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Windows 7

  1. 1.           What is OS Windows 7 overview Boot Performance Benefits of Windows 7 System Requirement Flavors of Windows 7 Features of Windows 7 Difference between Win. 7 and Win. Vista Windows 8 Steps to Install windows 7
  2. 2. Definition : An Operating System is an interface between user and hardware of a computer system. Goals of O.S : • To make the computer system convenient to use. • To use the computer hardware in an efficient manner. Purpose of O.S : The purpose of an operating system is to provide an environment in which a user may execute programs.
  3. 3.         Process management Interrupts Memory management Virtual file system Device drivers Networking Security Graphical user interfaces
  4. 4. What is “windows 7”?  Most Recent version of Microsoft Windows Operating system.  Windows 7 was released to Manufacturing on July 22,2009,and reached general retail availability on October 22,2009.
  5. 5.  Boot time is fast. On the same computer, Vista booted in approximately 80 seconds. Windows 7 booted in 50 seconds. That's about a 38% fast boot time with Windows 7 .  Applications load faster. With Vista it took approximately 30 seconds. Windows 7 loaded in 20 seconds  The installation is faster than Windows Vista
  6. 6.  Performance : Windows 7 starts, shuts down, and resumes from Standby faster than earlier versions of Windows.  Reliability :Reliability improvements in Windows 7 include a Fault Tolerant Heap that resolves common memory management issues.  Application Compatibility :A key engineering goal for Microsoft is that software that runs on Windows Vista will run as well or better on Windows 7. .
  7. 7.  Device Compatibility : As with software, Microsoft set an engineering goal that devices that work with Windows Vista will also work with Windows 7—and has greatly expanded the list of devices and peripherals that are being tested for compatibility  Security : Windows 7 delivers new capabilities to better protect your security and privacy, and makes existing security features such as User Account Control and Windows Defender easier to use.  Improved Battery Life : Improvements to power management in Windows 7 will help extend the battery life of your mobile PC.
  8. 8. Architecture 32-bit 64-bit Processor 1 GHz 32-bit processor 1 GHz 64-bit processor Memory (RAM) 1 GB of RAM 2 GB of RAM Graphics Card DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 (For Aero) HDD free space 16 GB of available disk space Optical drive DVD drive (only to install from DVD/CD Media) 20 GB of available disk space
  9. 9. Windows 7 Starter Edition:  Will only be offered pre-installed by an OEM on new PCs limited to specific types of hardware.  Only 3 simultaneous applications can be ran at a time.  Ability to join Home Group.  Improved taskbar abilities (Superbar) and Jump lists.
  10. 10. Windows 7 Home Basic:   Only available in emerging markets. Missing Aero UI Tweaks. Windows 7 Home Premium:  Available worldwide to OEMs and in retail.  Includes Aero UI Tweaks (Screen Docking, Windows Peeking, etc).  Multi-touch capabilities.  Media capabilities (Media Center, Media Streaming).  Handwriting Recognition.
  11. 11. Windows 7 Professional:  Available worldwide to OEMs and in retail.  Includes all features of Premium.  Enhanced networking abilities.  Backing up Data and Encrypting Data.  Data protection and advanced networking support.  Mobility Center.
  12. 12. Windows 7 Enterprise:  Not available in retail or by OEMs, only available through volume licensing.  Includes features of Professional  Includes Advanced Data Protection and IT tools (Branch Cache, Bit Locker, AppLocker).  · Improved Remote Access (without the need of VPN with Direct Access).
  13. 13. Windows 7 Ultimate:  Offered only as an add-on to Home Premium or Professional.  Includes features from Enterprise.
  14. 14.  More personal: Redecorate your desktop with fun new themes, slide shows, or handy gadgets.  Performance improvements: Designed to sleep and resume quicker, be less memory hungry, and spot USB devices faster.  Play To: Play your media on other PCs, stereos, or TVs around the house.  Remote Media Streaming: Enjoy music and video on your home PC—even when you're not at home.  Windows Touch: Pair Windows 7 with a touch screen and you won't always need a keyboard or mouse.
  15. 15. Jump Lists Jump Lists provide users with quick access to a mini-Start menu containing lists of pictures, music, word documents or links that they use most frequently. 
  16. 16. Libraries Instead of having all files and folders organized under the familiar Documents folder, Windows 7 features separate Libraries for specific content types such as contacts, documents, downloads, music, pictures and videos. 
  17. 17. Sharing with HomeGroup Home Groups let you easily link Windows 7 computers on your home network to share pictures, music, videos, documents and devices such as a printer. 
  18. 18. The Aero Desktop is really nothing more than a collection of window and desktop behaviors that make Windows 7 the prettiest version of the operating system to date. Features such as Aero Snap let you quickly organize open windows and transparency makes it easy to see what’s underneath other windows. With Windows XP think opaque, with Windows 7, think translucent.
  19. 19. If you give lots of presentations, you’ll welcome a new tool in Windows 7 that makes it easy for you to display your Windows 7 portable computer’s desktop on a projector. Just press the Windows logo key + P and you’ll see the pop-up box shown in Fig.
  20. 20.  New Taskbar Windows 7 desktop will look different now because of the new taskbar. You can now reorder the opened Window buttons. It has Jump Lists feature which will allow you to access common programs very easily. And you can see the full screen preview before switching to a window.
  21. 21.  Performance and User Friendly Windows 7 will reduce the time to install an app. Also, now Windows will be less annoying with very less UAC prompt. For developers also, Win7 will reduce the time taken for developing Windows app.
  22. 22.  Security Vista has never been known for having good security. UAC or User Account Control was introduced with Vista and later kept in Windows 7 but with additional controls and improved functionality. UAC is simply a security feature that helps to block viruses and malware. Although it isn’t bullet proof, it certainly limits what certain types of malware can do to your PC.
  23. 23.    Windows 8 was produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs. Development of this operating system started before the release of its predecessor in 2009. Its existence was first announced in January 2011 at Consumer Electronics Show.
  24. 24. During its development and test phases, Microsoft released three pre-release versions:  Developer Preview (September 13, 2011),  Consumer Preview (February 29, 2012), and  Release Preview (May 31, 2012). On August 1, 2012, Windows 8 graduated from the development stage and was released to manufacturing. Windows 8 is slated for general availability on October 26, 2012.
  25. 25.      Graphical user interface :- A new design used by Microsoft. A new Start screen to replace the Start menu used by previous versions of Windows. A new online store that can be used to obtain applications, described as a "fast and fluid" experience with emphasis on touchscreen input. Additional security features were also added to the operating system, such as a built-in antivirus program and a secure boot feature on systems with UEFI firmware. Windows 8 also introduces an edition of the operating system designed to run on devices that utilize the ARM architecture, known as Windows RT.
  26. 26. Architecture Processor Memory (RAM) Graphics Card Storage IA-32 (32-bit) x86-64 (64-bit) 1 GHz (with PAE, NX and SSE2 support) 1 GB 2 GB DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver 20 GB
  27. 27.  The Start menu has been removed in favor of a full screen interface called the Start screen.  The Aero Glass theme, which has been featured in Windows Vista and Windows 7 has been removed from Windows 8 in favor of a Metro-style theme.  Microsoft Gadgets which has been featured in Windows Vista and Windows 7 has been removed from Windows 8.
  28. 28.  Windows Media Center will no longer be included by default in any version of Windows 8.  The Blue Screen of Death no longer shows as much technical information about the error that caused the computer to stop.  The Parental Controls feature present in earlier versions of Windows has been removed and replaced by the Family Safety feature.