Microsoft has developed a version of Windows 8.1 which is offered in the form of an image file. This is intended for use on tablets with little storage, so they have plenty of space after installation of apps and other content.
The new installation method is called Windows Boot Image and need the space that Windows 8.1 takes considerably reduce the storage memory of the tablet, as made known Microsoft. Installing the image file ensures that the files are, so installation takes up less space. Put compression on memory For users, nothing changes: they continue to see a C drive with the usual files.
Manufacturers need to install the Windows Boot Image on a special partition. Subsequently called pointer files necessary to refer to files in the image file. In this way the conscious device knows how to boot Windows, Microsoft said. After placing the image file and the file pointer needs of 16GB of space on a device even 12GB on to the user. When Windows 8.1 is installed in a conventional manner of the 16GB only about 7gb.
According to the company there are tablets in the coming months with 16GB of storage that are equipped with the new installation method for Windows 8.1 Microsoft did not say which manufacturers of Windows Boot Image will use.