Windows 7 is designed and developed by the world renowned software giant Microsoft as an operating system with an easy to use interface. Many operating systems have been combined to create Windows 7. This highly successful software was launched on 22nd July, 2009 and since then has topped the popularity charts among the computer users across the world. The Windows 7 runs on a range of computers that includes desktops, laptops as well as tablet PCs. Hardware Requirements for installing Windows 7 are as follows. The 32 bit version of Windows 7 has hardware requirements similar to the highly hyped edition of Windows Vista; however the 64 bit version of Windows 7 requires a more robust support from the hardware.
Windows 7 comes with many added features such as listed here. An important feature is its ability to recognize touch and handwriting of the user. It has a strong virtual hard disk support that accounts for space storage of vital data. The Windows 7 comes with enhanced performance of its multi-core processors thereby increasing real time processes. The Windows 7 also displays an improved functionality in booting performance and other functions such as Direct Access, and kernel improvisations. Windows 7 unilaterally supports hardware that has a combination of many different graphics cards sourced from different sellers. The Windows media center in its latest avatar can be found as a part of Windows 7 that is a treat for multimedia enthusiasts.
Windows 7 now boasts of a very special calculator that can perform high-end operations related to programming and statistics as well as do the conversions for all units of measurements. The control panel of Windows 7 is the icing on the cake with a host of never-seen before features in any operating system. The prominent among them are the Clear Type Text Turner, Biometric Devices, Gadgets, Recovery, Credential Manager, Troubleshooting, Workspace Center, Location chips with Sensors, System Icons, Display and Display Color Calibration Wizard.
The Windows Security Center is now known as the Windows Action Center that is entrusted with both security and maintenance operations. A staggering 256 Gigabytes of additional memory is held in place and nurtured by Ready boost for the Windows 7 32 bit version. The Windows 7 also supports RAW image format images through its decoders that are enabled by Windows Imaging Component. This feature allows previewing of thumbnails of these images and their Meta data display in Windows Explorer. Additionally, it also aids in full-size viewing and easy building of slide-shows with the help of Windows Photo Viewer and Windows Media Center.
Let’s now move to other interface features of Windows 7. The Quick Launch toolbar that was earlier a part of Windows 7 task bar has been replaced with a plug-in that can add more applications to the bar. The task bar can now be easily customized as per the user’s convenience. Further, the task buttons now contain all the buttons for additional applications. With these applications at hand, the user can make use of the Jump Lists feature and gain a smooth access to the oft-used tasks. The problem of lagging in Windows 7 can be fixed by using system optimizer that has a well developed array of registry cleaner, system cleaner, services optimizer, and registry defrag to name a few.