Windows® 7 improvements
Windows 7 is the latest operating system introduced by Microsoft. It is available in three editions, including Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate. The latest edition is Windows 7 Ultimate. Some new features have been introduced in Windows 7 like improved performance with multi core processors, support for additional file formats, improved boot performance, support for virtual disks and advancements in touch, speech and handwriting recognition. The top features of Windows 7 are Snap, Live Task Bar Preview, HomeGroup to share files, music or printers, Windows Search, Jump Lists, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Media Center, Internet TV etc. Windows 7 provides more powerful and flexible task bar than Windows XP and Windows Vista. You can pin the favorite programs anywhere on the task bar in Windows 7.
The following points offer information on the improved performance of Windows 7 and its system requirements:
- Comparison of Windows 7 with Windows Vista and Windows XP
- Advanced features of Windows 7
- System requirements of Windows 7
Comparison of Windows 7 with Windows Vista and Windows XP
The Windows 7 operating system is ideal for multitasking applications. In Windows Vista, Photo Gallery comes with the operating system but in Windows 7, Photo Gallery is offered as a free download from Windows Live. Thus you can take advantage of all the things you can do online with your photos. Windows Live in Windows 7 makes it easier to send and manage e-mails. By Windows Live Mail, you can access multiple e-mail accounts from various providers.
Advanced features of Windows 7
You can watch and record TV programs on your system with Windows 7. Its BitLocker data encryption technology helps to put a virtual lock on your system. In Windows 7, you can find files and programs instantly with Windows Search. You can open the programs and files you use mostly in just a click or two with the help of the Pin and Jump Lists features. You can navigate lots of open windows more quickly with Snap, Peek and Shake options. Windows 7 provides HomeGroup feature which helps in sharing files, photos and music among multiple PCs at home. It can also support a 64-bit processor.
The basic system requirements of Windows 7 are 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit), 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver, 16 GB available hard disk space for 32-bit processor or 20 GB for 64-bit processor. Video playback might require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware depending on the resolution.
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