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What's your favorite feature of Windows 8?

  1. #11

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    File History, makes backing up files that much easier than 7.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    I'm tempted to say the Shut-Down button......

    But I won't.

    Actually, I'd have to say the new Task Manager, the new file-copier, the explorer
    ribbon (I wouldn't if you couldn't minimise it) and native ISO mounting.
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  3. #13

    I like the Metro start screen.
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  4. #14

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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    That's OK, X-Factor, we won't hold it against you.....

    And welcome to the forum.
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  5. #15

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    That's OK, X-Factor, we won't hold it against you.....

    And welcome to the forum.
    Thanks Kat. You got a genuine laugh out of me with that one!
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  6. #16

    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    I like windows updates giving you 2 days to restart your computer, before it does:
    Click image for larger version

    Improved Dism.exe that has all the capabilities of Imagex.exe, without the long download.

    Automounting of VHD images

    Explorer search ribbon, bringing back advanced GUI search options missing since XP

    No more SVCHOST NETWORK CPU logjams!
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  7. #17

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Got a couple of features of Windows 8 that I like

    1). Ability to mount an ISO file without 3rd party utilities
    2). File history feature that you can output to an external drive including flash drive)
    3). App history feature of task manager...see what has historically taken resources
    4). Drive pooling feature. Ensure that important files are stored on 2 different physical drives on your machine.
    Hi there
    have to agree with pparks1 here

    although if I had to choose 1 feature it would be the ISO virtual mount facility.

    Note that this also works in Windows 2012 server -- also the BACKUP actually works and obviates need for 3rd party stuff --you (like most things apart from the basic features) have to enable it manually via the Manager your server application.

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