Windows 8 build 7955 in the wild, log on video surfaces

It was not long ago that an early build of Windows 8 leaked to the Internet. While that build was a bit dated, there now appears to be users who have build 7955 in their hands. While the build has not fully leaked, it is clear that users outside of Microsoft have the build in their possession and winfuture.de has posted up a complete overview of the platform including a logon video. See the source, winfuture.de to view the video.

The new build contains many of the previously shown features here on Neowin including a new log in screen, the ribbon interface, language profile, new taskbar, metro design theme, and other new updates. While this actual build has not leaked in full like build 7850, 7955 is a more robust Windows 8 build in comparison.

The video shows the new login screen and how the new Metro design language will act on Windows 8.

 

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It doesn't matter if this or the other one was fake or not. You can't install any video graphic drivers on the OS without it working fully. I install the other build and after installing the ATI drivers , i got a BSOD and i couldn't login. So these versions may be really early builds of win8, but whats the point of getting all hype if the crap is buggy and doesn't work?

ChrisJ1968 said,
Not impressed. seems alot like Win7. I think MS is running out of creative steam in terms of the UI.

At first i was like then i was like - obviously you must not know that they don't do UI stuff this early on. They just do "plumbing" then they slap on the UI late in the game. For Vista i think it was Beta 2 where it all changed and for 7 it was Beta 1. This is not even ALPHA builds yet!

The leak is indeed a new version of Windows. Event though it looks identical ot Windows 7 with the same kernel version, you can see some new features around. winver.exe has a disclaimer about unauthorised use and disclosure and the OS now ships with .NET 4.0 build in. M1 is probably not worth downloading I would wait for M3 really.

I love when I see new windows os in the making. Makes me feel nice a and tingly

BTW please dont flame me for this question but it there in slated release date or is too early to know?

More logins... I don't have multiple users on my PC and I don't care and I hate any kind of logins or authentication or synchronizing(WTF?? I just want to surf the net). I want to launch older games and programs(such as dictionaries) without a crashes, surf the net and official support of user-made themes. I bet that login thing will require to have @live account, which I don't have and never going to have, since I'm google fanboy. And I bet they will offer some kind of crappy support for 3rd party login services, such as gmail, and break it after every patch or little change, just as they do with hotmail which always creates all kind of javascript problems on Chrome or Firefox.

Windows 8 is too soon, and can burn in hell. If M$ will introduce some kind of Appstore bloatware, they can burn in liquid plutonium.

PotatoBlaster said,
More logins...
...
they can burn in liquid plutonium.

Ok, I'll bite for giggles. Just throwing this out there as a crazy suggestion, but perhaps just disable the thing if it bothers you? (Or shoot, I dunno, if it offends that badly, maybe just don't buy it?) And where would you get the idea that a Live account would be required?

Jen Smith said,
And where would you get the idea that a Live account would be required?

Everything M$ does is centralized around Live these days. Xbox login, Skydrive login, GFWL(my hands shake when I type this evil) etc. That icon login thingy on the bottom right corner just smells Live, and retarded social networks from M$. Why else they would put so much focus on customizing your icon looks in the leak video?

PotatoBlaster said,

Everything M$ does is centralized around Live these days. Xbox login, Skydrive login, GFWL(my hands shake when I type this evil) etc.

All of which is optional software which oddly enough is running on Microsoft services.. not like they're going to ask Google, Yahoo etc etc if they can tie into their networks. Besides, what about systems that don't have 24/7 internet access, or just business systems in general? Or if required, you'd think that some companies would have a serious problem with that and cry "monopoly" before you could even download the next leaked build. A "cloud based" thin client, perhaps. A desktop, hell no.

The new Live stuff will be an optional feature. There if you want to use it. If not, don't and disable it.

PotatoBlaster said,

Everything M$ does is centralized around Live these days. Xbox login, Skydrive login, GFWL(my hands shake when I type this evil) etc. That icon login thingy on the bottom right corner just smells Live, and retarded social networks from M$. Why else they would put so much focus on customizing your icon looks in the leak video?

Stopped reading at the childish M$

Well, the only thing is is that I know everyone is saying that this is early but based on build numbers it isnt. Windows 7 had a majority of its features when build 7000 hit, 7200 was about the same as 7000 with a minor facelift. I'm hoping this is different with Windows 8. At the rate they are spitting out builds i wouldnt be surprised if the RTM is going to be like 8700 or 8800

Dusco25 said,
If that is the biggest feature so far than Windows 8 is in trouble

Hrm I missed the part in the article that mentioned that build 7955 was the RTM build.

Relax, super-early leak that's not very far into the development yet.

Interesting, I'm looking forward to see the final design... Windows 8 will look perfect on my new PC, which is going to be a tablet PC *cough* Asus Slate

Anyone else wonder if the number grid on the desktop is used to track who originally leaked the build? From the looks of the background pattern, I wouln't be surprised if they've use steganography to embed additional information in there too.

Go back and look at the Vista and XP pre-beta builds, they look nothing like the final product. Right now they are just working on stuff under the hood and new features, the visual stuff won't come until much later.

What?! They're bring back the folder up icon to the explorer toolbar? Now what's that good for, the addressbar already fills that function for everyone but the most stupid people and they don't understand the icon going one folder up either

Tech Star said,
Lmao Tom called the login screen a fake and it was real.

Aye, he made a bit of a big deal out of it as well, something on the lines of "Ha! Neowin fell for it!", was kinda hilarious when it was proved it did exist, lols.

Tech Star said,
Lmao Tom called the login screen a fake and it was real.

No offence to Tom (love WinRumors) but he tries to put on a front that he actually knows more than he actually does for whatever reason.

SoyoS said,

No offence to Tom (love WinRumors) but he tries to put on a front that he actually knows more than he actually does for whatever reason.
so do most people on Neowin it seems...

I love how the mouse transitions when you logout, it's so nifty. Also, the typography on the pre-login screen and the shut down menu is just beautiful.

wixostrix said,
I love how the mouse transitions when you logout, it's so nifty. Also, the typography on the pre-login screen and the shut down menu is just beautiful.

I thought that was just the auto focus on the camera, but if not that would be cool indeed.

floopydoodle said,

I thought that was just the auto focus on the camera, but if not that would be cool indeed.

I think it was the camera, I played it back.

wixostrix said,
I love how the mouse transitions when you logout, it's so nifty. Also, the typography on the pre-login screen and the shut down menu is just beautiful.

I see. Well if it is maybe we should just all rally for it to be a UI feature lol

Jagjit Singh said,
Personally, I think that looks hideous lol

In general you don't agree with the design concept or do just the current form. If the latter, remember this is an early stage alpha, not even the latest at them (M1). It will be much more polished by the time the first beta is released. Save your judgment for that

Plus keep in mind you'll always be able to change how it looks. I've yet to hear about an operating system that some people didn't think was fugly out of the box.. can't please everybody. But hey, at least it's not Luna.

Luis Mazza said,
This is so boring. Not even beta...
Get a life everyone.

This is boring for you. This is exciting for everyone else. Do you know how NeoWIN was started?

Jan said,
This is boring for you. This is exciting for everyone else. Do you know how NeoWIN was started?

Yep, not something I'd even bother with a VM just yet, still way early, but definitely nice to see some actual progress and what direction they're taking it. Curious to see later builds once the interface gets some more "polish" and refinement.

DomZ said,
Am I the only who thinks the min/max/close buttons look utterly terrible and out of place?

It's the Aero Lite theme, glass is still there. The surrounding borders and UI will probably change over time to match them.

DomZ said,
Am I the only who thinks the min/max/close buttons look utterly terrible and out of place?
i agree, look like ****, but hopefully they change them

JSYOUNG571 said,
Looks like Windows 7 to me with a few goodies.

Welcome to Windows, where each new version builds upon the previous versus just throwing it all away and coming out with some new interface every time for the hell of it. Think the last drastic interface change was when they switched from Program Manager to the startmenu/taskbar setup..

SubZenit said,
Omg I hate the Metro style, WTF??? It's not good on a Desktop OS for god sake.

It's not final, for god sake!!!!!!

neo158 said,

It's not final, for god sake!!!!!!

Also, Metro won't be completely taking over the Desktop UI, just certain elements that will be implemented. There is a strong rumour that the Tablet interface will however be Metro based like WP7 (but that's a rumour).

Tony. said,

Also, Metro won't be completely taking over the Desktop UI, just certain elements that will be implemented. There is a strong rumour that the Tablet interface will however be Metro based like WP7 (but that's a rumour).

I'm loving the use of Segoe Light

Seeing the login screen/lock screen in motion (background image aside) I like it at this point. Can't wait to see what other changes are made.

Rudy said,
I sure hope the creepy man wallpaper on the login screen will be customizable

lol ... isn't that obvious (that it would be customizable)

jbrooksuk said,
Not keen on the half Aero, half Metro look.

Well duh... it's still unfinished. Microsoft is going to change a lot more until Win8 will finally be released.

I was skeptical the metro design would look terrible in Windows however these early signs give me some hope in it.

Tom said,
I was skeptical the metro design would look terrible in Windows however these early signs give me some hope in it.

Indeed.. actually might lend itself to some creative third-party themes as well aside from the usual "lets make everything and anything glass". Have to see how the finished product looks of course, but for an early peek... a healthy "not bad" so far.

Jen Smith said,

Indeed.. actually might lend itself to some creative third-party themes as well aside from the usual "lets make everything and anything glass". Have to see how the finished product looks of course, but for an early peek... a healthy "not bad" so far.

I agree. I like what I'm seeing from these Windows 8 screenshots.

Scirwode

Hidr0 said,
Well, guess ill wait a couple weeks so a newer build leaks, this one looks boring....
same, not worth the clean install

still1 said,

If you look at the image in this link it has a User icon in the system tray just like in this video.
it could be an older build how did that get leaked.

May be.. without getting the actual thing installed, its really hard to comment about what is real and what is fake..

Just like this much hyped M1 release, after installing, the guys found out to be a fake release..

Choto Cheeta said,
The M1 built turned out to be a fake release...

http://www.tomshardware.com/ne...download-torrent,12575.html


No, it's definately real. Those claiming it's fake clearly have no experience whatsoever on how Windows is developed. Early versions of a new Windows OS always have the previous OS branding and there's rarely any new visible features. It's mostly under the hood changes and if there are new features they are hidden and unfinished. The new system restore feature can be found in the system folder as well as the Aero Lite theme, although locked down. Did they even bother looking at it? Even Explorer has some changes, like a new status bar and the old parent folder button. Not to mention the user tile in the system tray.

floopydoodle said,

No, it's definately real. Those claiming it's fake clearly have no experience whatsoever on how Windows is developed. Early versions of a new Windows OS always have the previous OS branding and there's rarely any new visible features. It's mostly under the hood changes and if there are new features they are hidden and unfinished. The new system restore feature can be found in the system folder as well as the Aero Lite theme, although locked down. Did they even bother looking at it? Even Explorer has some changes, like a new status bar and the old parent folder button. Not to mention the user tile in the system tray.

Yeah. Why Do we know?
Wzor said it.
They even have it posted.

xpclient said,

LOL it's not fake. Several changes post Windows 7. Disk cleanup, builtin thumbnails for AVIs, new Narrator....

I wonder if its not fake, then how come such a major website like tomshardware would carry out this news ??

i guess the source link gave some proof also as why they called it fake !!!