Windows 8 Release Preview reportedly ready, build 8400

The next public version of Windows 8 is reportedly completed, about two weeks ahead of its planned launch to the world. Winunleaked.tk claims that Microsoft has finished work on the Windows 8 Release Preview (otherwise known as the release candidate) which will have the version number of 8400.

The post on the Winunleaked.tk forums (free registration required) supposedly has an image of the Start screen from the 8400 Release Preview build of Windows 8. The post also claims that the SKUs that will be launched for the Release Preview include Windows 8 (Core), Windows 8 Release Preview (Pro), Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center (ProWMC) and Windows 8 Enterprise (VL).

Microsoft has already announced that the Windows 8 Release Preview will be launched sometime in the first week of June. The company has yet to give a specific launch date. Two big tech oriented trade shows are happening that particular week; Computex in Taipei and E3 in Los Angeles. Microsoft could announce the official launch of the Release Preview at either one or both events.

As we have reported before, another leaked list of Windows 8 version numbers by Winunleaked.tk claims that Microsoft is already working on the final manufacturing version of Windows 8, with the version number of 8411.

Image via Winunleaked.tk

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"You either adapt..."
ah, a tyrant desk jockey admitting his small penis is no match, compared to the males of popular media, and so falls in line with the party line...

metro is awful. it is championed by young 'tweeters'/cell phone whores, people that like the most bland foods, the uneducated tv/youtube/'dancing with the stars' addicts/people with nothing to do but plaster their own ignominy on myspace/facebook, and of course, blogs. that said, the underpinnings of win8 are super, and i look forward to a win8 without the ghastly, mental patient pleasing/big business teet sucking metro ui.

drazgoosh said,
Cannot wait. Also can all you Metro haters stop hating. Your complaints aren't going to change a thing. You either adapt or you use an OS that will soon run out of official support.

Your kidding are they stopping support for Linux.

:-)

Skunk

Excellent ! I Just hope they fixed the audio drivers issue on this one ( Dell Vostro 1400 laptop - no sound from the on board speakers)

Will put Windows 8 Core on the Dell Dimension 8300 (2004)
Will put Windows 8 Pro with WMC on the Acer Ferrari 5000 (2006)
Will put Windows 8 Enterprise on the HP XW4600 Workstation (2008)
Will keep it far away from the HP Z210 Workstation (2012)

Mr. Dee said,
Will put Windows 8 Core on the Dell Dimension 8300 (2004)
Will put Windows 8 Pro with WMC on the Acer Ferrari 5000 (2006)
Will put Windows 8 Enterprise on the HP XW4600 Workstation (2008)
Will keep it far away from the HP Z210 Workstation (2012)

errr why not complete the set

Cannot wait. Also can all you Metro haters stop hating. Your complaints aren't going to change a thing. You either adapt or you use an OS that will soon run out of official support.

drazgoosh said,
Cannot wait. Also can all you Metro haters stop hating. Your complaints aren't going to change a thing. You either adapt or you use an OS that will soon run out of official support.

What, in 2020?

drazgoosh said,
Cannot wait. Also can all you Metro haters stop hating. Your complaints aren't going to change a thing. You either adapt or you use an OS that will soon run out of official support.

That will happen eventually, but not for many years.

drazgoosh said,
Also can all you Metro haters stop hating.

Just because there are people like you who are technically literate and who can use Metro just fine (as everyone on this forum can), doesn't mean these people are wrong when they point out how badly Windows 8 is going to confuse the hell out of legacy desktop/mouse users at home and at work.

I hope there will put metro folders for storing short cuts for APPS,eg Roxio software have like 12 short cuts for different part this folder can be store in all APPS. section and only the main short cut place on the start screen. same as in vista window7

buxton said,
I hope there will put metro folders for storing short cuts for APPS,eg Roxio software have like 12 short cuts for different part this folder can be store in all APPS. section and only the main short cut place on the start screen. same as in vista window7

You can already do this. The button you're after is labelled "Unpin from Start".

Isn't Metro Screen like Desktop which will face same 'problem in MS world' like classic Desktop with its Start Menu. It seems the problem they thought they have is not fixed at all but going in circle with it, if this makes sense.

A response to your comment could not be added. Adding this response as a reference would cause a circular dependency.

Highlander77 said,
Isn't Metro Screen like Desktop which will face same 'problem in MS world' like classic Desktop with its Start Menu. It seems the problem they thought they have is not fixed at all but going in circle with it, if this makes sense.

Umm... Can you repeat the thing about the... Stuff. You know... That thing and the other bit...

Highlander77 said,
Isn't Metro Screen like Desktop which will face same 'problem in MS world' like classic Desktop with its Start Menu. It seems the problem they thought they have is not fixed at all but going in circle with it, if this makes sense.

I think he might be talking about the clutter when desktop app installers add a bunch of shortcuts to the start menu/screen? Which is a problem a lot of people have with the start screen so it'll be interesting to see if they try to address it somehow.

contextfree said,

I think he might be talking about the clutter when desktop app installers add a bunch of shortcuts to the start menu/screen? Which is a problem a lot of people have with the start screen so it'll be interesting to see if they try to address it somehow.

Yes, thanks for explaining this. That's what i meant. What happens when Start Screen is not enough, will Microsoft to create something on it which will mimick old Start Menu but just for Metro Screen. Sounds like going in circle.

if they offer the 30 quid student deal again, then i'll probably buy it cheap, but wouldn't plan in installing it anytime soon. im really not a fan of metro, but if thats the way things are going then i guess i will need to get used to it.

Every single article on Windows 8 the Metro hater-trolls return.
Meanwhile, I can't wait.
Though by theories were confirmed by another shot, Aero is still in this build.

Also by looking at the thumbnails, I can see the News app is a new app, but also another one that looks like a Sports app.

Possession said,
Every single article on Windows 8 the Metro hater-trolls return.

What is the problem with so many people nowadays? If someone else opinion differ the person is immediately labeled as a troll! Is it so difficult to accept the fact we all have different opinions?
There is not a single absolute truth, everything comes down to personal preferences, opinions, feelings etc.
Why people are so polarized nowadays? Do they miss the old Soviet Union?

Fritzly said,

What is the problem with so many people nowadays? If someone else opinion differ the person is immediately labeled as a troll! Is it so difficult to accept the fact we all have different opinions?
There is not a single absolute truth, everything comes down to personal preferences, opinions, feelings etc.
Why people are so polarized nowadays? Do they miss the old Soviet Union?


To the honest I haven't cared that much, but aren't you annoyed that they come back on every article bringing the same points up?
Even if the article's different, so say talking about a non-Metro part of Windows 8, then people coming along and saying Win8 will fail because of Metro, completely un-releated. I know it's not linked to this topic, but it's the same thing. You see the same points in nearly every Win8 article.

ShareShiz said,

seriously. what happened to all the leaks like the windows 7 leaks.

Microsoft caught the dude who is responsible
he got Fired , no one else went to risk the same

Ci7 said,

Microsoft caught the dude who is responsible
he got Fired , no one else went to risk the same


Somebody is still leaking, but definitely not leaking to the public.

rfirth said,

Somebody is still leaking, but definitely not leaking to the public.

Just my opinion but, in the past, at least some of the leaks were "arranged" by MS itself.......

Ely said,
Can't wait to try it out.

Same here. I've been trying it since the developer preview and I'm hoping they've ramped up the improvements to the UI consistancy now that they, at least, should have got the backend code working properly.

With the customer preview, I was actually very disappointed. To call it a 'customer' preview was very disheartening, because I don't see any customer wanting to upgrade to an OS that has less functionality in the base apps in metro then they would have in any other app in windows 7 or even XP.

Still, I've got high hopes for the metro system if they can nail it down without alienating their core desktop groups because I actually really like the way metro works on the mobile, I just can't see myself sitting at a desk with my arms out streched flicking a touchscreen monitor when a keyboard and mouse works much faster and won't give me muscle ache after 5minutes use.

I just wish that MS would listen to all of the positive and negative feedback and make an educated decision about where they are really wanting to go with this. Most people will stick with 7 just because of the BS of the Windows 8 UI,/GUI (whatever you want to call it).

KillTheIrishman said,
I just wish that MS would listen to all of the positive and negative feedback and make an educated decision about where they are really wanting to go with this. Most people will stick with 7 just because of the BS of the Windows 8 UI,/GUI (whatever you want to call it).

Most people don't care what you think. I cann't wait until we get really cool hardware in coming months. I think this will make windows 8 more acceptable.

KillTheIrishman said,
I just wish that MS would listen to all of the positive and negative feedback and make an educated decision about where they are really wanting to go with this. Most people will stick with 7 just because of the BS of the Windows 8 UI,/GUI (whatever you want to call it).

I can finally look into buying touch hardware to augment my desktops. I put that off because Windows 7 is wasted on touch hardware.

Melfster said,

Most people don't care what you think. I cann't wait until we get really cool hardware in coming months. I think this will make windows 8 more acceptable.

Its a valid point, just because you like the UI it doesn't mean everyone else does. Choice would be great here.

InsaneNutter said,

Its a valid point, just because you like the UI it doesn't mean everyone else does. Choice would be great here.

Likewise, just because, as KillTheIrishman said "Most people will stick with 7" because of his dislike of the UI does not mean that everyone else hates it.

Dot Matrix said,

I can finally look into buying touch hardware to augment my desktops. I put that off because Windows 7 is wasted on touch hardware.


If you have the $$$ then I guess it's a good deal. Apart from the touchscreen aspect, I won't be buying it as I don't want to pay to upgrade my system(s). I get it for free through my employer anyway- doesn't mean I will install it though.

KillTheIrishman said,
I just wish that MS would listen to all of the positive and negative feedback and make an educated decision about where they are really wanting to go with this. Most people will stick with 7 just because of the BS of the Windows 8 UI,/GUI (whatever you want to call it).

There are people who bashed 7 and XP and every other version of Windows, you can't make everyone happy.

KillTheIrishman said,
I just wish that MS would listen to all of the positive and negative feedback and make an educated decision about where they are really wanting to go with this. Most people will stick with 7 just because of the BS of the Windows 8 UI,/GUI (whatever you want to call it).

MS knows where they are going with this. If you feel like you will be ill served by Windows 8 then you aren't where they are going with it. Metro is great when it is used by itself. The desktop is greater than it has ever been as far as performance. This is a bridge release to get windows to the future. I personally feel like people will complain no matter what MS does. If it isn't you then it is the shareholders and the board.

Dot Matrix said,

I can finally look into buying touch hardware to augment my desktops. I put that off because Windows 7 is wasted on touch hardware.

I won't buy touch as it would require hands on. While touch is nice, it can become annoying very easy. Another reason I won't buy it as it is too bloody expensive. Have you seen a touch screen LCD with a resolution of 1920x1080?

Panda X said,

There are people who bashed 7 and XP and every other version of Windows, you can't make everyone happy.

But these are NOT the same people. The previous unhappy folk were primarily purists (anti eye-candy, etc.).

Today it's the high end, IT consultants, business owners, etc. who are recommending that ALL businesses skip Windows 8 if at all possible.

I know. I'm one of them.

excalpius said,

But these are NOT the same people. The previous unhappy folk were primarily purists (anti eye-candy, etc.).

Today it's the high end, IT consultants, business owners, etc. who are recommending that ALL businesses skip Windows 8 if at all possible.

I know. I'm one of them.

The High End IT consultants business owners etc are not recommending that all business skip windows 8 you are so full of crap.

KillTheIrishman said,
Well aren't you special? I hope this build jives with people in a good way.

If it still has that ugly thing known as metro then it will be stillborn on release day with the only exception being OEM sales.

Order_66 said,

If it still has that ugly thing known as metro then it will be stillborn on release day with the only exception being OEM sales.


Metro isn't going anywhere. That's already been pointed out. OEM sales are an iffy thing. Wait and see I guess.

Order_66 said,

If it still has that ugly thing known as metro then it will be stillborn on release day with the only exception being OEM sales.


Ugly to one person is beauty to another.