More Windows 8 pre-Release Candidate screenshots leaked

This weekend, the Windows 8 news site WinUnleaked.tk revealed that it had received a copy of a pre-release candidate version of the OS. The site offered up some tidbits of information about the build, and also stated that the Release Candidate version was being targeted by Microsoft for a public release sometime in late May or early June.

Now WinUnleaked.tk has posted a few more screenshots from this pre-RC build. The screenshots are pretty minor but do have a couple of interesting little features. In the screenshot above, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup label has been changed simply to say Windows Setup.

Other screenshots show the product key screen, the EULA screen and the new color customization screen which was leaked by another site a few days ago. There's also the black boot screen which the article says has a loading bar that looks like the one found for Windows Phone.

The site promises to show and tell more about this leaked Windows 8 build in the near future. Microsoft is reportedly planning to finish development of Windows 8 sometime this summer in time for a planned commercial launch for both the X86 and ARM versions in October 2012.

Image via WinUnleaked.tk

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Err, is that wallpaper whats going to be included in the final version? :\

The logo and the boring background colours makes me feel like I've travelled back in time to the era of Windows 3.1. :\

FFS, this article is about Win8 RC Details, It doesnt matter who bends over for what company or how many fan boys Apple or MS have to fill a stadium, get back on topic.

Interesting to know what RC changes have been implmented so far, if MS heard about any of our 'suggestions'!

Raa said,
I hope they show us a bit more than just setup screens!

Indeed. I don't want to hear anything about Windows 8 unless it is fixes for the desktop.

I'm already sold on it for touch-based devices, but it's dead in the water for the desktop if they don't take a step back from ramming it down people's throats.

Oops. Looks like John forgot to include a link to the screenshots... I've now added this to the article.

Many thanks for pointing this out, Rudy; and thanks to dafin0 too for sharing those links.

Michael Churma III said,
Wow a setup screen this is big news...

At least us that don't like Metro won't be able to whinge about it though.

sam232 said,

The only people who don't like Metro are enraged Apple fanboys who are furious that their beloved Apple didn't come up with Metro first.

Wow could you be any more wrong?

sam232 said,

The only people who don't like Metro are enraged Apple fanboys who are furious that their beloved Apple didn't come up with Metro first.

Wait what?

I have 3 Android phones. I have 2 Android tablets. I have 0 Apple products, and somehow I'm an Apple fanboy?

I've used Windows all my life. I've used the start bar all my life. I find the start bar easier to use in every day operation. I find Metro to be an obtrusive annoyance made for tablets, not for my PC.

If anything, I'd call myself an MS Fanboy. The difference between me and you (clearly a fanboy), is that I can admit when I don't like something MS does, and I don't continue to preach it just because MS says it's right.

excalpius said,

I think he'd have to try REALLY hard to be more off base, but I bet he can do it!

Fubar said,

Wow could you be any more wrong?

Ha, nice try, but I'm actually speaking from experience. Overhearing my Apple obsessed colleagues try their best to **** over Windows 8/Windows Phone. I later caught one of them running and using the Windows 8 CP on their Macbook Air.

sam232 said,

Ha, nice try, but I'm actually speaking from experience. Overhearing my Apple obsessed colleagues try their best to **** over Windows 8/Windows Phone. I later caught one of them running and using the Windows 8 CP on their Macbook Air.

See the post of mine? I'm not a fanboy, so take your trolling elsewhere. I'm not one of your friends of colleagues. I genuinely can not stand Metro. But I friggin love Windows 7.

How does that make me an Apple fanboy?

sam232 said,

Ha, nice try, but I'm actually speaking from experience. Overhearing my Apple obsessed colleagues try their best to **** over Windows 8/Windows Phone. I later caught one of them running and using the Windows 8 CP on their Macbook Air.

Yeah you're still wrong I'm sorry to say, just because you over heard some people and "caught" some one on a mac using it doesn't mean your statement is any more correct.

Fubar said,

Yeah you're still wrong I'm sorry to say, just because you over heard some people and "caught" some one on a mac using it doesn't mean your statement is any more correct.

No you are wrong, just because you said something opposite to what I was saying doesn't mean your statement is any more correct.

See I can do that as well!

sam232 said,

No you are wrong, just because you said something opposite to what I was saying doesn't mean your statement is any more correct.

See I can do that as well!

Ahahah ok mate.

sam232 said,

Um you can love Windows 7 and still be an Apple fanboy. Again, nice try there.

What? I don't own ONE Apple product?

Nashy said,

I've used Windows all my life. I've used the start bar all my life. I find the start bar easier to use in every day operation. I find Metro to be an obtrusive annoyance made for tablets, not for my PC.

The star button is a crutch and shouldn't be used anymore than absolutely necessary. All I've used it for in the past 10 years is a) finding the odd program b) starting search c) command prompt. All of those things can be done sans start in Win8 and with more ease. /shrug

laserfloyd said,

The star button is a crutch and shouldn't be used anymore than absolutely necessary. All I've used it for in the past 10 years is a) finding the odd program b) starting search c) command prompt. All of those things can be done sans start in Win8 and with more ease. /shrug

Bwahaha, START button, not star.

laserfloyd said,

The star button is a crutch and shouldn't be used anymore than absolutely necessary. All I've used it for in the past 10 years is a) finding the odd program b) starting search c) command prompt. All of those things can be done sans start in Win8 and with more ease. /shrug

I'm not interested in how Metro users use their computers. I'm interested in how I use MY computer. I use MY start menu, A LOT.