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  • 1. Windows 7
    Tea Trebicka
    Annelise Hansen
  • 2. Operating systemWhat is it?
    An operating system (OS) is a set of computer programs that runs the computer hardware.
    Operating systems control common hardware functions such as:
    Managing the processor and memory
    Managing files and storage
    Formatting disks
    Communicating with peripheral devices
    Capturing user input
    Providing output
  • 3. Operating systemWhat is it?
    • The operating system provides a user interface that allows the user to interact with the system.
    • 4. This is what defines the user’s experience and causes some users to prefer Windows or Mac.
    • 5. The operating system also provides a structure for organizing data on the system.
    • 6. The operating system also multitasks, running multiple applications at the same time.
  • History of Windows
    Microsoft Windows is the most popular operating system for personal computers
    Past versions of Windows
    Windows NT
    Windows Me
    Windows 2000
    Windows XP
    Windows Vista
    Each version provides new added features for the user
  • 7. Windows 7
    Microsoft Windows runs on roughly 90% of all personal computers.
    Windows 7, the most recent version of Windows, provides a high-quality graphical user experience that supports all types of computer activities from business applications to video games and media production
  • 8. Windows 7
    Windows 7 provides high quality graphical user experience that supports all types of computer activities
    Available in different computing needs
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Windows 7 Professional
    Windows 7 Ultimate
  • 9. What’s New? - Desktop
    Taskbar – Bigger Icons, Preview, Rearrange
    Jump Lists – provide a way to access recently used, files, pictures and emails right as you hover over the icon for faster computing
  • 10. What’s New?
    Snap – Way to resize open windows by dragging them to the edge of the screen
    Peek – like x-ray vision to see through all open windows to the desktop
    Shake – clear view by shaking front window
  • 11. What’s New?
    Desktop Search
    Now you wont have to go looking through your start menu to find what you need. Simply type it in the search bar and it shows up.
    External Hard Drive
    With Windows XP you needed a third party to help you back up your data. Now you just plug in your external hard drive and an option to “Use this drive for backup” shows up in auto play.
  • 12. What’s New?-Performance
    64-bit processor
    Large amount of information support
    Can use more RAM up to 4GB
    More responsive when running multiple programs
    Compared to the 32-bit processor more power
  • 13. File Management-Libraries
    Bringing together information from different access points
    External Hard Drive
    Home Computer
    Work Laptop
    Files will remain in original places but can be put together so they can be worked on
  • 14. File Management-Libraries
    Windows categorizes everything into libraries such as Documents, Mixed Media, Images, Music, and Videos.
    Before everything you worked on got added to my documents, whether it was music, pictures, or essays.
    Now, Windows 7 automatically files everything where it needs to be, making it easier to search for things in the future.
  • 15. New & Improved
  • 16. New & Improved
    Marketing Campaign –
    “Windows 7 was My Idea”
    Improved the ability of having the computer come out of sleep and resume quickly
    Modified Shut Down Action
    Word Pad’s Facelift
    Sticky Notes Everywhere
    Windows Vault to store your credentials
    Calculators for everyone (Standard, Scientific, Statistics, Programmer)
  • 17. Cloud Storage
    Sky Drive Explorer allows Microsoft users to add 25GB of safe cloud storage to Windows Explorer
    This service if provided free from Microsoft.
    You can access your Sky Drive from virtually anywhere.
    Once installed, you can add files & folders, move things around, add/delete, as if they were stored in your local hard drive.
  • 18. Security & Compatibility
    Action Center – Maintenance and Security
    All in one for updates
    No more pop ups from different programs
    Parental Controls
    Set time limits
    Control what games they can play
    Windows Live Family Safety
  • 19. Reasons to Switch to windows 7
    Best operating system by Microsoft up to date
    Taskbar & Jump List
    Better security and interface
    Better integration with hardware
    Upgrading won’t screw you over
    XP Mode
    Automatically Installed Device Drivers
    It just looks better 
  • 20. Mac VS. Windows
    Mac’s simple and easy use draws in users
    OS X Snow leopard = Windows 7
    UNIX technology provides stability and security
  • 21. Credits
    Download Squad." SkyDrive Explorer adds 25gb of free cloud storage to Windows Explorer. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct 2010. <>.
    Top 10 Windows 7 Features #4: A worthwhile Windows Explorer." Beta News. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct 2010. <>.
    Mac vs. PC." Apple Mac vs PC. Web. 13 Oct 2010. <>.
    Web. 12 Oct 2010. <>.
    Windows 7." Mobile Whack. Web. 13 Oct 2010. <>.
  • 22. Credits
    8 Reasons To Switch To Windows 7 (If You Haven't Already)." Dumb Little Man. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct 2010. <>.
    7 New and Improved Windows 7 Features That Shouldn’t Go Unnoticed ." GilsMethod. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct 2010. <>.
    7 Good Reasons to Switch to Windows 7." Gadget Lap. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct 2010. <>.
    10 Reasons to Buy Windows 7. “Windows.” N.p, n.d. Web. 7 Oct 2010.
    "Windows 7 Videos - Microsoft Windows." Windows Home - Microsoft Windows. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. <>.
    "64-bit Support - Windows 7 Features - Microsoft Windows." Windows Home - Microsoft Windows. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. <>.