6 tips that you should keep in mind after you upgrade to Windows 8.1
The final version of Windows 8.1 is finally released and now all you have to do is to open the Windows Store and click on the «Download» button. After a successful download and install updates you can follow some recommendations to keep your computer was protected and it worked without any problems.
Below is a list of 6 recommendations that each user should pay attention to after upgrading to Windows 8.1.
Install the latest updates
Despite the fact that Windows 8.1 has reached its final stages, Microsoft will regularly release updates to improve performance and security of the OS. On the first day after the release of Windows 8.1, for example, the company has already released 3 updates (x86/x64) that improve the performance and stability of the OS and eliminate the cause of the failure of the process Runtimeboker.exe.
Windows 8.1 RT also was released 4 updates which improve performance, fix some issues in security update Flash Player for IE and install the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack to view the many new file formats.
Update the drivers
Next, update drivers for all devices to the latest versions (if possible). To do this, open the official website of the PC manufacturer, go to download drivers, find your computer model and install all the latest drivers that are compatible with Windows 8.1.
Alongside the launch of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has updated all the built-in OS applications. So, open Windows Store, press Win + i and then choose the option «app Updates». Next, click on «Check for updates» and then select all apps and click «Install».
Also you can check the updates and for desktop programs that you use, such as multimedia players, browsers, etc.
With Windows 8.1 Microsoft continues to offer users of its free antivirus solution Windows Defender, so that immediately after installation you will have a certain level of protection from viruses, Trojans and other malware. But if he does not meet your expectations, select the one that you like. Once you install a second antivirus, Windows Defender will be automatically turned off.
Clean hard drive
Now is the time to free up some space on your hard drive. If you installed Windows 8.1 from scratch, files from previous installations will take up precious space on your hard drive. These files are stored in the Windows folder.OLD and to remove it is better to use the built-in tool disk cleanup.
To do this, open «computer», then right-click on the drive on which you installed Windows 8.1, and choose «Properties». Then click «disk Cleanup», then click «Clean up system files» and make sure you have marked all files for deletion, including previous Windows installations and temporary Windows installation files. Click «OK» and wait for the process to complete.
Make a backup copy of the
It is recommended to do a backup of all your files in case your computer is something catastrophic. To create a backup is very simple: open «control Panel» and navigate to «System and security». Now open the tool «file History» in the lower left corner of this window click on «Backup system image». Then just follow the wizard.