When Microsoft released the Windows 8 back in October 2012, tech nerds across the globe were excited about the launch. Windows 8 marked the beginning of an evolution in Microsoft’s OS development philosophy as many radical changes were made in the latest avatar. Most notable of them was the Metro Interface, which replaced the standard desktop interface that we were all so used to over the years.
However, several Windows 8 Problems have been reported from the time the OS was made available for the masses. The metro interface had a major contribution to this saga as well. Though a good number of users liked the concept, many were against it as well. Their main concern was that it was now very confusing to open apps as well as search for items as compared to the standard desktop user interface found in the OS’s predecessors. Besides, the Hot Corner feature was also not to everyone’s taste. However, you can easily bypass this feature during startup by downloading and installing the Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle. Using this, you can skip the complex start menu of the Metro UI.
Another problem in Windows 8 that has raised concern is the way apps close after use. Once you have used an app and exited from it, the app is not closed. The CPU only closes the app when it wants to save CPU cycles. Hence Metro apps always remain in the background, which is more like the functioning of smartphone apps. However, this is not appreciated by many users as they would prefer the apps to be closed after use, because a lot of system memory could get used up if the apps run in the background that could create performance issues as well. Moreover, apps could be stuck while in use which may prove to be very irritating for people especially when they are using it on an emergency basis. The best solution for this problem is to open the Task Manager and kill all the processes manually.
Perhaps one of the biggest mistakes Microsoft made in Windows 8 is removing the delete confirmation message. In the previous OS versions, whenever you delete an item from your PC, you get a confirmation prompt to decide whether or not to really delete the app.
This feature is absent in Windows 8 as once you select the delete option, the item is moved to the Recycle Bin without any prompt. But luckily, you can restore it from the recycle bin if you accidentally deleted it.
Well so far, this has been a good performing OS if you keep the above-mentioned Windows 8 problems at bay with the right solutions.