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Windows 8 from Windows 7 – The Greatest Improvement Ever Experienced

Windows 8 from Windows 7 – The Greatest Improvement Ever Experienced

Windows 8 operating system is the most talked-about matter in the recent times. The newly designed Startup screen and Modern UI are the most alluring features of this new launch from Microsoft. Besides this revamped interface, Windows 8 offers you much more than the previous operating systems. A lot of improvements have taken place with this modern operating system. It has better multiple monitor settings, syncing of cloud-based accounts, new ways of personalizing the desktop and so on.

Want to know about the various improvements that this operating system can bring to your PC? Here you are…

Account syncing

Windows 8 OS can sync an account setting in a number of PCs. This saves you both trouble and time of customizing the Windows environment. You do not have to manually set it up every time in new PC systems. What functions can you perform with the help of this feature? You can sync –

  • Desktop background and themes
  • Account pictures
  • Browser history
  • Lock screen
  • HomeGroup setting
  • Modern UI application setup
  • Favorites
  • Passwords and so on.

All you need to have for this syncing is a Microsoft account having connection to each of the PC systems with Windows 8 OS.

Sharing

Social networking is an important feature of the Modern UI of Windows 8. With this, you can share items among all the Modern UI apps. This functionality enables you to share various items like photos, links through Mail, or post items to the popular social networking sites through People app. Isn’t the task becomes easier with Windows 8 OS in your PC?

Enhanced multiple-monitors settings

With regard to multi-monitor settings, Windows 8 has shown a lot of improvement. In separate computers you will have separate backgrounds and taskbars on the same desktop interface. With the help of the inside-edge detection, you can access Running Apps and Charm bar from any of the displays. Windows 7, in comparison to this, can perform only one task at a time – it can either show the same display in multiple monitors or can only mirror the displays.

Novel dialog box to copy files

Copying files is so easy with this new operating system. Instead of handling a number of windows, the novel version of Windows Explorer in Windows 8 allows you to copy all the files in one window. You do not have to jump from one window to another. Another great facility of Windows 8 is you can stop or pause the copying job in this operating system. Windows 7 do not allow you to do so.

Together with this, Windows 8 also enables you to manage file-name collision with ease and acquire greater knowledge about copying job like the speed with which the data can be transferred and the time estimation for the entire process.

Picture password

Are you tired of using the alphanumeric passwords? Here is a change for you – Windows 8 gives support for picture passwords.

Great advancement is now ready for you to experience…

Author’s Bio: Anthony Clark is a business entrepreneur. He uses the latest OS for his PC and is highly impressed by the developments this operating system has brought about. He conducts a research on the different kinds of Windows operating system support to run his PC smoothly.

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[GALLERY] Windows 8 PRO Home Screen & Menu

[GALLERY] Windows 8 PRO Home Screen & Menu

Hey! Have you upgrade your PC to Windows 8? Or do you want to see how Windows 8 looks like? Hmm, you must see the screenshots below  😉

  •  HomeScreen
  • PC Setting

We can change lock screen’s wallpaper, theme color, notification setting, and much more!

  •  Menu

Move cursor to left and you will see opening tab. On right, you will see setting,search, and clock + date.

If you want to open an app, just type the name on homescreen. Sooooo easy! 

I upgraded my Windows only for $40 last week. And I love it so much! It’s really looks like same with windows phone 8. I installed on my Lenovo Ideapad B310 touchscreen, so it feels like I have Microsoft surface with bigger screen XD

Si, I’ll be back with another gallery series of Windows 8. I’ll bring you screenshot of some main features like social, people, store, etc.

How do you think about Windows 8? Please tell me on comment session bellow

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Getting the most out of your Intel GMA experience

Getting the most out of your Intel GMA experience

It’s no secret that Intel GMA is… well, crap (to put it mildly), right? It’s really barely capable playing any good games, especially if you’re running the older series of the card, such as the X3100, x4500, GMA 950 or anything else for that matter. And even then anything that pre-dates the HD 3000 has some serious difficulties running any of the most current games. Of course Intel made sure that it’s capable of HD video playback, but is that really enough?

Well, fear not! Today we are going to look at how you can go the extra mile and squeeze a bit more out of your good old Intel GMA.

Tweaking your chip with GMA Booster

If you’re running the old Intel GMA 900 or Intel GMA 950, you can use a tool called GMA Booster. What’s this GMA Booster you’re talking about, you may think. The GMA Booster defines itself as “the first performance boost solution for Intel® [GMA]“. It offers you of up to 2.4x processing power on your GMA chip, which will give you a visible boost on the FPS and graphics quality.

You can download the software here. Unfortunately if you’re an X3100 or X4500 user, you’re out of luck. However, there is some development going on on those particular chipsets as well, so don’t be too disappointed as you may see something coming out 

Keeping only what’s really needed with Game Booster

Game Booster

Another method to boost your performance is to use the software named Game Booster. Some people argue that it barely increases the performance, while others say they feel a significant improvement in their gaming and/or video watching experience.

What Game Booster really does is turn off the unnecessary crap that your computer does not need when running a game, such as the Themes service or the explorer frame. Unless you like to alt-tab out of your games every so often to check your Facebook or email.

You may have to tweak the settings a bit to find the best ones for a particular game or just the best settings for your machine in general. Don’t be afraid of messing something up with your computer when looking for the best settings. There’s nothing better than a bit of trial and error when learning things like this.

You can download Game Booster here.

Updating and tweaking the Intel GMA drivers

Intel HD Graphics Settings

I almost forgot the last thing. The Intel GMA driver. Is yours up to date? Make sure it is by going here. That may give you a boost in performance as well. Also, you should remember to check out the Intel GMA settings, if you already haven’t. Make sure everything there is set to high performance. Meaning you should go to 3D settings and set the slider to Performance, or somewhere in the middle.

The way I cope with my Intel GMA HD (yes I am of the few unfortunate ones who are stuck with the GMA as well), is that I’ve set the settings to custom. Again, a bit of trial and error should let you what works for your computer best. Using the best performance settings may result in badly drawn textures, but if you really want to play Diablo III (oh yes, it’s possible to run it on the GMA) or any other resource heavy game, you may consider it as an option.

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