As today is the general availability date on Windows 8 it’s more than convenient that my dearest project Wioski 2.0 is also available to help everyone with their brand new W8 slates and other form factor computers.
Wioski is a free SteadyState replacement that resets a Windows 7 or 8 machine to its original state as fast it normally takes the computer to reboot.
First question I got today morning was: Do Windows 8 Reset or Refresh functions compete with Wioski or even make it obsolete? Well it depends probably on who you ask but I’d say the don’t stand a chance! You can check the result on Wioski’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AdminizerAndWioski?feature=watch but to sum it up here are the results:
- Windows 8 Reset = 22 minutes
- Windows 8 Refresh = 15 minutes
- Wioski reset = 28 seconds!
How often do we hear that Windows works for some time and then needs to be reinstalled – What if your Windows would reinstall every time it reboots – think about it! It doesn’t take longer than a normal reboot with Wioski
I would personally like to thank Ronald Beekelaar for giving me a small but stepping on the Moon –type tip for Wioski. Ronald is an MVP in virtualization and I encourage everyone to follow him on Twitter!
“Ronald Beekelaar / Virsoft Solutions / www.virsoft.net / TwitterID @virsoft”
As many of you know what Wioski is here’s a short list of what’s new in 2.0:
- Faster reset
- Support for Windows 8
- One installation media for Windows 7 and 8, for USB and DVD/ISO, and for both x86 and x64
- Ability to enable or disable the automatic reverting on every boot making it ideal for use in classrooms
- A lot of small fixes
Check out videos and download the free tool at http://www.wioski.com/