Screenshots and a changelog have leaked from what appears to be the latest Milestone 3 (M3) developer release of Windows 8. This leak comes from PCBeta (and BetaArchive) and shows the Windows Developer Preview Setup, rumoured to come straight from Windows 8 build 6.2.8064.0.FBL_EEAP.110806-1000; which as the string suggests was built on August 6th. This would also nicely coincide with previous rumours that Windows 8 hit build 8063 on August 4.
The reported changelog is as follows:
- A new wallpaper (5th generation)
- A new BSOD (2nd generation) (back to blue with a smiley : ( )
- A new bootscreen (2nd generation) (betta fish is gone)
- A new installprep and WinPE look. (5th generation)
- Internet Explorer 10 Developer Preview (pre release version) (with Internet Explorer 10 splashscreen)
- A new colored "Windows" splashscreen during installprep loading file.
- Immersive Remote Desktop (old)
- Immersive Control Panel (old)
- WinStore (old)
- Windows 7 wallpaper deleted
- New WiFi/Ethernet icons (old)
- New Touch Keyboard icon
- New genuine center (old)
- Windows DVD Maker gone
- Windows Media Center gone
- New User avatar
- New Advanced Security Setting tab (old)
OLD = Present in 80xx build
Curiously both Windows Media Center and DVD Maker appear to be gone from this build – both were (especially Media Center) loved features from Windows 7, so this quite likely is only part of the alleged developer preview build. It is also reported that the build is 100% locked and hidden features cannot be revealed through means used for previous leaked builds.
Microsoft is set to release more information about Windows 8 in an official manner at their BUILD conference between September 13 and 16, which Neowin will be attending.