Possible Windows 9 Start Menu Spotted
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
An image has emerged online of Windows Build 9788. This Windows Build was supposed to be associated with Windows 8.1 Update 2, as clearly indicated by the fact Windows 8.1 Pro is stated in the bottom right of the image, but now according to new information this new build will actually be associated with Windows 9 instead. The image shows a screenshot of the Windows Start Menu which is completely different to what current Windows 8.1 users have. Instead of the start button opening up the Metro Live Tile UI the start button opens up a “traditional” Windows 7 style start menu on the left, with a new “Windows 8 style” tiled area to the right of that.
Given all the rumours and issues surrounding Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 it is difficult to judge the authenticity of such a leak. If this is indeed what the Windows 9 OS will look like then I find it strange that the evaluation copy still states Windows 8.1 Pro. Interestingly the Start Menu displayed in the image above is virtually identical to the one Microsoft showed at its BUILD 2014 conference in April 2014. Whether that makes it more likely to be real or not is anyone’s guess.
Image courtesy of MDL