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SCREENSHOTS Build 9364

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ingramator    70

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Hey guys as you may have already heard Windows Blue Build 9364 has been leaked. Many new features have been revealed including

Start screen

  • Many more accent and screen colours available (even black now)
  • Mini tiles
  • New rearranging tiles interface
  • Multiple selection commands like larger, live tile off etc

Metro apps

  • More inbuilt apps including:
    • Clock app- Timer, Countdown and Alarm
    • Sound recorder
    • What seems to be some sort of movie editing/sharing app
    • Calculator

    [*]New split options, the main one being able to do 50/50 screen split with metro apps

Charms

  • Charms now include options to "project, print and play" in the devices charm whilst at the start menu
  • Ability to go into charms at start menu then click an app to see that apps charm in respective category (devices etc)
  • Screenshot from charms menu

Windows Store

  • Not much here but we can tell there is an updated version which probably indicates UI, performance and feature updates

IE

  • IE has been updated to IE11
  • Modern IE now has more options like:
    • Updating saved passwords
    • Downloads viewer

PC Settings

  • MANY of the control panel items have been migrated to PC Settings

SkyDrive

  • Deep OS level SkyDrive support seen in PC settings

General OS enhancements

  • Looks like the overall memory foot print has gone down

There is much much more but I haven't been able to explore. Stay tuned for more info and torrent magnets!

Incoming screenshots posted by a Polish guy from a forum:

Here are some screenshots:

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McKay    3,696

Think this update will arrive as an update? Or will we have to reinstall Windows?

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episode    589

Think this update will arrive as an update? Or will we have to reinstall Windows?

Update, obviously.

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Javik    4,038

Think this update will arrive as an update? Or will we have to reinstall Windows?

My guess: They'll offer an online update and a full OS ISO

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Brandon H    1,882

My guess: They'll offer an online update and a full OS ISO

well that's a given, as MS has always slipstreamed the service packs into the retail disks/ISOs as well

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da00    115

got my updates for the coreapps now for w8 :)

noticing some nice speed increases in them. mail app launches fast as heck.

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Rodrigo Rodrigues    0

Is it really? Noticeably faster than Windows 8+updates?

No doubt, at least in my machine (Acer W500). Everthing is smoother.

Just gave up on it because of the Store, that doesn't work (or works, but you need a MS ID).

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ingramator    70

People saying how bad the movies app is, it was blocked for a reason in this build what did you guys expect?

Same with the file app but doesn't stop people from already passing judgement...

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ingramator    70

No doubt, at least in my machine (Acer W500). Everthing is smoother.

Just gave up on it because of the Store, that doesn't work (or works, but you need a MS ID).

Yeah guess we'll have to wait for BUILD 2013 to get the proper build and store access!

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Detection    2,257

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Found on BA so could be shopped, although can't see any tell tale signs

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j1232    2

Is there a 64 bit version yet?

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George P    4,251

Is there a 64 bit version yet?

Not yet, I'm actually starting to think more and more that MS leaks these builds on their own and we mostly only see the 32bit version that's also the more VM friendly one for that reason. Just look at the history, Vista had lot's of leaks, then with Win7 MS put's a new boss in charge of windows and leaks start to go down to the point of Windows 8 not having any iirc. Now there's other people in charge and once again we get a leak after they pass M1 and have enough new stuff so people can talk about it.

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68k    290

As far as I can see, it's going down the same path as Windows 8... Nothing special.

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Dot Matrix    7,360

As far as I can see, it's going down the same path as Windows 8... Nothing special.

Nothing special? This is setting the stage for the next 10 or so years for Windows. This is what Windows 8 should have been all along. To be dismissive of it before seeing the final product is not the way to go.

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68k    290

Nothing special? This is setting the stage for the next 10 or so years for Windows. This is what Windows 8 should have been all along. To be dismissive of it before seeing the final product is not the way to go.

In terms of tablet devices, yes, it's significant. To desktop users, it's hardly worth upgrading from 7 at the moment. However, I see more and more people using devices like the Slate in the future. Correction: it's "special".

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George P    4,251

We might not see more desktop side changes till Windows 9 but it's metro that is immature of the two so it makes sense that they target that first. Still, who knows for sure? All we've seen is a M1 early build.

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ingramator    70

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The new concatenated search!! Very very buggy, wouldn't recommend altering your reg for it, will restart explorer if you search things other than skydrive and a handfull of others. Definitely looks promising however!! Lets hope MS pulls of the whole wave of Blue updates really smoothly!

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BajiRav    2,126

In terms of tablet devices, yes, it's significant. To desktop users, it's hardly worth upgrading from 7 at the moment. However, I see more and more people using devices like the Slate in the future. Correction: it's "special".

hardly worth upgrading? There is a plenty of stuff in 8 that caters desktop users. Multi-monitor improvements, task manager, file copy/move dialogs, explorer ribbon, hyperV, overall performance etc. If nothing else, desktop users should benefit from at least more performance improvements in 8.1

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AsherGZ    507

One thing I dont get is are they going to release Blue as an update through Windows update or as a complete OS and you'll have to do fresh install as with these partner builds?

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nMIK-3    18

One thing I dont get is are they going to release Blue as an update through Windows update or as a complete OS and you'll have to do fresh install as with these partner builds?

Nobody knows for sure.

If its free then it can be delivered either from Windows Update or Windows Store.

If its paid, then 99.9% will be delivered from WIndows Store.

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AsherGZ    507

Nobody knows for sure.

If its free then it can be delivered either from Windows Update or Windows Store.

If its paid, then 99.9% will be delivered from WIndows Store.

That's not what I'm asking. I mean would it require a fresh install and reinstalling all my software like these leaked builds, or will it be just an update and will install over my current setup like the service packs before.

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George P    4,251

That's not what I'm asking. I mean would it require a fresh install and reinstalling all my software like these leaked builds, or will it be just an update and will install over my current setup like the service packs before.

I bet you can do both depending on what you want. Upgrade like a SP or do a full install for those not already on 8 etc.

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nMIK-3    18

That's not what I'm asking. I mean would it require a fresh install and reinstalling all my software like these leaked builds, or will it be just an update and will install over my current setup like the service packs before.

You will be able to do both. Update an existing machine or clean install.

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ingramator    70

You will be able to do both. Update an existing machine or clean install.

Indeed, they are obviously not going to make everyone reinstall or there crap, nor are they going to make you install Windows 8 then install Blue over the top! We still are unsure of how this update will actually get to consumers though, it will most likely be a free update, as in if you have a Windows 8 license then you have a Blue license because thats how it works in the leaked builds but if for some strange reason it was paid then it would have to come through the Windows Store somehow or perhaps through a retail or download from Microsoft.com? Not likely at all, the logistics would be too much of a pain and if MS wants to restore some "faith" in Windows 8 they will want to push this update to as many devices as possible, as soon as possible!

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BeerFan    281

How are you all getting through the installation process? Are you using your retail keys? I'm a bit worried about doing that...

Note: I am NOT asking for anyone's keys. Just maybe a push in the right direction. Thanks.

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Dot Matrix    7,360

Indeed, they are obviously not going to make everyone reinstall or there crap, nor are they going to make you install Windows 8 then install Blue over the top! We still are unsure of how this update will actually get to consumers though, it will most likely be a free update, as in if you have a Windows 8 license then you have a Blue license because thats how it works in the leaked builds but if for some strange reason it was paid then it would have to come through the Windows Store somehow or perhaps through a retail or download from Microsoft.com? Not likely at all, the logistics would be too much of a pain and if MS wants to restore some "faith" in Windows 8 they will want to push this update to as many devices as possible, as soon as possible!

Windows XP SP 2 never required a fresh install, neither will this one. And the only way you'll have to pay for this update, is if you update from a previous OS. XP SP 2 didn't require a credit card for XP users, neither will this one.

C'mon guys, this is common sense stuff.

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