Microsoft's Windows 10 Neon Design Screenshots Leaked

Owen Stevens
January 7, 2017

The leak of Windows 10 neon design screenshot came from MSPoweruser. This new Windows platform is going to be a revolutionary one. "Which means today, months after the free upgrade offer supposedly ended, you can still upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and claim a free digital entitlement, without being forced to jump through any hoops", Bott explains.

On the other hand, according to the Windows Insider boss, the bug has already been fixed, so if everything else goes according to plan, insiders should receive a new build as soon as next week.

It's worth noting that Microsoft was initially planning to release build 15002 to Windows Insiders this week, but due to upgrade issues, the company decided not to roll out the build to Insiders.

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Leaks that happened in late December showed that the next build would be a major one and come with plenty of improvements, including an updated Settings app and new Microsoft Edge features, so this is quite an essential release that the firm can not afford to get wrong. Build 15002 was the build in question, and has now leaked out as a WIM image.

Screenshots that purportedly show an upcoming UI change as part of an update for Windows 10 codenamed "NEON" suggest that a return of Aero Glass-like transparency and a new effect called "Acrylic" will form the basis of the visual tweaks.

While those annoying prompts telling you to upgrade to Windows 10 have disappeared all the background functions that allowed you to upgrade are still active, says leading Microsoft analyst Ed Bott. Moreover, setting up a.WIM can be quite a task - so if you're not familiar with how to use.WIM, you may want to avoid this build.

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