Huge leak shows Windows 11's refreshed icons, start menu

More of a spring clean than a true step-change for the desktop OS.

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It’s been rumored that Microsoft was planning a visual refresh of Windows 10 sometime this year. Now, a beta version has leaked that all but confirms that Windows 11 is just Windows 10 with a fresh coat of paint.


The new look at Windows 11 comes from Paul Thurrott, a longtime Microsoft follower who obtained and installed a Windows 11 build on his personal computer.

Microsoft will reportedly unveil the updated OS at its planned Windows event on June 24. But if the leak is correct, it’s not going to blow your mind. The big changes in Windows 11 appear to be the addition of the new system icons, rounded corners around windows, and lots of rectangles.