Windows 8 to RTM as build 9200

Previously we reported that Windows 8 build 8888 might be the final Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of the operating system. It turns out that is not the case, as new evidence has come to light that reveals build 9200 to be the final, RTM build of Windows 8. Win8China reports that 9200.16384.WIN8_RTM.120725-1247 is the final build, and that's backed up by reports from The Verge's sources.

The Verge also reports the compiling process has begun on Wednesday, which includes outputting different SKUs, language packs and install variations; this means the RTM release is not too far away and should line up with Microsoft's first week of August announcement.

Not much else has been revealed about the RTM build at this stage, apart from the build number, which doesn't make things too interesting for those eagerly awaiting the actual release. Check back next week, where the announcement will almost certainly take place - meanwhile, you can download a copy of the default Windows 8 lockscreen wallpaper here, and the desktop wallpaper here.

Source: The Verge

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I think this is highly unlikely Windows Vista was build 6000 and Windows 7 was build 7600 so its likely that Windows 8 will be 8600 or around that region.

Robbie Ride said,
I think this is highly unlikely Windows Vista was build 6000 and Windows 7 was build 7600 so its likely that Windows 8 will be 8600 or around that region.

No, it has to be either 8800 or 9200. There is very good reason for the divisible by 16 and 10 rule, which you can read about elsewhere.

It should be 8800, but if they accidentally compiled builds past 8800... for instance, if it's true that they compiled build 8888, or if there is come conflict with 8800, they have to choose 9200.

But...but...wasn't the supposed RTM build 8888 the other day? Not believing any build # until the fat guy [aka Ballmer] says so LOL.

ir0nw0lf said,
But...but...wasn't the supposed RTM build 8888 the other day? Not believing any build # until the fat guy [aka Ballmer] says so LOL.

That "fat guy" is billions richer than you...

Let's just keep posting new build numbers that are supposedly going to be the RTM every other day and we're bound to be right at some point... Great tactic!

.Neo said,
Let's just keep posting new build numbers that are supposedly going to be the RTM every other day and we're bound to be right at some point... Great tactic!

Lol!

Jason_Coffey said,
Windows 8 will be the biggest fail in history.. I think it will end up costing MS billions

I don't think it will top your comment for that accolade I'm afraid.

Jason_Coffey said,
Windows 8 will be the biggest fail in history.. I think it will end up costing MS billions

yes, sure. if you keep repeating it will become true. Lol

smooth_criminal1990 said,
I doubt it will top Windows ME to be honest.

Dunno? It may just do that, I'll bet it will come close anyway.

Jason_Coffey said,
Windows 8 will be the biggest fail in history.. I think it will end up costing MS billions

A possibility.
Well anyone with half a brain anyway..
The rest of the cheerleaders need to keep their hello kitty tops on !
I love how these delusional fanboys *know the future.
Can i have tomorrows lottery numbers smart guys ?

iguanas said,

yes, sure. if you keep repeating it will become true. Lol

exactly..
that works both ways
Daily affirmations with smartass neowin fanboys..
"Windows 8 Is Great"
"Windows 8 Is Great"
"Windows 8 Is Great"
"Windows 8 Is Great"
"Windows 8 Is Great"

keep repeating that in the bathroom mirror every morning..

It makes no sense to me why they would skip so many numbers bringing themselves closer to the decision that has to be made where to go from 9999, because having a 5 digit build number is going to throw off many programs and installers that look for a 4 digit build number. I've heard in the longhorn days that in such an event they would just reboot Windows and start at 0, Windows 9 being Windows 6.3.0.0 :\

netsendjoe said,
It makes no sense to me why they would skip so many numbers bringing themselves closer to the decision that has to be made where to go from 9999, because having a 5 digit build number is going to throw off many programs and installers that look for a 4 digit build number. I've heard in the longhorn days that in such an event they would just reboot Windows and start at 0, Windows 9 being Windows 6.3.0.0 :\

That's not correct. In Win32, the OSVERSIONINFO structure, used by the GetVersionEx, which has been present in every modern release of Windows since Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.51, uses DWORDs for each individual component of a version number. That is the major, minor, build, release fields are EACH a 32-bit integers.

kiddingguy said,
Indeed, just bring in the RTM, Technet/MSDN downloads and final in October.
Don't forget VLSC, it's called "MS Official Leak Centre", LOL.

I guess you have a misunderstanding on the machine translation: win8 china didn't say 9200.16384 is the final build, what they meant is the build has finished compilation. We all know it's subject to sign-off to be the final build.

FaiKee said,
I guess you have a misunderstanding on the machine translation: win8 china didn't say 9200.16384 is the final build, what they meant is the build has finished compilation. We all know it's subject to sign-off to be the final build.

The Verge also had inside sources that mentioned 9200 is the final build

Scorpus said,

The Verge also had inside sources that mentioned 9200 is the final build

Yes, 9200 is the final RTM build no., but not the compilation 9200.16384 - until it's signed-off, or another new compilation 9200.16385, and so on..... )

FaiKee said,
Yes, 9200 is the final RTM build no., but not the compilation 9200.16384 - until it's signed-off, or another new compilation 9200.16385, and so on..... )

Correct. They won't advance past 9200, and 9201 will be Windows 8 SP1.

◾9200.16384.win8_rtm.120725-12​47 (RTM Candidate ~ Still Windows 8 build, not from WinMAIN branch so not Post-RTM / Windows 9)

count0nz said,
◾9200.16384.win8_rtm.120725-12​47 (RTM Candidate ~ Still Windows 8 build, not from WinMAIN branch so not Post-RTM / Windows 9)

Well, 9200 is dividable by 16 and 10...

rosszone said,

And 100, and 8, and 2, and 5, and 1, and....quite a few other numbers.

100 is the only significant number you listed... 8, 2, 5, 1 are trivial because they are the factors of 16 and 10