Top 5 reasons to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7
Fed up with Windows 8 already? Want to ditch your Windows 8 OS for your good old Windows 7? Microsoft debuted its latest and most-advanced operating system, Windows 8, with a number of improvements over its predecessor, Windows 7. Fast startup times, better account sync, improved sharing, better multiple monitor setups, and modern UI, Windows 8 has everything to impress an average user. But, even after offering a number of advancements over Windows 7, Microsoft failed to impress the crowd with Windows 8, as many users are still unable to withstand the radical shift in Windows 8 user interface.
Let’s take a look at the top five quirks due to which experts have tagged Windows 8 as “disappointing” both for novice as well as power users:
Windows 8 dual nature
The main gripe with Windows 8 operating system is its dual nature that combines the old Windows desktop with the new touch-friendly screen in a single operating system. Not only has this made the user-interface inconsistent, it is pretty confusing and wastes a lot of time navigating between the two interfaces. The new environment is very different and creates a lot of confusion for novice users.
Windows 8 lacks support for multiple windows
Windows 8 user-interface restricts users to a single window, with no option to display the second interface. This means that users can access only a subset of apps and web pages at any given time. Moreover, the inability to open multiple windows at the same time creates “memory overload” as users get no way to access all the information that they have collected.
Hyper-energized Live Tiles
One of the UI advances in Windows 8, Live Tiles help users to summarize the current information from within the app, like weather app shows the current temperature, e-mail app shows the subject line of the latest message, and so on. But unfortunately, the makers have made the Live Tiles feature overly active, due to which it does not include the full name of the app. This makes it difficult for the user to recognize most of the accumulated applications on their device.
The charms are the generic commands in the form of icons in Windows 8 that are displayed by pointing the mouse on your computer screen's upper-right corner. But in practice, charms work poorly. More so, because they are hidden, users often forget to use them when needed.
Error-prone, complicated gestures
On the tablets, Windows 8 has created a number of complicated gestures that have greatly reduced user’s learnability. If a gesture doesn't work on the user’s tablet, he/she has no option to track whether the gesture was wrong, or the gesture doesn't work, or that they need to try a different gesture altogether. This makes the use of Windows 8 error-prone and time-consuming.
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