Question: Will the New UI replace the traditional Start Menu, Desktop and
Taskbar. Answer: Yes, the best way forward is to think of the
new Metro UI as a giant start button.
Question: What's the difference between a Windows
8 Tile and an Icon? Answer: Tiles are not only larger, but also they are capable of display underlying
data dynamically, e.g. Weather, Stock Prices.
See more on the Metro-style UI.
Question: How do you close, or escape from, a Metro-style
App? Answer: Hit the Windows key! Technically the App
is suspended rather than closed, but no worries, the same thing happens on
Question: What font does Microsoft's New UI use? Answer: Windows 8 Metro uses fonts from the Segoe
Question: Will Windows 8
have Media Player? Answer: Yes, no worries Windows 8 will have Media
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Question: Will the Windows 8 Explorer possess the Office Ribbon? Answer: Yes Explorer has the ribbon. While you can minimise the
ribbon, there is no way of going
back to the Windows 7 style Explorer.
See more on Windows 8 Explorer.
Question: Can you get PowerShell instead of cmd in the new Ribbon? Answer: No, but Windows 8 will have PowerShell v 3.0 built-in.
Question: Can I run Windows 8 on my existing hardware? Answer: Yes. The hardware requirements are the same, or less,
than Windows 7. However, I recommend that you don't skimp and get at
least 4 if not 8 MB of RAM.
Question: I hear Microsoft has designed Windows 8 will run on ARM hardware, what if any,
are the advantages? Answer: Low cost, and low power consumption make the Advanced RISC
Machine chip a compelling choice for a laptop or tablet computer.
Another Batch of Popular Windows 8 Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Is it true that Windows 8 boots in 10 seconds? Answer: Not that fast, but it should boot in less than 30 seconds on most
hardware. Windows 8 has perfected the use of hiberfile for rapid
awakening from power-off.
Question: Can I dual-boot Windows 8 and Windows 7? Answer: Yes provided you create a 40 GB+ partition
before you start the Windows 8 install.
Question: How do you Shut down Windows 8? Answer: Bring up the 5 'Charms'. Click on the top
item, Settings, on the right side of the screen seek out the Power button.
Question: Is it true there is no Last Known Good in
Windows 8? Answer: True, at least in the preview
versions so far. See more on Windows 8
Question: I cannot find taskmgr.exe. What am
I doing wrong? Answer: The Windows 8 task manager is now launched
from TM.exe. In fact, the whole interface has been revamped; seek out
extra tabs such as Startup, also check out the new column arrangement.