Leaked training videos show how retail will try to explain Windows 8

Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system arrives on virtual and physical shelves in just a few weeks. To get ready for the launch, Microsoft has created instructional videos to help retailers sell and explain Windows 8 to consumers.

Like any new operating system, Windows 8 will require training by salespeople and employers who decide to deploy it on computers. But unlike any Windows upgrade in the past 17 years, Windows 8 could be a harder sell because it favors tablets over desktops.

The videos, which were uploaded by Neowin’s Brad Sams, show in as simple terms as possible how to use the new functions and interface in Windows 8. I think the videos do a decent job of trying to simplify the big changes, but whether consumers will actually be comfortable with the interface is another question.

Check out the leaked videos below: