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Windows 8 is almost upon us and  the recent Consumer Preview showed it’s very different to what’s gone before . I have already had a chance to try out the developer and consumer preview editions  . Here are some cool tips and tricks you need to know to jump right in and get started with Windows 8.

1. Choose Picture Password

Windows 8 allows you to create a picture password, where you choose an image, then draw on it in a combination of taps, lines and circles .This seems a more secure way which cannot be cracked by hackers and only someone who can reproduce this pattern will be able to log on.

Select Win + I > More PC Settings > Users > Create a Picture Password to give this a try.

2. Auto Login

Of course even if you remove the lock screen, you will still be forced to manually log in every time your system starts. This can be resolved at speed, though, using much the same technique as in previous versions of Windows.
Hold down the Windows key, press R.
Type netplwiz and press Enter to launch the User Accounts dialog.
Clear the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” box and click OK.
Enter the user name and password of the account that you’d like to be logged in automatically, click OK, restart your system and this time it should boot directly to the Start screen.

3. App Store

Along with the built-in apps , there’s the hyped Windows 8 Store  which provides games, video and music apps, photo tools and more. Lots pf popular apps are already made available like Evernote , Vimeo , WordPress , USA Todayand many more .

4. Task Manager and Management System

Ctrl-Alt-Del is still around in Windows 8 and it opens Task manager where you can switch users, lock the workstation or log out. Want to check out Windows 8’s new task management system ? Just click on the link near the bottom of the window to bring it up!
Just need Task Manager? Ctrl-Shift-Esc is a fast, convenient way to get there.

5. Customize the Home Screen

The Metro interface is designed to look like a “tablet” style screen. If there’s an app you use all the time then you don’t have to access it via the search system, of course. Pin it to the Start screen and it will be available at a click. You can easily pin and un-pin apps you don’t want with a right-click of your mouse if you have no touch screen to “down swipe.”

6. Just Type It !

Can’t find a certain app? Just begin typing at the home screen and app-related search results will pop right up.

7. Uninstall Apps Super-fast

Looking for a fast way to eradicate any Windows or third-party apps that you have installed on Windows 8 ? Just right-click on the  icon within Windows Metro UI and select “Uninstall and you will see them disappear in a jiffy. Poof!

8. Against Disaster mode

Windows 8 makes it easy to return a broken operating system to default mode unlike its previous versions and saves the efforts to re-install . Click on the General tab within the aforementioned “More PC Settings” menu.

  • The “Refresh” option cleans your system of the third-party apps you have installed and returns it to factory-default settings, but it keeps your User files.
  • The “Reset” option wipes your operating system clean of all your data and returns your system to Windows 8’s factory-default settings.

9. Mount ISO files in Windows 8

At long last, Windows 8 will allow you to mount and unmount ISO and VHD files — if only it let you create them, too . Need to take a closer look at an ISO file? Right-click it in Explorer, click Mount and you can view it as a virtual drive, launch the files it contains, or add more if you like.

10. Dark Horse IE 10

IE 10 is a sort of curious beast. There are two versions of this app –

  1. A Metro-style constrained app providing a full-screen browsing experience that will work wonders on tablets .
  2.  The other one is a traditional desktop application that looks and works much like its predecessor IE 9 and is fully extensible with third-party add-ons.

IE 10 Metro is the default .

47 thoughts on “10 SOLID reasons to Upgrade to WINDOWS 8

  1. Reply Eric May 10,2012 7:59 pm

    Thanks for this post, it looks promising…like a good slap for mac lovers 🙂 hope it will work better than win7.

  2. Reply Pete Goumas May 16,2012 1:54 am

    Picture password is really interesting to know but I think, it is also difficult to remember picture password your ownselves.

    • Reply Ashitosh@indian price Mar 15,2013 4:43 pm

      Hi, Pete Goumas
      No it is not it is quiet easy to insert picture password and remember it. You may just remember your
      picture where you click. My friend use windows 8 it is nice…
      Thank you…

  3. Reply Richard May 16,2012 2:56 pm

    Agree with you . Yeah i think its more complicated for me because i have this problem regarding picture image. Its better for me if I will use word or number as my password.

  4. Reply Zara May 17,2012 12:01 pm

    For me, “Just Type It” is one of the better reasons to go for this Windows. Does this search in online App Stores as well?

  5. Reply Lance May 17,2012 12:07 pm

    I read they really put a big focus on design for the Metro Interface. Apple products look more flashy and appealing for the younger crowd, but Microsoft seemed a bit dated. This should help put them on the radar of 20 something consumers.

  6. Reply Walt May 17,2012 5:19 pm

    Looks great but given the history (bad one that is) when they released Vista, people shouldn’t jump on the hype right away. Me, I’ll wait for the feedback and reviews first before trying it out.

  7. Reply riathomas May 21,2012 12:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing such a valuable information. It’s really amazing.
    nice sharing it is Thanks for again sharing great


  8. Reply Becca May 22,2012 4:24 am

    “Just type it” and Password picture are very interesting in this window. Can’t wait to change my
    windows 7 to 8.

  9. Reply Robert May 23,2012 10:13 am

    I’ll be really impressed if it can get rid of Internet Explorer in a flash, lol.

  10. Reply John Allen May 25,2012 1:05 am

    Metro interface is just awesome! I like it and I already got used to it from Xbox360 dashboard, but as you said it, I’m waiting for reviews and feedback from friends before actually buying it.

  11. Reply Kristina May 27,2012 11:30 am

    Window 8 seems to be loaded with lots of features and picture password is its one of the very exciting feature indeed. I am very excited for the release of its full and final version.

  12. Reply Polish 3M May 27,2012 3:10 pm

    This Windows 8 looks very interesting, but i’m running with Ubuntu and i really prefer this. Who knows, with the future reviews i will change my point of view !

  13. Reply Jake May 30,2012 9:20 am

    Window 8 brings users a lot of useful and unique features. Hope there is not so many errors like the Window 7.

  14. Reply Brian May 30,2012 12:06 am

    I’m still extremely on the fence about Windows 8. Hated Vista, loved 7. So iffy about 8 for work tasks.

  15. Reply inkjet May 30,2012 6:58 pm

    Fantastic pics to upgrade our PC’s. picture password is interesting and very useful. thanks for sharing it with me.

  16. Reply Cable Tunnels Jun 3,2012 7:18 pm

    Piture password can be a very good way to do pictures. I would love to have it in my pc. And I think it is time for me to do the upgrade to the Windows 8.

  17. Reply Pete Jun 5,2012 2:04 am

    I have to say that Windows is making strides here. Anything to stop the avalanche of people switching to Mac. When will they learn that shiny cases does not equal computing power?

  18. Reply StagingWorks Jun 5,2012 9:13 am

    It’s about time Windows gave us the ability to further customize our screens without going to third party software or other mods. I am of the belief that it’s my desktop; let me dress it up how I want! Motivating article; i’m excited for windows 8.

  19. Reply mauricio Jun 8,2012 10:47 pm

    sounds like i am boring but i prefer to wait a bit and see what the feedback and reviews are before trying it out…sorry

  20. Reply Gareth Jun 13,2012 7:05 pm

    I agree, I’d rather wait and see what glitches appear first.

  21. Reply Robert Jun 27,2012 1:18 am

    I don’t know how I feel about Windows 8. Hated Vista. Love 7. Don’t know about 8. Hmmm… :/

  22. Reply chapman Jun 27,2012 2:57 pm

    Sounds great. I think using picture as password is really effective. Hackers will try so hard to open your account.

  23. Reply Ankit Jul 12,2012 8:58 pm

    That’s nice, till now i am using Windows 7, but after reading this i was just like , missing something.
    I have downloaded a fresh copy of windows 8 preview, if i stuck could you help me ?

  24. Reply Elena Anne Jul 12,2012 10:13 pm

    Very useful post. People often buy new products, pieces of technology without researching them so to have information like this is great. Agree with Gareth though, after some of the mistakes and poor editions of Windows, i think it is wise to wait a bit before buying Windows 8, even if the picture password is a nice addition!

  25. Reply Derek Maak Jul 13,2012 10:49 am

    Windows 8 looks very interesting. I’m intrigued by the picture password, but a series of circles, lines, taps, etc. sounds much more difficult to remember than a normal password. And a ton of people already have a horrible time remembering a normal password, let alone one made up of “gestures”.

  26. Reply suhail tufail Jul 13,2012 2:42 pm

    Windows8 is quite good but i like to use windowsXP operating system.Because anyone can easily handle Xp operating as it is very to operate.Moreover it’s look simple but i feel comfortable with this.

  27. Reply fernando Jul 21,2012 3:04 am

    as long as there wont be too many errors as in windows7 i´ll be happy, actually, i´m quite excited about Window 8, picture password is gonna be good

  28. Reply Dean Collins Jul 22,2012 12:18 pm

    Picture password is really an awesome idea. That way hackers won’t get through easily. I love the features of windows 8. Thank you for sharing.

  29. Reply BarryCrow Jul 26,2012 12:26 pm

    Against disaster mode – that is one of the coolest feature in window 8. I always use deepfreeze on my system files so nothing gets changed when a virus is trying to attack any file from it.

  30. Reply Agentii imobiliare Jul 30,2012 6:30 pm

    I don’t yet belive in windows 8. I barely got myself used to 7. I am starting to enjoy it’s benefits.

  31. Reply Elena Anne Aug 9,2012 3:22 pm

    Thanks for the information. I have held off from upgrading to Windows 8, waiting to see if any errors would become apparent. Does loom like a good product on the basis of this though.

  32. Reply CCNA Chennai Aug 14,2012 10:46 am

    Microsoft Windows 8 features are good when we read the reviews BUT I read somewhere before about the history of Microsoft Windows client Operating Systems.

    They are saying Bad and Good are recurring and now with Windows 8, it is time for bad 😀

    Check this friends

    Windows 95 – Bad
    Windows 98 – Good
    Windows Me – Bad
    Windows XP – Good
    Windows Vista – Bad
    WIndows 7 – Good
    Windows 8 – ????

    Time will tell us the truth.


  33. Reply balu Aug 18,2012 2:07 pm

    WoW, this is the first time that windows 8 will take over from apple. looks like a promising one.

  34. Reply Pavan Somu Aug 21,2012 10:24 am

    Windows 8 is really amazing. I like the metro interface.

  35. Reply Cadouri Aug 24,2012 3:54 pm

    I think they are enough 😛

  36. Reply firdosh joy Aug 28,2012 9:13 pm

    Windows 8 is really very attractive and exciting. I downloaded the preview of windows 8 and its just awesome

  37. Reply Case de vanzare Aug 29,2012 5:23 pm

    If everybody is so happy with it I am gonna try it!

  38. Reply Lee Sep 16,2012 5:50 pm

    Hi these upgrades they are putting in windows 8 from 7 look really impressive. Let’s face it though they needed it windows has been being left behind by apple recently. I think this will help them but it still won’t make me change from apple.

    Thanks lee

  39. Reply Sarah Park Oct 19,2012 1:30 am

    I’ve been using Windows 8 and I have nothing bad to say about it. And I am really enjoying the picture password.

  40. Reply nikol Nov 9,2012 11:27 pm

    I have already upgraded. Windows 8 is ok to use, although I will hardly be using the Modern UI – it just doesn’t meet my needs, and I prefer open distribution policies.

    Before upgrading though, remember to backup Windows, even though an in-place upgrade exists.

  41. Reply Bradford B. Fuller Jan 8,2013 1:35 pm

    With windows 8 metro, i no longer need my dock, and all of the major selling points of Start are still there. My mom and myself knew what was going on within 5 minutes, some learning curve mate. People just hate anytime something changes, better or worse people grab their pitchforks, get over it, learn it, it is easy enough I could probably train my dog to use it.

  42. Reply Maria Feb 14,2013 5:04 pm

    Wow Windows 8 is awesome. Currently I am using Windows 7 Ultimate edition in my system. Now I just want to update it in Windows 8 and start experiencing it. Thanks for sharing the post.

  43. Reply Lee Feb 26,2013 4:07 pm

    I left a comment about how I love apple and have thought Microsoft were getting left behind. I have been using windows 8 quite a bit since and will admit it is a huge jump forward and is combating apple really strongly. Just thought I would share that.

    Thanks again lee

  44. Reply Sandra Berllin Mar 9,2013 4:19 pm

    i love the picture password idea but in the other side i see it will be too hard to remember this password every time

  45. Reply Jess Mar 20,2013 9:33 pm

    The app store and mounting .iso files is the only improvement compared to Windows 7. Unfortunately it’s not enough for me to upgrade.

  46. Reply Ambika Choudhary Mahajan May 1,2013 3:10 am

    I have very limited technical skills. “Technically impaired” is the word I use to describe myself.
    I have been using a laptop with windows 8 for the last 4 months without facing any troubles whatsoever and am totally loving it!
    A friend of mine who bought a new pc last week opted to buy an outdated model just because he did not want to go for a system that runs on Windows 8.
    Let me reassure you that most of the fears and doubts regarding it are misplaced. And its an extremely user friendly platform which requires just a few minutes to get accustomed to.
    If I can manage it with ease, anyone can!!!

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