Now the updates are coming fast and furious with the Windows 8 development blog. A new post is out called “Designing for PC’s that boot faster than ever before”. In it, Microsoft talk about the challenges of the new improved boot up times that Windows 8 has on new hardware. Ironically, now the boot up times are...

So we all know that Windows 8 will boot a lot faster than previous versions of Windows. It will boot in about ten seconds (That’s compared to what could be anywhere from forty-five seconds to five minutes in previous versions.) Sure Google’s Chrome OS can boot in 9 seconds, but who’s using Chrome OS? The fast...

BIOS player Phoenix Technologies has recently announced its latest Phoenix SCT 2.2 solution to assist its PC partners to develop systems based on Windows 8, according to the company. Currently, American Megatrends (AMI) is dominating in the desktop BIOS market, with Insyde Software and Phoenix accounting for...

Once upon a time, Windows installations could take well over an hour or more and either were performed by PC techs or those who were fairly savvy with computers. Back in these days upgrading meant loss of files (although back up was possible) and having to start from scratch. With every version of Windows,...

Remember back in the days of Windows Classic (95, 98, ME, 2000) when the simple idea of installing updates to your computer foreshadowed hours spent using a slow computer while the software installed, shutting down, restarting, over and over again? And do you remember how the whole update process gradually...

Microsoft was doing so well and now… this.. I had just blogged about how Windows Update restarts needed to be fixed in Windows 8 and voila – Microsoft responded (to the issue not me, I’m not presumptuous). In a new blog post on their Windows 8 Development blog, Microsoft go to great pains to explain that while...

Well it’s about time. In a leaked screenshot of a new release of Windows 8, it seems like there will be the option to customize your Windows 8 device’s Start Screen background. This has been a feature that many of us have been wanting since the first day that we installed the Windows 8 developer preview onto...

For at least a month or more Linux advocates have made it their mission to spread news about an alleged conspiracy regarding Windows 8. According to these Linux advocates there are certain features and changes in the PC hardware this time around that will create a lockout that only allows Windows to be...

Windows 8, along with all its new interesting features has managed to redesign and provide a completely new boot screen. The computer manufacturer logo will be displayed first followed by the new Windows 8 boot screen instead of the old scrolling black and white text patterns. What does the new boot screen...

Microsoft responded to the reports of Windows 8 not being able to dual boot Linux because of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. (UEFI) Tony Mangefeste, senior program manager at Microsoft,  disproved the theory in a blog post last Thursday. Mangefeste said that dual booting was possible in Windows 8...