There’s a new build of Windows 8 that has been reported on the MDL forums.

The Build ID number is 8141.0.winmain.111021 and of course, MDL forums SUPER user Canouna is the culprit behind the spotting.

Some of the new features in the new Windows 8 build include changeable metro background color, Start Screen Metro app zoom features  and other Start Screen tweaks.

Also included in this new build will be Windows Media Center.

Microsoft has not included Windows Media Center in any of the previous Windows 8 builds including the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

This led bloggers and enthusiasts to question Microsoft’s commitment to the media software.

Ater assurances by Microsoft that they would in fact bring back Media Center, it’s nice to see it back in the fold.

Below is an alleged screenshot from the newest version of Windows Media Center.

windows 8 media center

windows 8 media center

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  • Heri116

    so  when  is  going to be  a  windows 8 beta  not developer, ready  for downloading?

  • Owais_503

    so is this build leaked or is an update to windows 8 developer build?

  • Colin Mole

    i have been testing for a month now  and i really like what i am seeing, it can be hard to start with finding your way around but boot very quick in fact everything is very quick….i just need my media centre to watch telly and i will be a happy bunny lol

    • Sindycat1

      just open the search panel bottom left anf Windows media is listed there and runs OK

  • Owenerpc


  • Bas van Langevelde

    Rumors say windows 8 beta will be there at the end of februari