Is Windows 8 worth the upgrade?
October 26 is slated for the launch Windows 8. Before it reaches the market, businesses and individual consumers have started counting pros and cons in order to decide whether it is worth upgrading to Windows 8.Â While some users are complaining about the absence of the iconic ‘Start’ button, some are counting days in anticipation of touchscreen based Metro UI. If you are yet to decide if the upgrade to Windows 8 is worth or not, take a look at the following Windows 8 improvements –
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Upgrade discount
Microsoft announced a discount bargain on the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. You can use the promotion code to upgrade to Windows 8 from any versions of Windows operating system for just $39.99. The offer is valid till January 31, 2013 and valid on all earlier versions of Windows OS such as Windows XP, Vista and 7. However, if you have recently bought a Windows 7 PC, then you will be entitled to even lesser upgrade price that is $14.99.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Touchscreen
If you are using a desktop having a touchscreen monitor, then consider upgrading to Windows 8 for better user experience. Windows 8 interface consists of touch controls to navigate your device. It also includes Metro Start to launch applications and live tiles that you can move, regroup and rearrange as per your preference and pattern of use.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Refresh and reset
Windows 8 is built to reduce the hassles of troubleshooting with a ‘Refresh’ button. Press this button to fresh start and create a new copy of the operating system without losing your personal files and Modern UI apps downloaded from Windows 8 app store.
However, if you want to wipe out the existing Windows 8 settings and all the files to restore Windows 8 interface to the factory settings, then there is another button for you – press ‘Reset’.
There are some more benefits of upgrading to Windows 8 operating system such as its cloud based syncing ability. You can sign in using your Microsoft login ID and password on any PC and still, you will be able to access your chosen features, language preference and settings, no matter whether you are using a computer at any cyber café in US or any Sydney.