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Windows 8 Secrets: Welcome Screen

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    Windows 8 Secrets: Welcome Screen

    In the first of what will be a long series of co-posts unveiling specific new Windows 8 features, we present the new Windows 8 Welcome screen. This is based, quite clearly, on the Windows Phone 7 lock screen and is just as attractive. This new Welcome screen is only partially configurable, from what we can tell so far: You can only change the background image. The display includes the time, day of week, the date (month and day), and icons for power management (for portable machines only) and ease of access. Perhaps more will be added or present on other device types in the future.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    That looks quite nice, in fact. IMO it's a good idea to have clock and calendar on the lock / logon screen.
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  3. #3

    Good looking


    Is it in 7970+ builds only ?
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    Windows 7 x64 (Technet)

    interesting... Lomghorn used the clock on logon screen...
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    Windows Seven x64

    I'll also agree

    It does look very nice, I'm guessing you could also change the background of the Welcome Screen? I would like to see it built-into Windows 8 instead of like Windows 7 which is in group policy or a registry edit.

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    Windows 7 64 Bit

    Yeah that doesn't look to bad at all.
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    it looks great
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    Win8 Pro x64

    If that is the WELCOME screen, I'd hate to see the UNwelcome screen.
    I do like the clock/calendar deal though.
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    Yeah I saw that. Paul Thurrott also posts on ZDNet and is usually pretty reliable. Also it makes sense to add continuity across their desktop and mobile platforms.
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    The rumor with Windows 8 is that there will be multiple interfaces that will
    adjust to the device it is running on.
    Also it makes sense to add continuity across their desktop and mobile
    Yes, I think it's the logical way to go.
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