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It is about time, but Windows finally has a new Blue Screen of Death -- showing a giant sad-faced emoticon, and any details (in plain English, for the first time ever) as to why there is a problem with either setup, or with the copy of Windows. At least this way now, it allows the user to search for the problem without having to dissect the blue-screen error messages.
Once setup has finished doing what it needs to do, this screen will appear -- allowing you to personalise your experience, change key settings and eventually log in to your new Windows machine. This screen fades away, as it is only a 'welcome' screen.
Instead of, unlike previous versions, splashing a vast array of options on screen, Windows 8 prefers to do it simply and in stages. Using the new Metro user interface, it is cleaner, more efficient, and easier to read. It's also designed for tablets and touch-screen PCs in mind.