Product Type: Microsoft Operating Systems
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Windows 7 Was My Idea
MS Windows 7 Ultimate
Member Name: Deoborahkelly196
MS Windows 7 Ultimate
Advantages: Aero, Easier usage, Faster, Has ability to run Windows XP for free,Games,Higher quality of pictures
Disadvantages: Can crash in some cases but very rarely
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (Windows 7)
I bought Windows 7 back around two months after its release date for an update to my Windows Vista machine. I bought the full software package for any installations on other machines rather than buying an update package. I purchased Windows 7 Ultimate for around £210 from amazon.co.uk. I also have windows 7 which was preinstalled on a computer which I purchased towards the end of last year from Dell, A Dell Studio XPS 700. I thought I wouldn't write about windows 7 until I had properly used and now nearly a year of using the same version of windows 7 on two of my main computers I thought I was pretty confident on what I was talking about.
Inside the Windows 7 Box...
This is pretty obvious what is inside the box as it's only a piece of software so there is 1x Windows 7 Ultimate install DVD, Manuals and I had a product key in mine although some other people I have hear d of not having in theirs.. I don't know why?
Installation of Windows 7...
For my installation of windows 7 I personally backed up all my data on windows vista my previous operating system, and then I for my dell computers installed a fresh install of windows 7. I did this by hitting F12 at the boot up sequence and changed my boot sequence to boot from disc. This brought up a message "Press any key to boot from disc". This automatically brought me to install windows 7, The installation was very easy to do so. You can install windows 7 by doing an update from your old operating system and this keeps all your documents and programs but I wanted to install a fresh install to make sure there wasn't any virus's on my new operating system. For a fresh install in the booting of the computer on most dell computers you hit F12 but this varies by the make of your computer e.g. Acer, HP, Packard bell etc.
Features of Windows 7...
There are many newer and easier features in windows 7 compared to windows vista. Some including that it is easier for windows 7 ultimate users to install "XP Mode" on your PC.XP mode is a virtual machine of Windows XP for users that want to run XP on their machines alongside Windows 7. XP mode is free and easy to install for users that run windows 7 ultimate as I know as a friend of mine has windows 7 professional but they couldn't install it as it brought up a message stating that this feature can only be installed on windows 7 ultimate. But for windows 7 business users you may be able to install this. There are other ways for other windows 7 users to install windows XP on a virtual machine if you have Windows XP software by downloading virtual machine from Microsoft. Some other features include that the taskbar is easier to use than windows vista and more importantly users have the ability to use Aero which lets users put two windows equally side by side. This can be done by dragging the window to the top ends of the screen and it will show an outline of where the window will be placed. Other features include that on the taskbar when more than one program is opened it is easier to choose the window you are looking for example if I have two tabs open in Internet explorer when I place my cursor over the internet explorer icon two previews come above the programs icon on the taskbar which I then click on, this is a new feature as to older versions of windows when two or more tabs in a programme is opened there would be two programmes icons on your taskbar. Also in windows 7 most software that was released before the windows 7 release e.g. software for windows XP or Vista. Will run on your windows 7 which means you don't have to worry about any software not working on your new operating system. Overall there are many features of windows 7 which I couldn't explain here as they mostly are similar to previous versions of windows but are made better easier to use.
Windows 7 Ultimate in my opinion is the best operating system out there for home users at the present moment, it is much easier to use than previous windows operating systems. It is easy to run, easy to install and easy to install any updates or missing software as most of it does this automatically in windows update. The Operating system itself reminds me of windows XP as it is such a great operating system to run just like Windows XP when it was released. I have been running windows since DOS and personally I think this is Microsoft's best version unlike when vista came out I gave Windows XP I higher rating. The package cost me a £210 around 2 or 3 months after it came although mostly every PC is now sold with windows 7 unless you are buying a Macintosh which even can install windows 7 by using boot camp. But for users looking to upgrade but are unsure if it is a good enough operating system I would fully recommend any one to upgrade or buy a computer with this operating system on it. I personally use a computer a lot throughout the week and windows 7 has made my daily usage a lot easier to use the computer with its speed and features it offers to the user. Overall rating 9/10 cause nothings 100% perfect but this operating system in my opinion is 99% perfect I haven't had any problems with it and I have been running it nearly a year now. Recommend to anyone looking a new fast, easy to use, productive operating system.
Summary: A superb operating system has changed the way I use my computer dramatically
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