Windows 7

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Windows 7 is an operating system from Microsoft Windows. It was made commercially available in October 2009 as a replacement to Windows Vista. It uses the same user interface as that of Vista.

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English

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Freeware

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Windows

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Microsoft stepped into the market in 2009 by offering Windows 7 as a successor to the Windows Vista. On the one hand, the Windows 7 version took into consideration the criticism of Vista thus, more upgraded security as well as quicker performance. Impressively, Windows 7 allows you to start and halt your operations faster. Moreover, it is more of a memory saver thus running systems more comfortably.

To state the obvious, Windows 7 brought in a host of new features and functionalities. Storage is one of the biggest technical issues for users who have to manage files. Libraries intuitively do this by placing all files such as videos, music, documents and other files into one location. Also, Windows 7 has the feature of the touch internet. Therefore users can swipe, they can also tap and even pinch. A creation of virtual hard disks is another thing you can do with Windows 7 and it has got an improved multimedia performance too.

This lead was further boosted by the fact that even the majority of Vista’s apps and devices were compatible with Windows 7. Similar to what happened with the hardware, the software and peripherals were also running due to their unified platforms. Nevertheless, presenting the old hardware in a new way led to a need for replacing outdated drivers.

As for system requirements, Windows 7 required processors to be at least 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit; 1GB of RAM, 16GB free drive space, and DirectX 9 graphics card. Thus, the computer upgrading to the previous Windows version could be completed by many machines.

For security, Windows 7 utilized some enhancements that undoubtedly surpassed those of Vista. It also featured the Address Space Layout Randomization in order to prevent the malicious exploitation of a memory. Moreover, User Account Control notifications which were more frequent and interruptive in nature turned out to be less so. On the other hand, Windows Security Center shifted to accessing the same information from antivirus and firewall, which is what we now know as Windows Action Center.

In the nutshell, the new features of Windows 7 focused on multi-touch support, libraries, faster hardware, booting and network system, Virtual HD support and strengthened security. Lastly, Vista updates could be easily installed and ran on most of the software and devices. Consequently, the finished product, Windows 7, was a really excellent one.

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