Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of the new operating system from Microsoft, and whether the Update now for your business
In 2012, Microsoft Windows 8. In some ways, the idea behind the new platform was to bridge the gap between the Windows / laptops-PCs and the new Touchscreen devices such as Tablets and mobile phones.
Unfortunately, Windows 8 wasn’t the success Microsoft hoped for, many users complain about a great deviation from the usual scheme. This led to confusion and disappointment that conditionally can be called unfinished platform.
Moving to the year, Microsoft released the Version of Windows 8.1. With the majority of existing users of Microsoft, the first update decided, to Windows 8, it is the right time for you to consider 8.1? In addition, existing users of Windows 8? You should also update?
Almost all PCs and laptops are now sold with the operating system Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. So, when investing in new plants in the future, there is no escape, and you will be forced to the latest platform on their preferred Option.
In addition, Microsoft announced that will stop support of Windows 7. In January 2015, and therefore, it is inevitable that you must accept, is the last sentence, even if it is rather late than early. Now, however, we recommend that current users of Windows 7 or an earlier conversation with us, – but in General, we recommend the existing System.
The Upgrade to Windows 8 to Windows 8.1?
When Windows 8 is released in 2012, many devices with a touch screen, it was for were simply not available. Those that were available were too expensive in relation to the price of the competition.
Moving to the year and now is better suited for Laptops with Touchscreen, Tablets and devices with significantly lower prices. The Relative failure of Windows 8 doesn’t mean that the developers are planning on creating applications for these devices, although for now the feeling Microsoft will get this right and the applications run faster. So to speak, the competition with Android and Apple so there is a feeling of too little, too late. But, one advantage for Microsoft is the Integration with the Windows platform is not to offer that the competition in the location. So, for users looking for a device that offers more, the combination of Business and leisure facilities, it is a competitive advantage of the company Microsoft.
For users of Windows 8, the solution is to Update to Windows 8.1 is relatively should be easy, given the many advantages that are listed below. The Update is free of charge, that is a nice message and in the Windows Store will be available.
What are the advantages of Microsoft in Windows 8.1?
Windows 8.1 introduced the functionality of binding to the start screen, allows you to change the size of the screens of different applications, independently of each other, so that the user can run multiple applications on a single screen. Live tile also the size with 3 different sizes, small, normal and large. The Desktop background can be agreed upon are on the Desktop for a uniform look.
In Windows 8, users can have two applications were restricted at the same time on the screen. This was doubled to four and each of them itself can be calculated, depending on which application you are working with.
2. Automatic Update Of The Applications
All the installed Apps from the Windows Store automatically update in the background while you use your Computer and not ask you to update each application individually. It is a good time saver and Admin functions, you will never have to worry.
3. It consumes less memory space
Windows 8.1 offers several new features and capabilities, but Microsoft claims that he can find between 8-15% less space on your hard drive.
4. Intelligent Search
The search in Windows 8 was not bad, but the new search feature in Windows 8.1, the so-called intelligent search in a different League. It is incredibly versatile search all the aspects of the device, including applications, to more accurate results. When searching on a topic such as a certain famous Person, Windows 8.1 will produce what Microsoft called the “search hero” which displays relevant information like date of birth, of death, photos, discography, etc.
It is a new search engine Update will be worth it.
5. Large External Display Support
Windows 8.1 allows you to have more options, especially at the Start of the external Displays, it also supports scale, that it is important, it allows you to have different Zoom settings for Text and icon on the LCD Monitor, is particularly on screens with high resolution.
6. Screen Live From The Castle
Windows 8.1 brings the option to allow, calendar, email notifications etc all from the lock screen, before you log in. You can also lock the screen to the slideshow from your own photos
Windows 8.1 allows users to boot directly to the Desktop instead of the start screen. One of the biggest complaints about Windows 8 is the removal of the Start Button. This is the long-awaited return to a familiar friend, although in the “Start” menu in Windows 8.1 is different than previous versions, it is a stripped-down Version of the old start menu.
In Windows 8.1, the start screen is clear tiles revised to make it easier, with a wide grain size distribution, in order to accommodate more items on the Desktop. And of course there is the Option, the deal allows the start screen and go directly to the Desktop.
In summary, there are new Features in each corner of this platform, which is better than the one in Windows 8. Window have Online Tutorial that is missing, unfortunately, and could prevent some disappointments. As long as we do not say Windows 8.1, now the finished product, he is clearly on the head is better than its predecessor.
With any new System there are always defects, the the manufacturer doesn’t want to tell you…
1. To Uninstall No Way
There is no way to UN-Installation of Windows 8.1 or return to a restore point before updating the system. This means that after a click, just no way. You have to work with what you have, whether you want it or not. In General, this should not be a Problem for users of Windows 8 and not so important, if you are considering an Upgrade from Windows 7 or earlier because, if you have Windows 7 the recovery partition or media, so that you are calm again.
Microsoft Windows Stand 8.1 frequently asked questions:
“After Installation of Windows 8.1, you don’t have the recovery partition on your Computer to get back to the previous Version of Windows.”
2. Then Reinstall The Software
Very often in Windows 8.1 requires users to install the Software, which works well, until the Update. Like every other Update, we recommend that you take a full System Backup and make sure that you have installation media, user id, license key and passwords for all your other programs.
As a precaution, you should check whether other Software is updated to be compatible with Windows 8.1. Some programs may not be compatible and therefore will not work. It is so important to check it before the start of the update of this magnitude.
3.The Questions Of The Driver
Many users have reported that they no longer need to re-work you install the drivers for many devices, so external devices, peripheral devices, external monitors, etc. can completely after this Update. For all the Updates, it is always one or two potential problems with the drivers, so this is not something new.
4. Start menu
Operating system Windows 8.1 on the Start button, however, this is the “Start” menu, users have become accustomed to in the last 13. The menu has a reduced functionality, with its primary function to the user on the home page.
5. Problem Mouse
Some Computer mouse is not working properly, to act or sporadically under Windows 8.1, especially for gamers, although Microsoft are currently working on a solution. Windows 8 or 8.1-not the best for working with keyboard and mouse – it is perfect for touch screen devices.
6. Not Direct Download
In contrast to other previous Service Packs for Windows 7 and XP, you can manually download and install the Service Pack, the Installation should be performed by a Microsoft-App-Store.
If you are considering an Upgrade of your system, you should in the ideal case, you should speak with your IT Support company and allow you to check your systems first, and point to possible problems that you may have. Some are known, but there is always a Chance, a Ghost in the closet, thanks to a wide range of Software is available, and is used to support Business objectives with a century old chestnut of current compatibility.
In addition, before each Update, System a full backup is recommended to protect you from possible insolvency.
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