Key features of Windows 7
Windows 7 is designed in such a way that it is considered to be the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. It is
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.
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 reflect 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 flash 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.
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
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.
Get consistent VPN connectivity by automatically reestablishing
a VPN connection whenever the Internet connection is
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
Interact with your PC with a touch-screen monitor by using
your fingers and multitouch gestures.
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.
Control which applications are allowed to run on user PCs.
Improve application responsiveness and end user productivity
at branch offices while reducing the load on your Wide Area
Enable workers to more securely connect to corporate
networks over any Internet connection—without requiring the
extra step of initiating a VPN connection.
Federated Search and Enterprise
Enable search engines, document repositories, Web applications,
and proprietary data stores to be searched from
Windows 7, without writing and deploying client code.
Problem Steps Recorder
Help your workers troubleshoot application failures by giving
them the ability to reproduce and record their experiences and
then send that information to support staff.
Ease the transition between virtual and physical environments
by reusing the same master image within a VDI infrastructure
and on physical PCs.
Windows PowerShell 2.0™
Automate repetitive tasks with this graphical scripting editor that
helps you write scripts that access underlying technologies.