(Pictured) Windows Archaeology: Early Design Prototype Exposure of The Soon-to-Be Removed Live Tiles

Last week, it was revealed that Microsoft was considering removing the live tile feature from Windows 10, so when does that feature date back at the earliest? Albacore, a master of backengineering, recently tweeted that the first leaked version of Windows 8, which came to light on April 12, 2011, was the Build 7850.

(Pictured) Windows Archaeology: Early Design Prototype Exposure of The Soon-to-Be Removed Live Tiles

(Pictured) Windows Archaeology: Early Design Prototype Exposure of The Soon-to-Be Removed Live Tiles

(Pictured) Windows Archaeology: Early Design Prototype Exposure of The Soon-to-Be Removed Live Tiles

(Pictured) Windows Archaeology: Early Design Prototype Exposure of The Soon-to-Be Removed Live Tiles

(Pictured) Windows Archaeology: Early Design Prototype Exposure of The Soon-to-Be Removed Live Tiles

(Pictured) Windows Archaeology: Early Design Prototype Exposure of The Soon-to-Be Removed Live Tiles

The version still uses the 6.1 kernel, with Windows 7 imprinted in many places, but the Metro design language, including Charms Bar and early live tiles, was enabled for the first time in this release.