Differences between Windows® XP and Windows® 7
Discuss the differences between Windows XP and Windows 7.
The Windows XP is an Operating System from the Microsoft Corporation for use on personal computers, including the business and home desktops, media centers and laptops. Windows XP is the most popular version of the Windows based on installed OS. Windows XP is the successor to both the Windows 2000 and the Windows Me edition, and is the first consumer oriented operating system produced by Microsoft. It is very stable, easy to use, reliable, lots of support and programs. It provides streamlined interface and better performance on many systems; easier and more capable networking. Windows 7 is released in six different editions in which only Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate are widely available at retail. The other editions are focused in other markets which include developing world or enterprise use. Each edition of Windows 7 includes all of the capabilities and features of the edition. All editions support the 32-bit processor architecture and all editions except the Starter support the 64-bit processor architecture.
Different comparisons between Windows XP and Windows 7 are listed below:
- Differences in features
- Security features
Differences in features
Some new components bundled in Windows are now included with Windows XP. These include the Remote Desktop which allows an XP user to remotely log into another system running Windows XP and control it from the first computer. Windows 7 introduces the feature of Windows XP Mode which would allow you to run a full functional version of Windows XP within Windows 7, with the help of tools called Virtual PC.
The new interface in Windows XP changes the Windows look from Windows 95 and succeeding versions. In Windows XP, standard desktop icons are located in the Start menu instead of the desktop. The automatic desktop change feature is introduced for the first time in Windows 7 to make it look beautiful. Windows 7 comes with some built-in themes with different sound effects, colors, design, and wallpapers. In the personalize menu, you can select multiple wallpapers and they would shuffled after some time interval.
Both Windows XP and Windows 7 Operating Systems are built with advanced security features to keep your system secure from all kind of threats. You can keep the Windows automatic update to keep the system updated and protected from virus.
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