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Windows 7, a series of the latest version of operating systems produced by Microsoft is released for retail use from October 22, 2009.It is suitable for the use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, net books, tablet PCs and media center PCs. Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, formerly codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna and finally to Microsoft Windows 7.

Windows 7 is more focused, incremental upgrade to the Windows line, with the goal of being fully compatible with applications and hardware with which Windows Vista is already compatible. Mr. Bill Gates, the Chairman of Microsoft, in an interview with Newsweek, stated that this version of Windows would "be more user-centric". Gates later said that Windows 7 will also focus on performance improvements.

Windows 7 includes many new features. It includes Advances in touch and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors, improved boot performance, Direct Access, and kernel improvements. Windows 7 adds support for systems using multiple heterogeneous graphics cards from different vendors (Heterogeneous Multi-adapter), a new version of Windows Media Center, a Gadget for Windows Media Center, improved media features, the XPS Essentials Pack and Windows Power Shell being included, and a redesigned Calculator with multi line capabilities including Programmer and Statistics modes along with unit conversion. Many new items have been added to the Control Panel, including Clear Type Text Tuner, Display Color Calibration Wizard, Gadgets, Recovery, Troubleshooting, Workspaces Center, Location and Other Sensors, Credential Manager, Biometric Devices, System Icons, and Display.

The taskbar has seen the biggest visual changes, where the Quick Launch toolbar has been replaced with pinning applications to the taskbar. Buttons for pinned applications are integrated with the task buttons. These buttons also enable the Jump Lists feature to allow easy access to common tasks.


Minimum hardware requirements for Windows 7

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 20 GB of available disk space
Optical drive: DVD drive (only to install from DVD/CD Media)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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