Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Apr 2011 23:13 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 build 7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508 contains a number of references to a brand new feature in Windows: Portable Workspaces. Microsoft will allow Enterprise customers to create USB storage driven copies of Windows. 'Portable Workspace is a Windows feature that allows you to run Windows from a USB storage device', notes Microsoft in its description of the feature inside Windows 8." So, yeah, something we've been waiting for in Windows since, well, forever. Also, push notifications, a screenshot tool and a new webcam application have been discovered as well.
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RE[4]: I am dumb
by Elv13 on Sun 17th Apr 2011 05:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I am dumb"
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Yea, at less than 50MB for a basic WinXP system (MineField is -not- installed ;) ), it do a great combo on a UBCD (ultimate boot cd). You can have both XP and and Linux on the SAME cd with hundreds of DOS floppy utilities.

Windows have its place in a system rescue toolkit. So does Linux and DOS.

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RE[5]: I am dumb
by bassbeast on Mon 18th Apr 2011 12:43 in reply to "RE[4]: I am dumb"
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Oh thumbs up on UBCD, it is a must have in every repair guy's toolkit. It is a damned shame MSFT can't learn a thing or two from the pirates and hackers, frankly they'd be better off for it. Not only do their system tools suck compared to UBCD, but the hackers have MUCH leaner and meaner version of Windows than even Embedded EVER dreamed!

Look up the numbers for "TinyXP TinyVista and Tiny7" to see for yourself. An XP that is fully patched and runs ALL the major software on 64Mb of RAM and is FAST? Vista and 7 on 512Mb of RAM on a 2Ghz P4 and is again FAST?

It is truly a shame they can't learn from the hackers because I've tried both Embedded and Tiny and Tiny whoops the snot out of Embedded. You can even use it legally if you have a Windows pro License, just replace the hacked key with your key. Great for offices with older machines they'd rather keep or for gamers that want to squeeze every FPS they can out of the hardware.

Oh and you might want to look up "Ultimate Repair Toolkit V2" and see if you can find a copy. FOSS Zealots made them take it down (even though they were sharing full source) but it is a "one stop shop" for having a Swiss Army Knife on a 2Gb USB key. Full fixit tools for the registry, Winsock problems, virus and rogue AV removal, you name it it has it. Just update with the latest version of the programs it contains (you can even add your own easily to the built in menu) and away you go, everything you need to back up, clean, repair, etc. Add to a WinXP on USB stick and you have everything you could need in an easy to update form!!

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