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Windows 9 Technical Preview spotted out in the wild, could be called TH

Windows 9
Now you see it, now you don't

Update: Windows 9 is now known as Windows 10. Want to know more about when you can get your hands on it? Check out our in-depth Windows 10 release date page

Microsoft has taken down a webpage containing a pair of download links pointing to its Windows 9 Technical Preview for Enterprise ahead of the company's September 30 "future of Windows" event in San Francisco.

As noted by BetaNews, links to download the 32- and 64-bit versions of the build appeared on a Microsoft webpage, which is unaccessible at the time of writing. You're not missing out though: apparently they were placeholders pointing to the TechNet Evaluation Center, rather than official Microsoft code.

Still, the page offered up a few new tidbits of information - mainly that the US version of the Technical Preview tips the scales at 3.16GB (for the 32-bit version) and 4.10GB (for the 64-bit version). It also offered a brief insight into what the OS entails:

"The next version of the Windows client operating system will enable IT professionals to provide users with a familiar experience across multiple devices while enhancing security and manageability," it read.

"It will also offer new and improved features that enable businesses to: Defend against modern security threats, Elevate employee productivity, Embrace the mobile and cloud era, Enable upgrade without upheaval."

What TH?

Additionally, the page referred to a version of Windows called Windows TH. Microsoft is expected to go with Windows 9 as the name for its next OS, which has also been referred to as "Windows Threshold" ahead of the official unveiling.

TH could mean a number of things: from the element Thorium to it being the ninTH version of Windows. Can you think of anything a little more exciting? Let us know in the comments section below.

Kane Fulton
Kane has been fascinated by the endless possibilities of computers since first getting his hands on an Amiga 500+ back in 1991. These days he mostly lives in realm of VR, where he's working his way into the world Paddleball rankings in Rec Room.