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Leaked Windows 9 video finally reveals the new Start menu

Published Sep 12th, 2014 10:20AM EDT
Windows 9 Start Menu Video

After a collection of Windows 9 images were leaked earlier this week, showing the operating system’s most important feature, German publication published a video on YouTube giving fans a first look at the new Start menu in action.

FROM EARLIER: This is the Windows 9 leak we’ve been waiting for

The upcoming desktop OS will finally bring back the Start menu, as Microsoft previously promised, one of the most iconic elements of Windows, which the company inexplicably removed in the previous version.

The Start menu is coming back, and the video shows how it’s supposed to work. Apparently users will be able to either enable it, or use the Metro UI as it’s currently available. Once enabled, the Start menu will bring over a new kind of Metro-infused interface compared to what the Start menu used to look like on Windows, letting users customize it as they please, in a similar manner to what they can do with Metro UI on desktop or mobile.

Microsoft is expected to release the first Windows 9 preview at the end of the month, at which point more details about its features should be available to fans.

The full video showing how the Start menu is supposed to work on Windows 9 follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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