Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 will debut new ways of installing the operating system, aimed at making the process easier for home users while offering IT workers and other advanced users a more technical option.
When Windows 7 was launched, the installation process was found to be extremely complicated by some users.
For Windows 8, two setup user experiences are offered - a streamlined setup and an advanced setup.
The streamlined setup is optimised for ease-of-use, upgrades, and web delivery via download, and is for users running the software from a .exe file from the DVD or through web delivery.
The advanced setup is for users who want to do a clean install and more control of setup options, and is entered by booting from a DVD or USB drive
In Windows 8, the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, Windows Easy Transfer, and Setup applications are fused together into one fast and fluid experience.
Windows 8 is installed after first determining if the PC is compatible with the new OS and making a note of apps and files that need to be transferred from the Windows 7 system.
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