Downgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 7? Miss 8 Awesome Features

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Now, after the release of Windows 8, people have gone crazy about upgrading their operating system. I saw some people who want to downgrade to Windows 7 as they couldn't feel good in Windows 8. I think they might not have experienced Windows 8 fully. Windows 8 is proved that it has more stability and features than previous versions of Windows operating System. Microsoft have really worked hard on making Windows 8 a successful one. When you downgrade to Windows 7 back, you will really miss 8 awesome features of Windows 8 which you can't even imagine on Windows 7. I already posted about Windows 8 features when Windows 8 was about to release in the market. But, on that post, I explained you the features more briefly. This time, as some of the users feel like downgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 7 or Windows XP, they need to be advised before they do it.

Downgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 7

People who want to downgrade to Windows 7 from Windows 8 really don't  know how to use Windows 8. As those people have practiced on Windows 7, they feel new and lonely when they search for some features on Windows 8. People feel hard to use Windows 8 when they are new to all new Windows 8 Operating System. Most of the people have upgraded their Windows 8 for cheaper price at In real, Windows 8 is more easier to use than Windows 7.


I am not an advertiser for Microsoft advising you to stick on to a newer Operating System. I am a blogger who likes to share my knowledge with you, readers. As per the reports, the number of Windows 8 users have drastically grown up than the rate of growth we saw while Microsoft introduced Windows 7.

Now, it's time to know what you'll miss when you downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7. The performance of Windows 8 is greater as compared to the previous versions of Windows. The start up time for Windows 8 is much lower.

Touch Feature

Windows 8 features a good support for touch screen devices. People who love Windows 8 have really said that they rock with their touch devices. Mouse users go to stores for buying touch enabled monitors for their Windows 8 PC. If you are using a touch screen device and using Windows 8, then you miss a lot. Though Windows 7 supports touch, Windows 8 gives a real pleasure while using them. The interface is made in such a way that you can rock with your fingers.

Start menu

We all know that Windows 8 have a different styled full screen start menu which provides you the latest updates and also the programs that you want to access. All previous versions of Windows gave a left corner pop up like Start Menu which provided a boring interface. This time, Windows 8 have really given a fresh and new look to Start menu which really attracted Windows users. Keep in mind that Windows 8 start menu gives you the updates then and there when it happens. whereas in older versions, you need to open the application to read updates. For example, when you open Windows Live Mail in Windows 7, you can access your new incoming Emails but here, when you click on Start menu, Windows 8 will bring you the recent message or Email right in the screen. When you downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7, you will really stay away from latest instant updates.

Cloud Integration

For the first time, Microsoft has integrated its  Cloud feature on Windows 8. Microsoft SkyDrive offers a good feature to access your files from anywhere and anytime. You don't have to carry a portable storage device anywhere with you when you can access your  files from anywhere. Windows 7 is not integrated with cloud  but still if you install software provided by Microsoft SkyDrive, you can have access. Windows 8 makes more easier for you to share files over cloud. As the feature is integrated, with just few swipes and taps, you can easily have files on cloud.

Windows Store

Windows 8 Store comprises of programs that would support on Windows 8 operating system. Games and other software that are available on Windows Store have attracted many people. Mostly, Windows Store consists of full screen applications that works in an awesome manner on touch devices. Users who downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7 should miss those features.

Picture Password

Though  Microsoft had added extra features to Windows 8, the security features has also been increased a lot. The authentication system is changes to a new style that people will find more secure to log in to their Windows. Your picture is your password. Set a password using your picture. Tap on the picture on your favorite place and that will  be set as your password for Windows Log in. Now, it's time to bid bye to Brute force and other security attacks. Your security goes doesn and your Windows is prone to security attacks if you downgrade to Windows 7.

Additional Support for Mobile Broadband

Windows 8 can identify your SIM card automatically and can provide you required Access Points for your mobile network carrier. Most of the network carrier is now compatible on Windows 8. If you are a Mobile Broadband user, then you will have to miss the easier way to connect to internet.

Support for USB 3.0

The fastest USB version ever is USB 3.0. Now, most of the latest devices have USB 3.0 which really handles data more carefully but at rapid speed. Additional support for USB 3.0 devices have made the port performance considerably large.

Task Manager

Task manager for Windows 8 provides you a much more detailed information regarding memory and usage statistics. The performance of your computer can analysed in a smart way with the new Task Manager in Windows 8. Unlike  previous versions of Windows, the all new Windows 8 have integrated the Network statistics in a smart way on Task Manager. So when you download or upload a file, you can easily view the statistics in a smart way. The task manager found on Windows 8 is much more clear that you can't find such lucidity on Windows 7.

Not only 8 features you will miss, there are lot more features that you will miss when you downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7.

You still want to miss these awesome features by downgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8? Share your views about downgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 7 here. Do you feel any other features that people miss when they downgrade to Windows 8? Share your thoughts. If you feel that Windows 7 is great, then let us know how important is previous version of Windows.

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