What Windows 8 should have been

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What Windows 8 should have been

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Does anyone remember the Consumer Preview of Windows 8?
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I found out what it looked like and it looks very nice and elegant unlike the actual release.
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I wish the taskbar was frosted glass like the window borders, but nobody seems to have made a theme like that.
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I've actually never seen Windows 8's consumer preview... but wow, I really wish they'd kept that design. That start icon's a little bit jarring though, not gonna lie.

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ChansLeChan wrote: 26 Jan 2021, 16:19 Does anyone remember the Consumer Preview of Windows 8?
AFE482F4-0066-43D6-A297-340C8894AD58.png
I found out what it looked like and it looks very nice and elegant unlike the actual release.
I like the Win8 Consumer Preview look better than the original Win7 look, with a little Open Shell tweaking.
So, I tweaked my Win8 build 9200 install to look like this. Now, it looks good and is super responsive!!
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You should probably post a guide in the OS customisation forum. I'm pretty intrigued now, given Windows 8.0 is actually an OS I've wanted to try out given it's meant to be the lightest of the NT 6 series (unless Vista SP2 is even faster) but... yeah :)

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Compa wrote: 27 Jan 2021, 14:36 You should probably post a guide in the OS customisation forum. I'm pretty intrigued now, given Windows 8.0 is actually an OS I've wanted to try out given it's meant to be the lightest of the NT 6 series
Good idea, but I don't have enough time on hand now (I'll be busy until the 31st of Jan). After 1 Feb I will compile a transformation pack and upload it on Yandex Disk or Box (is it fine if I use Box since I know you go against the use of Mega.NZ?).
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I don't even know what Box is like. Basically anything that doesn't optimise itself only to work in Chrome will do fine.

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Compa wrote: 27 Jan 2021, 15:15 I don't even know what Box is like. Basically anything that doesn't optimise itself only to work in Chrome will do fine.
Box is like Mega but worse.
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Can anyone tell me how to download the preview?
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This should be it, the 8250 is the one you are probably looking for: https://archive.org/details/os-microsoft-windows-8

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What Windows 8 should have been

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That start menu button looks horrifically out of place. Looks as though they were still going for the revamp design either way seen in the RTM.

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What Windows 8 should have been

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You mean that flat windows 7 icon? yeah it's horrid, so it's definitely a placeholder.

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