Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8 is worth installing in your PC should it meet the recommended system requirements. Well, a lot of a people still find themselves confused at the idea of upgrading their PC to this new operating system due to some reported Windows 8 problems. Their main cause of fear is that Windows 8 is not ideal for desktop because of its touch screen orientation.
Is Windows 8 not ideal for desktop?
Like most people, I too did not consider upgrading my PC to Windows 8 for the sheer fear that the operating system did not work well on a desktop ecosystem. However, I was proved wrong. I now realize that Windows 8 is worth installing on a PC that meets the system requirements perfectly. In case you find your Windows 8 machine running slow or lagging, here are some suggestions to solve it.
Speeding up a slow running Windows 8
Windows 8 comes with several new features. You may not be interested to use all these features. You do not have to keep all these new features in your PC. By removing the unwanted Windows 8 programs, you can not only make your PC work faster, but also free up unoccupied space for important files or applications.
First, you must find out the unwanted programs. Remember that some of these programs may be enabled to run in the background, which is often the reason for PCs becoming slower. Usually, the programs that are enabled to run in the background do not ask users’ permission beforehand. They begin to run when the PC is turned on.
Go to the Control Panel, highlight all the programs that you do not run often and delete them outright. Make sure that you do not remove any Microsoft components, because doing so could imperil the functioning of your operating system.
If you wish to restore an application in future, Windows 8 has got a very simple solution: Windows Store apps. You can get any of your preferred application from Windows Store, and make your Windows 8 experience better. There are many free apps as well as paid apps there.
Windows 8 is definitely an operating system that is worth your testing, though getting familiar with it requires some time initially. Once you are into it, you will just love using it. Read a few Windows 8 reviews to be familiar with the common Windows 8 problems and solutions to fix them.