How you can make Windows 7 more like Windows 8

If global adoption figures are to be believed, there hasn’t exactly been a stampede of users rushing to upgrade to Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system. That’s not to say the new OS doesn’t have its merits, however.

According to Chris Hoffman, Windows 8 does have some excellent desktop features. And if you’re not ready to take the upgrade plunge, he has some tips on how you can bring the best of Windows 8 to your Windows 7 desktop.

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What does he like about Windows 8? Improved file copying and moving, a better Windows Explorer, a more powerful task manager, integrated antivirus protection and better improvements. He recommends a number of tweaks and add-ons that can help you bring some of these improvements to your Windows 7 desktop.

Of course, Microsoft would still much prefer it if you’d just upgrade to Windows 8.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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