Windows 8 installs in 8 minutes, restores in 2

Windows 8 installs in 8 minutes, restores in 2

TNW Quick Hit:

Hot on the heels of the first Windows 8 screenshots leaking, and being duller than we could have imagined, we have two new pieces to the Windows 8 puzzle that we found to be quite interesting.

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According to the same source that leaked the images, two things are true about Windows 8 that are very important:

  • Windows 8 will have a very simple ability to restore to factory settings, and will be able to do so in 2 minutes.
  • Windows 8 installs 2.5 times as fast as Windows 7 (as of Milestone 3), and the time from sleep to a useable state has been reduced as well.

Why does this matter? If Windows 8 can install faster, restore in a flash, and ‘wake up’ in a snap, then Windows would finally be ready for the mobile world. All it would need would be a new UI for the tablet world and Win8 could be the next thing on the go.

More as it comes, let’s hope the Windows 8 leak storm is just getting started.

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