Reason to upgrade to windows 8. Windows 8 is totally tiles based interface which can be used with non touch-centric computers as well as with touch sensitive ones.
Here in this article we will present you top good reasons to upgrade to Windows 8.
Taking the Windows world to the next level, Microsoft has finally launched its Windows 8 on 26th October 2012. Windows 8 is totally tiles based interface which can be used with non touch-centric computers as well as with touch sensitive ones. This is being considered as the very basic difference between Windows 8 and its predecessor.s
Though Windows 8 has been criticized ever since Microsoft has raised the curtain and revealed how it is supposed to be like. Is it getting hard for you to decide whether to upgrade to Windows 8 or not? Here we will present top good reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 8. Before that, have a look at the basic system requirements below:
- Processor: 1GHz or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2.
- RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit).
- Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit).
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
- To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
1- More features, less price
Before upgrading to Windows 8, Microsoft recommends that you should run the Windows 8 upgrade assistant on your PC. It will automatically scan your PC to see if it is ready to use Windows 8 and also provides compatibility report and optional steps to download, buy and install Windows 8. The upgrade to Windows 8 is available at a very cheap price of $39.99 for a limited period of time, regardless of the operating system you currently own. If you have bought an eligible Windows 7 PC, your upgrade price is reduced to $14.99, while a full copy of Windows 8 during the promotion sets you back to $69.99.
2- User Interface
The desktop screen now has a sibling, Start screen. It is pretty same to the Desktop in functionality (adding shortcuts, favourite web pages, and apps on the screen to get quick access) but the difference lies in the interface. Start screen is totally tiles based and built to amaze. You can add or remove your favourites (app store, music, games, pictures, videos, documents, and more) to the start to get quick access to run the application. The Windows Charms (sidebars) add more beauty to the interface making it easy to go for users.
3- Picture Password
Picture password feature lets you add a picture as a password and draw three different gestures on it. The gestures can be any combination of straight lines, taps and circles. What gestures you draw and how you draw them, becomes part of the picture password. At the time of login, selected picture will be displayed, and user needs to draw the same gestures in the same sequence to get the access.
4- Touch-Centric Computing
Unlike the previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 is touch centric. The touch centric screen applies only to the touch centric monitors, and not the general ones. It is also available for the touch centric Windows smart phones and tabs (Windows RT). Windows 8 can also be used over simple PCs with keyboard and mouse. The whole tile interface of the start screen is touch sensitive and easy to use. Now everything in Windows is a single touch away.
5- Windows App Store
Just like an Apple or Google store, Windows 8 comes with a default Windows store which let user download different apps, games, music, read news and such endless features. This is a never before seen feature in the history of Windows and could be a really good reason to upgrade to Windows 8.
6- Eight seconds for Windows 8 to Start/Shut down
No doubt we have already seen with Windows 7 and Vista how long it takes to start or shutdown the computer. Windows 8 load is real fast and loads instantaneously. Gone are the days when you have to sit and wait for your PC to start/shutdown. Windows 8 saves a lot of time on that.
7- Windows Defender
The new Defender is really an improved version of Microsoft Security Essentials, the company’s standalone antivirus tool. It is always better to have a default Antivirus then to download one and worrying over its expiration and all. It provides real time protection that immediately informs the user if any malware tries to install itself or run on your PC. You need not worry about what antivirus to be installed, Windows 8 has one already.
8- Refresh and reset
These are the two new features that will help user in case the operating system is not running smoothly. Refresh helps to reinstall Windows without affecting the personal data of the users. If a certain error or issue occurs again and again, and you are not able to fix it manually, Refresh will do it for you.
On the other hand, reset restores the operating system to its factory settings.
9- Windows live syncing
Every user with a Windows 8 Operating System has a ‘Live ID’ which can be used for logging into the account. Windows 8 automatically Synch the personalisation settings of the users. The desktop will look the same every time the user login on a PC with their window Live account. Migrating to a new PC just made easy.
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