Windows 8 built 7850 leaked, internet says 'do want'

Microsoft Windows 8 early build from September 2010 leaks, fans go crazy.

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A build of Windows 8 has leaked and will become the first accessible build of the new Operating System from Microsoft that will be available to the public. Everyone has seen the leaked screenshots, as partners with access to Windows 8 builds on Microsoft Connect are slowly leaking stuff out - but this will be the first leak that anyone will be able to download.

Windows 8 built 7850 leaked, internet says 'do want' |

The leak has been posted on the BetaArchive forums and has been confirmed by numerous reputable sources that it is a legitimate build. Obviously from here, the people of the internets will post it on a public torrent tracking site and it will spread like crazy, to the point where even Crytek chief Cevat Yerli will be jealous of how many times it will get pirated.

Microsoft on the other hand, will hate that it's pirated but it also generates buzz to the point of insanity. The leaked build has the following file name: "6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508_x86fre_client-enterprise_en-us.iso."

What does this mean? It means that it is an old build, as it's from Milestone 1 which had screenshot leaks three months ago. The build string also indicates it was compiled on September 22, 2010. Because the leak is an older build, it won't include any of the cool new features like the native SmartScreen file checking, no build-in PDF reader, no Office ribbon in Windows Explorer, no new logon screen and no system reset feature.

Boo-hoo. Microsoft, where's my hook up?? Feel free to give me access to Windows 8 builds!

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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