Looking for Windows 8 build 7989

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by vali20, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    I know that Windows 8 build 7989 was uploaded on various web sites in 2011 after it has been leaked. Today, none of those links seem to work anymore. So, I am asking, does anyone still has a working download link or the original media he/she would be so kind to share here?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    I would have to guess your best bet would be (if you have access to it) the BetaArchive FTP

    Why anyone would want beta's of Win 8 U don't know ... then again Win 8.0 why anyone would even want the final ....
     
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  3. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    I want it because it is more like Windows 7 with just the good features from Windows 8. And I do not have acces to the BetaArchive FTP... And I think now it is impossible to access it at all with the new rules...
     
  4. M0rriss0n

    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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    Build 7989 was in the good old days of leaking.
    I have a copy somewhere and will upload to mega as soon as I find it.
     
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  5. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    OK, thank you and take your time !!!
     
  6. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    I'm downloading it now for you - will find somewhere to stick it you can access it.
     
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  7. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you too, just a question: you're downloading it from BetaArchive, right? Because I think there's no other place on Earth it may actually still be uploaded to...
     
  8. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    yeah. BA. 2 versions of the ISO (no idea why different)
     
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  9. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    I heared that one of them is 200 KB smaller than the other but yet it is still fully functional... They're both x64, so yeah, I do not really know too why there're 2 versions for real...
     
  10. M0rriss0n

    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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  11. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    Already checked them, they've got no seeders... If you would be so kind to upload the file to Mega, I would be grateful...
     
  12. M0rriss0n

    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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    Searching and searching
     
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  13. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    Any news? Don't intend to piss you off, just curious...
     
  14. cool_recep

    cool_recep MDL Novice

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    Do you really believe that you are going to have a stable OS with an unfinished version...

    Use 8.1 god damn it. It is the most stable one.
     
  15. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    I just want to have a look at it... Windows 8.1 has so much bloat I don't really need... I just want to take a look, OK? I never said this will be my daily driver (although it could, who knows...?)
     
  16. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    you are looking for an 8 beta version, meanwhile we read 2014 and use W8.1 with couple of updates (lol) and no bloat is on clean MSDN isos just to say
     
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  17. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    Ok, so what's the point? I am looking to using Windows 7, but I like some features from Windows 8 like universal keyboard layout switching, centered title bar text, the new file move/copy dialog and the new task manager. Other than that, in Windows 8, I hate that Aero is gone, the Start screen is an ugly piece of crap, Modern apps are plain useless, no ad-hoc networks interface, PC settings is also useless (although some settings are now moved only there), and the list can continue.

    I just want to use Windows 7. I have already written myself an app in C# which can change the keyboard layout universally in Windows 7, but speaking of centering the title bar text of windows, I don't know how to do it, it seems like a limitation in DWM/theme engine (I know that a hack exists, but works only for Windows 7 Basic theme, not for Windows Aero), file move/copy I guess it is part of the new Explorer which is way too hard (yet not impossible to port), and the new task manager never run on Windows 7 (I know of DBC Taskman, but that is full of bugs...).

    Hence, that's why I am looking for this build, but all the links are down, torrents are dead and BetaArchive is a closed community right now so I guess I just have to wait for some people to reupload it... Thanks to them in advance...
     
  18. M0rriss0n

    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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  19. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    @jeff69dini & @M0rriss0n Thank you both, I don't know why it started downloading from 20 % in uTorrent, but it seems to be working right now. Thanks, will report back if everything's OK.