Windows 8 Simplified Chinese Edition setup screenshots leak

Windows 8's official "Consumer Preview" release is less than a month away with Microsoft confirming it will hold a press event at the World Mobile Congress trade show on February 29. However, new screenshots of leaked beta builds for Microsoft's next OS are still showing up on the Internet. Today it seems that the current build number for Windows 8 has changed yet again.

The reliable Windows 8 web site Winunleaked.tk is reporting that the latest beta candidate build for Windows 8 is 8230.0.winmain_win8beta.120210-1831. As we have reported before, Windows 8 has entered what is known as its Beta Escrow period, where internal testers will keep testing builds of the operating system until it is ready to be released.

Meanwhile new, if small, screenshots showing the Chinese install process from a slightly older build of Windows 8 have popped up on PCBeta.com. While a full fledged leak of Windows 8 Consumer Preview has yet to happen we wouldn't be terribly shocked if someone decided to put a beta build of Windows 8 on a public server at some point before Microsoft officially releases the Consumer Preview on February 29.

Image via PCBeta.com

Thanks to FaiKee in the Neowin forums for the heads up.

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Too bad Windows Setup doesn't come in two flavors - Aero and Metro. People who prefer the far more polished and gorgeous Aero look will have to endure Metro at least during Setup.

xpclient said,
Too bad Windows Setup doesn't come in two flavors - Aero and Metro. People who prefer the far more polished and gorgeous Aero look will have to endure Metro at least during Setup.

Yeah, I think looking at a Metro setup during an hour will kill me. Or, rather, not looking at it (who stays on their computer during the whole setup?)

The humor is gone in the Chinese version. I'm disappointed.

English: "Make our lawyers happy by reading this carefully."
Chinese: "Read these terms carefully, to ensure there are no problems related to laws and regulations."

Phil_123 said,
The humor is gone in the Chinese version. I'm disappointed.

English: "Make our lawyers happy by reading this carefully."
Chinese: "Read these terms carefully, to ensure there are no problems related to laws and regulations."

The Chinese text is more appropriate in the land of no IP and $1 Windows 7 Ultimate pirated copies.

alexalex said,

The Chinese text is more appropriate in the land of no IP and $1 Windows 7 Ultimate pirated copies.

$1?? too expensive for cracked copy

The people there who crack the software and hack other people are so annoying...
Brings not only the PRC's image down, also brings down the image of ethnic Chinese people everywhere, Hong Kong, USA, Republic of China(Taiwan), wherever.... >

DerpDerp said,
Amazing piece of news, Windows setup in Chinese!

Yeah, I never in a million years would have expected Windows 8 to support multiple languages... This must clearly be some sort of first for Windows... /s

DerpDerp said,
Amazing piece of news, Windows setup in Chinese!

I really can see why people can get excited over pieces of news for a product that will see the light of day in the next few months and all... but setup pictures are as boring as it gets if you can't see any new interesting features that makes the installation painless or something. And in chinease?....

DerAusgewanderte said,
looking forward to getting this onto my pc/laptop soon.
I have my existing tablet configured to sync all my nice to have items with Mesh, so I'm ready to reimage my tablet as soon as I can get my hands on the CP. I'm very anxious to see this hands on and outside of a VM.

DerAusgewanderte said,
looking forward to getting this onto my pc/laptop soon.

Same here, but I would appreciate an English version!