Windows 9 Recap: Start menu, notification and virtual desktop videos

If you are a fan of Windows 9, you will know that this week has been full of new information and even videos that show off the new features. While we wait for more info to be uncovered, there are features not included in these builds like Cortana and IE12.

Four videos hit the web this week, showing off the new Start menu, Notification Center, and virtual desktops.

The above video shows the new Start menu with Live Tiles and it looks very similar to the one that was shown off at BUILD back in the spring.

If Live Tiles are not your thing, you can make the Start menu look a bit more like the one from Windows 7. You can do this by removing all of the Live Tiles from the menu by right clicking on them, just like you do on the Start screen.

As we exclusively revealed back in August, virtual desktops will play a big part in Windows 9 and the video above shows how they will operate.

And finally, there is the new Notification Center that we first revealed a few weeks back as well in action below.

So far, this build has not been leaked to the general population but it is clear that users outside of Redmond do have their hands on the content.

This particular build came from a partner, likely in Germany, but the rest of us likely won't have to wait long to get our hands on the bits if the September 30th release date is true.

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