Windows 8 beta version of DaRT software released

When Windows 8 is released later this year, it will likely be installed in a number of businesses. Those organizations will have to keep track of those PCs, particularly their IT workers, to make sure their Windows 8 machines are running well. However, there will be occasions when a Windows 8 PC will fail.

Today, Microsoft announced on its Windows Business blog that it has released the first beta version of its Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 8 (DaRT) software. DaRT 8 has been designed specifically to work with Windows 8. The main focus of DaRT 8 is to help IT workers repair PCs running Windows 8 instead of taking the more drastic step of reimaging the PC.

The new beta version of DaRT 8 also allows workers to automate the image creation process via scripts. Native USB media deployments are now a part of DarT 8, as is the ability to make multiple images from one device and being able to choose between WIM and ISO output formats.

The Microsoft Springboard blog also discusses DaRT 8 today in the form of a Q&A with its product manager, Craig Ashley, as he goes over some more aspects of the new beta release.

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Dot Matrix said,
Anyone else think the final desktop on Windows 8 should look something similar to the image above?

It does, the thing that's changed is the start screen (was start menu) - desktop is what you see in the image above.

duddit2 said,

It does, the thing that's changed is the start screen (was start menu) - desktop is what you see in the image above.

I know that... I should have been more specific... Does anyone else think Explorer should look more like the image above?

Dot Matrix said,

I know that... I should have been more specific... Does anyone else think Explorer should look more like the image above?

I kind of hope the Explorer looks like the MS-DOS Executive.

that nomination servay whats that all about, now you need a registered company to get into this beta?

DarT is a great tool and this will come in handy for testing out the win8CP

Edited by xSuRgEx, Mar 28 2012, 8:05pm :

Season said,
Dart is also a programming language created by Google. Just sayin'.

It's also something thrown on a dartboard. It's also off topic crap. "Just sayin'"

Season said,
Dart is also a programming language created by Google. Just sayin'.

It's also a brand of styrofoam cups. Just sayin'

Season said,
Dart is also a programming language created by Google. Just sayin'.

It's also a name of a Oil & Gas corporation. Just sayin'