Screenshots: A preview of Microsoft Windows 10

New smaller Start Menu screen

When you click the Windows icon in the lower left-hand corner (or press the [Windows] key), you'll see the new smaller Start Menu screen. There are still active tiles, but the Start Menu no longer completely covers the desktop as it does in Windows 8.

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By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.