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Smarter mouse movement responses. Microsoft has made mousing around smoother and more familiar
feeling with the Windows 8.1 update. The rule of thumb for getting
around Windows 8 and 8.1 has long been "edges for touch, corners
for mouse." Those actions call up OS features such as the Charms
menu or running app list. Now, though, if you move the mouse
quickly to the corner of a window just to hit its top-right X
button, or to a browser's top-left back button, you won't see these
OS features unless you pause the mouse. In another time-honored
tribute to mouse power users, right-clicking on the Start screen
opens a context menu near the cursor rather than the app bar at the
bottom of the screen.
A cause of frustration to many a desktop PC user in Windows 8 and
8.1 has been the unwanted opening of modern apps when they
double-click files in the desktop. The best example of this was the
image file: opening a File Explorer window and double-clicking on a
JPG entry would inevitably open the modern Photos app. While this
app became a lot more powerful in Windows 8.1, Microsoft now takes
the more sensible approach of opening your desktop-clicked image in
the desktop photo viewer.
There are plenty of smaller changes in the Update: For example,
newly installed modern apps still go into the full All Apps page
below the Start screen, but now they're more obviously highlighted,
and the Start screen itself indicates that there are new apps down
there, with a message like "1 new app installed" next to the All
Apps down arrow. Previously, a user might install an app only to
scratch his head, wondering where it went.
Improvements in Windows 8.1 before the Update also included a more
consistent look between the desktop and mobile app interfaces, lock
screen slideshow and notifications, better help to get people going
with the new interface, the ability to boot to the desktop, a sort
of Start button, more windowing options for modern apps, and more
settings in the modern interface. The Windows app store got a
much-needed face-lift, and the default apps like Mail, Internet
Explorer, Skype, Xbox Music and Video, and search also benefit from
updates. We'll take a look at all of this below.
Title bars for modern apps. In addition to getting a Taskbar, modern apps now also get a title
bar, just like any Windows program for the past 20 years. The title
bar appears when you start a modern app and whenever you move the
mouse cursor to the top of the screen. This lets you close or
minimize the app in the way Windows users have been accustomed to
for decades—by clicking the x at top right.
Compare Windows 7 to Windows 8.1
The familiar desktop
Works with a mouse and keyboard
Works with Word, Excel, Outlook, and other familiar programs
Built for touch PCs and tablets
Apps from the Windows Store
Mail, People, and other built-in apps
Keep your settings and apps on all your PCs and devices
Bing smart search to find things across the web, apps, and your PC
Start screen with live updates
Faster startup times
Released as part of a shift by Microsoft towards regular yearly
major updates for its software platforms and services, Windows 8.1
aims to address complaints of Windows 8 users and reviewers on
launch. Visible enhancements include an improved Start screen,
additional snap views, additional bundled apps, tighter OneDrive
(formerly SkyDrive) integration, Internet Explorer 11, a Bing-
[Windows 8.1 ISO Desktop] powered unified search system,
restoration of a visible Start button on the taskbar, and the
ability to restore the previous behavior of opening the user’s
desktop on login instead of the Start screen. Windows 8.1 also
added support for such emerging technologies as high-resolution
displays, 3D printing, Wi-Fi Direct, and Miracast streaming.
Windows 8.1 received mixed reception, although more positive than
Windows 8, with critics praising the expanded functionality
available to apps in comparison to 8, its OneDrive integration,
along with its user interface tweaks and the addition of expanded
tutorials for operating the Windows 8 interface. Despite these
improvements, Windows 8.1 was still criticized for not addressing
all digressions of Windows 8 (such as a poor level of integration
between Metro-style apps and the desktop interface), and the
potential privacy implications of the expanded use of online
services. As of March 2016, the market share of Windows 8.1 is
The New Windows
The New Windows
Great Apps built in such as Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, and
SkyDrive with many more available at Windows Store.
Includes Internet Explorer 11 for fast, intuitive, touch-friendly
Keeps you up-to-date and more secure with Windows Defender, Windows
Firewall, and Windows Update.
Works with new and existing Windows desktop software including the
full Microsoft Office experience (Outlook, SharePoint Designer and
Comes with Windows Media Player
Provides enhanced data protection using BitLocker technology to
help keep your information secure.**
Enables you to connect to your PC when you’re on the go with Remote
Connects to you corporate or school network with Domain Join.
Watch and record live TV with Windows Media Center.***
Win8 / 8.1 System requirements:
1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit)
16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
This operating system is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10
when available. More details below.
The Start screen. Personalize your Start screen with your favorite
news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and
backgrounds and four different tile sizes make your device as
unique as you are.
The apps you want. In addition to great built-in apps for e-mail,
people, photos and video editing, you can also download thousands
of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN,
Skype, and Halo: Spartan Assault.
It plays as hard as it works. Windows 8.1 gives you the power to
quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and
pull together a killer presentation - all on a single PC.