Windows 7 features that you will miss in Windows 8
Windows 8 will have an all new design in the form of the Metro user interface. Several new features and performance improvements have been introduced in Windows 8. But along with the additions, Microsoft has also removed many features that were there in earlier versions of Windows. Some of the Windows 7 features that you’ll miss in Windows 8 include the ‘Start’ button and Aero interface.
In a post published by online magazine MakeUseOf, tech blogger Chris Hoffman mentions the Windows 7 features that haven’t been included in Windows 8.
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Windows 7 users who upgrade to Windows 8 might take some time to get accustomed to the new design of the operating system. There’s no ‘Start’ button or the ‘Start’ menu in Windows 8. The Windows 7 Start menu gives way to the Metro screen in Windows 8.
Microsoft has also done away with the popular Windows Aero interface in Windows 8. If you loved the translucent glass effects in Windows 7, get ready to see flat colors in Windows 8. As Aero is a graphics-intensive feature, its removal can help to make Windows 8 faster than Windows 7. This will also result in an improved battery life for laptops and tablets running Windows 8.
According to Hoffman, some of other Windows features that you won’t find in Windows 8 include the Flip 3D effect, DVD playback software, Windows Media Center, the Previous Versions feature, and Windows Update desktop notifications.
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Of course, most Windows 7 users will miss the ‘Start’ button in Windows 8. It was really easy to access programs and files though the ‘Start’ menu. Windows Aero made the interface quite appealing. But the lack of Aero in Windows 7 will be offset by the colorful new Metro design in Windows 8. The Windows Update desktop notifications that pop up at regular intervals can be irritating at times. Now these alerts would only be displayed on the log-in screen. This is a welcome change in Windows 8.
No one would certainly complain about the removal of these features in Windows 8 if it makes the new OS faster, easier to use, and much more functional. But it could also backfire in case users find it harder to use Windows 8 without these Windows features.
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