Leaked Windows 8 M2 Wallpaper
A few months ago, I posted an article speculating that Microsoft may be building Windows 8 as an entirely virtualized OS.
Today, I read with some interest, a post on Windows8Center.com quoting a report on Win7China’s site that Windows 8 builds are currently installing in around 8 minutes and that restoring the OS to factory defaults can be done in less than 2 minutes!
A clean OS install in 8 minutes? Seriously? Wow!
A clean-installation of Windows 7 (on my crazy-fast Sony Vaio Z Series) takes just under 20 minutes. On machines with spinning disks, the fastest I’ve seen Win7 install (from USB stick) is 25-30 mins. Installing a major new OS in 8 minutes on spinning disks is staggeringly fast.
So, is this smoke and mirrors or is this possible and how might Microsoft make something like this happen? More...