Windows 9
A leaked screenshot of Windows 9 Technical Preview.

A bunch of screenshots for Microsoft's next major release of its personal computer operating system have leaked, giving an insight into how the OS will look, ahead of its public roll-out.

Codenamed Threshold, Windows 9 is likely to bring several improvements on the current version including a new Start menu, modern apps and multi-desktop features. These features have now been caught in leaked screenshots.

WinFuture claims to have received these screenshots from a certain employee of Microsoft's partner who has access from his own account for the pre-release version of the new operating system.

The report further reveals the leaked package contains a total of 21 screenshots that show the Windows 9 Technical Preview, which is expected by either late September or early October.

Besides, these screenshots are from build version 9834 of Windows 9, freshly created on 8 September and distributed to all Microsoft partners.

The leaked version shows the new Start menu and the apps from the Windows Store which can be used in Window mode. Additionally, there are new icons from programmes like Windows Explorer, notification centre and the charms bar.

The report also states that the screenshots with Technical Preview are of the last build before the Preview version of Windows 9 is released.

Take a look at the leaked screenshots of Windows 9 Technical Preview.