Windows 8 partial 'Install Windows' surfaces [Update] full image leaks

Another week and another Windows 8 image has leaked, or part of an image has leaked this time. The image above shows part of the interface that will be used to install Windows 8, according to the source who provided the image.

The image above comes courtesy of MDL who has stated that other install screen leaks will be coming "soon" but for the time being, this is the best image that is available of the installation process. This image comes from an M3 build but the exact build number was not specified. Hopefully when the full installation screenshots leak, it will provide a more complete glimpse of what the transition of will look like.

This image is suspected to be the in-place upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8. For those of you wondering why the title bar is centered, if it is supposedly running in Windows 7, it is because this is a Windows 8 configuration file running inside Windows 7. At least that is what is conjectured at the current moment.

Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 8 in 2012 with the current rumored retail availability for January 2013. Another rumor also suggests that there may be a beta as soon as this fall.

[Update] The full image has now leaked, courtesy of UltraWindows.

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neufuse said,
wait, the titlebar in the partial image is centered, but the full image is left justified..... interesting

1st pic: Installer ran from Windows 8 OS.
2nd pic: Installer ran from Windows 7 OS.

neufuse said,
wait, the titlebar in the partial image is centered, but the full image is left justified..... interesting

One's taken in 8 and the other in 7.

If the title bar is centred in the partial image "because this is a Windows 8 configuration file running inside Windows 7", why isn't it centred in the full image?

The pictures come from two different users, it could be possible that the first install pic was retained from within win8 (version upgrade) and the other from win 7 to win 8

What's with all this PR nonsense Neowin?. Is Microsoft really so afraid it's Windows OS is irrelevant, that it needs to make respected websites like Neowin sell out?.

perochan said,
slow news day?

How? This is an important UI change to the future version of the most popular OS ever...

Jan said,

How? This is an important UI change to the future version of the most popular OS ever...


It's a freaking install window. How important is a installation window, People need to get outside more

Jan said,

How? This is an important UI change to the future version of the most popular OS ever...


It's a freaking install window. How important is a installation window, People need to get outside more

Jan said,

How? This is an important UI change to the future version of the most popular OS ever...


It's a freaking install window. How important is a installation window, People need to get outside more

if windows 8 looks the same.. im not going to bother buying for a few new features that i wont use.. i thought it was going to be Metro UI... i don't look very Metro to me !

LukeEmery said,
Whatever happened to the Live picture in the taskbar. Methinks all of these leaks are for the lols, and not really real.

The Live picture exists only in Windows 8. These photos were taken in Windows 7.

LukeEmery said,
Whatever happened to the Live picture in the taskbar. Methinks all of these leaks are for the lols, and not really real.

Might want to re-read the article, or at least look at the name of the virtual machine.

Lol @ some people complaining about these Windows 8 news posts, why do you come to a windows born website to complain, slow day and need some excitement?

SPARTdAN said,
Lol @ some people complaining about these Windows 8 news posts, why do you come to a windows born website to complain, slow day and need some excitement?

Some people need to realise how and why neoWIN was created.

SPARTdAN said,
Lol @ some people complaining about these Windows 8 news posts, why do you come to a windows born website to complain, slow day and need some excitement?

Mostly for forums. Front page news has been for some time....shall we say...dismal.
You don't have to keep up with the Jones's. You could take the high road and post important news.

I love how they install Windows 8 on top of Windows 7 while in a virtual machine- WHY NOT JUST GET A VIDEO CAMERA AND SHOW US HARD EVIDENCE ???
The folks over at deviantArt make more convincing stuff, (not to say that this stuff is bad, but they look like M$ isn't spending any effort at all designing it), but it would be much harder to fake a recorded screen, what with flickering lights, a (distorted) commentator (to keep FBI away) and skewing of the screen...

If the leakers would show that, I'd bet money on it.

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