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Leaked: Windows 8 Milestone 1 installer screenshots

By Emil · 22 replies
Jan 28, 2011
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  1. Leaked screenshots showing an installer that specifically references Windows 8 have shown up for the first time. My Digital Life forum user "canouna" posted them, though they're clearly marked as having been taken by Zukona, an infamous leaker during the early Windows 7 development days. We've embedded one of the screenshots below. If you'd like to see the other two, check out the forum thread.

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  2. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    Will Windows 8 be free or be cheaper(to upgrade) if you have Windows 7? would be cool and a nice feature.
  3. I'm sure it will be cheaper to use the upgrade path, as have past versions of Windows. But free? LOL, good luck with that.
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 1,006   +249

    Go back to school so you can pick up the upgrade for $30 :D
    ...well okay that might defeat the purpose, but at least if you're in school you can get it for super cheap.
  5. A new OS from MS already? It seems like 7 just came out last year. If they want to add new features it should just be a free update.
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,494   +1,295

    If its like the Leapard to Snow Leapard update then maybe it should be really cheap? then again, to buy a full license will probably cost the same as a new Windows 7 one...
  7. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 266

    Why would MS want to give you new features for free?
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,547   +432

    Windows XP gave a bunch of new features for free as the service packs came along. Built in firewall for example.
  9. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 846   +38

    ....................HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You must be forgetting that this is a Microsoft Product.

    Yes, but those were service packs. Win8 is supposed to be a new operating system. I know you were responding to someone who said MS doesn't give free updates, but i'm just pointing out that Win8 is not just a simple update like you get from service packs.

    I'm kind of worried about Win8, though. It took 10 years to get another great OS out (Vista was an incomplete Win7) so i'm not sure how they're going pull off another great OS in 3 years. I could be wrong. Who knows. Win8 could somehow manage to blow 7 out of the water...good luck with that, lol.
  10. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +173

    Windows 8 has to be epic and redefining or why bother with it, Windows 7 works very well... aren't they going to be undermining there own product by doing this?
  11. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 1,006   +249

    This is perfectly said, and really it's a reason to get excited. Windows 7 compared to Vista is stunning. Win 7 is everything Vista should have been. In releasing the next version of Windows, Microsoft MUST put together something particularly awesome and innovative, if they're going to follow up something as successful as Win 7. Of course, they may flop in general with Win 8, and if they do, no big deal - we still have Win 7, and we can always wait for Win 9 =P

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,721   +810

    HEY MICROSOFT! If you're reading, put the damn diskpart in GUI form in the setup process! Why do I have to go into a command prompt to clean the partition records from my drives???

    Argghh... in all seriousness i'm quite happy with Windows 7, apart from some small annoyances like little advanced features being removed (disk free space in Explorer status bar anyone) and complicating ways of navigating to certain frequently accessed items like network card connection properties. I realize some of this stuff is to clean the UI and put things in a more logical order, but some of it also just adds more steps to do the same thing you did in XP. It is really annoying at times...

    Anyway enough ranting, i'm always looking forward to improved software, relative as the term may be.
  13. Damn, I can't believe nobody noticed this was fake. You can tell by just tilting the screen of your laptop. At least they could have made the "installer" in visual studio or something, that would be look much more real. Looks like it was just done in paint.

    And to TechSpot: more reliable news please. That's what I came here for.
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,547   +432

    Perhaps I'm just misunderstanding. But I just installed Windows 7 a couple days ago, onto a drive that came directly out of another system. The drive still had 1 partition (whole disk) with data on it (NTFS filesystem). During the install I was able to delete that partition, create a new one of smaller size, and if I wanted create more. But I just made a smaller one for the Windows install to go to and left the rest unpartitioned because I like setting them up in Disk Management better.
  15. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,808   +407

    Got to agree with this to a point. This doesnt look like a "print screen" screenshot. Of course I realize its been edited.. but I still dont think it would look as described in Guest's post here.
  16. Decimae

    Decimae TS Rookie Posts: 78

    It is the JPEG compression that you see, not the photoshop effects. Not having it would be more cause for worry then having it.
  17. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 155

    I can't wait for the public betas!
  18. emmzo

    emmzo TS Addict Posts: 181   +75

    Let me get this straight: do we need a lighter, faster Windows or we just need a new Windows?
  19. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I don't understand all this interest in Windows 8 or whatever they call the next version of Windows. I still getting used to Windows 7 after using XP for the better part of a decade. And what's the big deal with a 2012 release ? I certainly wouldn't want to end up paying for a Windows 7 service pack being marketed as Windows 8.
  20. I certainly hope that there will be nice new UI enhancements, as they call it METRO. I also hope MS will make bunch of new productivity features, and tweaks, as they had very brand new ideas in Windows 7 and I hope Windows 8 will be a greater than 7 in terms of productivity features and enhancements. I just hope they don’t include Cloud services or such like that, in all versions of Windows. More simple and more customized OS is expected from Microsoft in upcoming Windows 8.
  21. cbarv

    cbarv TS Rookie

    I think it is absolutely ridiculous the rate at which Microsoft is releasing OS's.
  22. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,547   +432

    2 posts in 7.5 years?

    I guess your outrage is appropriate.
  23. Isn't Windows 8 supposed to have WinFS? Or is that postponed until the next release again?

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