Want to know what bags Windows 8 Consumer Preview? Well, it could be termed as the re-engineering of Windows to bring everything at your finger touch with the new Metro-style apps. However, don’t be in haste and go through Microsoft Support to know the pros and cons.
Consider a PC without Windows, and you will roll-back to an era of the entertainment industry that didn’t know the language and have no sense of visualization. It’s not only that Windows has helped people to get better in terms of technology, but the much credit goes for democratizing the computing. It’s evolving with every Windows version, service pack or compatibility pack without sacrificing on the performance and simplicity front. What you got 2 years back with Windows 7 launch is now a thing of past but for good reasons with the availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview/Developer Preview for free download. Metro-style apps is the most hyped feature that has been integrated to keep users engaged in a seamless manner, it leaves behind the Jump List, and snap and peek that were available with predecessor. Touch-interface has been revamped. Without making use of mouse and keyboard you can work, connect, and enjoy music and videos.
Along with scaling operating system, Windows team is ready to give new browsing experience with Internet Explorer 10 supported with HTML5 that is expected to go in sync with the Metro style app feature including the Start screen, charms, snap, and more. Like apps you can navigate with the website tiles using the site’s icon and color while minimizing your typing. IE shows you frequently visited sites as well as sites that you’ve pinned to the Start screen. As you type in the address bar, the tiles will become visible on your screen according to the browsing history, favorites and even popular URLs. IE10 also provides the best protection from malicious software on the web while providing real control over your online privacy.
Microsoft Support offers full-fledged support for this prerelease version, and has equipped the product setup with an evaluation tool, that will strictly scan for system compatibility. However, the product is not available for final download so some risks will be surely there. Your PC could crash and you could lose important files at times, so take back-up of your data. A few applications may lose the compatibility, or they may not work correctly with their entire features. Printers, video cards, or other hardware or devices’ performance could also be affected. Internet and networking related issues can crop up. Even Microsoft alerts that only experienced PC users should go for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Before you download the preview, you should weigh the pros and cons of it.
Microsoft Fix It solution center would also be analyzing the various risks and potential issues that can come with the installation or after that. However, if you are crazy of using the latest software, and experimenting with new technology, then go at your own risk. Answer a few questions before taking the plunge. Are you comfortable backing up a PC, formatting a hard drive, and installing an operating system from scratch? Is PC troubleshooting your passion? Or don’t you mind updating software frequently?
For further assessment go with the Microsoft help and analysis available with reputed tech media portals, and give heed to experts’ voice from Microsoft’s blogging sites. Stuck in problems? Don’t worry, as Microsoft Certified Partners are working 24/7 to take the evils out from your system.