Win7china shared some new information about what Microsoft will be including in the next major Windows release dubbed Windows 8 due out in 2012.
The site states that Windows 8 will have a factory restore feature that will return the computer to its factory state in under 2 minutes and that the installation time of Windows 8 M3 took 8 minutes to install. This install time is approximately 2.5 times faster than Windows 7.
The factory restore feature willn't require a disk to be inserted to accomplish this task and the required hard disk space to do this is said to be minimal.
Win7china also confirmed several other items that would be incorporated into Windows 8 including an app store and the ability to log in using Windows Live ID.
The picture below was also leaked that shows the Windows Live ID login in the task bar that confirms the Windows Live ID login.
Another bit of the information hit the web, about Windows 8 M3 being installed in 8 minutes.
The source said that the machine used to test M3 had 24GB of RAM and an 8 core processor, hardly commonplace at this time. But the source did state that it wasn't an SSD that was in the machine but instead a traditional 2 TB hard drive. Finally, it was most likely installed from local storage and not from a DVD. While an 8 minute install time is something to lust after, it is highly unlikely that end users will experience an install that is anything close to that speed.