to your display adapter drivers - hidden) failed to start.

It's not really a "replacement." That theme is the same in Server 2008 R2. We won't see any GUI changes until the features are locked down.

briangw said,

It's not really a "replacement." That theme is the same in Server 2008 R2. We won't see any GUI changes until the features are locked down.

Windows Basic is now Aero Lite (I mean, that's what on the screenshot), but if you try switching to Aero and you're unable to, it'll display the old, Vista/7 Basic theme instead - that's how it behaved to me.

That table with the letters..... What is it? Is it Microsoft's way of finding who has leaked something?

Windows 7 is a great OS and corporate net admins are not going to change it until a new server is going to come out. Because R2 is amazing and very stable so in the corp. environment nothing will change for a while

Actually Aero Lite in 7959 has either been heavily incluenced by Metro or Metro got its influence from Aero Lite in 2008 R2. Full DWM is non-existent (even if you add the Desktop Experience service, which is not active by default, though included)

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