As we all know, Windows 7 Operating System from Microsoft was a great success. The tech world is eagerly waiting for the official release of the next operating system, that is, Windows 8. There are obviously many visual changes in the new OS. Besides that, there are several improvements in speed and performance of Windows 8.
Windows 7 vs Windows 8
When compared with Windows 7, the Windows 8 installs faster and it takes only less space on your hard disk drive. This is a very good feature of the Windows 8 Operating System when compared to the Windows 7 Operating System. To be precise, installing a new copy, that is, a fresh installation of Windows 7 on a virtual machine will take about fifteen minutes to complete whereas the same for Windows 8 will take only about ten minutes to complete.
When Windows 7 is compared to Windows 8 for the space taken for installation, that is the space needed to copy all of its files, Windows 8 is again better. It takes only 7.76 GB to completely install whereas Windows 7 will take around 8 GB of the storage space in your hard disk drive.
Microsoft expects many Windows users to believe in the upgrade feature and so the company engineers have concentrated on this area too. Migrating from the Windows 7 Operating System to the Windows 8 takes lesser time than moving from the Windows Vista to Windows 7. Moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8 will take only about twenty minutes to complete whereas it took about 30 minutes to move from Vista to Windows 7. It is being heard that there are some fundamental changes to the upgrade process, which will improve the upgrade process and the upgrade time.
It is not the new operating system that is responsible for the above-mentioned improvements in speed and performance. This boost is possible due to the several new deployment tools of Microsoft such as Windows pre-installation environment (PE) and Microsoft’s user state migration tool (USMT) 4.0. These tools will improve the installation time and the overall performance of the Operating System much. Both these tools are integrated in the new Windows 8 installer.
It is obvious from the above discussion that the forthcoming OS of Windows, that is Windows 8, is far better that the current OS, which is Windows 7. More comparisons on Windows 7 vs Windows 8 are available in the official website of Microsoft.