Windows 8.1 features are too good. This article gives the list of differences between windows 8 and windows 8.1. It also covers what is new in Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 is a free update which is provided by Microsoft. To update Windows 8, click on Store icon in the start menu, you will be guided to update windows 8 to windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 new features are the solutions for the shortcomings of Windows 8. After upgrading to Windows 8.1, you feel happy. Many improvements are there in Windows 8.1. Here I am giving the list of few important Windows 8.1 features.
I always advise using the latest version of Windows. It is better to use Windows 10 instead of Windows 8.1. I recommend you to buy Window OS only from Microsoft store. If you buy Windows OS from any other retail stores, you will not get help from Microsoft support team.
Windows 8.1 features
1.In Windows 8, If two application is running, one application shares maximum percentage of desktop, another application appears as a thumbnail. In Windows 8.1 two applications share desktop as shown in below screen shot. You can run even three applications.
2.Windows 8 desktop does not contain start button and shutdown button. Windows 8.1 desktop has Start button. Right click on start button, you will get shutdown option.
3.By using Windows 8 search, you can search setting, files, images and …..but only one thing at a time. Windows 8.1 searches everywhere at a time. It even displays the results from the internet along with your PC results. you will get quick results by using Windows 8.1 search.
4.Windows 8 Start screen has thumb nails display. You can organize start screen in windows 8.1. Click on down arrow mark at down left corner to organize start screen. Click arrow mark at Apps to arrange applications by name or by date installed or by category.
5.You can log in into any other device, which has windows 8.1 with same Microsoft account. You can get same settings in another device also.
6.Most advanced Internet explorer 11 is there in windows 8.1.
7.Windows 8.1 has much advanced windows store.
These are some of the windows 8.1 features. You can know all features in detail from Microsoft support topic. If you like this tutorial, please share it with your friends.
- Next Topics to Read: Windows 10 Editions comparison with features
- Windows 10 Home Vs Pro : differences you need to know