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Microsoft Working on Windows 8 Web Delivery

Microsoft is working on its Windows 8 operating system in a bid to optimise it for downloads as the option of DVDs might not be a good one as web deliver of software is on the rise and preferred by many, it has been reported.

Christa St. Pierre, a member of Microsoft Setup and Deployment team, describes and explains some latest mechanisms employed by Microsoft to make Windows 8 go through a diet before sending it out. Pierre used the Building Windows 8 blog (opens in new tab) to explain the mechanisms.

The entire mechanism is not only highly technical but also has different levels and processes to go through. To make sure that the user receives flawless content the team is assuring best treatment to the Windows 8 download.

In fact, to make sure that the downloading survives the process across internet Microsoft will be using their tried and tested Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) as a default transport protocol for file sending. BITS is not only capable of verifying whether the downloaded data is in order every 10MB, it is also capable of pausing, restarting and resuming the download.

The download package can also be copied to USB flash drive or can be burned on to DVD prior to continuing with installation. In short, Microsoft is making sure that the users do not face any trouble while downloading Windows 8.

Ravi Mandalia

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