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Building Windows 8

An inside look from the Windows engineering team
  • Blog Post: Redesigning chkdsk and the new NTFS health model

    We’ve written about tons of improvements in the OS kernel, networking, and file system. While for most client PCs, the tried and true chkdsk utility is one we rarely use anymore except in very rare circumstances, we are using Window 8 as an opportunity to improve this utility. We wanted to focus...
  • Blog Post: Building the next generation file system for Windows: ReFS

    We wanted to continue our dialog about data storage by talking about the next generation file system being introduced in Windows 8. Today, NTFS is the most widely used, advanced, and feature rich file system in broad use. But when you’re reimagining Windows, as we are for Windows 8, we don’t...
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