Windows 8 Consumer Preview: a fresh start Summary: A close-up look at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. By Ed Bott | February 29, 2012 -- 06:46 GMT (22:46 PST) Follow @edbott Previous | Next Image 17 of 31 Use this group of settings to remove clutter from the search screen. Topics: Operating Systems, Microsoft, Software, Windows Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.