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Why you should upgrade your OS to Windows 8



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This Friday, as the world gets ready to welcome Windows 8 with open arms, we bring you some of the top reasons why you also should jump onto the bandwagon and get excited to install Windows 8 on your PC as well. Even if you don’t have a touch-screen based computer, there’s enough in store in the latest offering from Microsoft to thrill the regular PC users.

It’s not that pricey: For the first time ever, a brand new OS is selling this cheap, and that’s one of the biggest reasons for you to consider getting your hands on a copy of it. Downloading the version from Microsoft’s website will set you back by just $39.99 for Windows 8, and if you have recently bought a new PC or laptop, you can get Windows 8 on your system for just $14.99. Of course, you ought to act fast as this offer closes by January 31, 2013.

It’s faster: Yes, this is not surprising at all. Any upgraded technology does work faster than its predecessors, so if you’re all about speed, you may not even need the convincing. It boots up and shuts down way faster than Windows 7. Even if you don’t have a SSD drive, don’t despair, your system will perform faster with Windows 8.

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Better reset and refresh: The “Reset your PC” option on Windows 8 essentially lets you restore the OS into its original state – the way it was when you had first installed it. While this resetting process would have taken around 30 minutes on a Windows 7 machine, with Windows 8, the entire process completes in less than 7 minutes! The “Refresh your PC” option will retain all your personal data and settings, as well as the metro-style apps that you download from the Windows Store.

Backup files using File History: The File History tool works better than the previous backup features. For starters, this feature isn’t activated by default – you can switch it on if you need it. It will save copies of your files in your Library, including documents, pictures, music, etc. and even your contacts, favorites, and Desktop items. What’s more, you can even select the folder into which your backup is created, so you total control over the backup process.

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