Linked by fran on Mon 25th Oct 2010 15:23 UTC
Windows Windows 8 isn't expected to be released until the end of 2012 and "new feature" details is still officially non-existent, but some of these recent rumours began to bear more weight since a slide was "officially leaked" on This slide although has since been removed, but it can however still be seen on lmsfkitchen.
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Windows poised to enter the last century
by mrAmiga500 on Mon 25th Oct 2010 18:39 UTC
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"So in essence it implies a reinstall of Windows while maintaining all your personal files, applications and settings. This would be heaven sent for all PC technicians, DIYers and chronic upgraders."

Unbelievable that this is a "new feature". I can easily reinstall Amiga OS on my 1987 Amiga 500, while keeping all my existing applications, personal files and settings.

Sure, it'll be "new" on Windows - but only because of the stupid convoluted way Windows software was originally intended to be "installed" (probably deliberately done that way to prevent piracy). It is things like the stupid Windows registry, endless versions of .dll files and application files in 10 million locations that prevent easy application backup and recovery.

I bet that even this "new feature" will be designed in a painfully stupid way, forcing you to prove that you paid for each piece of software.

Edited 2010-10-25 18:39 UTC

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