Earlier today the first images of Windows 8 hit the web and with them came a bit of information that seemed suspicious about Windows 8 M3 being installed in 8 minutes. But after looking deeper into the source of the information, the source disclosed a bit of details about the machine that was used to test Windows 8 M3.
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 was not 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.
Even though the machine is far superior to that of the average consumer, there is still hope that Windows 8 will install faster than its predecessor. But, if you are expecting to drop the DVD in, wait 8 minutes, and be up and running in Windows 8, you will be sadly disappointed.