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									Main article: List of features removed in Windows 8

Aside from the removal of the Start menu, several notable features have been removed in
Windows 8. Support for playing DVDs has been removed from Windows Media Player due to
the cost of licensing the necessary decoders (especially for devices which do not include optical
disc drives at all) and the prevalence of streaming services such as Netflix. For the same reasons,
Windows Media Center will no longer be included by default on Windows 8 as well, but the
software (which also includes support for DVD playback) can be added back through the paid
"Pro Pack" (for the base version of Windows 8, which also upgrades the system to Windows 8
Pro) or "Media Center Pack" (for Windows 8 Pro) add-ons. Windows 8 will still support third-
party DVD playback software.[84]

File History, the new backup feature of Windows 8 described above, replaces Backup and
Restore, the former backup app, and Previous Versions, a component of Windows Explorer that
saves previous versions of changed files. Backup and Restore is deprecated but will continue to
work on preset schedule on computers that upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.[85]:76
Previous Versions no longer protects local files, although it is still available to access previous
versions of shared files stored on a Windows Server computer.[85]:74 Shadow Copy, the
subsystem component based on which these worked, however, is still available for other
software to use.[85]:74

Hardware requirements

            Minimum hardware requirements for Windows 8
 Architecture        IA-32 (32-bit)             x86-64 (64-bit)
  Processor          1 GHz (with PAE, NX and SSE2 support)[86]
Memory (RAM)             1 GB                        2 GB
Graphics Card DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
   Storage              16 GB                       20 GB

The minimum system requirements for Windows 8 are slightly higher than those of Windows 7.
Notably, Windows 8 now requires that a system's CPU support certain hardware features,
specifically the PAE, NX bit, and SSE2. Windows Store apps require a screen resolution of
1024x768 or higher to run, while a screen resolution of 1366x768 or higher is required in order
to use the snapping functionality for apps.[87]

To receive logo certification, Microsoft requires that an Intel-compatible system resume from
standby in 2 seconds or less.[88]

Tablets and convertibles
Microsoft released minimum hardware requirements for new tablet and convertible devices
designed for Windows 8, and defined a convertible form factor as a standalone device that
combines the PC, display and rechargeable power source with a mechanically attached keyboard
and pointing device in a single chassis. A convertible can be transformed into a tablet where the
attached input devices are hidden or removed leaving the display as the only input

                Hardware certification requirements for Windows tablets[91]
Graphics Card DirectX 10 graphics device with WDDM 1.2 or higher driver
   Storage    10GB free space, after the out-of-box experience completes
              'Power', 'Rotation lock', 'Windows Key', 'Volume-up', 'Volume-down'
              Touch screen supporting a minimum of 5-point digitizers and resolution of at
              least 1366x768. The physical dimensions of the display panel must match the
   Screen     aspect ratio of the native resolution. The native resolution of the panel can be
              greater than 1366 (horizontally) and 768 (vertically). Minimum native color
              depth is 32-bits.
   Camera     Minimum 720p
Ambient light
              1–30k lux capable with dynamic range of 5–60K
Accelerometer 3 axes with data rates at or above 50 Hz
   USB 2.0    At least one controller and exposed port.
  Connect     Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 + LE (low energy)
              Speaker, microphone, magnetometer and gyroscope.

                 If a mobile broadband device is integrated into a tablet or convertible system,
     Other       then an assisted GPS radio is required. Devices supporting near field
                 communication need to have visual marks to help users locate and use the
                 proximity technology. The new button combination for Ctrl + Alt + Del is
                 Windows Key + Power.

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