Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 21:39 UTC
Windows The Windows 8 blog has a post about the improvements in Windows 8's installation process. "For Windows 8, our goal was to continue to improve reliability while also improving the installation experience and raw performance. Not only did we want it to be rock solid, but also faster and easier to use." Thankfully, the features us geeks like are still there.
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Moochman
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2005-07-06

All this looks very nice. But if they really want to do consumers a favor, how about this:

-Get rid of the six editions and make it one or two
-Make upgrading from x86 to x64 editions possible
-Make all editions support all languages and make it possible to upgrade from any language version of Windows 7 to Windows 8

With Vista and 7 you couldn't just go out and buy an upgrade disc. Oh no, there were over a thousand permutations of Windows installation media/licenses, and if you chose the wrong one, it would force you to do a clean install, thereby losing all your applications and settings. In order to perform an actual upgrade, you had to make sure it was in the right language, the right architecture and the right edition for it to work. This is just BS. And it's a huge reason why, by comparison, Apple gets a lot more upgraders on board with new versions of OS X--because by and large, the upgrade process "just works".

Edited 2011-11-24 15:44 UTC

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