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Windows 7 to Windows 8: The system's biggest improvements

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    Windows 7 to Windows 8: The system's biggest improvements

    The most talked-about issue in the lead-up to Microsoft's launch of Windows 8 is the new Start screen, featuring the Modern UI. But Windows 8 has much more to offer than just a revamped interface.

    The operating system includes fundamental enhancements, such as better multiple-monitor setups, an overhauled Windows Explorer, cloud-based account syncing, and new ways to personalize your desktop.

    Here are 15 improvements to Windows that you'll want to check out in Microsoft's latest OS, including some new tools in the Modern UI.

    Some of these improvements have no corresponding feature in Windows 7. If they do, we'll show you what they look like in Windows 7 and (for comparison) provide a screenshot showing how they are enhanced in Windows 8. Let’s dive in.

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    In that list, other than bootup times yet again, nothing shows a performance gain over 7. Lots of cosmetic changes you can make, but nothing that actually makes windows faster.
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    There are notable performance benefits, namely a more leaner system. Less RAM, less disk usage, less CPU usage all leads up to better performance and efficiency. That I do like.

    One of the best things I think about Windows 8 over 7 is device discovery and driver installs, mostly because I don't really ever have to find drivers anymore. I was installing 8 on a puter with an HP printer, plugged it in, and was working in less than 30 seconds. Before with 7, I would had to track down the driver CD or find the driver online. I also have seen this happen with USB wifi adapters, plug it in and go! Before in 7, I would have to install the driver and usually restart.

    MUCH better and MUCH easier than 7!
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