What’s New in Windows 7

Top Features for You
We’ve designed Windows 7 to be the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. We focused on helping your PC perform the way you want it to—quickly, easily, and with less effort. Although many of the new improvements are under the covers, Windows 7 also includes many more visible enhancements that will help you play with, work with, and manage your PC.

The following table highlights some of the features that we think you’ll really like.

Aero Shake
Click a window pane and shake your mouse to minimize all other open windows. Shake the pane again to restore the windows to their original sizes.

Aero Themes and Aero Background
Use new themes or choose a slideshow of your favorite photos to make your PC refl ect your personal taste.

BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
Help protect sensitive data with new, easier ways to protect and recover drives and extend that protection to USB removable storage devices, such as fl ash memory drives and portable hard disk drives.

Home Media Streaming
Use your PC as a hub and make music, videos, photos, and recorded TV available on other PCs or stream it to supported devices using Play To.

Easily share files and printers between PCs running Windows 7 that are connected to your home network.

Improved Windows Taskbar
Open files and get around your PC faster. Pin programs you use often to the taskbar and launch them with a single click.

Internet and Digital TV
Watch Internet TV content and turn your PC into a digital video recorder by using the support in Windows Media Center for many new broadcast TV tuners.*

Internet Explorer 8:
Visual Search See rich, relevant, visual suggestions as you type search terms.

Internet Explorer 8: Web Slices
Get the information you want from the Web updated and available at your fingertips, without leaving the page you’re on.

Jump Lists
Reduce clutter and quickly get to tasks and your favorite, recent, and frequently used files.

Live Thumbnail Previews
Manage lots of open windows easily with live thumbnail previews of active windows

Location Aware Printing
Set different default printers for your home and work networks.

Mobile Broadband
Eliminate the need to install additional software when you use your data card for Internet access.

Remote Media Streaming
Access your home-based digital media libraries over the Internet from another PC running Windows 7 outside the home.

Resize and expand windows more quickly and easily compare the contents of two different windows.

View Available Network (VAN)
See and connect to available networks—including Wi-Fi, broadband, dial-up, and virtual private network (VPN)—in just a few clicks.

VPN Reconnect
Get consistent VPN connectivity by automatically reestablishing a VPN connection whenever the Internet connection is temporarily lost.

Windows Search and Libraries
Search your own PC and the PCs and devices connected to your network to find items regardless of where they’re stored.

Windows Touch
Interact with your PC with a touch-screen monitor by using your fingers and multitouch gestures.

Windows Troubleshooting
Resolve common issues quickly without having to call for help.

Windows XP Mode
Run many older Windows XP productivity applications right on your Windows 7 desktop.

Source of Information : Windows 7 Product Guide


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