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Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 Update 1 to manufacturing

  1. #21


    Puerto Rico
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    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I believe the "footprint" was for bare windows with associated PF and such. Programs added later can vary in size and number an nobody can predict that.
    I think is kinda both of them, I think when MS suggest minimum HDD space requierements is for their programs features and at least 1GB extra for documents, files and additional software including Windows Updates as well!

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  2. #22


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Thanks!


    • Metro apps have a title bar, with close/minimize buttons and the ability to “Split left/right” when you right-click it.
    • You can keep taskbar visible while using modern apps <- I'd like that
    • Control Panel item in metro PC Settings
    • 200% and 250% DPI scaling modes added to control panel (in 8.1 RTM, to get these values you have to go “custom”), 250% is the default on screens with more than 1800 vertical lines
    • Shutdown button on the start screen*, doesn’t show on less than 8″ tablets to prevent accidental shutdown
    • Search button on the start screen*
    • Instead of metro bars (top and bottom) a context menu appears when you right-click an app on the start screen*
    • Pinning metro apps to desktop taskbar*
    • Internet Explorer Enterprise Mode



    New features in Windows 8.1 Update 1 is getting revealed every other day. We previously reported that Windows 8.1 Update 1 allows you to pin your Windows Store apps to the taskbar. Apart from that, the pinned Windows Store apps in taskbar also supports thumbnail previews. Today, McAkins revealed that pinning supported modern apps to task bar allows you to enjoy Jump lists and media controls features as well. For example, you can now access recently accessed documents in modern Adobe Reader app or recently saved URLs from Reading lists app with a right click on taskbar. See the screenshot above. Another cool feature is the support for media control in the taskbar for Windows Store apps that has media playing capabilities. Check out the screenshot below. You can play, pause, rewind, forward, etc,.
    if they add disabling Corner action in multiple monitors, Ill be a very happy camper
    +1 to what's in red. The leaked update 1 won't do that. The taskbar only stays visible while you cursor is on it. It auto hides for Metro Apps.
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Word 2013 - About 1sec on my computer. SSD
    I get Photoshop CS6 at 5sec even with all the filters I have loaded. That makes me an extremely happy man. Not sure if it has to do with the fact that its on an SSD and has its own private 120GB SSD Scratchdisk
    The comparison was for Word, of course, which has very few overheads. But, I use Corel, and get about the same. My wristwatch estimate, about 4 to 5 secs.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by Dorlan2001 View Post

    I do appreciate your reply... seeing that last picture, I realized more or less how you did to manage to get that small footprint on your OS! Especially when I saw the 200MB 'pagefile.sys' and the System Volume Information files!!! Mine is around 3.5GB (pagefile) and 6.3GB (System Volume) of space to give you an idea... so I can assume you did the exact same thing for other services such as 'hiberfil.sys', right (you know) reducing all system/resources files as minimum as possible?!?!?
    According to this leak from Wzor....
    What’s New in ADK Windows 8.1 Update?

    Windows image file boot (WIMBoot)
    New for Windows 8.1 Update, devices can be configured to boot and run Windows directly from a .wim file.
    This provides several benefits:
    • Windows can run on smaller solid state drives
    • Increases available disk space for end users
    • Reduces OEM manufacturing time
    Thus M$ will give you the opportunity to boot your entire OS from a footprint the size of your current pagefile....LOL

    The caveat being one needs UEFI and an SSD
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  5. #25


    Puerto Rico
    Posts : 70
    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dorlan2001 View Post

    I do appreciate your reply... seeing that last picture, I realized more or less how you did to manage to get that small footprint on your OS! Especially when I saw the 200MB 'pagefile.sys' and the System Volume Information files!!! Mine is around 3.5GB (pagefile) and 6.3GB (System Volume) of space to give you an idea... so I can assume you did the exact same thing for other services such as 'hiberfil.sys', right (you know) reducing all system/resources files as minimum as possible?!?!?
    According to this leak from Wzor....
    What’s New in ADK Windows 8.1 Update?

    Windows image file boot (WIMBoot)
    New for Windows 8.1 Update, devices can be configured to boot and run Windows directly from a .wim file.
    This provides several benefits:
    • Windows can run on smaller solid state drives
    • Increases available disk space for end users
    • Reduces OEM manufacturing time
    Thus M$ will give you the opportunity to boot your entire OS from a footprint the size of your current pagefile....LOL

    The caveat being one needs UEFI and an SSD
    Those are pretty nice features, but yea I couldn't use them because I don't have a SSD and my PC uses BIOS instead of UEFI...
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dorlan2001 View Post

    I do appreciate your reply... seeing that last picture, I realized more or less how you did to manage to get that small footprint on your OS! Especially when I saw the 200MB 'pagefile.sys' and the System Volume Information files!!! Mine is around 3.5GB (pagefile) and 6.3GB (System Volume) of space to give you an idea... so I can assume you did the exact same thing for other services such as 'hiberfil.sys', right (you know) reducing all system/resources files as minimum as possible?!?!?
    According to this leak from Wzor....
    What’s New in ADK Windows 8.1 Update?

    Windows image file boot (WIMBoot)
    New for Windows 8.1 Update, devices can be configured to boot and run Windows directly from a .wim file.
    This provides several benefits:
    • Windows can run on smaller solid state drives
    • Increases available disk space for end users
    • Reduces OEM manufacturing time
    Thus M$ will give you the opportunity to boot your entire OS from a footprint the size of your current pagefile....LOL

    The caveat being one needs UEFI and an SSD
    That's amazing, specially for virtualization with solid drives. A smaller virtual disk is an always welcome thing considering that most of today's SSDs are still very limited, in terms of space, compared to the bigger HDDs.

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