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What is the difference between windows 7 and windows 8
Posted On 11/01/2013 11:09 PM   Posted By: Administrator
Operating System - Windows 8      Article ID: 00144
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Difference between windows 7 and windows 8
Windows 7 features

Windows 7 includes a number of new features when compared to Vista. Some of them are touch and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors, improved boot performance, kernel improvements.

Windows 7 adds support for system using multiple heterogeneous graphics cards from different vendors, a new version of Windows Media Center, a Gadget for Windows Media Center, improved media features, the XPS Essentials pack and Windows Power Shell included.

The taskbar has seen the biggest visual change, where the quick launch toolbar has been replaced with the ability to pin applications to the task bar. Buttons for pinned applications are integrated with the task buttons. These buttons also enable the Jump Lists feature to allow easy access to common tasks. Not only these, there are several other major changes have done to the Windows 7 operating system.


Windows 8 Features

1)Windows 8 includes a new "Hybrid Boot" option that uses "advanced hibernation functionality" on shutdown to allow faster startup times. Another new feature is, the ability to create a Portable Workspace, an installation of Windows 8 on a USB storage device.

2)Based on the Milestone 1 (build 7850, with a build date of September 22, 2010) which was leaked in the internet to P2P/torrent sharing networks, on Milestone 1 includes a ribbon interface for Windows Explorer, a PDF reader called Modern Reader, an updated task manager called Modern Task Manager and native ISO mounting


4)Windows 8 will have built in Internet Explorer 10 which has more advance features, and it take advantage of hardware-acceleration for faster browsing and better performance

5)Another Best thing with Windows 8 is, it is optimized for touch screen devices, but will equally support keyword/mouse based desktops,net books , notebooks etc., According to Microsoft, you choose the device, Windows 8 is going to run on it.


6)Windows 8 is going to use a new File system called "Protogon". Since the NTFS file system was introduced with Windows NT, Windows 8 may perhaps be the OS that Microsoft will use to debut a next generation file system called Protogon. In the new file system we are going to get a detailed information about any device which is connected to the system.
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7)Windows 8 will be having a updated windows 8 installer, which can cleanup the disk. It will be helpful while installing the OS to clean the disk. With this feature, we can check whether there is any data on the Hard drive where the os is going to install.

8)Windows 8 will have ISO verifier, which will verify the ISO image and says whether it is a legitimate image or not.

9)Windows 8 will follow you across devices(roaming user profiles).

10)Windows 8 use's better touch screens with accelerometers and location-awareness.(in touch screen devices)

11)Windows 8 has support for the Windows App store.(you can download your apps)

Compare Windows 7 with Windows 8


Now we try to compare Windows 7 operating system with Windows 8 operating system.

Surely, we can say in case of Boot time, there will be significant changes in the upcoming Windows 8 operating system compared to Windows 7. Better GUI will be there in Windows 8. New features like ISO image verifier, which verifies iso image is genuine or not. Login page of Windows 7 OS looks better, few changes may happen for login page of Windows 8. Facial recognition will be added to the login page, so that no need to type your password again and again when your computer is locked,just sit in front of your webcam, your computer will be unlocked.


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