9 Features in Windows 7 Which Are Disappear in Windows 8

Who doesn’t know about Windows? One of the most popular operating system has launched so many Windows versions. By a lot of version, surely there is always a new version and some of them lost, or at least replaced. This time SOT will discuss the lost features from Windows 7 and replaced by Windows 8 by Microsoft. Hmm.. what do you think? Here is the discussion:

 

Desktop Gadget

Features in Windows 7 Which Are Disappear in Windows 8

If you are a loyal Windows user, you’d surely know the development, in Windows Vista and 7, you’ll find Gadget. But you won’t find Gadget anymore in Windows 8. Even so, this gadget appearance will add some ‘beauty’ to desktop appearance. Besides, it will help just like CPU Meter gadget which is functioned viewing performance of the used memory. But if you’re a Windows 8 user but still want to use gadget, you can use 8GadgetPack.

 

Start Menu

Features in Windows 7 Which Are Disappear in Windows 8

From the first Windows until Windows 7, Start Menu is always appeared. But now, in Windows 8, that important icon is removed. Isn’t it a lost character or birth mark? Start Menu in Windows 8 is removed and replaced by Start Screen. Start Screen is also almost similar like Start Menu which is contained software you installed. But for you who got used to with Start Menu, it probably confusing. If you want Start Menu in Windows 8, you can use Start8.

 

Windows Explorer

Features in Windows 7 Which Are Disappear in Windows 8

Other lost important thing is Windows Explorer. Actually it’s not disappear, but it replaced by File Explorer, but with similar function and usage, which is able to browse existing files.

 

Games Folder

Features in Windows 7 Which Are Disappear in Windows 8

Windows 7 has special folder, which is Games to read whether the software we installed is a game or not. If software we installed is a game, it will be added inside it. But in Windows 8, it’s no longer appeared. So, Games folder is truly lost in Windows 8.

 

Windows Media Center

Features in Windows 7 Which Are Disappear in Windows 8

If you’re in Windows 7 able to use and find Windows Media Center for free and installed directly, it doesn’t happen in Windows 8, you should buy Windows 8 Pro version to use Windows Media Center. So, in Windows 8, Windows Media Center has been bundled with its Pro-version valued $39.99.

 

Windows DVD Maker

Features in Windows 7 Which Are Disappear in Windows 8

Windows DVD Maker is a software used to create DVD from computer which is able to be played in DVD player. You can get Windows DVD Maker for free in Windows 7 because it is a basic tool. However, bugs in Windows DVD Marker software caused people started to complain when use it. Probably that’s the reason why in Windows 8 Windows DVD Maker removed.

 

Parental Control

Features in Windows 7 Which Are Disappear in Windows 8

Parental Controls is also basic application in Windows 7, but in Windows 8, you won’t be able to find it. Parental Control application in Windows 8 is replaced by Family Safety which has the same purpose, controlling computer usage for children or other family members.

 

Windows Card Space

Features in Windows 7 Which Are Disappear in Windows 8

One more feature which is completely removed by Microsoft from Windows 7 to Windows 8 is Windows CardSpace. SOT never used this application in Windows 7. probably because of its unpopular usage, so this application is removed?

 

Backup and Restore

Features in Windows 7 Which Are Disappear in Windows 8

The last is Backup and Restore, in Windows 7 you’ll find this feature. Backup and Restore is one of features needed in Windows 7 you can manage it as the schedule. However in Windows 8, this feature is replaced with File History which provides similar function.

 

Those are some features in Windows 7 which you won’t find anymore in Windows 8. Do you agree with change done by Microsoft for their latest Windows versions?


Natasha Jones is a 20 years-old girl who really passionate about technology. She spent most of her time by looking for any technology issues around the net. Once she get bored, she would take a walk with her lovely dog, Bimboo.

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