Removing Windows 8 Applications With IObit Uninstaller

Uninstall Windows 8

        Uninstall Apps In Windows 8

Windows 8 is an operating system which is radically different from the others in the Windows line. Now we have that out of the way, let’s talk about a thing it has in common with them – problems from installation leftovers. You might have tried to uninstall Windows 8 apps and had issues there; some apps just don’t leave. This was a problem in earlier Windows versions too. You had either saved files or registry entries, which did not get deleted with the rest of the program.

Now, before uninstallers came along, you had to manually remove whatever program residue there was in the computer. As for these utilities, most of them are paid software, and with limited functionality in the trial versions. But there are a few freeware options too, like IObit Uninstaller. The latest version they’ve put out is IObit Uninstaller 4, which can completely uninstall windows 8 apps from your system.

Features of IObit Uninstaller 4

  • The Batch Uninstall option, which lets you take care of multiple uninstallations in a single go. This means you don’t have to individually start and ride out each removal process.
  • The Powerful Scan tool, for taking care of leftover files and registry keys after a Windows 8 program has been removed using the native uninstaller. It will be as if you never installed it in the first place.

    Windows 8 Program

                 Remove Windows 8 Apps

  • A System Restore option to make sure that all changes made in the course of removal can be rolled back, in case you ever decide you want things the old way.
  • A Quick Uninstall button, which when present, lets you bypass the uninstaller and let it run in the background. This saves time and effort from having to click all the various prompts you’d have to deal with otherwise.
  • Automatic uninstall detection, so once you have this application installed, you could uninstall a program form even the Control Panel, and still have the Powerful Scan search and find remaining files and keys. You can delete these as one, or separately.

This application has a simple interface, and is really good for removing browser toolbars, which have to be the most annoying addon anyone ever thought up. You might think IObit Uninstaller is too much trouble to run separately, in which case you can substitute it with the native Windows applet, and still make sure that the uninstalls are done right.

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Fixing Wi-Fi Problem In Windows 8

Windows 8 Problems

         Windows 8 Troubleshooting

One thing you should know about Windows 8.1, is that the OS will serve up plenty of problems when connecting to Wi-Fi networks. This doesn’t have anything to do with how good or bad the platform is. Because every OS gets to a point where Wi-Fi networks start slipping through its grasp. Every wireless device shows this problem sooner or later, and this is irrespective of which OS you have installed. For the Windows 8 OS, there are established fixes to the most common Wi-Fi issues.

Now I had these similar Windows 8 problems, and IE stopped responding in the way you’d expect a web browser to. That’s to say, it stopped loading new web pages after I typed them out in the link bar and hit Enter. There was nothing wrong with my internet connection at the time, and I also had a strong signal coming in over the network I was on. Turns out the issue has little to do with the Wi-Fi itself. Apparently, there was an app in the background, which downloads stuff and takes up more than its fair share of the available bandwidth.

Windows 8 OS

              Windows 8 OS Issues

You can’t simply hit a button to fix this issue. Instead you’ll need to check the other apps, and see if they’re dragging down the remaining bandwidth. Windows Update is a common culprit, which stays active and downloads huge files, if you failed to disable it at the start. You should also check if any torrent download apps are causing the problem to appear. Maybe you threw a big download job into the queue and it just now got sufficient seeds to resume in earnest.

If it’s the Windows Update process that’s ruining your broadband speed, just let it finish. Otherwise you might be wasting parts of a non-resumable download. But if you’re sure you’d rather let all that go, then go to the Settings Charm or the Control Panel, and stop the update process. There’s nothing more direct than shutting down an app you think is siphoning off bandwidth.

Low Wi-Fi speed is one of the Windows 8 problems, which many users get, but this rarely has anything to do with the Wi-Fi setup. You may avail assistance along these lines by calling our tech support. We offer the best Windows technical support and assistance you can avail, and at the most reasonable rates. Call us and get your issue resolved.

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With The Release Of Windows 10, Microsoft Has At Last Admitted That Windows 8 Was A Flop

Uninstall Windows 8

                Features Of Windows 8

Microsoft has unveiled the technical preview of its new operating system, Windows 10, this October. The company is releasing Windows 10 just two years after the release of the Windows 8 operating system. So, it is quite natural for a person to think that at last Microsoft has admitted that its much hyped operating system, Windows 8 was a failure.

Windows 8 was released in 2012 and within a year, Microsoft had to come up with Windows 8.1. This was because the software giant soon found out that the much-hyped operating system has not been a favorite with the users. Many users were planning to uninstall Windows 8, as soon as they found that the operating system was not user-friendly.

Even though Windows 8.1 did make the operating system better, it did not create any magic. Windows 8 users were allowed to upgrade to Windows 8.1 free of cost. However, reports suggest that the share of Windows 7 operating system in the market is still going up and the rate at which users carry out Windows 8 upgrade was very small.

So, is Windows 8 the only failed operating system from Microsoft? If you have been following and working with Windows operating systems, then you would understand that there were a few in the list of flop operating systems from the software giant. The various flop operating systems from Microsoft include Windows ME, Windows Vista etc.

Windows ME was released as the millennium edition and soon, Microsoft had to release Windows XP since the operating system did not do well in the market. In 2007, we saw the release of Windows Vista, which received hatred from all corners. This operating system came with some of the worst user access control features and required high-end system configuration. Many users even found that the operating system ran slow even in the systems that had the best configuration.

Upgrade To Windows 8.1

                        Windows 8 Upgrade

After Windows ME and Windows Vista, we have now seen the third one in the line, Windows 8. Many people wished to uninstall Windows 8, as they did not like the newly introduced Start screen, which worked best with touch screen devices. Since majority of computers did not have a touch screen interface, this screen was least used by most users.

In addition, the operating system allowed the users to login only to the Start screen, which was a major cause of annoyance for many users. However, it seems that Microsoft has learned from the mistakes and is developing the new operating system, keeping all these points in mind.

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With Windows 8 Clearly A Failure, Microsoft To Focus On Their Next OS

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Windows 8 Problems

Microsoft’s attempts to reboot Windows 8 with the OS update Windows 8.1 obviously did not make any difference. If you look at the market share figures, you will see that the combined user base for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 is only about a half of what the 13-year old XP still enjoys. While the combined Windows 8 and 8.1 user base comes to around 14%, the Windows XP user base still hovers around 23% or 24%.

Microsoft goes back to the Windows 7 OS model in their next OS

And, of course, Windows 7 takes more than 50% of the total Windows OS market share. The popularity of Windows 7 among the desktop and laptop users indicate how much most Windows users prefer the old Start Menu and Task bar UI structure than the new Metro UI introduced in Windows 8. Microsoft was attempting to gain a foothold in the touch-screen OS market with this new radical UI.

But, most smartphone and tablet users preferred Google Android to Windows 8 and the traditional desktop users hated the new Metro UI. Attempts to reboot Windows 8 by introducing the Start button and Task bar in Windows 8.1 did not work either. Now, Microsoft is redesigning the Metro UI by following the desktop model they used in Windows 7.

The Windows 10 UI looks better than the desktop UI in Windows 7 than the Metro UI in Windows 8. This is certainly an improvement as far as desktop users are concerned. According to Microsoft, they have designed the new Windows OS in such a way that the OS UI will adapt to the device, on which it is installed.

Windows Insider

Windows 10 Features

In other words, Windows 10 will have a full Metro UI on a smartphone or a tablet. But, when you install the same OS on a desktop system or laptop, you will get the Windows 7-style Desktop UI. However, there are changes to the Desktop UI. Microsoft is not ready to completely abandon their Metro UI and you will find some aspects of it in the Windows 10 desktop UI.

For example, the All Programs section in the Start Menu is no longer the old menu list of programs and applications you have installed on the system. Instead, you will them displayed as a Metro app screen. However, Microsoft might still make changes to the OS UI.

They are now running a user testing programme for Windows 10 called Windows Insider. They plan to introduce more changes to the Windows 10 UI and features based on the user feedback to avoid a Windows 8 repeat.

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Was Windows 8 A Misstep For Microsoft

Windows 8 Problems

     Windows 8 Problems And Issues

We all know that Windows 8, the OS that was supposed to be the next big thing, failed big time; if you ask Microsoft, the company would probably want to forget the whole thing. Before the launch of Windows 8, the OS was considered as the greatest thing to happen in the operating systems arena. But, things did not happen as expected by the company.

Windows 8 is a modern, advanced, and metro-ized operating system, which actually, was meant to unify all of Microsoft’s platforms. Nevertheless, things went exactly the opposite way. In its fuzzy attempt to deliver the best features to all Windows PC users as well as mobile device users, Windows 8 failed to satisfy either. The result, Windows 8 was tagged as confusing, incompatible, and prone to issues.

Even Windows Vista faced similar problems. Windows Vista suffered the heaviest criticisms due to many valid reasons. There were many issues with even the basic features, which was not at all picked up by users welcomingly.

Windows 8 also faced such huge criticisms. One of the main Windows 8 problems is the new UI, alternatively known as the Metro UI, which is extremely confusing for new users as well as for people who are familiar with traditional Windows design. Even accessing applications installed in the system can be difficult; most first time users had no idea where to look.

Launch Of Windows 8

      What Are Windows 8 Problems

Another problem is that the tutorials are not self-explanatory. Most users have to figure out the things on their own. There is no Start button, Start Menu, or even a shutdown button. All the traditional Windows desktop elements have been totally replaced by the new Start Screen.

Though there is a Desktop Mode, which offers a look like that in Windows 7, the issue is that you cannot directly go to the view that easily. You have to go through the confusing UI to get there, and then too, you will not find any conventional features that Windows users are familiar with.

There are many other Windows 8 problems as well, which lead to its fall. Experts say that the changes brought in with Windows 8 should have been introduced slowly, in phases. Windows 8 looks like a huge misstep for Microsoft. Let us hope that Microsoft rectifies all the issues and concerns with Windows 8, and comes up with something better next.

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