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Windows 7

  1. 1. By: Chetan S R<br />
  2. 2. Let’s Know About<br />2<br />
  3. 3. The Announced Versions of Windows 7<br />Windows 7 Starter<br />Windows 7 Home Basic<br />Windows 7 Home Premium: Recommended Choice for Consumers<br />Windows 7 Professional: Recommended Choice for Enthusiasts and Small Business Customers<br />Windows 7 Enterprise<br />Windows 7 Ultimate<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Windows 7 features<br /> Faster & Easier<br /> Works your way<br /> New possibilities<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Windows 7 features <br />Jump Lists<br />Moveable taskbar icons<br />Customize UAC<br />Control over System Tray icons<br />Media Player Lightweight mode<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Windows 7 features<br />Improved Boot Performance<br />Redesigned Taskbar<br />Aero Snap<br />Aero Peek<br />Support for SSD<br />Enhanced Stability<br />Windows XP Mode<br />Network Virtualization<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Features<br />The Task Bar<br />Thumbnails can represent devices and applications<br />Quick Launch Toolbar is gone<br />Taskbar icons can be moved and pinned as desired by the user<br />The new Windows 7 taskbar is still the same familiar place for switching between windows. But now it's easier to see, more flexible, and more powerful.<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Features<br />Jump Lists <br />One click access to tasks associated with an application<br />Extends the recent documents feature from XP and Vista and tying it to specific applications.<br />Start menu goes back to the two panes of Windows XP.<br />If an application uses the standard ‘Most Recent Documents’ feature, it automatically gets a Jump List in the Start menu as well as on the Taskbar<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Features<br />Jumplists<br />Jump Lists of new in Windows 7—take you right to the documents, pictures, songs, or websites you turn to each day. To open a Jump List, just right-click a program icon on the Windows 7 taskbar. (You'll also find them on the Start menu.)<br />
  10. 10. Features<br />Desktop Behavior drag windows<br />Snap to full size and then restore.<br />When multiple windows are open if you drag one to the edge they automatically tile.<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Features<br />Sidebar <br />Sidebar is gone<br />Gadgets remain, put them where you want on the desktop<br />Peek function lets you quickly make your desktop windows transparent by rolling over the bottom right hand corner of the screen – showing all your gadgets<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Features<br />Gadgets of window 7<br />
  13. 13. Features<br />System Tray is slimed down<br />
  14. 14. Features<br />Customize System Tray<br />
  15. 15. Features<br />Libraries similar to virtual folders<br />
  16. 16. Features<br />Improved Boot Performance<br />11 seconds from loading Windows to a fully usable laptop without the benefit of windows 7 optimized drivers is nothing to scoff at.<br />Redesigned Taskbar<br />With Windows 7, getting an application icon onto the taskbar is as simple as right-clicking on the icon and selecting "Pin to Taskbar." Voila, <br />it magically appears on the Taskbar.<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Features<br />Aero Snap<br />Aero Snap offers a quick and easy way to "snap" windows into the left or right half of your screen simply by dragging Windows to the edges. (You can also snap windows vertically.)<br />Aero Peek<br />To quickly peer past all open windows to look straight at the Windows 7 desktop, simply point to the right edge of the taskbar. All open windows will instantly turn transparent, making it possible to see what's on the desktop.<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Features<br />Jump List<br />A Jump List is what you'll see when you right-click on a program icon on the Windows 7 taskbar (or Start menu). What appears depends on the specific application, but typically contains a list of frequently or last-viewed files, as well as quick access to common commands..<br />Support for SSD<br />Microsoft has done a lot of re-engineering to Windows 7 since Windows Vista to improve its SSD read and write speeds; the use of ATA commands and support for the TRIM command further increases write speeds.<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Features<br />Enhanced Stability<br />Its stability is bliss compared with Windows Vista or even Windows XP.Windows Seven stability is greatly enhanced<br />Windows XP Mode<br />Need to run Windows XP due to some legacy OS or to run some potentially dangerous software without any risk to your PC? You can make use of Windows XP Mode to run, well, Windows XP as a virtual machine.<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Features<br />Network Virtualization<br />Using it, they managed to build a GUI and an interface that transforms your Windows 7 workstation into a full-fledged AP for other Wi-Fi devices - while it is connected to an AP.<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Security Features in Windows 7<br />BitLocker<br />BitLocker to Go in Windows 7 includes data encryption to portable USB devices, like thumb drives. The encrypted information can be changed only on a Windows 7 machine by using a password. It can be read but not manipulated on Windows XP or Vista.<br />Action Center<br />The Security Center that was on Vista has been absorbed into the Action Center. Users are notified of changes in the system on the taskbar.<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Security Features in Windows 7<br />DirectAccess<br />DirectAccess allows remote users to secure their networks over the Internet without a VPN, creating an atmosphere that is as safe and secure from a laptop in a hotel room as it would be from the office desktop.<br />Changes to User Account Control<br />User Account Control (UAC) was one of the most maligned aspects of Vista, as it repeatedly asked user permission for administrative applications. Windows 7 gives the user more options on how and when it provides notifications.<br />22<br />
  23. 23. Security Features in Windows 7<br />AppLocker<br />Administrators control who can download software onto work computers and what applications can be accessed, lessening the threat of someone downloading malware.<br />Biometric Security<br />New to Windows 7 is Windows Biometric Framework, which provides support for fingerprint detection applications. Windows has had the capabilities for biometrics in the past, but required third-party software to use it. Now it is part of the OS.<br />23<br />
  24. 24. Home Group<br />Networking made easy<br />Allows users to have the network functionality of a domain without the domain controller<br />Includes roaming profiles<br />Recognizes and groups Win7 computers<br />Share media, files and printers seamlessly<br />24<br />
  25. 25. Devices<br />Device Stage<br />Photorealistic view of the device<br />List of associated services, information and tasks<br />Dependant on the Vendor creating the XML document<br />If it works with Vista it will work with Win7.<br />25<br />
  26. 26. Accessories<br />The old standbys are still here but better than ever and have a new cousin <br />Paint – Has a Ribbon and the same basic shape tools that were in Word 2003 and natural media brushes like watercolor, pencil and crayon. The control on the Paint ribbon are designed to be used with touch.<br />WordPad – Has a Ribbon and lets you highlight and indent text, format it with bullets and insert pictures into a document. <br />Calculator<br />Sticky Notes<br />26<br />
  27. 27. Paint<br />A new ribbon—the strip across the top of the window that shows what Paint can do—makes this tried-and-true program easier to use, with choices displayed out in the open rather than in menus.<br />And Paint's new realistic digital "brushes" will bring your pictures to life in shades of watercolor, crayon, and calligraphy.<br />
  28. 28. Word Pad<br />
  29. 29. Calculator<br />But the fresh calculator in Windows 7 also sports new elements, which are to be found under the Options menu.<br />These let you calculate the duration between two periods of time (date calculation), access a set of four templates designed to calculate lease and mortgage payments, gas mileage and give you a wage estimation. <br />All you have to do is pick the desired worksheet and complete the fields available for the application to calculate the result.<br />
  30. 30. Sticky Notes<br />Already as necessary as pencils and paper clips, Sticky Notes just got more useful. In Windows 7, you can format a note’s text, change its color with a click, and speedily resize, collapse, and flip through notes.<br />
  31. 31. Theme Packages (may be renamed Styles)<br />Collections of wallpapers, color schemes, sounds and screen savers<br />95% of users change the picture and over 40% of us change it at least once a month. <br />16 glass colors rather than the 8 in Windows Vista<br />Change the screen resolution by right-clicking on the desktop.<br />31<br />
  32. 32. User account control (UAC)<br />Four Options for notifications from always being notified to never being notified, including only getting warnings when software is installed.<br />32<br />
  33. 33. Device Stage<br />Tries to bring all the functions associated with a device into one place in the new Printer and Devices folder. <br />Each Device Stage is written and branded by the device manufacturer with buttons to common tasks, services and applications.<br />Can include links to online services and customer support if the manufacturer wants to add them. <br />
  34. 34. Multimedia<br /> Works much better with other products such as I-Tunes<br />Windows TouchMake your computer work like a huge I-Phone<br />34<br />
  35. 35. Internet explorer 8<br />Instant Search – offers suggestions and visual representations of search results<br />Accelerators - help you quickly perform your everyday browsing tasks without navigating to other websites<br />Web slices – allows you to subscribe to a specific part of a web page instead of the whole page<br />35<br />
  36. 36. The Cloud - Windows Live<br />Messenger<br />Photo Gallery<br />Mail<br />Writer <br />Movie Maker<br />36<br />
  37. 37. Hardware requirements for windows 7<br />Microsoft has published their minimum specifications for a system running Windows 7. <br />1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor.<br />1 GB RAM for 32-bit Windows 7 OR 2 GB RAM for 64-bit Windows 7.<br />16 GB available hard disk space for 32-bit Windows 7 OR 20 GB for 64-bitWindows 7.<br />Graphics card or chip that supports DirectX 9 with 128 MB memory (to have Aero theme enabled).<br />DVD-R/W drive, or bootable USB port with Windows 7 USB flash drive.<br />37<br />
  38. 38. Thank you <br />Q U E S T I O N S ?<br /><br />38<br />By: Chetan S R<br />