Windows 7 - The Users Paradise

Windows 7, a product of Microsoft Windows, was released on July 22 2009, exactly 3 years of gap between Windows Vista, which was Windows 7’s ancestor which had many new features and new problems which hurt the users those who used. Windows 7 was intended to upcoming the faults of Windows Vista.

Windows7 – 6 Editions

Window 7 is been released in 6 editions by Microsoft:

  • 1. Windows starter
  • 2. Windows Home Basic
  • 3. Windows Home premium
  • 4. Windows Enterprises
  • 5. Windows Ultimate
  • 6. Windows Professional

Development of Windows 7

The version of Windows 7 which was codenamed as Blackcomb in the middle of 2003, planned as the successor of Windows XP. In the meantime Microsoft was developing another Operating System code named Longhom. Due to the virus exploit, the development of Blackcomb was delayed. Hence Microsoft added some of the features of Blackcomb to longhom and released in 2003 as Windows Vista.

Settings with recommendations

The Windows Vista Professional has the feature of an optional questionnaire. The previous versions of the Windows featured Accessibility Wizard which now has been replaced by this new feature. This feature provides you with recommended accessibility settings. You can then simply choose the options that you would like to try through the recommendation listing. This questionnaire option can help you adjust the settings of your computer as many times as you wish. Often, most of the people simply do guesswork when it comes to selection of the settings. However, with this new and improved feature, selecting your settings is no longer a matter of guesswork.

Problems with Windows Vista

Indeed, Windows Vista had the improved features from its predecessor Windows XP. Apart from that, it had the driver problems, many applications were not working, Hardware and Software’s are non-compatible with Windows Vista. CD and DVD burning tools like the suite from Nero need updated versions to work; and even basic disk management and partitioning tools such as Paragon's Hard Disk Manager are awaiting an update for Vista to be compatible. Even Firefox had the problems with Vista.

New with Windows 7

  • · Some of features have been removed from Windows Vista to improvise the robustness.
  • · It has the advancement in the speech, handwriting recognizing systems.
  • · Support’s virtual hard disks, additional file formats,
  • · Improved performance on multi-core processors,
  • · The Taskbar has been significantly improved
  • · Supporting themes have been extended
  • · Can change the colors of desktop background, mouse pointer, icons
  • · Start menu has some new options like Documents, Music and Pictures which redirects to the related format.
  • · No need of installing touch screen software.
  • · Quick Launch toolbar has been removed and easily we can configure back.
  • · We can interact with thumbnail previews, which were introduced in Windows Vista.
  • · Many Keyboard shortcuts have been introduced.
  • · When we select the font family the sample will be appear as preview.
  • · At a time we can operate with two safe removable hardware menu
  • · An improvised multimedia is available.

Minimum requirements for Windows 7

With 32-bit Architecture
Processor - 1 GHz 32-bit processor
Memory (RAM) - 1 GB of RAM
Graphics Card - DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 (For Aero)
HDD free space - 16 GB of available disk space
Optical drive - DVD drive (only to install from DVD/CD Media)

With 64-bit Architecture
Processor - 1 GHz 64-bit processor
Memory (RAM) - 2 GB of RAM
Graphics Card - DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 (For Aero)
HDD free space - 20 GB of available disk space
Optical drive - DVD drive (only to install from DVD/CD Media)

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