We’ve known about the Start Menu’s impending comeback for over two months now. Ever since the return of what is perhaps the most iconic Windows UI item to have been left out of Windows 8 was announced by the Redmond-based company in April, there has a been a lot of speculation about the time of its comeback. If some recent reports are to be believed, it’s more likely to come back with the Windows 9 “Threshold” update than the less significant Windows 8.1 Update 2.
A purportedly leaked screenshot from what is alleged to be an early
build (6.4.9788) shows what appears to be a heavily Metro-fied Start Menu — something that is consistent with recent reports on the subject.
Although this is widely being reported as an early build of the Windows 9, the desktop watermark seen in the screenshot contains the words “Windows 8.1 Pro”. However, according to our friends over at Neowin , they have it from a credible source “that these builds inside of Microsoft still use this branding, so this is not a big deal.”
Build 6.4.9788 was first sighted in Windows Store logs a few days back and is now rumored to be on the verge of getting leaked.
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