Prof. Dr. L. N. Padhy
A Seminar Report on
Windows 8 has some learning curve associated with
it, but once you get hand on how it works (it will
take around a week or two), you will find that
Windows 8 is overall much simpler to use and is
much better looking compared to earlier Windows
Windows8 isalatest version of theseries Microsoft Windows
Operating System, produced by Microsoft.
Development of Windows8 started beforethereleaseof its
predecessor, Windows7, in 2009. Itsexistencewasfirst
announced at Consumer ElectronicsShow(C.E.S.) in Las
Theoperating system wasreleased to manufacturing on
August 1, 2012, and wasreleased for general availability on
October 26, 2012.
Windows8 introducesanew touch-friendly shell and user
interface, featuring anew Start screen with agrid of
dynamically updating tilesthat represent applications.
MS-DOS tO win 8
A quick rundown of the history of the Microsoft OS
About Windows 8About Windows 8
System requirementsarelower then other OS(Windows7).
Thenew OSisREALLY FAST and FLUID.
Although it istouch oriented, it worksequally well with a
Internet Explorer 10 isintroduced with Windows8.
It requiresaminimum of 1366 x 768 resolution for thebest
It could go from acold boot to theStart screen in under 6
Windows 7 vs Windows 8
Windows 7 was released
to manufacturing on
Start up: 40-60 secs.
Shutdown: 20-30 secs.
Driver Support: mostly
Windows 8 released to
Start up: 5-15secs only
Shutdown: 6-8 secs(till
the power light gets
Driver Support:It may
take up ur computer
rarely needed). U get
Windows 7 installation
Windows 7 does not
contain any security
Memory consumption is
Windows 8 installation
Windows 8 contains
Windows Defender with
Memory consumption is
Windows 8 Highlighted
ARM(Advance RISC(Reduced Instruction Set Machine
Computer) Machine) Processor Support
Everyonewantsto beon thetablet nowadays. To fully support
mobiledevices, it’simportant for an OSto fully support ARM-based
CPUs. If Microsoft can keep thehardwarerequirementsunder
control, it may eventually competewith smartphoneplatformssuch
Thedesign elements, such aslogin screen, browser,
task manager, fileexplorer and othersarefully optimized for touch
interface. It wasalso revealed that thelogin screen can beunlocked
using pattern (finger gestures), in thesameway asanAndroid phone
Theribbonsmenu you seein theMicrosoft Office2007 and 2010 is
implemented morewidely in Windows8. Luckily, if you dislikethe
interfaceenhancement, you can revert thesemenusto theWindows
Improved Task Manager:
Task Manager hasalso been redesigned, including anew processestab
with theoption to display fewer or moredetailsof running
applicationsand background processes, aheat map using different
colorsindicating thelevel of resourceusage, network and disk
With a16GB USB drives, you can carry portableimageof your
primary Windows8 computer and plug it in to other Windows8 PC.
In essence, theUSB devicecontainsthecloneof your original
Windows 8 support mounting of ISO’s and VHDimages :
Windows8 doesaway with theburning, and can launch ISOs(and
VHD files) natively.
Double-click on adownloaded or ripped ISO to view itscontents;
right-click and choose'Mount' to run it.
Windows 8 offers native support for3d monitors :
Windows8 support 3d monitorsnatively.
If peoplecan play 3-D gamesfrom their PC’swith nativesupport as
well ashaveacameradetect their movements, itsliterally almost like
being in thearcade.
Add aset of Dolby Digital 5.1 speakersand what you haveisafully
The Versions of Windows 8 :
Different versions of Windows 8 are:-
Windows 8 Pro
Advantages of windows 8 over
• It hastheability to createaPortableWorkspace, an installation of
Windows8 on aUSB storagedevice.
• It includesaribbon interfacefor WindowsExplorer, aPDF reader
called Modern Reader, an updated task manager called Modern Task
Manager and nativeISO mounting. Theability to pausefile
transfers, and improvementsin theability to manageconflictswhen
• Windows8 havebuilt in Internet Explorer 10 which hasmore
advancefeatures, and it providesfaster browsing and better
• Windows8 haveISO verifier, which verifiestheISO imageand says
whether it isavalid imageor not.
• It isoptimized for touch screen devices.
• Decreasein theboot time, theboot timeisdecreased to 10-15 secs.
Windows Store and Apps
The Windows Store is a digital distribution platform in
Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows RToperating system.
Market Performance :
Microsoft saysthat 4 million usersupgraded to Windows8 over the
weekend after itsrelease.
On November 27, 2012, Microsoft announced that it hassold 40
million licensesof Windows8 in thefirst month, surpassing the
Thiscapped thefirst year of declining PC salesto theAsiaPacific
region, asusersswitched toAppleandAndroid productsinstead of
Asof February 2013, Windows8 has2.6% market penetration asin