Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Moving from XP ? Top reasons to upgrade to Windows 8.1

Well if you are one of the 29% in the world who use Windows XP, a 12 year OS which is going out of support within 20 days. Now you have understood the risks of staying with XP and have plans to upgrade to a newer OS. The most favorable OS would be Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 . That's the confusion for a lot of people . It is usual to see the sales of Windows 7 increase rapidly as XP fades. But Windows 8.1 is a much better alternative to Windows 7  in many ways.

Superior Performance

Windows 8.1 is younger and newer which means Microsoft have improved the OS's performance in the gap of three years after the launch of Windows 7. Windows 8.1 is meant to work in all devices with different form factors and sizes. Windows 8.1 boots up a lot faster than Windows 7 and it works like a charm without much hang ups even in a low end device.


Windows 8.1 is built upon the rock solid foundation of Windows 7. Windows 8.1 brings about many changes related to the security. Windows Defender is the MSE built inside Windows 8.1 to keep you protected right from the start. Windows SmartScreen helps you to protect your PC by warning you before running unrecognized apps and files downloaded from the internet. Windows Firewall has also been improved from Windows 7.

Windows Store and Apps

You look for apps in your android or WP device by going Play Store or Windows Phone Store. It's simple and easy to search for your favorite apps in the stores rather than looking through the internet. Windows 8.1 brings Windows Store which hosts more than 230,000 apps as of now.You can find your favorite apps such as Facebook,Twitter,Google,Skype and more.... right from the store. A single click is enough to download and install the app. Also the apps get automatically updated to the newest version.

A Better and Stable Desktop

Windows 8.1 brings you the most polished Desktop ever with improved file management capabilities and faster access to files and apps.The desktop has been improved a lot since Windows 7. The new File Explorer sports ribbon UI which lets you reach power options within a single click. You can pin your favorite apps to taskbar and launch them easily. Windows 8.1 update 1 brings more changes to the Desktop environment and Modern UI. The keyboard shortcuts you used in Windows XP is still here and there is much more.

It's still Windows , it's completely yours

Windows 8.1 still has many features of Windows XP in their improved avatar. If you don't like the Start Screen, you can simply download any of the available third party start menu's for free such as Classic Shell,Start8 and more.. Windows is the most customizable OS in the world, Windows 8.1 is no exception.

In fact these are some of the major advantages in upgrading to Windows 8.1. There are thousands of little things which makes Windows 8.1 a great OS. In case you need any help or have doubts then you can right away leave a comment on this post or even send a e-mail to kbajey19@outlook.com. I would like to offer you help.

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