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Windows 8 Review: Features and UI That Make You To Love It

Microsoft had launched its new operating system Windows 8 with completely new User interference. Microsoft had built Windows 8 completely for the touch-friendly user interference which is a risk move as the previous operating systems were not built for touch interference. To overcome this risky change in Windows 8, Microsoft had included the non-touch user interference which can be accessed through traditional enchantments such as keyboard and mouse. You can use the any of the user interference which suits best for you.

Windows 8 Pro

Even though Windows 8 increased its features it can work on the minimum hardware requirements which are required by Windows 7. So its good news to the people using Windows 7 want to run windows 8 on the same computer.

Minimum hardware requirements:

Disk Space: 20 GB (recommended for both 64bit and 32 bit).

RAM: 2GB for 64 bit and 1GB for 32 bit.

Processor: 1 GHz processor (recommended for both 64bit and 32 bit)

Features that make you to love Windows 8

Here are some best features listed below of Windows 8

Super fast Booting:-

When compared to all the previous Windows Operating Systems the Boot up speed was increased, in such a way that windows 8 can boot up in less than 8 seconds! In normal conditions, and Microsoft also improved the Booting time compared to Windows xp and Windows 7

Start Menu Screen:-

Windows 8 Start Menu Screen

As soon as you logon to Windows 8 you will be greeted with new Start up Screen which is familiar to the Windows Phone users. You can’t find the “Start Menu” button which was found on Windows 7 and Windows xp Operating Systems. This Start Screen will give you real-time updates and notifications of the running apps on your computer. For example you will get a notification from your calendar app on your start screen if there are any events on that day. And one more example is you will get a notification of unread e-mails if you link your Microsoft Account with the app.

Windows App Store:

Windows App Store

Microsoft had launched the Windows App Store for Windows 8 just like the “Google Play Store” for Android and iStore for iPhones. From this Windows store you can download all the software’s used for daily computing. This store contains the free apps and paid apps. The best thing is that you can try the apps before buying. This store is mainly categorized into touch based apps and non-touch based apps so it will be so easy to figure out the best app. And you can get the games from Xbox by signing in with your Microsoft’s Account.

The Lock Screen:

Microsoft had included the lock screen which was found on tablets and the touch mobiles. If you are using desktop then you simply use the spacebar to unlock the screen. Where as in touch enabled devices you need to swipe the screen to unlock the windows and you can use the picture gestured password” feature which was found on the smartphones to unlock the devices.

The Desktop:

Windows 8 the desktop

You can’t enjoy the Windows Aero theme on Windows 8 which was found on Windows 7. And we can’t see the “Start” button on desktop you need to use Windows key to open the Start menu Screen.

Windows to Go:

This feature will allow you to use your windows 8 computer along with the all the settings and apps too! on the other computer running the windows8 by making a copy of all the settings to the usb drive. So instead of carrying your computer you can just plug-in the usb drive into computer running windows8 and carry on your work. This feature will help to retrieve your windows with all the settings and apps if your computer is affected by any virus attack or corrupted.

Task Scheduler:

Task Scheduler

This feature has a great use it can schedule all your activities and make them run on your computer with one simple click. To use this feature to schedule your work then follow these simple steps open the start menu ( hit windows key) and just type “Task Scheduler” on start menu as soon as you start typing the word you can see the search box listing all the apps related to “Task scheduler”. After opening the Task Scheduler you can see the list of schedule tasks. If you want to schedulea new task then hit on “Create New Task” and chooseyour task.

New File Transfer feature:

New File Transfer feature

We are very familiar of pausing downloads on internet.  But not with the option of pausing the copying content on windows, this feature had been included in Windows 8 and this feature provides much more graphical information about the speed of the data transfer.

Cloud Access from Windows:

Microsoft lets you store your data on Skydrive storage by using Microsoft accounts. Microsoft is providing 25GB of free space to store you data. You can even store the application data which will be helpful to recover the application data while reinstalling the software when crashed or for any other reasons

Supporting 3.0 USB

Windows 8 is the second operating system to recognize the 3.0 USB adapters without installing any additional drivers. So you can easily work with high-end USB’s

Let me your valuable feedback on Windows 8 through comments

About Saikrishna Tipparapu

Saikrishna is a student of Computer Science & Engineering and he is also a part time blogger who also blog at TSKSOFT. Started blogging in 2010 for fun and later its became a profession, helping co-bloggers and sharing the knowledge to everyone from what he learned.

Comments

  1. good article putting windows 8 right in front of my eyes through words and pictures.
    keep posting sai krishna. thanks for this lovely post i was waiting for.

  2. Windows 8 is better than windows 7 because of is user interface, speed and accuracy.

  3. The features were mind blowing and I love the metro user interface. But I wonder why uTorrent is not working on Windows 8 on my PC

  4. Windows 8 looks good but takes lot of RAM to run. 64Bit takes 2GB of RAM and 32Bit takes 1GB of ram. If i had laptop that has 2GB of ram, windows 8 will make it very slow.

  5. If you torrent is not working then try froist wire downloader, works better than utorrent. I have tried it in my windows 8 works fantastic.

  6. What a review! I am already installed windows 8. Everything is working fine. But I find out some lag. When I am copying something usually it takes much time then windows 7.

  7. Hi Saikrishna,
    The Windows 8 looks really good. However, upgrading to it from Windows 7 is not exactly an option, particularly since Windows 8 is especially made for touchscreen interfaces. It’s not actually the same as upgrading from XP to Win7. If I upgrade my laptop or desktop with a touchscreen interface, only then will I consider upgrading to it. Nevertheless, the metro interface simply makes me want to upgrade both my laptop and OS as soon as possible.

  8. Interesting content is provided here. In Addtion to this, I was looking for some Getting Started Guides, Windows 8 Cheat Sheet: Touch and Mouse Gestures, Windows 8 Cheat Sheet: Keyboard Shortcuts, A guide to help you make an informed decision and determine the best way to use Windows 8 personally or professionally, and Windows 8 Consumer Preview First Look and I have compiled it into one article. It may be useful.

    Download Six Ebooks on Windows 8 -> http://clean-clouds.com/2013/01/22/download-six-free-ebooks-on-windows-8/

  9. There are quite a few advanced features in it. But I’m not a big fan of the new start screen. I’m someone who works with computers everyday so can figure out how to make it work. But it isn’t the same for users who are not that tech savvy. There are quite a few who downgraded to Windows 7 because of this alone.

  10. still i would consider windows pro instead of windows 8 find out why

  11. task scheduler looks good to me. I now feel excited to migrate to 8.
    thanks!

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