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Windows 7: New features strictly new to Windows 7

24 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
New features strictly new to Windows 7

I have done some extensive web searches and research through several sources specifically trying to find some concrete answers pertaining to features new SPECIFICALLY to Windows 7 that have not been present >XP.
Not really looking for a reference novel, just potentially some ideas on directions to focus on.
Maybe some of your favorite features that are Windows 7 born?

Thanks for all your help in advance!

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24 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you've done extensive research, you'd easily have them in front of you. If you had to give someone a good reason(s) to use Windows 7, I'd tell them it is newer technology that is faster and more secure, that makes better use of your available hardware. It's more stable and reliable, and all current hardware and software, including drivers, is designed to work with it, as opposed to a decade plus old operating system.
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24 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you've done extensive research, you'd easily have them in front of you. If you had to give someone a good reason(s) to use Windows 7, I'd tell them it is newer technology that is faster and more secure, that makes better use of your available hardware. It's more stable and reliable, and all current hardware and software, including drivers, is designed to work with it, as opposed to a decade plus old operating system.
Agreed 100%. I don't use XP for personal use anymore. It's worth the price of the upgrade.
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24 Oct 2011   #4

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24 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Agreed, and I have indeed found many sources that boast all of seven's features and capabilities and the pros to making the switch.
The question however was a little more specific, and before I continue, thank you to all who responded I very much appreciate it, but back to the desired point: features NOT present prior to Vista/7. Not just what have they made better and improved, but all together new, never have existed before seven was released.
I apologize if I seem lazy or ignorant for this curiosity but sifting through each and every one of the THOUSANDS of pages I came across is getting to be a little tiring.
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24 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I actually just came across something that I found useful tucked nicely in the Microsoft website:

Compare Windows - Microsoft Windows

Saddens me to say though that it's still not perfectly the direction I'm searching, just because arguably almost all of those are just improvements or "next-gen" products as opposed to completely new material

I would still be curious if anyone has any thoughts though.
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24 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

A built in way to make a disc image for starters.
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24 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

New with Vista, (and improved in 7): Superfetch. XP just had Prefetch: SuperFetch: How it Works & Myths
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24 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nice. Love those, I never even thought about the imaging!
Ha, superfetch, I actually ran across that earlier and wildly browsed right over it. Thanks for the ideas!

Anybody argue that the XPS Document Writer is a new feature or was it in some fashion used prior to?
(Not including Vista)
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24 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pdesjar0 View Post
I apologize if I seem lazy or ignorant for this curiosity but sifting through each and every one of the THOUSANDS of pages I came across is getting to be a little tiring.
It isn't tiring if you just stick to trusted, well-known sites. The benefits of Windows 7 are considered old news by now. If someone needs to be convinced by now, it's too late for them, as they haven't been paying attention over the last 2 and a half years.
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