Gallery: Windows 8 RTM installation screenshots

After Microsoft announced that Windows 8 had hit RTM and that the platform would be rolling out to developer channels in the near future, it was only a matter of time until the RTM landed in more hands so that we can get a closer look at the new OS. While there are not many changes to the installation process, there are a few subtle differences from the preview builds that Microsoft released earlier this year. 

If you have not seen what the Windows 8 install process looks like, we have posted a gallery below for you to admire until October 26th when Windows 8 will hit retail shelves. The pictures come courtesy of darrenwbaker.com and there are quite a few to look over.

As a reminder, you can get Windows 8 starting on October 26th either by upgrading for $39.99 or with the purchase of a new PC. If  you buy an eligible Windows 7 PC today, you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 (U.S.) through the Windows Upgrade Offer.

Source: Darrenwbaker.com

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Thing about hot corner is so interesting. I noticed with so many people that when they move a mouse they move it again in order to put cursor inside image thumbnail which ultimately causes thumbnail to dissapear.

Probably a habit from Windows 7, where you actually do hover over the taskbar button, then a specific thumbnail (for multiple grouped windows).

Today a customer brought his laptop to me still in the box and wanted me to set him up. So I did all the updates for him and gave him an AV. Removed some of the free toolbars and updated the 3rd party applications. The Laptop is running Windows 7. Now had the new laptop been running Windows 8 what am I supose to do? I'm $50 per hour, but obviously if I spend 2 hours showing how to run windows 8 and even then he won't have a clue, I wouldn't charge him $100 for that. So basically i'm wasting my time having to show people how to use windows 8. If I don't show him how to use it she will take it home and be so lost and i'll feel bad for them.

Then once they get home they start calling me because they are so confused. So then what do I do? I'm usually $21.40 per phone support call. Do I bill them every time they call me, because they will be calling me A LOT. I don't think it's right. There again my time is being wasted.

I hope i'm not the only self employed computer repair person that is frighened by the thought of supporting windows 8. Sure support calls for Windows 8 is job security to a point. After that it's just time wasting and frustration.

You wouldn't know how hard it is sometimes to get someone to click the start button. A button that has been on the bottom right of their screen for years. Let alone a button which is now hidden and has to be touched to appear and which disappears when you move just a bit away from it while still on it. Sure there is the Windows key which may be easier if they can find it.

Edited by warwagon, Aug 2 2012, 6:36pm :

warwagon said,
Today a customer brought his laptop to me still in the box and wanted me to set him up. So I did all the updates for him and gave him an AV. Removed some of the free toolbars and updated the 3rd party applications. The Laptop is running Windows 7. Now had the new laptop been running Windows 8 what am I supose to do? I'm $50 per hour, but obviously if I spend 2 hours showing how to run windows 8 and even then he won't have a clue, I wouldn't charge him $100 for that. So basically i'm wasting my time having to show people how to use windows 8. If I don't show him how to use it she will take it home and be so lost and i'll feel bad for them.

Then once they get home they start calling me because they are so confused. So then what do I do? I'm usually $21.40 per phone support call. Do I bill them every time they call me, because they will be calling me A LOT. I don't think it's right. There again my time is being wasted.

I hope i'm not the only self employed computer repair person that is frighened by the thought of supporting windows 8. Sure support calls for Windows 8 is job security to a point. After that it's just time wasting and frustration.

You wouldn't know how hard it is sometimes to get someone to click the start button. A button that has been on the bottom right of their screen for years. Let alone a button which is now hidden and has to be touched to appear and which disappears when you move just a bit away from it while still on it. Sure there is the Windows key which may be easier if they can find it.

Also don't even talk about how to teach people how to make all their old programs to work by constantly keep clicking the desktop app and how to turn off their computer finding hidden buttons on the screen or finding the normal windows key.

Windows Nashville said,
Windows 8: Because you'd rather pay $19.99 for a "Metro Weather App" than bookmark a weather forecast site for free.

Comment fail. A large number of apps will be free, including weather apps. Although by your logic I guess that explains why the iPad is just a collection of website links then. Oh wait...

smooth3006 said,
they should of ditched metro for non touchscreens.

What's the point of trying to unify the UI accross all device types if you leave it out of one group? That's counter to what MS wants to do.

GP007 said,

What's the point of trying to unify the UI accross all device types if you leave it out of one group? That's counter to what MS wants to do.

You would make people productive.

Mr. Dee said,

You would make people productive.

Which is something that's still possible and I think overblown by some, the start screen hardly effects me and how I do my work on the desktop mostly because since I started using Windows 7 I've also started to use the start menu less and less. I've got 15 of my most used apps pinned right to the taskbar, the same will be the case even on Windows 8. For the few seconds I hit winkey and type out the name of a app that's not pinned, to see the start screen isn't as big of a problem or a break in workflow to me.

I don't see production dropping, the start screen can be mostly ignored if you take advantage of the taskbar more.

GP007 said,

What's the point of trying to unify the UI accross all device types if you leave it out of one group? That's counter to what MS wants to do.

metro isn't productive what so ever.

smooth3006 said,
metro isn't productive what so ever.

For grandma trying to get her pictures off her camera on to the facebooks it is.

Just because you can't tile 1000s of windows doesn't mean that productivity will be improved for those with no formal computer (aka legacy windows) training.

deadonthefloor said,

For grandma trying to get her pictures off her camera on to the facebooks it is.

Just because you can't tile 1000s of windows doesn't mean that productivity will be improved for those with no formal computer (aka legacy windows) training.

im not going to argue other than saying ill be waiting for this OS to fall flat on it's rear.

smooth3006 said,

metro isn't productive what so ever.

Metro might or might not be "productive" but that statement is relative to the type of user and the task, and as I explained in my other post the desktop is the same and I'll use it the same way I do on Windows 7. My workflow and productivity hasn't taken any hit from the start screen or metro apps. The same probably applies to many others as well.

If it fails or not we'll see, but I doubt it, not with all the tablets and ultrabooks that are coming out to take advantage of it specifically.

smooth3006 said,

im not going to argue other than saying ill be waiting for this OS to fall flat on it's rear.

You'll be waiting a while then. I wouldn't advise holding your breath during that time, it would be bad for your health.

Windows 8's Metro additions has no effect on productivity. The desktop is a single click away and the computer can then be used just like with Windows 7. There's no difference. The start button is where it's always been, there's just no physical icon taking up taskbar space now. Move your mouse there and it appears.

And the inane arguments about the Start Screen covering up everything is just nonsense. When you're launching an app (those that you haven't already pinned, which will arguably be most of them) the start screen is on screen for a second or two at most. Just as long as the start menu of old was.

smooth3006 said,
they should of ditched metro for non touchscreens.

The proper way to write that would be "they should have ... " as the word "of" does not belong in that sentence.

smooth3006 said,
they should of ditched metro for non touchscreens.

The proper way to write that would be "they should have ... " as the word "of" does not belong in that sentence.

neonspark said,
OMG dumb Microsoft. NOBODY HAS SWIPE ENABLED MONITORS.

Sure they do. We were trialling them at my last job before I left, and you also need to remember all of these tablets that people are going to be getting for Windows 8.
It doesn't particularly matter anyway, since from the screenshots above (which is where I am assuming you're getting your information from) I took it to mean that one screen said, "swipe your monitor" and then was followed straight away with "drag your mouse to a corner," meaning that if you don't have a touchscreen it doesn't matter, you just use the mouse.

neonspark said,
OMG dumb Microsoft. NOBODY HAS SWIPE ENABLED MONITORS.

My PC at work has a 24" touchscreen monitor, as does my laptop. But that's not the point. The tutorial clearly says to swipe from the right, OR move your mouse to the corner of the screen.

Brandon Live said,

You're making an incorrect assumption.

That is very questionable. Most people don't have touch enabled monitors and very few do. Touch has no future and it will be replaced by virtual reality anyway.

The final screen looks really unfortunate....still not getting along to the fact that they are going to retain the Windows 7 icons....

Total fail

"Move your mouse into any corner". They only showed the charms bar on the right hand side. Why for the love of god, did they not also show the start square in the bottom left. Serious Microsoft...Really?

As a computer repair guy who will have to show customers how to use their new computer ... FML.

Edited by warwagon, Aug 2 2012, 2:26pm :

warwagon said,
Total fail

"Move your mouse into any corner". They only showed the charms bar on the right hand side. Why for the love of god, did they not also show the start square in the bottom left. Serious Microsoft...Really?

As a computer repair guy who will have to show customers how to use their new computer ... FML.


Too bad that you will have job security or potentially more customer calls?

warwagon said,
Total fail

"Move your mouse into any corner". They only showed the charms bar on the right hand side. Why for the love of god, did they not also show the start square in the bottom left. Serious Microsoft...Really?

As a computer repair guy who will have to show customers how to use their new computer ... FML.

I'm thinking that his camera failed to get shots of those screens.

If not, then yep it's a total fail as we are still having problems with users we have doing windows 8 trials remember how to do things even with printed tutorial handouts that we give them. (YES, not everyone is as smart as you, the poster that will comment that they learned the new OS in a week. I'd argue that most people aren't as smart as you. P.S. Don't let that statement go to your head.)

for example;

Phone rings.
My help desk: Help Desk, may I help you.
Them: Hey, we are tinkering with this new PC you gave us, and we are trying to close the app, but it won't close.
My help desk: Ok, how have you been to close the app.
Them: We move the mouse up like the picture says, press the button and drag down. But nothing happens.
My help desk: Are you moving the mouse cursor right up to the top of the monitor?
Them: OH..., oh ok it's working now.
My help desk: Good, glad to help. Remember you can also press Alt-F4.
Them: Alt key?
My help desk: <gunshot heard>

Condere said,

I'm thinking that his camera failed to get shots of those screens.

If not, then yep it's a total fail as we are still having problems with users we have doing windows 8 trials remember how to do things even with printed tutorial handouts that we give them. (YES, not everyone is as smart as you, the poster that will comment that they learned the new OS in a week. I'd argue that most people aren't as smart as you. P.S. Don't let that statement go to your head.)

for example;

Phone rings.
My help desk: Help Desk, may I help you.
Them: Hey, we are tinkering with this new PC you gave us, and we are trying to close the app, but it won't close.
My help desk: Ok, how have you been to close the app.
Them: We move the mouse up like the picture says, press the button and drag down. But nothing happens.
My help desk: Are you moving the mouse cursor right up to the top of the monitor?
Them: OH..., oh ok it's working now.
My help desk: Good, glad to help. Remember you can also press Alt-F4.
Them: Alt key?
My help desk: <gunshot heard>

Or


Me - Ok sir, take your mouse and put it in the very bottom left of the screen.
Him - Nothing happened.
Me - The Very bottom
Him - nothing happened.
Me - The Very very bottom left corner
him - Nothing happened.......oh wait... I see something
Me - Now click it
Him - What do i click it with the left or the right button?
Me - The Left button
..........
Him - OK
Me - What do you see?
Him - I see MSN
Me - MSN!?!?!
Him - yes..... it says "Internet Explorer"
Me - ....Ok close that, and try it again. Remember you can't move your mouse. Keep it in the bottom left
Him - Same thing.
Me - Ok look on the bottom left of your keyboard for the "Windows key"
Him - I don't see it
Me - It's there, Bottom left, right next to the "Control key"
Him - I don't see it.
Me - It's there.
Him - I don't see anything like that on my screen
Me- NO, not the screen on your physical keyboard
Him - Where on the keyboard again?
Me - Bottom left, it looks like a little round flag
Him - I don't see it
Me - It's there
Him - all I see is control or alt.
Me - it's a round flag
Him - Well I have a control and alt a fn.... I don't have a .......oh wait........... there it is!
My help desk: <gunshot heard>

warwagon said,
Total fail

"Move your mouse into any corner". They only showed the charms bar on the right hand side. Why for the love of god, did they not also show the start square in the bottom left. Serious Microsoft...Really?

As a computer repair guy who will have to show customers how to use their new computer ... FML.

Exactly!
It's really irritating that Microsoft still assumes my dad can just "figure it out"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4boTbv9_nU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyc1RVCXvAk

Brandon Live said,

Chris' video was a joke. And that was an incomplete pre-release version.

but how has the UI changed. since that version? So you are saying you still don't have to go down to the bottom left? You still don't have to go to the side? From a usability standpoint it's the same.

superconductive said,

Exactly!
It's really irritating that Microsoft still assumes my dad can just "figure it out"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4boTbv9_nU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyc1RVCXvAk

So Windows 8 has a learning curve. It's not a big one. You simply move your mouse to the corner where the Start menu icon used to be. Want to see all the apps you have open? Simply move your mouse to the top left corner. I don't understand this fear of learning new things. It's good for you. No one was born knowing how to use these things. Every OS has a learning curve.

srprimeaux said,

So Windows 8 has a learning curve. It's not a big one. You simply move your mouse to the corner where the Start menu icon used to be. Want to see all the apps you have open? Simply move your mouse to the top left corner. I don't understand this fear of learning new things. It's good for you. No one was born knowing how to use these things. Every OS has a learning curve.


But why does the iOS not include a tutorial on first boot yet everyone seems to know how to use it.

warwagon said,

But why does the iOS not include a tutorial on first boot yet everyone seems to know how to use it.

Analogy fail.

I guess that explains how I instantly knew that double tapping the home key brought up a task switcher, and holding on one of those icons made them wiggle and I could then close them. Or that "scrunching" on the screen with 5 fingers closed the current app. Oh wait, I didn't. I had to learn by reading articles or having other people tell me.

With Windows, everybody knows the start button is at the bottom left, and they know that pressing the windows key on the keyboard brings up the start menu too. This is entirely unchanged in Windows 8. People are not as dumb as you are making out.

Edited by Ryster, Aug 2 2012, 6:06pm :

warwagon said,

But why does the iOS not include a tutorial on first boot yet everyone seems to know how to use it.

Last I checked, the first generation iPhone came with a booklet called "Finger Tips." I wonder what that was for? And last I checked, there's a three word hint saying "Slide to Unlock" in order to, you guessed it, unlock the device.

Point? When there's something new, people have to learn about it. Windows 8 isn't inventing that idea. Some things are told to you (i.e., Slide to Unlock) while others you have to learn as you use the product and *gasp* read the instructions.

TCLN Ryster said,

Analogy fail.

I guess that explains how I instantly knew that double tapping the home key brought up a task switcher, and holding on one of those icons made them wiggle and I could then close them. Or that "scrunching" on the screen with 5 fingers closed the current app. Oh wait, I didn't. I had to learn by reading articles or having other people tell me.

With Windows, everybody knows the start button is at the bottom left, and they know that pressing the windows key on the keyboard brings up the start menu too. This is entirely unchanged in Windows 8. People are not as dumb as you are making out.

Not true. Start Button is not there anymore for Windows 8. However Start Button is on Charm Bar but again to get to Charm Bar is not so obvious and if so it has such odd location on right side of the screen almost not easily reachable with mouse since main focus is actually on left side of the screen where start button used to be. Some people are aware of windows key some not which again changes its behavior once you open multiple Metro Apps. Instead of taking you back to Desktop it shuffles Metro Apps withing Metro Screen. So user can start on Desktop, get to Metro Screen and get stuck there not knowing how to get back.

My prediction is that 95% of Desktop Windows 8 users will ended up removing all Metro Apps and actually remove any shortcut being placed inside Metro Screen (created during ame/program installation) and organize all that using actual Desktop and pinned items on Taskbar. Desktop and Taskbar will be even more cluttered as an outcome of it. Now you might ask me how do i know this, let's say i just know ****.
Gadgets will be greatly missed by some people since in order to peak at weather and current temperature they would have switch their focus from one interface to another which is not really productive which means they are going to install 3rd party weather utility for desktop rather to bother with Metro.

Highlander_77 said,

Not true. Start Button is not there anymore for Windows 8. However Start Button is on Charm Bar but again to get to Charm Bar is not so obvious and if so it has such odd location on right side of the screen almost not easily reachable with mouse since main focus is actually on left side of the screen where start button used to be. Some people are aware of windows key some not which again changes its behavior once you open multiple Metro Apps. Instead of taking you back to Desktop it shuffles Metro Apps withing Metro Screen. So user can start on Desktop, get to Metro Screen and get stuck there not knowing how to get back.

The Start "button" is on the Charms Bar and accessible at the lower left hand corner of the screen (where the Start button used to be). Clicking on either one will bring you to the Start Screen. Hitting the Windows key brings you to the Start Screen if you're not there already or sends you to the last application you were using if you're already at the Start Screen (assuming you have other applications open).

srprimeaux said,

The Start "button" is on the Charms Bar and accessible at the lower left hand corner of the screen (where the Start button used to be). Clicking/Tapping on either one will bring you to the Start Screen. Hitting the Windows key brings you to the Start Screen if you're not there already or sends you to the last application you were using if you're already at the Start Screen (assuming you have other applications open).

Yes but it is not visible and hot corner does not work for most people. I did some observation and 9 out of 10 people simply miss that start screen thumbnail image. They mouse cursor to the corner and than they make extra movement to point at actual thumbnail image which causes that image to dissapear. Hot corners are not natural.

Highlander_77 said,

Yes but it is not visible and hot corner does not work for most people. I did some observation and 9 out of 10 people simply miss that start screen thumbnail image. They mouse cursor to the corner and than they make extra movement to point at actual thumbnail image which causes that image to dissapear. Hot corners are not natural.

When I first started using hot corners, it wasn't natural. Then again, typing on the home keys wasn't natural to me either. We have to learn. If hot keys aren't for you, there's always the Windows key on your keyboard or touch-enabled Windows 8 device. I understand change isn't something some people like, but it's coming and it's not that bad.

I can't wait for this to show up on the TechNet website. I really want to to put Windows 8 through its spaces on my boxes to see what's what. As for those who say they won't be buying it I say cool, that's your choice. But it doesn't portend the end the of Microsoft or the Windows platform; in fact, I recall similar doom-and-gloom predictions were made when Windows 95 dropped back in the day and people eventually warmed up to it.

That actually looks a little better. However, I still think it looks like a trial and error interface for MS. I was just thinking too that given the rapid release cycle of Android and iOS how is MS going to keep up?

Iridium said,
That actually looks a little better. However, I still think it looks like a trial and error interface for MS. I was just thinking too that given the rapid release cycle of Android and iOS how is MS going to keep up?
They don't need to.

citan said,
looks pretty damn bad ...

Care to elaborate? Or are you too busy partying on that magical hater bandwagon?

I want to see the help section. I want to see how they are going to help people that need it, (not most of us) through this transition.

Too upset the weather tile is not metrofied yet. How come the weather tile on Windows Phone is Metrofied by MS but not on Windows 8?

Vala.M.Z said,
Too upset the weather tile is not metrofied yet. How come the weather tile on Windows Phone is Metrofied by MS but not on Windows 8?

What do you mean? It gets weather information for you location and puts it in the tile like it should.

BajiRav said,
I like how color changes between setup screens. This is some serious consistent **** Microsoft. /s

They're camera pics, it's the lighting.

Cannot not like Microsoft's attempts of more relaxed attitude - tutorial (even though it's still confusing), sad smilie BSOD... they'll need it, too.

Phouchg said,
sad smilie BSOD... they'll need it, too.

I have never even seen sad smiley BSOD in DP or CP, only on internet pics.

Haters gonna hate.

deadonthefloor said,

I have never even seen sad smiley BSOD in DP or CP, only on internet pics.
Haters gonna hate.

It's very stable then. That's great, even though it doesn't really have a reason or a good excuse not to be so.
As for haters gonna... - I'm afraid, it's not appropriate here. See, double negative (cannot+not), even though often discouraged in formal English, means (or at least I intended for it to mean) that I actually do like it.

Phouchg said,

It's very stable then. That's great, even though it doesn't really have a reason or a good excuse not to be so.
As for haters gonna... - I'm afraid, it's not appropriate here. See, double negative (cannot+not), even though often discouraged in formal English, means (or at least I intended for it to mean) that I actually do like it.

So... two superfluous words (cannot and not) typed for no reason whatsoever. Guess that must mean your really clever, or something.

TCLN Ryster said,

So... two superfluous words (cannot and not) typed for no reason whatsoever. Guess that must mean your really clever, or something.

Don't be a grammar nazi, mmkay?
1. English isn't my first, nor second.
1a. Therefore, it's a direct translation of my thoughts, best I could do.
1b. Double negatives are widely used in my language, even formal.
2. Not superflous, just awkward. Perhaps "can't help not liking" was the right way to express it? Please advise.
Doesn't warrant calling me a hater, whatsoever.
3. Guess what you like, hero.

Phouchg said,

Don't be a grammar nazi, mmkay?
1. English isn't my first, nor second.
1a. Therefore, it's a direct translation of my thoughts, best I could do.
1b. Double negatives are widely used in my language, even formal.
2. Not superflous, just awkward. Perhaps "can't help not liking" was the right way to express it? Please advise.
Doesn't warrant calling me a hater, whatsoever.
3. Guess what you like, hero.

Perhaps you'd be so kind as to point out where I called you a hater?

Perhaps you'd be so kind to stay the hell down. Now, if you feel so tremendously obliged to pick apart other people's comments, attacking grammar, without any consideration, if you just can't resist the wretched urge to do so, I'd strongly recommend to read all the replies, extra carefully (hint: it's the first reply in this case). Oh, but it wasn't you? Not that I even friggin' said or implied that you might have had, either...

Zedox said,
So I'm the only one noticing that the Store icon changed?

why does everyone say that every major milestone? Doesn't look much different then it has in the past builds

neufuse said,

why does everyone say that every major milestone? Doesn't look much different then it has in the past builds

If anything this is the biggest change.

DP - Orange
CP - Blue
RP - Green
But the icon was pretty much the same.

RTM - Green, but now it's a different shape, different direction and has the logo on it.

Too bad that there's no way to use a .txt file to enter the wifi network key, some of us are using very complicated keys that take ages to write So we have to create a local account first before using the MS account.

Anthonyd said,
Too bad that there's no way to use a .txt file to enter the wifi network key, some of us are using very complicated keys that take ages to write So we have to create a local account first before using the MS account.

In Windows Vista/7/8 installer you can press Shift+F10 for command console and launch notepad from it or simple use "type <filename>" command.

anonymf said,

In Windows Vista/7/8 installer you can press Shift+F10 for command console and launch notepad from it or simple use "type <filename>" command.

Thanks for the tip!! I have the same problem

Does anyone know how much it's going to cost to buy new? It seems odd they only include upgrade pricing when a lot of us still BYO or get it for Bootcamp.

Hahaha. Because it's SOOOOO different. Dude, try it first for a day before you say stupid sh*t. It's just a start button. Relax. If you know how to type you'll find it easier to use most likely...unless you're just a troll.

TheArgonaut said,
Hahaha. Because it's SOOOOO different. Dude, try it first for a day before you say stupid sh*t. It's just a start button. Relax. If you know how to type you'll find it easier to use most likely...unless you're just a troll.

So anyone who dislikes Windows 8 must be a troll?

TheArgonaut said,
Hahaha. Because it's SOOOOO different. Dude, try it first for a day before you say stupid sh*t. It's just a start button. Relax. If you know how to type you'll find it easier to use most likely...unless you're just a troll.

I never found "typing" easier, never got this comment...

neufuse said,

I never found "typing" easier, never got this comment...

As someone who hates Windows 8 with a passion I do find it sort of nice that I can press the windows key and just type. While it's nice, having Metro take up the entire screen while doing so annoys me.

warwagon said,

So anyone who dislikes Windows 8 must be a troll?

no wagon it's the people who "claim" to like it that are trolling at every chance they get.

I disagree

Windows 8 is much more than a start button *change.

And people have tried it hence the commentary..
And combine that with your comment, your gonna get an earful
what do you expect ?

Pity people arn't allowed to have their own opinions
and come to conclusions based on their own experiences.
I guess i should base my opinions on some on else's
since i lack the intelligence to make my own correctly according to fanboys..

I am Not PCyr said,
I guess i should base my opinions on some on else's
since i lack the intelligence to make my own correctly according to fanboys..

Only when you're wrong /S

warwagon said,

So anyone who dislikes Windows 8 must be a troll?

No. A troll is someone who, time and time again, reads ENTIRE articles about something they claim they hate then proceeds to comment in each and every one of these articles about how much they hate it.

If I don't like Linux, for example (indifferent to it), I'm not going to read every Linux article then go in and comment on how much I hate it over and over and over again. That's called trolling.

Wyn6 said,

No. A troll is someone who, time and time again, reads ENTIRE articles about something they claim they hate then proceeds to comment in each and every one of these articles about how much they hate it.

If I don't like Linux, for example (indifferent to it), I'm not going to read every Linux article then go in and comment on how much I hate it over and over and over again. That's called trolling.

Indeed. All of the haters have made it clear that they don't like it and will not be buying it, yet they insist on continuing to come into topics about Windows 8 spurting vitriol everywhere they can and generally trolling. Is it really that hard to just ignore it (as it doesn't affect you, you're not buying it after all), and leave those who do like it in peace?

Screenshots of the first Windows version since Windows 3.1 which I will certainly never install... Can't wait for Windows 9 without the Metro interface!

vacs said,
Screenshots of the first Windows version since Windows 3.1 which I will certainly never install... Can't wait for Windows 9 without the Metro interface!
Lol, such a tragic troll

vacs said,
Screenshots of the first Windows version since Windows 3.1 which I will certainly never install... Can't wait for Windows 9 without the Metro interface!

I guess you're never buying Windows again. Enjoy Linux!

vacs said,
Screenshots of the first Windows version since Windows 3.1 which I will certainly never install... Can't wait for Windows 9 without the Metro interface!

Hahaha. Because it's SOOOOO different. Dude, try it first for a day before you say stupid sh*t. It's just a start button. Relax. If you know how to type you'll find it easier to use most likely...unless you're just a troll.

vacs said,
Screenshots of the first Windows version since Windows 3.1 which I will certainly never install... Can't wait for Windows 9 without the Metro interface!

You'll be waiting for a long time. Seriously, it's not much different than what you're already used to, if you're used to Windows. Half the machines in my house run RP and no one has complained. None of my devices are touch based at that.

vacs said,
Screenshots of the first Windows version since Windows 3.1 which I will certainly never install... Can't wait for Windows 9 without the Metro interface!
I'm with you bro. Everyone else just likes everything to be flattened be squared and be made out of paint. Hopefully Windows 9 will bring more style rather than just making a bare to the bone operating system.

fenderMarky said,

He can't... people like him doesn't have a life. Just trollin' in internet is their life.

So what is the difference between someone who constantly says how great it is and someone who constantly says how bad it is?

warwagon said,

So what is the difference between someone who constantly says how great it is and someone who constantly says how bad it is?

That he could just avoid or ignore things that he doesn't like, and yet....

That's what a troll does..

x-byte said,
Lol, such a tragic troll

no its a who can get the most "Like" clicks contest..

This guy hasn't done anything different than the Windows 8
fans have been doing in every conceivable topic they can..

A ton of you guys here are constantly provoking people.
And then you scream troll..

warwagon said,

So what is the difference between someone who constantly says how great it is and someone who constantly says how bad it is?

The ones who say how bad it is are in need of actual productivity in a business environment, while the ones who say how great it is are "power users" of Facebook and Angry Birds.

vacs said,
Screenshots of the first Windows version since Windows 3.1 which I will certainly never install... Can't wait for Windows 9 without the Metro interface!
I'm with you on this one! Before people call me a troll, I've been playing with Windows 8 for a few months now. It's fun and cute but Windows 7 just gets down and dirty for the productivity I need.

Calum said,
Ooh, it's looking good. No more of the previous installation UI, like there was in the Release Preview.

Glad to see they got rid of the fake AERO screens from Vista.

Dot Matrix said,

Glad to see they got rid of the fake AERO screens from Vista.


That's the main thing I was happy about. It's great to see I do now hope there is some kind of surprise regarding Metro-style desktop icons, but the RTM screenshot leak seems to have pretty much confirmed that won't happen (I think)

Calum said,

That's the main thing I was happy about. It's great to see I do now hope there is some kind of surprise regarding Metro-style desktop icons, but the RTM screenshot leak seems to have pretty much confirmed that won't happen (I think)

That's an easy fix, though, if you have some time. Someone will come along with a Metro icon pack.

Dot Matrix said,

That's an easy fix, though, if you have some time. Someone will come along with a Metro icon pack.


Good point This might actually be the first time I bother to change default icons in Windows, heh.

Calum said,
Ooh, it's looking good. No more of the previous installation UI, like there was in the Release Preview.

This is only the post-install experience. People who buy computers off shelves will only see this.

What about the boot-from-disc experience, for those doing clean installs?

FalseAgent said,
the OOBE looks great, but the tutorial doesn't convince me, I think many users might still be confused!

Ordinary user are already confused way before anything has occured.

I'm not sure why there is even and install process on a tablet (which can only run one OS), Why not just have the thing just setup with defaults for nearly everything in the first place.

Deviate_X said,

Ordinary user are already confused way before anything has occured.

I'm not sure why there is even and install process on a tablet (which can only run one OS), Why not just have the thing just setup with defaults for nearly everything in the first place.

Hmmm, the same thing happens with Android isn't it? When I first started or reset my Android phone, it prompts for my preferred UI language, and then asks me several questions asking me to connect to a wifi network, whether I want to use cellular data (or just wifi only), whether I want to send anonymous data to the manufacturer, and then finally asks me to sign in or create a Google account.

What will the average user do? Just press next, next, next. The defaults are sort-of okay if one isn't paranoid about privacy (thinks about the IE and Windows Media Player first run screens).

Esp. the page about "Send Microsoft info" is probably to cover Microsoft in case people start to sue Microsoft about how come Microsoft is anonymously collecting usage data - then Microsoft can say "hey, we asked you for your permission, and you agreed to it!"

Another possibility is that the store will offer to help the user do the initial setup, much like what happens to iPads.

i don't see the screen where we enter the serial key. does that mean we can install it without the serial key and trial for 30 days (ahem, 120 days) like Windows Vista and 7 were?

daCrazyDude said,
i don't see the screen where we enter the serial key. does that mean we can install it without the serial key and trial for 30 days (ahem, 120 days) like Windows Vista and 7 were?

It looks like a Samsung OEM build and judging by the previews the answer would be NO! But who knows until we have the final ISOs in our own hands?

daCrazyDude said,
i don't see the screen where we enter the serial key. does that mean we can install it without the serial key and trial for 30 days (ahem, 120 days) like Windows Vista and 7 were?

If it's downloaded digitally then the serial is built into the image.

daCrazyDude said,
i don't see the screen where we enter the serial key. does that mean we can install it without the serial key and trial for 30 days (ahem, 120 days) like Windows Vista and 7 were?

In the release preview, you enter the serial key on the first screen of the setup, whether you run it from within windows or boot it from DVD/USB...