Microsoft brings an enhanced and faster install experience with Windows 8, says users might install the new OS even in PCs that are presently incompatible with Windows 7
‘Ultimate New Windows Experience’ is what Microsoft says about its upcoming Windows 8 operating system. The latest blog from the software giant meticulously talks about upgrading Windows on a PC. It is at this point (of setup), where Microsoft is trying to make a worthwhile effort by providing a better setup experience. Taking on the out-of-the-box-experience (OOBE), a term familiar in the world of computers, Microsoft has improved the overall installation process of Windows 8 for better. The enhanced setup experience is not just aimed at individual users but the IT professionals as well who are required to install the OS over a number of PCs at times. Nevertheless, this is not all; Microsoft has much more yet to offer with Windows 8.
The unreleased Windows 8 is already making waves worldwide with its refreshingly better user interface and introductory features in comparison to the current Windows 7 OS. Even in the Microsoft Build Conference held few months back, the release of the developer preview version of Windows 8 was welcomed with strong applause.
Since then, a number of disclosures have been made that hint on a never-before thinking done by Microsoft on the new OS project. For example, automatic updates would require restarting a minimum number of times with the Windows 8. It means no interruption if you are in the middle of some work. Besides, Windows 8 has integrated several innovative features such as reduced runtime memory, optimized landscape and portrait orientation, live updates without much impact on battery power, simplified and more functional task manager, faster file management (cut, copy, paste, and delete), a ribbon-interface Windows Explorer for smooth navigation, etc.
Hardware requirements have been a common concern for installing a newer version of any operating system. Not only users can install Windows 8 on a Windows 7 compatible machine, but also on PCs running Windows Vista or Windows XP (to some extent). This is obviously one big advantage that this new OS brings upfront. Microsoft has also developed a ‘Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit’ to help users with the automatic upgrade process. To do away with the need to type in the product key, Microsoft has integrated the key in the setup image itself, if you opt to download the OS through Internet.
Besides this, you do not need an Upgrade Advisor akin the one you might have used before installing Windows 7. The Windows 8 setup itself provides a compatibility report before starting the installation. Microsoft claims 82 percent fewer clicks in the installation process of forthcoming Windows 8. An overall attention has also been given to developing a low consumption power management mechanism.
In case you are left wondering how many surprises Windows 8 has to unravel yet, visit the official Microsoft blog for detailed information.
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