Windows 8 to offer portable version of itself

Apart from the famous Metro interface and some other new goodies Windows 8 will come with a rather interesting feature, known as “Windows to Go”, Microsoft has said.

The new OS function will allow the user to create a working copy of the Windows 8 OS and the installed PC programs onto a portable flash drive. Thus in case you travel often and cannot use your own Win8 PC you can use the flash drive to re-create Windows 8 and the programs you use on a PC that runs Windows 7 or an older Windows version. This is how users will be spared from remembering the settings and user interfaces of older Windows versions. And when done the portable Windows 8 version does not leave any traces of itself on the host PC.

Windows 8 Logo

There are some limitations though – you need a flash drive with a capacity of at least 32 GB. Second thing – while creating the portable Windows 8 version Windows to Go requires access to the Internet to check the Win8 product key. Third – and this is done for security purposes – in case you unplug the flash drive carrying the portable Windows 8 while working you have 30 seconds to plug it back in or the thing you are doing will be terminated. Finally Microsoft says a PC running Windows 8 can take advantage of Windows to Go a limited number of times so that the function cannot be used for evil purposes.

Sounds interesting, don’t you think?


Source: Hicomm.bg

Related posts

ASUS may work on another dual GPU video card

The famous Taiwanese hardware maker ASUS has had special series of graphics cards called MARS and ARES for quite some time but the company has not added new products to these lines for quite some time. The latest information on the company suggests something else though – ASUS may soon...

Sony Xperia SL pictures hit the Internet

The Sony Xperia SL smartphone hasn’t been a secret lately but the first leaked pictures of the device weren’t exactly informative. Now there’s a new set of pictures of the Sony Xperia SL on the Internet courtesy of GSM Arena. The upcoming smartphone will offer a number of nice...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom specs now available online

The specs of the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom cameraphone have been leaked somehow on the Internet. The device, codenamed SM-C1010 is expected in June or in July with users having a choice between black and white versions. Here’s what to expect from Samsung – the Galaxy S4 Zoom...

Leave a comment