Games can integrate into an Xbox Live hub app, which also allows users to view their profile and gamerscore. Outside sources have suggested that this might be because HP or its customers thought the Windows 8 platform would be more appropriate for mobile computing than desktop computing, or that they were looking to attract customers forced to switch from XP who wanted a more familiar interface. The bit version of Windows 8. Mainstream support ended on January 9, Extended support until January 10, Upgrading to Windows 8. Although praising the more flexible snapping system, he still pointed out flaws, such as an inability to maintain snap configurations in certain situations. It was also probably the first appearance of the Metro-style font, and its wallpaper had the text shhh In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

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Retrieved November 3, Bright wrote that its system of hot corners and edge swiping “wasn’t very obvious” due to the lack of instructions provided by the operating system on the functions accessed through the user interface, even by the video tutorial added on the RTM release which only instructed users to point at corners of the screen or swipe from its sides. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 was distributed at retail in “Upgrade” licenses only, which require an existing version of Windows to install.


Retail copies of Windows 8. The term was phased out in August ; a Microsoft spokesperson denied rumors that the change was related to a potential trademark issue, and stated that “Metro” was only a codename that would be replaced prior to Windows 8’s release.

The story featured an interview with Ni Guangnan, who stated that operating systems could aggregate “sensitive user information” that could be used to “understand the conditions and activities of our national economy and society”, and alleged that per documents leaked by Edward Snowdenthe U. Retail distribution of Windows 8 has since been discontinued in favor of Windows 8. Retrieved May 5, Microsoft also unveiled a concept known as ” Universal Windows apps “, in which a Windows Runtime app can be ported to Windows Phone 8.

How to turn on a computer. Retrieved November 26, Retrieved September 2, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved August 14, Windows 8 added support for USB 3. Come ‘celebrate’ Windows 8 on Oct.

A user can now log into Windows with a Microsoft accountwhich can be used to access services and synchronize applications and settings between devices. On the information gathered by Net Applications, adoption rate in March for Windows 8. We employ a team from around the world. Prolific recommends to purchase from following Cable Makers: Retrieved September 9, Due to Facebook Connect service changes, Facebook support is disabled in all bundled apps effective June 8, Wikimedia Commons has media related to Microsoft Windows 8.


Retrieved September 17, It was also found that changes to screen resolution handling on Windows 8. Components may be compiled as Windows Runtime Components, permitting consumption by all compatible languages.

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Windows 8 also incorporates improved support for mobile broadband ; the operating system can now detect the insertion of a SIM card moschil automatically configure connection settings including APNs and carrier brandingand reduce its Internet usage in order to conserve bandwidth on metered networks.

Updated certification requirements were implemented to coincide with Windows 8. Exceptions to the restrictions faced by Windows Store apps are given to web browsers. When it’s an upgrade”.

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Pricing for these new copies remain identical. While device encryption is offered on all versions of Windows 8.