New Windows 8 pre-beta screenshots

So this falls under the “alleged” category. This weekend, screen shots from an “alleged” copy of Windows 8 pre-beta leaked all over the interwebs.

The pictures come from the website winunleaked and they appear to show advanced customization features. It appears that Microsoft will allow users to pick a custom background color for the Start Screen.

There is also a color slider (see below) that provides a number of different color for the Start Screen.

They are also asserting that you can use a registry change to change the color.


« ColorSet »=dword:00000000

Change value to 1, 2, 3 … to use another color set.

The other leaked screenshot shows Start Page application summary view.

windows 8  summary view

windows 8 summary view

This view allows Windows 8 users to group applications and live tiles into groups.

The image shows IM, Office and Multimedia groups for applications. This is similar to the IOS folder model a little bit.

These changes aren’t confirmed but stay tuned for more Windows 8 news and updates.

  • Massimiliano Uguccioni

    they should find a way to install Window8 on Android mobiles, … that will be a way to Win 🙂 dows

    • Harley

      Yes! I agree. I would LOVE to be able to install Winsows 8 on my Asus Eee Pad Transformer. 😀

      • Penta2100

        I guess you could enter it as a mass storage device?

  • Cable trays

    I like Windows 7. Generally, if one version of windows is good, then the next is not, vice versa. 

    But this time, I am pretty sure that Windows 8 will be very good! 

    Lets wait and see… 

  • Tech Support Company

    Wow it looks so different. I saw this running on a friends computer at work… it doesn’t seem to be as intuitive as they say it would be…. Very confusing in my opinion I don’t really understand what they are thinking.