Windows 8 can be Installed in 8 Minutes, Restores in 2 Minutes

A Chinese site Win7China today managed to get hold of a few screenshots of Microsoft’s next operating system (popularly known as Windows 8) as well as some interesting features to share with everyone.

 

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The site had an exclusive talk with their tipster in Microsoft and according to them would have a Factory Restore option and this can be done in just 2 minutes! And Windows 8 installs in just 8 minutes compared to the 23-25 minutes taken by Windows 7 on same configuration. The configuration used here is 24G RAM, 2TB hard drive (certainly not the SSD) and 8-core processors, so it’s a comparison and Windows 8 would take much more time to install on a normal configuration (2.5 times faster than Windows 7).

Other interesting changes include the addition of the ability to login using a Windows Live ID, with the ID’s display picture (leaked screenshot below) being shown in the redesigned system tray.

 

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Another feature that has been added in Windows 8 is that the taskbar now shows the progress of driver installation-

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Other features rumored around include Facial recognition, Windows Store. Steve Ballmer already quoted past in an interview about the riskiest product ever could be the next release of Windows. Windows 8 is expected to be another revolutionary release to the Windows product line.

 

Image Credit: Windows8Beta