Windows 8 Screenshots

We will post any Windows 8 Screenshots as soon as there are any Windows 8 leaks.
In the meantime, you might want to check out the Windows 8 Concept Screenshots.

Windows 8 Screenshots From Build M3

The following screenshots are taken from the Windows 8 build M3 that was sent out to OEM partners. One source, supposedly got a copy and leaked these screenshots:

Windows 8 Screenshot 5: Mount ISO
Windows 8: Mount ISO

On the following screenshot you can clearly see that user account pictures now allow WMV files:

Windows 8 Screenshot: Animated User Account Picture
Animated User Account Pictures in Windows 8

On the following screenshot you can see that Windows 8 includes “Tablet PC components”, this inofficially confirms full tablet support

Windows 8 Screenshot: Tablet PC Components

The history vault might be similar to the Mac OS X feature “Time Machine”:

Windows 8 Screenshot: History Vault
Windows 8 History Vault

Reset to factory default, a new feature in Windows 8? According to this screenshot, yes:

Windows 8 Screenshot: Reset To Factory Default
Reset To Factory Default Feature

Screenshots of the new PDF reader with the Metro Tile UI:

Windows 8 PDF Reader Screenshot
PDF Reader Screenshots

Screenshots of the new Ribbon UI that might be implemented into the new Windows Explorer:

Windows 8 Ribbon UI Screenshots

Windows 8 Ribbon UI Screenshots

Gallery of Windows 8 Concept Screenshots

All of the screenshots below are only concepts created by Windows 8 fans:

There will probably be some screenshots of leaked Windows 8 builds sooner or later, so let’s hope that Microsoft is working hard on a worthy successor.

Leaked Windows 8 Screenshot

Update: December 30th, 2011

A rumor is floating around that a screenshot of Windows 8 was leaked onto the internet. This rumor is not true. Here is the fake screenshot:

Windows 8 Screenshot Fake

Click here to read full story: Leaked Windows 8 Screenshot Is Fake

We will keep this up to date and post all Windows 8 screenshots here, fake or not fake.

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21 Responses to Windows 8 Screenshots

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Madhu Mathew said:


  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Sean Galvin said:

    WTF, why so soon, we only just got Windows 7, how can their possibly be previews of Windows 8 already

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    KurtB said:

    …uhhh.. because IE7 chews mule.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    santanu said:

    Windows 8 is now just processed in the testing labs for renovation & WEB 3.0 technology wait until 2012 & then get it

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Lmao said:

    hahahaha 2012…. funny how 2011 is when the beta will be released, yet nibiru will be here in 2012, naw jk, were gonna get torched by the uv rays from the sun, hahaha jk/part2 lmao, heres a 3rd, obama might let the aliens teach us about win8 in an interview with steve jobs as gates and jobs work secretly on windows 9 together lmao. man, I cant wait for 2012. who knows we might actually all be living underground in a deep underground millitary base by then or, imprisioned in a FEMA camp, either way it goes, I doubt we will ever see windows 8, expecially if martial law kicks in after the g20 in Toronto this month. peace out, and hope you all are safe after the malaria/swine-flu/h1z1 outbrake occures, if your a zombie after 2012, stay infront of my chaingun. also do some research on whats to really come in 2012, cause all these things i have just stated in a lil brife writing are plausable. cet windows 8, lol they’d need more time to even consider a beta, hell, just do what every one else does, customize to your hearts content and release your own os. but please give credit to those that youv stolen ideas ie: windows/apple/linux/google plus what are you really going to do with a 128? just remember, laserdisk/computer chips/fiber optics/hard drives/ hell prolly usb, all came from roswell after that crash, don’t believe me, think about it, 200 yrs ago we were pushing horse and carrage, now we fly past the moon, we had help all along, from the ones, everyone calls angels, dosent it make more sence if we changed that word and gave our proper respect by calling them what they truely are…. aliens?

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    McLean 12x said:

    Does windows 8 have any special features that are really usefull or is microsoft just trying make more money?

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Windows 8 isn’t even out yet and won’t be until 2012. It clearly says that those are not real screenshots of Windows 8, they are concept screenshots of random people (fanmade).

    It will be some time until we can get our hands on real Windows 8 screenshots, but when we do I’m sure Microsoft will have something good in stores for us, their current plans are very promising.

    You can find out more about Windows 8 @

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    kanishq said:


  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Actually, Windows 8 is real. Please do your homework first before being smart :)

    Windows 8 also known as is an upcoming Windows OS scheduled for a 2012 release. So, yes it’s definitely on the way and in development right now.

    What you are talking about is a modified Windows 7 version that some smart people want to sell as Windows 8.

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Fuyuki Hinata said:

    Why it’s so soon?
    Is there any disadvantage(s) in win7 that microsoft try 2 ‘fix’ in win8?
    Btw,as win7 user,i suppose that win7 has done more than better compared 2 vista.

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Farh00d7even said:

    How I can upload my concept pictures?
    please post it to my e-mail!

  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Farh00d7even said:

    Hi! I can’t see my concepts why is that?

  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Farhood I did not receive them.. have you sent them to me? Please resend them, thanks!

  14. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    OldManOfWindows said:

    Microsoft has changed their approach to OS development. They are planning to release new OS versions more frequently (i.e. approx every two years instead of every 5 years). The approach is to focus on more frequent, evolutionary changes rather than more extensive and dramatic system wide overhauls. This will allow MS to focus very strongly on stability and security with each release. Personally, if there are less significant changes, then it’s less exciting and interesting to my OS geek side. But I think it’s absolutely essential that each release of Windows is uber stable and that users can count on it. Everyone was screaming for MS to take the time to prioritize stability and security and with Win 7 they finally did just that and I think the results speak for themselves: I’ve been using Windows since version 1.0 (for real, though that’s not something I should probably admit =:-O ) and the Win 7 beta was the most reliable version they’ve ever released. In the long run, what I really need is for an OS to be a solid and fast platform for the applications I need to run. All the other OS stuff from the technology to the politics is either just about my IT job or a passionate hobby.

  15. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    They will probably release Windows 8 in 2012. A good products needs time for development. Who would buy Windows 8 if it wasn’t much more than a slighly enhanced Windows 7 copy? They are focusing on cloud computing now and I hope that we’ll see some really new features in Windows 8.

    Our users at least have added a lot of wishes to this Windows 8 wishlist.

  16. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Kris said:

    @OldManOfWindows if windows is releasing every 2 years for stability purposes, what difference does that make from the weekly updates? won’t they be basically fixing issues in the existing OS as update or SP?
    If they are releasing it more frequently, I hope they don’t make us pay for every single one of them. -.-

  17. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Update: “leaked” screenshots are fake, it wasn’t Windows 8

  18. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    windowswithoutwalls said:

    Hey , with all the evaluation that are made,i think that windows 8 will probably make some new happenings and clean workings! but even i think that its too soon (2012) , i mean we need time to evaluate man!

  19. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    rriku said:

    This is not the official screenshots

  20. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    ali said:

    Windows 8 is now just processed in the testing labs for renovation & WEB 3.0 technology wait until 2012 & then get it

  21. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    tsbol said:

    You guys need to relax,, this is a platform preview. They havent even reached Beta stage.

    Also the OS is coming out in 4th quarter of 2013 . 2012 will bring betas and previews tho. and also bring SP2 to W7.

    W7 was 2009. Soo thats every 4 years.

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