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Windows Operating Systems - Windows 7

Windows 7 was designed from inception to be an upgrade to the Windows line of operating systems while at the same time left compatible with the hardware and applications Windows Vista was compatible with. The new Windows seven interface is more intuitive and user-friendly than its forebears. The look of Windows seven is clean and smooth, and its taskbars and windows look rather like those of a Mac. One key feature of Windows seven is the built in multi-touch mapping application, which permits users to have interaction with graphical applications with a touch of a finger. A first benefit of the Windows seven operating system is performance improvement over its precursor Windows Vista.

Microsoft has even made a "Starter" version of Windows seven that's compatible with netbooks - mobile PCs with some hardware performance and capacities. Technologies Benefiting from Windows seven Graphics chips, like those from ATI and NVIDIA, benefit a great amount from Windows seven. DirectX eleven, a software technology that supplies the APIs mandatory for detailed graphics and audio, will enable the new generation of graphics technology. It's the perfect technology for the detail-oriented Computer gamer or game developer interested in liquid game play and more practical worlds and characters. The new Intel Core i7 processor can also use the Windows seven operating system to provide unrivaled speed and optimized performance to Computers.

With Intel Core i7, running multiple applications and making digital media without losing PC performance are possible. Windows seven developers targeted heavily on making certain the operating system was entirely compatible with and could use the multiple cores offered on modern processors like the Intel i7 chip.

32 bit vs. 64 bit design Windows seven is available in both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. The 32 or 64 bit design refers back to the memory address length the processor can reference and impacts the quantity of memory that may be used. Microsoft offers Windows 7 in a selection of packages. Each package contains features and benefits centered at a particular grouping of users. This evaluation should be made punctiliously as the versions vary in price, and not all features will be applicable to all users. The six versions of Windows seven are revealed below. Windows seven Editions Windows seven Starter: Windows seven Starter is the most simple edition. Windows seven Pro users have the choice to upgrade to Windows seven Final at a price using Windows Anytime Upgrade.

Windows seven Testing When creating Windows seven, Microsoft focused efforts on making the highest performing, feature rich and bug free PC operating system to date. Realizing this goal in the modern Computer market suggests that the operating system and software on the operating system, like music, flick or photograph programs, must interoperate and work with millions of devices in the electronics ecosystem. To reach this goal, Microsoft depends on testing, authorization and stringent emblem guiding principles, all planned to achieve the absolute best experience for users of Windows seven.

Keep in mind, if your computer is running Windows XP then you will have to perform a "clean install" if you want to install Windows 7. This means that you have to backup all of your existing files that you want to keep to an alternate location, such as an external hard drive. The only way to upgrade to Windows 7 without the need to backup is only if you have Windows Vista. Even this process can take hours to perform, depending on the speed of you computer.