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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.
As with previous versions of Windows, a wireless or wired Internet connection is key to getting up and running. Though strictly speaking an Internet connection is not required to access Windows, you will soon see why it is so important -- partly down to the roaming user profiles provided by Windows Live ID.