According to the latest Windows 8 rumors, an early Windows 8 build leaked onto various torrent sites. The leaked Windows 8 build is supposedly Windows 8 M1 build: 6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508.
The file that you will now find on various torrent sites is 6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508_x86fre_client-enterprise_en-us.iso. Despite the warnings on the blue Windows 8 M1 wallpaper, the build is now available for download as a ISO file.
Of course, we won’t be posting any torrents on here and we strongly suggest that you should not read too much into the M1 build. It’s a very early Windows 8 version (if it’s real at all), so my advice is to stay away from torrent sites. If you are looking for something special, you’ll be disappointed. It’s still to early for anything major to be included. But, Microsoft is going to release something else that might be of interest to you. A Kinect SDK for Windows 7 will be available for download shortly! Quite a nice toy for the Kinect hackers and much more interesting than this (at the moment at least).
But, let’s take a look at the facts and what 6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508 can tell us about the upcoming Windows 8.
Windows 7 ISO Size vs. Windows 8 M1 7850 ISO Size
The leaked downloadable ISO file is 2.45 GB large. Well, let’s take a look at the Windows 7 Professional 32-bit ISO:
Size: 995 MB (1,043,809,975 bytes)
According to the latest rumors, Windows 8 M1 is a modified Windows 7 version (obviously!). The question is why is the leaked Windows 8 M1 ISO so large? The installed size of Windows 7 is about 8.6 GBs (32Bit). What is the installed size of Windows 8 M1?
Check out the latest screenshots of build M1 7850
Ribbon UI Implented In Either M2 or M3 Not M1
The ribbon UI that Windows 8 might use wasn’t implemented until eithe M2 or M3, because the screenshots of build 7850 do not show any ribbons!