Windows 8

Windows Secrets’ coverage of Microsoft Windows 8.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview hits a PC near you

The first truly public preview of Windows 8 went online February 29 and almost immediately dozens of e-mails from the Windows Secrets contributors showed up in my inbox. Most of the ensuing discussion was not about the merits of Windows 8 and it Metro interface, but how to get it safely installed on our various PCs.

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Windows 8 — streamlining the update process

It appears that Microsoft has heard our complaints about a tedious part of the Windows updating process. Changes in Windows 8 should make the never-ending task of installing patches a bit easier, by reducing mandatory system restarts.

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