The new version of Windows 8 has been leaked. The new leak is 64-bit Windows 8 of M3 (milestone 3) build 6.2.7989.0 with full build string of 6.2.7989.0.amd64fre.winmain.110421-1825, apparently from winmain branch, the branch that typically get released as a beta, RC or RTM. The build version also indicates that the build is compiled on April 11, 2011. That almost two months earlier, which means the development of Windows 8 now is almost closed to beta phase.
New features that been found on Windows 8 M3 include immersive UI (patched shsxs.dll for unlock required), new boot screen, new “Language Switcher” interface on Taskbar, new interface to enable or disable Windows functions, new Aero in “Metro-style”, new History Vault interface, and a new wallpaper. The build is also found to be much more stable that previously leaked builds. However, some features such as user tiles have been locked and hidden instead.
For people who interested, the leaked 64-bit version of Windows 8 M3 Build 7989 is now available for download.
File Name: 6.2.7989.0.amd64fre.winmain.110421-1825.iso
- Size: 3.54 GB
- CRC32: 374EC90D
- MD5: 4480F94C0E11CE58DC9B7330678F07DD
- SHA-1: C09CDCEC2540D93EEBE650B521B2F7AE477A300A
Torrent File Name (Search): 6.2.7989.0.amd64fre.winmain.110421-1825.iso.torrent
Microsoft has demoed Windows 8 publicly on its new user interface and some new features. It’s widely believed that the beta version of Windows 8 will be released soon, probably some time in September when the BUILD event is held.