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Windows 8 Build 7955: ‘Alternate Location for Windows Files, Aero Lite, Evidence of Windows Store’ Found

Windows 8 build 7955 leaks continues pouring on the Internet, the latest features is the “ability to alter the location of Windows 8 installation files.” This image below shows the new settings for “Specify settings for optional component installation and repair of operating system corruption”.

In short, the idea behind this option is to allow users to set an alternative location for Windows installation files. When setting an alternative location you’ve the ability to specify more than one location if so desired. Of course, this feature will be handy for those wish to move the Windows installation files.

Windows 8 will bring many things to the table with regards to new functionality and visual styles. On this front, Aero Lite will be a new theme for Windows 8 that’ll encompass the new Meto design language. The image below shows off the new theme in more detail — you can see the new start menu with the Metro design applied. The taskbar is also now included in the Aero Lite theme as well and now appears flatter when compared to Windows 7 or Vista.

For the past few weeks, there were a few shots of Windows 8’s App Store circulating on the Internet. Unfortunately, most of them were fake. While we still don’t have images of the real Windows Store, it is now confirmation that it exists in Windows 8. A Russian blog MSWin.me discovered references to Windows Store in the WinSxS folder in build 7955. The files are cleverly hidden in MSHelpUI.dll, of which this rough sketch of a possible Windows Store logo exists. The logo is currently a monotone variation of the Microsoft Store logo.

In addition, Compixels found more references in WSService.dll and WSSync.dll. The files are for the Windows Store Service and Licensing Sync Client, respectively. In the description for the Windows Store Service, it states:

Provides infrastructure support for Windows Store. This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.

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