Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 10:06 UTC
Windows And so the smartphonification of the general purpose computer continues. This time around, though, it might actually be for the better. Microsoft has detailed two new features in Windows 8: refreshing and resetting your computer. Reinstalls will be a thing of the past.
Thread beginning with comment 502539
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Will we still have any restore media.
by oiaohm on Sun 8th Jan 2012 14:33 UTC
oiaohm
Member since:
2009-05-30

That is the question people are not asking.

MS already allows computers to be sold without any media just images on the harddrive.

Now this could be the next level of great this is cool for malware writers. Get past MS repair system and basically infect the system for ever.

Really more question need answering before we know if this idea from MS is good. Or if everyone should be looking at Linux just from a secuirty point of view.

Reply Score: 2

Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

oiaohm,


"MS already allows computers to be sold without any media just images on the harddrive."

"Now this could be the next level of great this is cool for malware writers. Get past MS repair system and basically infect the system for ever."

I've already found malware on the windows recovery partitions which allowed it to survive a format & reinstall of the main partition.

I still think a "factory reset" feature is a good feature to have, but it's very lame that manufacturers require us to purchase CD/DVD media separately. It ought to be included, even if only because the hard drive could fail.

Reply Parent Score: 3