Microsoft introduced the latest operating system, Windows 8, expecting a lot more revenue. However, these expectations of Microsoft were shattered because of the cold reception of this OS among the customers.
The users who performed Windows 8 upgrade found out that there is no Start button, and that the interface is quite confusing, which was a big blow to the loyal users of Windows OS. Therefore, Microsoft introduced a new update called Windows 8.1, which was expected to solve the issues associated with Windows 8. Upgrading to Windows 8.1 OS provides many advantages. Let us now look into those in detail.
A Snap functionality is introduced in the new Windows 8.1 update, which will help a user to customize the screens of different applications. The feature will also help a user perform functions using multiple windows. In addition, the tile size of the different applications in the user interface can also be resized to three different sizes including small, medium and large. It is also possible to get a unified look by matching the desktop background to the Start screen.
Automatic updates for applications
The entire applications and software installed in your Windows 8.1 computer will update automatically from the Windows Store whenever a new update is released. The system will not ask the permission of the users for updating, in fact, the Windows itself searches for updates and will be updated automatically. This will help you to save a lot of time and effort.
Eats up less disk space
Microsoft states that the new update of the Windows 8 OS i.e. Windows 8.1, consumes very little disk space when compared with other operating systems.
The Search option present in the Charms bar of a Windows 8 computer is quite good. However, Microsoft has tried a new search feature in Windows 8.1 called Smart Search, which will help a user to search everything related to your device and produce some broad search results.
Greater Support for External Display
The new update of Windows 8 OS provides a very good external display when employed in any tablet or Smartphone. It also gives an option of DPI scaling, which will help employ different scaling text and icon settings. This will be extremely useful in high-resolution displays.
Live Lock Screen
The Live lock screen present in the Windows 8.1 update helps you to view the notifications regarding the email and calendar appointments from the Lock screen itself. In addition, you can include a slide show of the pictures in the Lock screen.
It provides an option to the user, which will help to boot the OS straight to the desktop. Moreover, Windows 8.1 see the return of the old Windows Start menu, which was not present in the original Windows 8 OS. In fact, the Start menu included in the new Windows 8.1 OS is completely different from the old Windows Start menu.
These are the functions offered with the new Windows 8.1 OS. To know more about Windows 8 upgrade, you may contact Microsoft tech support.