Windows 8 Consumer Preview has just been launched by Microsoft and is now available for download. You can grab the 32-bit and 64-bit download from the Windows 8 website.
When you download Windows 8, Microsoft is also giving out Windows 8 product/activation keys that you can use with the Consumer Preview release.
Microsoft offer tons of Windows 7 themes and you can download and use those Windows themes for free. However, Microsoft doesn’t allow third-party themes to make major changes to your OS.
You can still manage to do so, by tweaking and patching some system files i.e uxtheme.dll, themeui.dll, themeservice.dll. Universal Theme Patcher is a free utility which patches these 3 files so you can download custom Windows 7 themes and use them on your computer.
Windows 8 is making waves these days on the Internet with new leaked content every few days. We have already seen a full leak of Windows 8 build 7850 ISO, but now some more feature details are also available.
Windows 8 aero auto-colourization feature were been talked about for a while, but now we finally have something to see with screenshots and how to enable the aurora effect with the auto-colourization feature in Windows 8 Aero theme.
A number of Windows 8 features have been leaked, but there is still time for Windows 8 to come to stores and all could do is just wait and use our Windows 7. Well, not anymore. You can now transform Windows 7 to Windows 8 with new UI bits and features.
8 Skin Pack for 7 is the Windows 8 Transformation Pack that you guys need to transform Windows 7 into the upcoming Windows 8. Not many Windows 8 features are known yet, but the ones we know can now be added to Windows 7 with this Windows 8 transformation pack, thanks to hameddanger from deviantART.
Kung Fu Panda 2 is the sequel to the 2008 animated movie, Kung Fu Panda. Microsoft has released a Windows 7 theme based on Kung Fu Panda 2 for all the fans of this superhit animated movie.
This Kung Fu Panda 2 theme for Windows 7 comes with 9 high-quality wallpapers. These wallpapers feature the characters from Kung Fu Panda 2.
Windows 8 is going to feature Metro UI throughout the operating system. The first leaked Windows 8 (build 7850) doesn’t reveal much about that, but there are definitely some signs of the Metro UI showing up in future builds.
One such ‘sign’ can be found when changing your Windows 8 user account picture tile from under ‘My Look” settings. The description on that window says – “Choose from available tiles: The picture you choose will appear on your taskbar and represent you throughout Windows.” See the word, ’tiles’ there!
Recently, another feature of Windows 8 was discovered called as “Hybrid Boot”. It allows you to reduce startup times after shutting down your computer.
The shutdown and startup times have significantly improved even in Windows 8 Milestone 1 (build 7850). If Hybrid Boot is enabled, restart behaviour of your computer remains un-affected.
Windows 8 (build 7850) Milestone 1 is basically Windows 7 with some new additions and features that Microsoft has been working under the hood. But they are kinda locked up, and not visible in any menu. They can be only dug up deep in Windows 8 files and registry.
Windows 8 Tweaker is a free utility that allows users to unlock hidden features/programs in Windows 8 (build 7850). Hidden Windows 8 features like enabling modern task manager, enable webcam app, Windows 8 PDF reader, Windows 8 Ribbon UI etc.
Windows 8 leaks have helped us discover so many new features that will be releasing with Windows 8 Enterprise/Ultimate. We still believe that these early-developmental leaks of Windows 8 might have features that may not actually make it to the final version, but still, every new feature is worth checking out!
Microsoft will make sure Windows 8 supports a range of other devices other than just tablets, PCs. Windows 8 installation will not just be limited to Hard Disks, but can now also be installed on USB drives. Widows 8 will allow you to install Windows on USB drive, bootable.