Windows 8 Milestone 3 build 7989 leaks

By Tom Warren, on 18th Jun 11 8:08 am with 36 Comments

Windows 8 build 7989

A Milestone 3 version of Windows 8 leaked publicly on Saturday.

The build is currently being distributed on FTPs and file sharing sites after an anonymous leakster posted the bits to the win7vista site. The build is a sample of Microsoft’s work from April with Windows 8 and does not reflect the current state of winmain builds. The build is currently available on private FTP sites and is expected to be made available on the usual torrent and file sharing sites in the next few hours.

6.2.7989.0.amd64fre.winmain.110421-1825 includes a new wallpaper and unlockable UI bits with the usual red pill trick. It’s not yet clear whether the build includes Microsoft’s new Start Screen interface. Microsoft has also updated the bootscreen to include a betta fish, similar to the one used in Windows 7 beta builds.

Microsoft revealed its new Windows 8 user interface during the All Things Digital D9 conference recently. Windows chief Steven Sinofsky detailed the company’s future plans for Windows and revealed that the firm plans to speak more about Windows 8 at the BUILD conference in September. Windows 8 includes a new user interface which takes elements from the company’s Windows Phone 7 software. Microsoft will allow users to launch apps from a tile-based start screen, which replaces the traditional Windows Start menu. Applications include live tile notifications and fluid, natural switching between applications. Microsoft has also built in the ability to snap and resize an application to the side of the screen and multitask outside of the new touch UI. The new applications will be web powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript, with full access to the power of the PC. Microsoft is positioning Internet Explorer 10 at the heart of the Windows 8 app experience.

Microsoft is currently working on various Windows 8 features and is expected to deliver an early copy to developers at its BUILD developer conference in September. Here’s a round-up of the latest Windows 8 news:

New Windows 8 wallpaper from build 7989 (click for full version)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002143841848 Roflz Ru

    You can find this build at http://roflz.ru

    • Anonymous

      that’s not true, there’s no download link on that website so stop makin publicity

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002143841848 Roflz Ru

      Don’t Listen to this gay!

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Omg what a sexy wallpaper

  • Anonymous

    “shhh… let’s not leak our hard work”

    Well look what happens when you don’t say please, Microsoft!

  • http://unhub.com/eingoluq Eingoluq

    I see a pen input icon…. :D

    • Aethec

      Yeah, like the one in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition :D

  • Anonymous

    it’s here http://vesavlad.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/windows-8-m3-build-7989/

  • Str

    I wonder what those letters mean. There are few more than in the previous leaks
    http://www.winrumors.com/original-windows-8-milestone-3-wallpaper-now-available/

    • Sav

      The letters are used to identify who leaked it. It is a code.

    • Anonymous

      Really!? wow

    • http://www.appatic.com Avatar X

      Yes, but not to the point of knowing exactly who.  The codes are made in batches. I know how and i how that is determined. But am not going to say as i am not supposed to know that. :P

    • http://www.appatic.com Avatar X

      Yes, but not to the point of knowing exactly who.  The codes are made in batches. I know how and i how that is determined. But am not going to say as i am not supposed to know that. :P

    • ELon

      Nope they add letters to see which features have been added to that build.

      That’s why there are more than in previous leaks

    • Bobster

      Yeah.. no.

      It’s a unique identifier. Someone just got fired.

  • http://twitter.com/TechDudeGeorge George S

    YAY :D

  • http://win7vista.com Mr W7v

    Its out on torrent sites and filesharing , remember its not a untouched build, leaker just provided the .wim image of 7989 :)

  • M-kaz

    It reminds me of the “Vista “Aurora” images from  a few years ago.

  • Pinna

    Did anyone mention the smiley on the bottom left of this site? ^^

  • Pinna

    Did anyone mention the smiley on the bottom left of this site? ^^

  • TryllZ

    All I wanted in Windows 8 was:

    1.A new UI, a good one, interactive, intuitive.
    2.Windows Media Player that plays most if not all formats [after a prolonged peroid M$ added native support for MP4, I hope supprot for MKV and others]…
    3.Something like Apple’s AirPlay [data transfer without the requirement of router/wifi etc...]

    I dont know why M$ is always late to the game..

    • Anonymous

      pfft what game??…i mean… seriously… what game Microsoft is late?MKV is not the most used format, and you can easily download… stuff like thekmplayer, potplayer, videolan. or just a crap codec pack.. yeah too hard to search and install. oh yeah a player not supporting mkv which is a format not used that much… yeah that made the whole OS useless, specially since they will integrate stuff like skydrive sync, and xbox live stuff… if i want to get a computer with ARM i can get windows 8 for it. People dont really what to say but they made up whatever crap they want to say “MS is late bla bla” specially since its not even near RTM… how the hell do you know it is going to include WMP and not just a renew and nice zune player branded in xbox live stuff?… you cant and i cant because its not near ready….sure soo late to whatever game you are making up. /s

    • http://www.appatic.com Avatar X

      Wow…Your trolling is mighty because i  just could not help myself answering to it:

      1.-The new desktop UI-UX (Non-Fluid) will be revealed no sooner than at BUILD

      2.-You are telling me that you don’t know that with a simple codec package that takes 3 minutes to download and install WMP gains universal codec support. How hard is that?. If you want automatic lyrics or subtitles, there is also a plugin for those.

      3.-Oh yeah, what in Windows 7 is called PlayTo. That is what AirPlay is based on.

  • TryllZ

    This seems like Windows 7 edited..

    • Anonymous

      wow… i bet you are one of those that download these leaks and say its fake because it looks like 7 and it still says windows 7.

    • Anonymous

      Of course it is. Did you think they’re gonna start from nothing with W8?

  • texasthost

    Rumor is the final will be available for download in October 2012…with the retail available in stores on Q1 of 2013

  • Schle

    is there the new UI integrated ?

  • http://www.windows8news.net Windows8

    that wallpaper is the single most teasing image I have seen yet

    no matter, I’ll get that torrent when it comes!

  • Loneytune
  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/MLIKPSAYCLS35XA6HZRGT62DT4 Trunten

    Thank you for sharing the wallpaper.

  • Ikid5000

    Im with xEmilyTheStrangex…
    Stop bitching about microsoft and windows…. seriously go take your ass and get a Mac, obviously you are ungreatful prick… if you are fuckin smart you would join microsoft and make the fuckin codecs yourself…
    Thank You And Have a Nice Day

  • Ikid5000

    Im with xEmilyTheStrangex…
    Stop bitching about microsoft and windows…. seriously go take your ass and get a Mac, obviously you are ungreatful prick… if you are fuckin smart you would join microsoft and make the fuckin codecs yourself…
    Thank You And Have a Nice Day

  • guest

    Who cares? Another piece of buggy spyware, virus prone OS.