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Windows 8 vs Windows 7 features and performance comparison
Posted Date: 14-Sep-2011
Read this article to know Windows 8 OS Vs Windows 7 OS features and performance comparisons. On comparing Windows 7 OS with Windows 8 OS we got many differences in features and performance among both of them. There are many new features of Windows 8 and latest improvements those are dominating Windows 7 features.
Windows 8 OS is not too far away, we are few just days away from its first look. There is information that came from Microsoft BUILD conference where developers are introduced with new Windows 8 features. Some modifications include touch keyboard, device compatibility, Windows 8 app store, improvement in Internet Explorer 10, new task manager interface, Cloud services in Windows Live, Refresh and reset buttons and many more. These outlined Windows 8 main features are not available in Windows 7 OS. We know that Windows 7 will give tight competition to Windows 8 but it is Windows 8 latest improvements that will be going to affect Windows 7 performance.
Windows Boot performance
Few days earlier, we got a new feature of high booting capability of Windows 8 OS. According to this feature, Windows 8 fine tuning with start-up process will going to increase its popularity because many users want fast booting speed. Windows 8 uses solid state drive and unified extensible firmware interface that will optimize boot performance of OS. A new start mechanism that integrate cold boot resuming with hibernate mode, delivers drastic improved speed that reduces the desktop loading time.
Hibernation in Windows 8 uses a small portion of memory for maintaining 0 hibernation sessions that save state and memory contents to a file name (hiberfil.sys) and read the same file by restoring saved contents back to the main memory. Using this technique start performance of Windows 8 start booting is more optimized in comparison to Windows 7 OS. Thus, it is Windows 8 which is considered to be winner in terms of high booting speed.
Windows file system
Windows 8 provides strong file system support which does not allows unauthorized users to make changes in Windows secure files. Hence it implements more security for file accessing. A new feature of “file name collisions” will be there in Windows 8 so as to avoid redundancy of same file in system memory. Microsoft argued that resolving file collision requires tricky task which require meaningful choice between similar files. The options of file specification in Windows 8 OS more advance which allow you to resolve file conflict easily.
Windows 8 developers had removed unnecessary labels and explanatory text which are less important. Only relevant information is added to file definition that reduces search work for users. In this way, Windows 8 file system has gone through many modifications. Thus, it is Windows 8 file system which is declared winner in this comparison too.
Windows cloud services
We know that Windows Live essential allows users to store data online in Windows 7 OS as well but with Windows 8 OS, you can store bundle of data in Windows Live and even there a provision is made through which, you can backup your data online. Yes, you heard right, Windows 8 will going to start a new online backup service in which your system data will backup online on server computer. You are provided with a username and password so that anytime you can see your restore data at any computer location. Windows 7 is lacking online data storage using cloud computing. So, here also Windows 8 will be declared as winner.
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