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Windows 8 installed in under 8 minutes – and other features surface…

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    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.

    Windows 8 installed in under 8 minutes – and other features surface…


    In a recent interview with Microsoft, Chinese website Win7China was able to uncover a few facts of Windows 8.

    The crazy installation speed
    Realistically, most likely none of us will experience an 8-minute install at launch. The installation was done with Windows 8 M3 on a machine with 24GB RAM, 2TB
    Hard-Drive (not Solid State), and an 8-core CPU. However, we’re already seeing 12GB configurations and it is likely we will be able to hit such a short installation time in the future. It was not stated whether this installation was done on CD, or locally on the hard disk.

    Faster Windows Update and Wake from Hibernation
    The title basically explains it all. Not much details were revealed other than the fact that Microsoft stated speeds for waking from hibernation will be significantly faster.
    Windows 8 installed in under 8 minutes - and other features surface... | Windows 8 Center

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  2. #2


    naples florida
    Posts : 46
    win 7 ( 64 bit)


    most of us can install windows 7 in 8 to 9 minutes using a flash drive. so thats not realy no big deal.

    scrooge
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    Posts : 260
    Windows 7


    And as it states, these were no ordinary install conditions
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
    most of us can install windows 7 in 8 to 9 minutes using a flash drive. so thats not realy no big deal.

    scrooge
    Really? What kind of setup you have? Minimum it takes me 15-17 minutes and I'm on a c2d e6750 with 4GB RAM. No SSD though.
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    naples florida
    Posts : 46
    win 7 ( 64 bit)


    here's my setup and as i said i use a flash drive.

    OS win 7 ( 64 bit)
    CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 / 3.00 GHz processor oc 4.00 ghz
    Motherboard p5q pro turbo (asus)
    Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1200
    Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
    Sound Card hdmi
    Monitor(s) Displays 42" rca hdtv
    Screen Resolution 1280 x 720
    Keyboard logitech cordless
    Mouse logitech cordless
    PSU Thermaltake Toughpower 650W Power Supply
    Case Thermaltake
    Cooling air
    Hard Drives ssd ps -100 (32gb) wd 2t green wd 1t 3 seagate 1.5t
    Internet Speed 6mg

    scrooge
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  6. #6


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Hmm, nice to know, but who cares. I rather have boot times under 2 seconds.
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    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMCE


    I totally agree with you. Faster boot times is one of the key issues that MS is working on.

    :thumbs:
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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 but in Dreams


    It took 8 minutes at their system. In any case, it is 2.5 times less than time for Windows 7 with same specs
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