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Windows 8 CP

  1. 1. Microsoft Consumer Preview
  2. 2. Contents Introduction Windows 8 What’s New Major Features Sys Requirements Final Note
  3. 3. Introduction Operating Systems from Microsoft Corporation. First was Microsoft Windows 1.01 in 1985. Windows 8 is Latest OS, to be launched in Q4 of 2012. Windows 8 “Developers Preview” Launched in Sep. 2011 . Windows 8“Consumer Preview” Launched on 29th Feb. 2012.
  4. 4. Windows 8: Overview A “New Generation” of Windows OSs. Developed for Laptops, Tablets and PCs. Built on foundation of Windows 7. Primarily focused on Touch Interface. Over 100,000 code changes claimed . New Navigation Features, Metro Apps and "Charms“.
  5. 5. What’s New Metro interface and “Charms”. Windows Store with an “App Preview” of new apps. Internet Explorer 10: the web by touch. Connecting to the cloud across Windows PCs &Phones. Windows To Go. Support for USB 3.0
  6. 6. Major Features New Lock Screen. Faster boot time. Reset and Refresh feature. New File Copy Confirmation dialog box. New Ribbon interface. Native support for mounting VHD and ISO disc images.
  7. 7. Lock Screen New Lock Screen for touch Interface appears just before Login.
  8. 8. Charms Charms are touch icons “Search, Share, Start, Devices & Settings.”
  9. 9. Old Windows Desktop “Desktop App” navigates to old Desktop, no “Start” button.
  10. 10. Internet Explorer : Web by Touch Designed to dedicate entire screen & H/W accelareted.
  11. 11. Windows Explorer Ribbon Allow users to optimize Explorer for file management tasks. Bring back the most relevant and requested features from the Windows XP era.
  12. 12. New File Copy Confirmation Dialog Box Designed to make Copy task easier. Show individual progress bars for multiple copy operations. Allow to pause a copy operation for other operation.
  13. 13. Metro based mail App The Metro-based Mail app makes it very easy to add and read mail from multiple mail accounts.
  14. 14. System Requirements for PCs. 1 GHz or faster processor . RAM :1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit). Hard Disk Space : 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit). DirectX 9 graphics device with Latest driver. A minimum of 1024x768 screen resolution.
  15. 15. Final Note It’s only Prerelease version, finished product yet to come. No Activation. Who Should try ? Those who enjoy experimenting with new technology and comfortable with Troubleshooting. Availability of Consumer Preview
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