≡ Menu

Windows 7 versus Windows 8

Windows 8 is a newly launched version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is created by Microsoft for personal computers use including business desktops, tablets, laptops and All-in-One PCs. It is true that the development of the Windows 8 had been started before the launch of its predecessor, Windows 7. On August 1, 2012, the operating system was released to manufacturing. However, for general accessibility, it was released on October 26, 2012. Windows 8 has introduced many noteworthy changes to the operating system’s arena, but still the use of Windows 7 has not faded. Both the operating systems are used for different purposes and involve both pros and cons. As you progress further in this write-up, you will get more familiar with these operating systems. This piece of writing will enable you to compare the performance of windows 7 and Windows 8.

windows 8 vs windows 7

Startup Time

It has been noticed that Windows 8 starts up faster than Windows 7. Windows 8 does many performance tests steadily than windows 7. It has been clearly stated by Microsoft that Windows 8 is a much-improved version of Windows 7.

Touch Application

The most prime difference between Windows 8 and Windows 7 is the user interface. Windows 7 supported touch, but unfortunately it was not the flawless one and the controls were also not impressive. Things started picking up when Windows 8 came into play. You will find the touch support on the desktop far better and also you can close Windows and choose menu items without any problem.  In Windows 8, you also get to find an enhanced on-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition.

Transfer of Multiple Large Files Together

In a test, it has been found that Windows 8 boasts a new Explorer interface in order to transfer the files. It caters more accurate data on estimated time of completion and transfer speeds. It has an outstanding user interface, but we can confront a little difference while transferring numerous large files individually or together. However, Windows 7 and Windows 8 impart equal performance in both the situations.

Architectural Value

Windows 7 is established on x86 and x64 architecture. This is the sole reason of not using Windows 7 to power mobile devices and other imbedded devices. The programming house HP and the computer manufacturing planned to power their slate PC devices with Windows 7 Operating System, but later they dropped the idea as it was designed  on x86 and x64 platforms. When we talk about Windows 8, it can be powered by using both architecture (x86 and ARM). Computation can be made cakewalk by using ARM architecture and Windows x86.

Protection Abilitie

When we give light to the protection capabilities, it has been discovered that Windows 8 stands out. It is not worth to compare Windows 8 with Windows 7. The inbuilt mechanism of Windows 8 keeps the malware infections away.

At the end, we can say that Windows 8 is better than Windows 7 in many aspects. It is also a verity that Windows 8 is more secure than Windows 7. Windows 8 is mainly used for touch screens, but Windows 7 is exclusively used for desktops.

Author Bio:- This post is sponsored by Amyclaus. Mytechgurus– One of the best and reliable online technical support company. Most technical issues can be easily diagnosis by Mytechgurus technical experts and they Offers the best remote technical support.

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Ummi

    February 8, 2013, 10:30 am

    I think 7 is better.

    Reply
  • Theresia Randika

    February 11, 2013, 11:07 am

    Well i like wondows 7 much more then windows 8 due to many reasons and also due to compatibility of it with different compoments. Thank you sor this comparative post.

    Reply
  • marathimatrimony

    March 5, 2013, 1:08 am

    good article on windows 7 and windows 8 i normally use windows 7 and eager to try windows 8 thanks for explaining various features of windows 8

    Reply

Leave a Comment