Guide to Windows 7

Have you bought a Microsoft computer recently?  If so, it’s likely that your operating system is Windows 7. To help you get the best out of your PC, this week will are giving you an insight into some common features of the latest Windows operating system (OS). After the somewhat troubled Windows Vista, Windows 7 sought to mark a return to more favored operating systems like Windows 95 and Windows XP. 

Windows 7 has modified a number of the features from Windows Vista and repacked them to make them more user friendly.  Gadgets are now displayed as movable widgets on your desktop (small icons, which are easy to click on), and include things you’d regularly want to hand , for example calendar, weather and virtual post-it notes!

Tiling is another new addition for Windows 7, allowing you to ‘snap’ windows to the left and right of your screen. You’ll find this really handy when working on multiple documents or inserting web information into a spreadsheet as it allows you to access other documents you have open quickly and easily

Aside from the visual additions, there’s also a new ‘Backup and Restore Center’, which first made an appearance in Windows Vista, which automatically saves the contents of your hard drive on a scheduled basis, meaning you no longer have to worry quite so much if your computer crashes. 

Libraries are another useful aspect of Windows 7. They allow you to aggregate various files into one location, without changing the original location of the file. This is perfect if you have downloaded a lot of music or other content and want to be able to access them easily and quickly. 

Overall,  Windows 7 certainly seems to be a step in the right direction, and with Windows 8 just around the corner you can be sure that we’ll give you all the insider information when it comes out.