Windows 8 Screenshots Leaked; Shows Lots Of Improved Features
Microsoft is recently discovering that you can’t guarantee people won’t leak your new software. The folks over at Win7China (via Windows8Beta) have managed to get a hold of several screen shots of Microsoft’s new operating system, as well as having new info to share with the public.
One of the main headline features that were part of the leaked report included a new “restore” feature. This feature will mean users will always have the option to return their system to a vanilla install of Windows 8 at any time and in just two minutes. At the moment, the only way to reliably do this is to make your own clone of a drive before installing your applications – not something average users do. If for whatever reason, you do have to completely reinstall Windows 8 though, it doesn’t look like you’ll have the usual long wait while the OS works its magic. According to Win7China, Windows 8 installs in just 8 minutes. The folks are claiming the same machine needed over 23 minutes to install Windows 7. A pretty huge improve has apparently been achieved but we don’t know exactly how this is the case as of yet. Other interesting changes included the ability to login using a Windows Live ID, with the ID’s display picture being shown in the redesigned system tray.
Some more of the leaked Windows 8 screen shots can be seen below: