You’ll go through this wave of settings (if you opt to do custom settings rather than the express settings)
You’ll notice that the “Use Windows Error Reporting” is turned off by default. Maybe Microsoft is finally starting to come out and say “We never check those, so why send them?”
Looks like they are following Google’s footsteps by trying to force users to use their Windows Live account for “personalization” Now, you don’t have to use your Windows Live account, but you might as well.
If you don’t have a Windows Live account, it’s only a click away to create one in Windows 8.
Then the first boot starts to look familiar. You get that infamous “Preparing your PC” screen.