Microsoft is scheduled to release its upcoming operating system Windows 8 at the end of October but many people are still undecided on whether they are going to upgrade from current operating system Windows 7 to the new one with many reasons supporting their argument. However, Windows 8 offers more than just multi-touch capabilities and a new interface. In this blog post, we will give seven reasons as to why you should consider upgrading to Windows 8.
1. The Windows operating systems have been known for its long time to boot up but with the new OS it will load much quicker even when in dual booting mode.
2. Windows 8 comes with a Refresh/Reset feature that enables to restore the operating system to its factory settings, which is quite handy in case your computer has become infected with viruses/malware. The refresh feature will only remove the programs you have installed as it will retain your user profiles, data and applications. The reset feature is complete wipe of the operating system removing all your personal data, apps and the settings on your PC will be set to default.
3. The File History brings together the Previous Versions and Windows Backup as this will protect your data against corruption or unwanted changes. It will monitor locations such as Libraries and the Desktop detecting any changes to your data and will make a backup of it.
4. Windows Defender is a antivirus protection tool, which has all the basic security features to keep your computer free of malware/viruses.
5. Account synchronization will see your Microsoft account tied to the operating system, so all the apps and preferences can be saved to the cloud drive, enabling them to work across other Microsoft devices such as the Windows Phone 7.
6. The file management in Windows 8 has been improved as when you are transferring a file, a graph will show you the speed of the transfer and also update the time it will take to complete the transfer. Copying more than one file will see them stacked up in the same window.
7. Windows 8 enables you to create multiple connected disks into a group of storage devices which is shown as a single location with its own drive letter. When you run out of space, you can add another drive into the group.
Published on Wednesday 29 August 2012 @ 09:34:15 by ANDYW
, Windows 8