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Windows 8 2013 Reimagined
Welcome to Windows 8. Windows has been reimagined to focus on your life. The beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware: from compact, touch-enabled tablets and lightweight laptops, to PCs and large, powerful all-in-ones with high-definition screens. It’s smooth, intuitive, and gives you instant access to your people, apps, and stuff, so you spend less time searching and more time doing.
You’ll love browsing through the Windows Store and downloading apps to help you work more efficiently, or installing the latest games so you can compete with friends.
Apps can work together, too, so you can share photos, maps, contacts, links, and whatever else you want. No matter what you want to do, you can get it done quickly in Windows 8. Whether you’re completing a project, playing a game, or reading a book, with Windows 8, you can use touch, mouse, and keyboard together—seamlessly—to do what you want, the way you want.
No need to choose one or the other. It starts quickly and it’s cloud-connected so you can access your photos, documents, and settings on any Windows 8 PC.
Windows 8 2013 for tablet The new Start screen
The new Start screen has all of the information you care about in one place, such as your contacts, the weather, and the next appointment on your calendar. Windows 8 is truly yours: websites, playlists, photo albums, contacts, and your favorite apps are front and center. Because you decide how to organize and group things on the screen, viewing and interacting with content is faster than ever.
The tiles on your Start screen are brimming with content, and they change and update in real time so you can see what’s going on and stay on top of things. You can share and connect with other people in a couple of clicks, and get real-time updates about things like news, sports, and what your friends are up to. Check your schedule or get the latest weather forecast. Tiles are a quick way to see it all. Launch apps, switch between tasks, and check notifications without digging for information. It’s all right here on the Start screen.
Windows 8 also incorporates the PC desktop that you’re already familiar with. In the desktop, you’ll see that the settings and features you used in Windows 7 are still there.
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Windows 8 2013 Touch, keyboard, and mouse: seamless integration
Windows 8 is hands-on and designed to eliminate the need to choose. You don’t have to “work” on your PC and “play” on your tablet. The most efficient way to get stuff done is immediately available. Whether you’re browsing apps, reading a book, or typing on the go with touch, creating a project that requires the more productive horsepower of a traditional mouse and keyboard, or doing everything at once, Windows 8 makes it easy. You use whatever works best, whenever it works best. No tradeoffs.
On new, touch-enabled PCs, the things you can do with a mouse and keyboard are just as easy to do with touch. You can switch between apps, organize your Start screen, and pan and zoom. With the touch keyboard, you can navigate, type, and interact on the go. Because you work in different ways depending on which app you’re using, Windows 8 makes it easy to use whichever method works best.
The touch keyboard has two modes designed to suit the way you work. You get a full-sized keyboard with large buttons, or a handy thumb keyboard that splits the keys on either side of the screen, making it easy and more comfortable to use on the go. Typing feels natural whether you’re sitting down or walking around.
The Windows 8 keyboard speaks your language. On new, touch-enabled PCs, the keyboard layout automatically adjusts to the language you choose for Windows, so your language settings apply to the whole PC rather than just certain apps. Whether you want to type and click, swipe and tap, or do a combination of both, you can navigate and work easily and efficiently in the language of your choice with Windows 8.
Windows 8 2013 is cloud-connected
Your Windows everywhere
Sign in and your Windows 8 device becomes yours because your personalization, desktop background, and settings are all there. Whether you set it up once just the way you want it or change it often, when you sign in even a brand-new PC lights up with everything that makes Windows yours. And anyone you share your Windows 8 PC with can have their own personalized, cloud-connected access by signing in with their own Microsoft account.
Start a project on one PC, and finish it on another. When you use the cloud to store your information, the boundaries between devices dissolve. Your apps, games, music, photos, files, and settings aren’t stored on one device because they’re in one place: the cloud.
Sign in to any of your Windows 8 PCs and access all of your stuff from virtually anywhere.
Connected to your people
Use mail and messaging apps to communicate with all your friends, family, and co-workers. And you won’t need to invite them twice. If you have contacts all over the place, you’re in luck because whether you originally added a contact in Outlook.com, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, or some other service, if you choose to connect them, that contact is available in your apps as soon as you sign in to your PC with your Microsoft account. You can have a fully connected address book with the People app. See the people you care about, their updates, and all the different ways to communicate and share with them—all in one place.
Connected to your files
Your Microsoft account goes where you go. You can switch from one Windows 8 device to another and be ready to pick up where you left off just by signing in. When your files are in the cloud and you have an Internet connection, you can access photos and other files on Microsoft SkyDrive just like you access other things on your PC, and you can get to them from any web-connected device.
Family safety in the cloud
With Microsoft Family Safety, you can set up accounts for your children so you don’t have to worry as much about their online activity. Family Safety will monitor your children’s activities and let you know what they’re doing. By connecting your account, you’ll be able to get weekly email reports in your inbox. You can also set up web filtering, time limits,
and app restrictions.
Windows 8 2013 All the apps you want
With Windows 8, your entire PC is cloud-connected. You’ll have new Microsoft Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging apps that are connected to services like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter just by adding them to your Microsoft account.
With SkyDrive, you don’t need to worry about being able to access your documents and photos on other PCs because when they’re in SkyDrive, you can access them from any device with an Internet connection.
The Xbox apps and the Video and Music apps give you the best in entertainment. Videos you buy are available for playback both on Windows 8 and on your Xbox 360. Get access to over 15 million songs, and play back songs in your personal library, all with the Music app. You also get the best games on the premiere gaming service, the Xbox Live Games app. Connect and play with friends, and create your own unique gamer avatar. You can even find and purchase games for your Xbox 360.
Mail allows you to see all of your accounts in one place, whether it’s Outlook.com, Gmail, or your company’s Exchange mail. You can pin email accounts to the Start screen so you can see your new mail on the live Mail tile without opening the Mail app. You can even pin individual folders to stay up to date. Want to read or reply? Click the tile and go straight to your inbox. You can even send a file from your PC and have it automatically uploaded to SkyDrive for recipients to see.
Just like the Mail app, Calendar combines your information by pulling together your multiple calendars into a single day, week, or month view. You decide which of your calendars are shown, and you can adjust the colors to suit your preferences. Pinning the Calendar app to the Start screen means you see upcoming events on the tile. You can even choose to see upcoming appointments on the Windows lock screen so you won’t have to unlock your PC to see what’s going on.
The Photos app pulls all of your pictures together into one place. So now your albums from Facebook, Flickr, SkyDrive, and all of the pictures you store on your PC are there when you connect your Microsoft account to these services.
The People app is your most complete address book. You can include contacts from Outlook.com, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, and others. Quickly see what’s new, share an update, comment, or initiate a conversation with the Messaging app.
With the Messaging app on your Windows 8 PC, you can chat with Messenger or Facebook friends from one convenient place.
With the Reader app, you can read PDF, XPS or OXPS documents. You can interact with your PDFs by highlighting, adding text annotations, printing, and sharing.
Apps work together
In Windows 8, apps work together so you can share information between them and streamline your work. For example, the Photos and Mail apps are connected, so you can select a picture from an album in your Photos app and email it to one of your contacts with a single click. No more opening your mail separately and attaching the picture. You can enable apps to include content from SkyDrive, share with your contacts in the People app, and send mail to people you know.
Windows 8 2013 Store
After you decide, you can buy with peace of mind because before an app makes it to the Windows Store, it’s screened and checked for viruses.
You can download your apps on more than one Windows 8 PC so there’s no need to buy it twice. After you install an app from the Windows Store, you can sign in to the Store on up to five other PCs and see a list of all of the apps you own. You can pick and choose the apps you want to install on other PCs without having to search for and install them individually.
Designed for discovery
The Windows Store is designed to make it easy to discover apps without getting lost. You can search or browse by category or lists of top apps to find the apps you want. You’ll see compelling apps featured on the front page and you’ll have no trouble finding apps because they’re organized in categories like New releases, Top paid, Top free, and Rising stars.
Using Family Safety, you can change settings to determine what your children can download
and see in the Windows Store. Setting up a rating level filters the apps and games that
children can access and provides a safer environment based on your preferred restrictions.
Windows 8 2013 on a wide range of hardware
Windows 8 has the flexibility you need. It combines the convenience and mobility of a tablet with the productivity of a laptop or PC and gives you a great experience—practically anywhere.
Windows 8 is designed to deliver a great experience across many different devices, from ultra-fast desktops to low-power tablets. Because Windows 8 can run on low-power CPUs, you can work much longer on a single charge. That means you can stay connected so your PC is ready when you are. Battery life is longer and connections are stronger so you’ll be able to find a device to suit you for work or play.
Lower power requirements are also helped by the growing number of energy-efficient devices that are designed to work with Windows 8.
Share between devices
Tap and Do works on mobile devices equipped with Near Field Communications (NFC) so you can tap two devices together and share information. Tap and Setup is another feature available with Windows 8 that lets you easily connect wireless devices, like keyboards, mice, headphones, and speakers by simply tapping them against your PC. No more PINs or complicated setup steps!
More options for devices
Windows senses compatible wireless printers, TVs, speakers, and Xbox 360s on your home network and makes them ready to use automatically. Setup can be as easy as connecting your device to your home network.
Windows 8 2013 Internet Explorer 10: a more beautiful web
Fast and fluid
It starts and loads sites almost instantly. It brings a fluid responsiveness to the web that feels totally new. Everything you want to do on the web is a swipe, tap, or click away.
Perfect for touch
Internet Explorer 10 provides a touch first and a truly full-screen browsing experience. Navigation controls appear only when you need them and quietly get out of the way when you don’t. You can flip ahead or back through your websites with the flick of a finger. Tiles and tabs for frequently visited sites are oversized for easy tapping.
Easy to use
Smooth, intuitive controls work just as you’d expect. One box is both the address and search bar for speedier navigation. Pin your favorite sites to your Start screen and get to them as quickly as you access your apps.
Safer and more private
The industry-leading SmartScreen technology helps keep your PC and your information safer on the web and helps protect against socially-engineered malware. Privacy tools like Do Not Track are built-in and are easily enabled in just one click, so you have more control.
Windows 8 2013 for business
Focused on business and people
Windows 8 is reimagined to support different working styles. It’s more intuitive so you can find what you need faster and easier. The new look of Windows and the new app model make it easier for businesses to create their own line-of-business apps to help improve productivity.
Windows 8 improves on Windows 7 fundamentals like speed, reliability, security, and other essentials that are important to IT administrators. And it works seamlessly with an existing Windows management infrastructure.
The better business tablet
Windows 8 tablets bring together the convenience and mobility of a tablet with the productivity of a PC. With full support for touch, mouse, and keyboard, Windows 8 tablets run the majority of apps that run on Windows 7 PCs today. Windows 8 provides new opportunities for line-of-business apps, especially on tablets. Line-of-business Windows apps can help enhance productivity, with full-screen apps that allow workers to more easily interact with the apps.
New possibilities for mobile productivity
With Windows 8, it’s easier for people in your business to get connected and stay connected. IT pros can help ensure that corporate data is safer and more secure. Great new features and enhancements mean that road warriors can take their Windows 8 computers with them, confident that the built-in Wi-Fi and mobile broadband solutions can help them stay connected whether they’re on-site with a customer, waiting for a flight, or working from a branch office.
Built-in mobile broadband features in Windows 8 add support for 3G and 4G telecommunication, enabling business users on the go to connect to the Internet immediately. Windows 8 mobile broadband support can help businesses keep data usage costs low with built-in mobile broadband metering. As mobile users move between locations, Windows 8 automatically uses Wi-Fi hotspots, if they’re available.
Windows To Go is a cost-effective solution for alternative workplace scenarios. In Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8 Enterprise editions, IT administrators can provide employees with a corporate Windows image on a certified USB storage device that includes line-of-business apps, settings, and corporate data. Off-site users can have a consistent Windows 8 experience on any Windows 7 or Windows 8 logo-certified corporate or personal PC. With Windows To Go, employees get a rich, consistent, and personalized Windows 8 experience that’s as secure as a fully managed PC. When they shut down, they can remove the USB device and no data is left on the host PC.
DirectAccess allows remote users to more securely and seamlessly access resources inside of a corporate network without having to launch a separate virtual private network (VPN) connection to the corporate network.
BranchCache downloads files and apps from a corporate headquarters, storing this data in the branch office. Client PCs in the branch office can access the content locally, rather than repeatedly downloading it from headquarters. By using BranchCache, you can reduce the time required for branch workers to access data on the network.
In Windows 8 Enterprise, BranchCache can store more data and serve more clients. Multiple hosted cache servers can be used in a single office, making deployment possible in offices of any size. The feature also includes cache encryption and removes the requirement for additional disk encryption technologies. This helps simplify deployment and helps to improve data security. Windows 8 uses Windows file server’s state-of-the-art technology to divide files into small pieces and eliminate duplicates. This results in greater bandwidth savings and better network performance.
Enhanced end-to-end security
Windows 8 provides enterprise-class security capabilities that keep clients more secure against malware intrusion, better protected with easy-to-deploy data encryption, and more protected with strong access control to resources.
Trusted Boot helps protect the end-to-end boot process and virtually eliminates the possibility for malware to hijack the boot process or hide from antimalware software. On Windows devices equipped with UEFI 2.3.1, the UEFI Secure Boot feature ensures that the OS loader is the first piece of software that starts. The Windows 8 Trusted Boot feature protects the integrity of the remainder of the boot process, including the kernel, system files, boot critical drivers, and even the antimalware software itself. The system’s antimalware software is the first 3rd party application or driver to start. Moving antimalware into the Trusted Boot process prevents it from being tampered with. In the event that malware is able to successfully tamper with the boot process Windows can automatically detect and repair the system.
Measured boot validates, signs, and stores boot information in the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip. This enables a remote service to validate a computer’s integrity (called remote attestation).
BitLocker drive encryption helps protect corporate data on mobile PCs that include a TPM chip. On Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8 Enterprise editions, BitLocker now encrypts hard drives more quickly, helping to keep data safe without significantly interrupting worker productivity. BitLocker now supports encrypted drives, which are hard drives that come pre-encrypted from the manufacturer. BitLocker offers a variety of solutions for different business needs.
AppLocker is a simple and flexible mechanism that allows IT administrators to specify exactly the apps that are allowed to run on employees’ PCs. On Windows 8 editions that support Group Policy, AppLocker uses Group Policy to allow or restrict the types of files that people can use. This helps prevent unapproved or potentially harmful apps.
SmartScreen services are a set of sophisticated technologies that help protect users from malicious sites and software that they might encounter on the Internet. If this is turned on at startup, the technologies check the reputation of any new app or website, helping to keep users safe no matter what browser they’re using. This helps to prevent malware and other viruses from infiltrating your organization.
Manageability and virtualization advancements
With new device form factors and more mobile devices entering the workplace, managing devices and corporate data is more critical than ever. The trusted management and security features that millions of businesses depend on every day are a part of Windows 8, and Windows 8 works well with today’s hardware options. Combined with tools that simplify compatibility testing and deployment, Windows 8 integrates seamlessly into most existing client management infrastructures.
Windows 8 is built for business
Individuals in the workplace are increasingly influencing the technology they use at work. This trend puts high expectations on IT administrators to keep their users productive and secure anytime, anywhere and across a broad range of devices.
Windows 8 is the ideal solution for businesses because it has the power and familiarity of the desktop, new ways for users to interact with line-of-business apps, and support for more mobile form factors. Along with the end-to-end security features and manageability enhancements, Windows 8 can help your employees be more productive and help keep your data more secure. Windows 8 is great for businesses because it delivers the experiences people will love and the enterprise-grade capabilities that IT departments need.
Windows 8 2013 Built on a solid foundation
Windows 8 is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7, but it’s been improved on all fronts. You can install Windows 8 on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7, and you’ll love how it works on new devices, too. We’ve designed Windows 8 with Windows 7 apps in mind because we know people often have older apps they need to use.
Speed. You’ll notice improved performance and system reliability. Even on lower-power systems, Windows 8 is responsive. Your PC starts quickly, your apps run faster, and you’re more secure from start to finish.
Compatibility. Getting going with Windows 8 is a breeze. Windows 8 automatically supports a wide range of devices, including printers, cameras, media players, and displays. It’s designed so when you plug in your device, it works. If a device has a companion app and you’ve turned on device companion apps during setup, you’ll receive the app automatically so you can share photos, connect with friends, and much more. And because Windows requires less memory, there’s more room to run your apps.
Connected. Many apps are better when you’re connected. Windows helps keep you connected by switching to the network with the best quality so you can have a great experience with your PC. Windows 8 provides a number of new features that make it
effortless to connect your PC to available networks and help keep you connected as you change locations. Windows 8 connects to one network at a time and prioritizes networks that are typically less expensive and faster. Windows also automatically switches you from a lower-prioritized network to a higher-prioritized network, if one becomes available.
Better Protected. Windows Defender provides antimalware protection so you can be more secure from start up to shut down. If you don’t have another malware scanner installed, Defender monitors and helps protect your PC against viruses and other malware in real time and detects and removes malware if your PC becomes infected. Windows 8 provides new ways for antimalware software to reduce its impact on system performance. Windows 8 manages antimalware software to help keep your PC safe while keeping an eye on performance.
More for power users
If you want to push the limits of your PC experience, we’ve invested in the features most often used by power users. The new, flexible options help you use your PC efficiently and quickly.
File management. Windows Explorer is enhanced to make file management and navigation straightforward. The ribbon organizes Windows Explorer and reveals features that used to be hidden. We’ve brought back a long-lost favorite: the Up button. It’s easier to view and manage all of your file operations in one place.
Task Manager. The new Task Manager is a handy dashboard that you can use to monitor and control your PC so you always know what’s going on. Color-coded tiles present information in a way that’s easy to understand. You can keep track of resources efficiently and in real-time with graphs and details about processes, apps, and history.
Multiple monitors. If you’re one of the many people who use multiple monitors, you’ll find it more flexible than ever. With many types of hardware, you can display the Start screen on one monitor and the desktop on the others. Desktop backgrounds can be different on each monitor or can stretch across your screens.
Windows 8 all the corners and edges alive on all monitors. You can bring up Start, the charms, and app switching from the corners of any monitor. And you can launch and move full-screen apps to any monitor.
Restore and reset your PC. Windows 8 comes with a number of options to restore your PC. You can refresh your PC, which keeps all your documents, accounts, personal settings, and Windows Store apps but returns Windows to its original state. If you want to completely reset your PC, you can restore your PC to the state it was in when you first got it. You can create a recovery drive on a USB key with the files needed to refresh or reset your PC even if Windows 8 can’t boot. Restoring from USB drive is a good option if you have a tablet without a disc drive or you just want to save space.
Windows Update. Windows 8 keeps your PC up to date while staying out of your way. If you turn on Windows Update during setup and your PC needs an update, Windows can install it when you’re not using your PC or at a time you’ve specified. When an update requires you to restart your PC, we’ve given you more time to act on it so you can pick a time that works for you. That means you’ll see fewer prompts about maintenance, updates, or restarting. You won’t be slowed down by interruptions, and your PC will keep performing well.
Windows 8 2013 System Requirements
Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 7, working with the same hardware works perfectly:
Processor (CPU): 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM (RAM): 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space (hard disk space): 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver, Microsoft
Additional requirements to use certain features:
To use the touch, a multi-point touch tablet a supporting or monitor.
Applications in order to download and run the Windows Store, and an active Internet connection to access the screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 is required.
Applications are required to use at least 1366 x 768 screen resolution.
Internet access (ISP fees may apply)
Post date : October 4th, 2011 01:30 PM | Update date : January 11th, 2013 09:58 AM