As part of the Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft today detailed the improved Windows 8 installation experience. Most of the time people won’t install Windows 8 by themselves as OEM’s does their job. But if you are upgrading your Windows 7 PC to Windows 8, then this improved experience will help you.
As Steven writes,
Installing Windows is a complex operation that provides an incredibly unique capability—the ability to run a new version of Windows on a vast array of hardware configurations and combinations that were designed with no knowledge of a future Windows, even a version with substantial re-architecture of the Kernel. While most people do not experience the full code path of setup/upgrade (because they buy new PCs and choose to get a new version of Windows that way), even orchestrating the new PC “out of box experience” (OOBE) is a complex technical challenge. Our aim in improving setup is to reduce the time from start to finish so that customers can get to Windows and use the full power of Windows to further customize and ultimately enjoy their new Windows experience.
With Windows 8 setup Microsoft have greatly improved both speed and ease of use, while still retaining all of the advanced setup functionality that many customers will demand.
Read more on it here.