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Jul 24, 2012

How is Windows 8 Different from Windows 7

Is final Windows 8 out? Not yet but what is out is a detailed knowledge base of how Windows 8 works and what features and utilities it boasts of that sets it apart from previous Windows versions or other operating systems like Mac and Linux etc. Though with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, users have already drawn the difference between Windows 8 and Windows 7.
But let me shed light on two major differences between Windows 8 and Windows 7, the two latest flagship OS from Microsoft. The engineering depicts that Microsoft is all up for enthralling the world. Check them below:
USB 3.0 support: Windows 8 integrates a built-in USB 3.0 support for a wide range of latest hardware and networking devices such as hubs and ports etc. The OS features a brand new, improved software stack for USB 3.0 support. It, besides, still features the old USB software stacks to support old USB devices. Individual users or businesses can now easily create virtual USB drives and transfer data 10 times faster than the earlier USB 2.0 functionality. Such an advanced USB device compatibility and data transfer speed are absent from Windows 7.

ISO Mounting: Windows 8 features an inherent ISO mounting utility. It means that you need not rely on third-party tools for creating virtual disk drives for partitions or ISO images files. There is no more DVD or CD burning if your hard drive already has a disk image. Mounting ISO files has become easier and more convenient with Windows 8. Every time you will mount an ISO file, a new letter (drive) will appear in the list of drives. Windows 7 has no built-in ISO mounting feature.

You can also find here how to upgrade to Windows 8 or fix Windows 8 upgrade issues. For any issues related to Windows 7, check http://www.vtechsquad.com/windows-7-support/.

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