Discovered What is New in Windows 7?
Windows 7 makes it easier to use the Start menu, open files and programs, find information, and accomplish other common tasks, such as send and receive secure e-mail, browse the Internet securely, scan and view pictures, play music and videos, and change settings.
Windows 7 delivers the Windows Aero user experience, Instant Searches, Explorers, Gadgets, improved Internet Explorer, Windows Media Center, and advanced security and protection.
This tutorial will let you discover some of the very important updates and useful features of Windows 7.
The Getting Started menu helps new Window 7 users find links to important tasks in a single location.
When you first start using Windows 7, the features you need are located in the Getting Started menu. Use this menu to learn more about Windows 7, personalize the operating system's visual and audio features, transfer files from your old computer, add users, and more.
Aero Snap enables you to control the window size and location of any program running on your desktop without lifting your hands off the keyboard. You can move a program window to the left or right of your desktop, maximize it, or minimize it.
If you've ever wanted to compare two windows side by side, this is the feature you're waiting for. Simply drag the window your are working on to the left or right of the screen. The window will snap to the side of the screen.
Aero Peek available in the Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate versions of Windows 7, enables you to instantly view the desktop without minimizing or closing various windows that are open.
A quick move of the cursor to the right edge of the taskbar, and open window(s) become transparent, which allows you to see the icons and gadgets on the desktop. To show just one window, point to the taskbar thumbnail, and that window becomes the primary window on the desktop.
Windows 7 includes Microsoft's newest web browser, Internet Explorer 8. Internet Explorer 8 makes surfing the web even easier with new features like suggested websites and an easy to-access library of add-ons you can use to customize your web-browsing experience, such as a visual search for eBay items, various web radio add-ons, and much more.
Windows Action Center is an improved version of Vista's Security Center. It combines access to security and maintenance warnings and solutions into a single window.
The action center alerts you through the notification area to problems with your PC and let you know how you can resolve them.
Windows Live Essentials is an optional part of Windows 7. If you take pictures, write blogs, send and receive email, use social-networking sites, work with video fi les, or use instant messaging, Windows Live Essentials has the programs you need to get started.
Device Stage is a technology that helps you interact with any compatible device connected to your computer. It takes the pain out of adding new devices to your computer and having them working almost instantly.
For example, with a multifunction printer, smartphone, or another device that supports Device Stage, you can control all of its functions from a single window.
BitLocker To Go encrypts the data on your portable media or drives so other cannot access it without the password.
BitLocker Biometric protects your computer by fingerprint credentials. It provides native support for logon authentication for Windows and also comes with an API software vendors canuse to protect access to programs.
HomeGroup, which is available in the Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate versions of Windows 7, allows you to easily create and connect to other computers and devices on a wireless home network for data sharing.
You can work with another feature (Libraries) to share data. Also, once you've setup a HomeGroup, you can use the Network and Sharing Center to control the settings and the level of sharing on the PC's, and its password protected.
The new Libraries feature enables you to view the contents of all folders you use for a particular type of file by selecting the corresponding library link in the Start menu. It aggregate your current folders into one.
For example, if you have digital photos in your Pictures folder as well as on an external hard disk and a network folder, adding the other locations to the Pictures library will enable you to merge, view and work with them into one with all of your photos that can be access at the same time.
Need to connect to your office while working at home? With Domain Join, you can enter in specific network credentials through the Domain Join wizard, and you're in business.
Windows 7 isn't all business. There's a lot of fun to be had with Games Explorer. Multiplayer, fun statistical tracking and the ability to get updates and newsfeeds makes Games Explorer a fun part of your day.
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