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Download the Default Wallpaper for Windows 8 Final (Gold) Release

Unless something changes at the last moment this should be the default wallpaper for the upcoming final (gold) release of Windows 8.

You can download the wallpaper (1920*1200 pixels) using the link below.

Alleged Windows 8 Default Wallpaper Emerges Online [Softpedia]

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  • Published 07/27/12

Comments (6)

  1. awraynor

    Many of the ones in your wallpaper pack look better than this.

  2. Yousif Anwar


  3. fw

    Looks kind of boring, actually. Most of the win 7 and even vista wallpapers are much better than this, some of the win 7 are stunning actually. I could make a photo equal to this, and I am no pro.

  4. vgamesx1

    yeah.. its a flower.. kinda lame.. at least in windows 7 beta they were clever and came up with a beta fish, then made a fairly pretty default wallpaper for it later.
    this tho.. I could go outside and take a pic of a flower.. (or just find one on google images)
    now if it was something more like this however..
    that would look good on windows 8

  5. Asian Angel

    I believe they chose this for its minimalist look to ‘blend in’ with the overall Metro theme. The final version of the image for the lock screen has also just been leaked and it is very similar in its minimalist style/nature to this.

    Personally, I like something with a bit more ‘going on’ in the wallpapers that I use on my desktops compared to this too. ^_^

  6. Keith

    It looks ok to me, only I’d turn down the gamma a bit.

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