Windows 8 Features … What will Microsoft Add?

What Windows 8 Features will Microsoft offer next?

Will Windows 8 support DVD drives? Everton’s recent post indicates it won’t. So what else is in store for Windows 8? What other things will it support or not support?

Here is a short list of upcoming changes to the system.

  1. Do you like Mac’s Time Machine Backup System? Then you’ll like History Vault. Apple’s Time Machine is a backup utility. The software works with the Time Capsule as well as other internal or external drives. So Microsoft is planning to add the History Vault as a backup system in Windows 8.
  2. IE 10 will be the default browser on the Windows 8 System. Whether it will be locked into the OS is still unclear. When Microsoft made the Internet Explorer a part of the Windows XP system, Europe forced Microsoft to break it out so other browsers could work on the OS.
  3. Windows 8 Versions galore. Expect to have a Home, Pro, and Ultimate versions of Windows 8 available.
  4. Intel and ARM processors will be the defacto processors for Windows 8 tablets.
  5. Microsoft has learned a lot from Apple (so have many other companies for that matter). And one of the interesting things to come out of it is the Windows store, to compete with the Apple store.
  6. Online storage service. Microsoft will have access to the Azure online storage similar to Apple’s iDisk.
  7. Built in PDF support. On a Mac this has been a standard for years now; Microsoft will follow suit.
  8. Boot up time will be faster with hybrid boot. The PC will be in semi-hibernation mode and will keep certain files pre-loaded to make boot up faster.
  9. Pre-loaded Piracy Check Software. This will let users know if their version of the software is pirated or not.


While these are in the rumor stage, some have been confirmed by Microsoft and others await information displays on the Builds that come out.

Source: winrumors

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8 Responses to Windows 8 Features … What will Microsoft Add?

  1. Cobra11 August 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    For one microsoft cant lock us to ie 10, at least in the usa, they tried to do that between 96-99 or so and the courts ruled no.., so we have no worry about that in fact microsoft could careless, online storage possibly but dont forget cable providers r rushing to put the caps on so thats a fail, pdf support possibly but very light on what u can do, boot up time possible, but i do see that it might not be as fast as people hope, and geniune software will def be on it for sure and prob built into the system so deep this time people wont be able to pirate or at least it will take them a good while

  2. Prateek Bhatia August 15, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    <3 u @window:twitter 8

  3. arrow22 August 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    correction: W8 will be supported on x86 and ARM processors

  4. S.H. August 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Windows 8 will feature DRM8, all your bits are belong to microsoft, thanks NSA8

    This fits nicely with microsoft’s you ain’t able to own no more software store model, not much unlike what America’s federal property tax does for land ownership

  5. russt7500 August 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    They should have an “iCloud” feature for the Windows store so if you bought software you can back it up. If this isn’t integrated on day one , I’m going to stick with Windows 7. I also hope they don’t go hog wild with cloud stuff like you have to be connected to the internet to boot your computer , etc. A drop box like service , when you boot up it randomly checks if it’s pirated , etc. I don’t care about. I buy 99.9999999999999999999% of the software I use.

  6. Leandro September 1, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    why cant tie to IE10?

    Windows – IE
    Ubuntu – Firefox (chrome at further versions)
    Mac – Safari

  7. Anonymous September 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Here’s a question – do I even need Windows 8? No. So I’ll keep Windows 7, and if they stay developing like this, Windows 7 will become my permanent Operating System. Tablet PC? What a load of old ****.

  8. Jake Gonzalez February 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Hey guys, Is going to be the U.S. far better off sticking to Syria’s Assad?

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