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4 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 8 - by Denver IT Support Specialists


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4 reasons for desktop and laptop users to upgrade to Windows 8, by your Denver IT Support Specialists, North Star Inc. Providing Denver small businesses with reliable Network IT Services and Technology Consulting since 1992.


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4 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 8 - by Denver IT Support Specialists

  1. 1. Reasons for Desktop and Laptop Users to Upgrade to Windows 8
  2. 2. Presented by NORTH STAR, INC. DENVER IT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS Helping your Organization to be More ProductiveNORTH STAR, INC.
  3. 3. Why Get Windows 8?
  4. 4. Windows 8 is here, and with it comesthe most profound interface overhaul since the launch of Windows 95.
  5. 5. Among the most significant changes is the completely new Start Screen built to replace the Start Menu which is now gone for good.
  6. 6. Such changes, and a strong bias towardstouch-screen tablets PCs and other mobile devices, have made Windows 8 one of Microsoft’s more controversial operating systems.
  7. 7. Don’t feel bad about losing your traditional start menu.
  8. 8. There are still more than enough reasons to upgrade to Windows 8 even if you continue to use a traditional desktop PC or laptop computer.
  9. 9. The 4 Best Reasons toUpgrade to Windows 8
  10. 10. Windows 8is Faster
  11. 11. Although Windows 8 has slightly higher systemrequirements over those of its predecessor, it is slightly faster all-round than Windows 7.
  12. 12. To accomplish this speed increase, the resource- intensive Aero theme of Windows Vista and Windows 7 has been tweaked and modified considerably.
  13. 13. While most users might not notice the general performanceimprovements, many will like the shorter startup and shutdown times of Windows 8.
  14. 14. Some users havereported startup times as being halved after installing the new operating system.
  15. 15. EnhancedCompatibility
  16. 16. At its core,Windows 8 is verysimilar to Windows 7, having beenconstructed on anidentical platform.
  17. 17. Because of this,you should rarely encounter any compatibilityproblems, if at all.
  18. 18. Virtually all programs andhardware released prior to Windows 8 will work with the new operating system, including the vast majority of device drivers.
  19. 19. However, should a compatibility problem arise when you upgrade, the Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor utility should expose it beforehand.
  20. 20. Besides running all of your old desktop applications, the Windows Store offersaccess to tens-of-thousands of new apps designed specifically for Windows 8.
  21. 21. Some of these apps are available for a small fee, though there are numerous free apps as well.
  22. 22. ImprovedCloudComputing
  23. 23. Access to the Cloud has been greatly enhanced with Windows 8, allowing aseamless transition to multiple devices, using a new Microsoft Account.
  24. 24. You can associate this account with any email service such as Gmail orYahoo Mail – it doesn’t have to be a Hotmail or MSN account.
  25. 25. This feature also allows you tosynchronize your settings with anyother computers on which you have a user account.
  26. 26. It also includes the integrated SkyDrive appwhich allows you to store some of your files online free of charge.
  27. 27. In a time when file synchronization and cloud computing is becoming ever more widespread, these new features will be embraced by many.
  28. 28. New andImprovedFeatures
  29. 29. Windows 8 is not just about tablet computers and touch-screens.
  30. 30. Windows 8 offers improvements to some of the keyfeatures that manydesktop and laptop users have long enjoyed withprevious Microsoftoperating systems.
  31. 31. The new Task Manager is much more powerful, with far more detail aboutrunning programs, processes, andsystem resources.
  32. 32. The new ribbon interface ofWindows Explorer provides a moremodern and user- friendly experience.
  33. 33. New desktop themes can span multiplemonitors, with color themes of borders and the taskbar set to change automatically, depending on the desktop background.
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