Windows 8® Tips & Tricks
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Windows 8 is the next generation of the Microsoft Windows operating
system due for release towards the end of 2012. Like all new releases of
Windows, the Windows 8 operating system has undergone some major
redesigns with the most major being the introduction of the Metro User
The Metro User Interface is more in keeping with touch sensitive
hardware such as tablet and touch screen. How successful this ends up
being, only time will tell. The Metro UI is fine if you are using a
tablet or touch sensitive screen but it has some drawbacks if you happen
to be using a computer mouse.
While the Metro UI is one of the major innovations of Windows 8 there
are numerous other new additions. These include:
- Faster Boot Times - Microsoft have incorporated
a partial hibernation mode into Windows 8 which effectively reduces
the time it takes Windows to boot from cold.
- Less Memory usage - Microsoft say that Windows
8 will use both less RAM and running processes.
- Overhaul of Windows Explorer - Windows Explorer
has had an overall and now sports a Ribbon UI. It also has better
file copying and it is now possible to mount ISO file directly from
within Windows Explorer.
- In-Place PC Refresh - A simple way of reloading
Windows keeping all your files intact.
- ARM Processor support - Look forward to more
battery efficient and lower power consumption tablets
- Inclusion of Hyper V as standard -
Windows 7 has XP Mode, Windows 8 has Hyper V an up to date virtual
- Taskbar now capable of spanning multiple monitors
- This is something users have been asking for, for a very long
- Wallpaper now capable of spanning multiple monitors
- Once again something that has regularly been requested by users.
- Universal Spell check - This is a really
welcome addition, but it is only available for Metro applications.
- Windows Live Integration - Now you can sync all
your Windows Live applications across all of your PCs via Windows
- Windows Store - All your Windows Apps can be
purchased from one convenient store.
- Re-Designed Task Manager - The Task Manager has
been completely re-vamped. Everything is much clearer now making it
easier to disable startup applications, check resource usage, start
Windows Explorer etc.
Table Of Contents
- Windows 8 Preview
- Enabling Hyper
V in Windows 8
Shortcuts for Windows 8
- Mount an ISO file
in Windows 8
- Install Windows 8
Print PDF Document From Microsoft Reader
- Delete App
- Create App
Shortcut on The Desktop
- Disable Windows 8
Installing Windows Media Center In Windows 8
- Turn Live Tile Off
- Windows 8