Selecting a good OS is tough when you have too many options. I have always been a fan of Microsoft XP but after using Windows 7, it has become my current OS.It’s a long time passed after the launch of windows 7, but most of us are not aware about the exciting new & useful features of windows 7. Now its time to learn about the seven new features of windows 7.
I’m sure you are aware of Windows 8 and it’s also amazing. If you are new to it, read:
- How to create bootable Windows 8 USB drive
New and amazing Features of Windows 7:
Automatic Changing of Desktop Wallpaper
This feature is first time introduced in the windows 7 to make it more beautiful. Windows 7 comes with 5-6 built-in themes, with different sound effects,colors,design, and wallpapers. In the personalize menu, you can select multiple wallpapers and they will shuffled after some time interval.
Blu-Ray Disc Support
Nowadays Blu-Ray discs has won the high-definition DVD war. A single Blu-Ray disc can store large amount of data equivalent to a single hard disk. Windows 7 OS (Operating System) includes native functionality to read & write Blu-Ray discs.
Live Media Streaming
Windows 7 allows to stream live videos, media files within the Windows Media Player. Streaming is possible on both the local network or from the internet. Learn more about Live Streaming.
Multiple Instances of Same Program
Have you ever opened multiple instances of same program on the earlier versions of windows? Of course not, but windows 7 lets you do that. Simply hold SHIFT key while left-clicking on the first instance of the program in the taskbar. Second Instance will be opened.
Partially most of the applications runs fine on windows 7, but still there are some applications which are not compatible with this latest version of Operating System. So to configure this incompatibility problem, windows 7 introduce the feature of Windows XP Mode. This feature allows you to run a full functional version of XP within Windows 7, with the help of a tools called Virtual PC.
Direct Access Feature
It has been reviewed that DirectAccess is one of the more compelling reasons that business are moving towards upgrading to windows 7. Direct Access enables to establish Bi-Directional Link among internal networks or over the internet. This feature facilitates multiple users to remotely access the machines over the network. Necessary Condition: To enjoy this feature, your network must be using Windows Server 2008 R2 OS.
Last but not the least, the most glamorous feature of windows 7 is its booting time, it is 20% faster than Windows Vista! (Tested By Window Experts). It takes about 27 seconds for login prompt to appear after boot, in comparison with windows vista which takes 34 seconds for the same.
If you are interested in learning more about windows 7, Do check the Official Website. I recommend you to upgrade to windows 7, and experience the whole new Operating System. Do let us know which one you like the most? Windows Xp, Windows Vista or Windows 7?