As any new version of Windows, one of the questions which puts any user is "what brings new?",and "Is that worth the upgrade
?". And rightly so. Not all new versions bring lots of news and important enough to convince the user or a specific company to invest in upgrade. At Windows 7,Upgrade subject is more sensitive because it comes after Vista, an OS that simply "did not work" for some people.
Windows 7 doesn't comes with revolutionary ideas. Moving step from Vista to Windows 7 is not as big as the one from Windows 2000 to Windows XP, for example. Some people see in Windows 7 a kind of service pack to Vista, which, on the one hand, it is true. First care for those at Microsoft was to Windows 7 image don't look just as rumple as that of Windows Vista. The second was to Windows 7 don't take Vista's problems. Finally, only the third plane had located new functions.
Yes, there are sufficient reasons why it deserves to upgrade to Windows 7. Here are 10 of them, perhaps most important: 1. Running more fluently
I don't go into boring explanations, the essence is that Vista is suffering in certain situations a slow rolling whose fault is somewhere between Aero interface and video card. The problem was repaired in Windows 7 and the new OS is more fluent and respond more quickly to common commands.
In this chapter, Windows 7 it proves to be higher and superior to Windows XP, not only to Vista. On new computers,indifferently they are stronger or weaker, Windows 7 is over XP. I did this test on a netbook and I was surprised to see that Windows 7 runs better than XP's on a netbook with standard specifications (Intel Atom processor, one GB of RAM). If XP's became slower with time and installing a large number of programs, Windows 7 keeps its flexibility even if Windows registry causes increase in size of the keys added by programs installed. 2. Boot and shutdown times better
Windows 7 starts and closes faster than Vista. No need to timers, if you runed Vista in the last 2-3 years you felt it. For some this is very important. To me that never close the system on the laptop and give one restart about once a week is not as important. And here it appears as another's Windows 7 good thing: you can keep it open longer, with regular standby breaks without problems. 3. XP Mode
Compatibility issues between Vista and Windows 7 are minimal or not at for all. However, a number of programs still refuses to go on another operating system than XP. For these cases there's XP Mode - a virtual environment in which programs compatible only with Windows XP can be used under Windows 7.
XPMode 4. New Taskbar
Contrary to those which think is not important, the new taskbar is one of the main reasons why it deserves to upgrade. Your taskbar in Windows 7 is more flexible and more functional
. Quick Launch toolbar is merged with taskbar itself, you can reorder the windows on the taskbar and you can choose to display only the icon of a program without the related text.
On a wide screen resolution of at least 1280 x 800 pixels, your taskbar in Windows 7 on mode "Always combine, hide labels" is standing good on sides. 5. Autonomy
Windows 7 beats previous OS and at autonomy. On laptops, Windows 7 offers autonomy with 10% higher than Vista or even longer in some cases. Although options for Power are largely the same, Windows 7 brings something new here, function Dim the lights.
Dim the lights is exactly the same feature that we know from cell phones. When not feeding the outlet and is idle, the screen gradually reduce its brightness.
How the screen is one of the biggest consumers of energy, the economy is taken as such. 6. Wireless
For those who have laptops and connect to one or more wireless network,the mode how Windows 7 handles this issue is a good reason to upgrade. Managing connections is very simple.
If you click the networking icon in the Taskbar will be displayed in a small window, all available networks. Double click on the desired network and within seconds you will have Internet.
Wireless Networks 7. Jump Lists
Although it takes part from Taskbar, Jump List is a feature which worth mentioning separately. As simple, as it proves practical. A Jump List refers to the list of shortcuts that appears when you right click a program on the taskbar
. For example, if you right click the shortcut of Windows Explorer will appear frequently accessed folders.
That's not all. You can select some of those folders to be displayed permanently. And more, just drag in drop in a window of Windows Explorer icon in takbar can add other folders to the Jump List.
Jump List 8. Configure UAC
Unlike Vista, which often get stress or disable it in Windows 7 you have more control over UAC
(User Account Control). You can choose between 4 "stress levels". To each level are listed where the UAC confirmation will be displayed.
UAC Configuration 9. Libraries
Libraries from Windows 7 are not absolutely new, but a more accessible form of saved searches in Vista (which I'm sure very few have been curious to try). There are 4 libraries: documents, images, music and video. Each library can contain multiple directories, regardless of their partition and route. For example,with video library you have quick access to any movie on the computer, regardless of the folder where is stored. 10. Aero Upgrade
Finally, graphical improvements may also be a reason, even if minor, to upgrade. Snap Aero, Aero Aero Peak and Shake are features that add little utility and more show. As a bonus, Window Title Bar's have transparency effects and when they are maximized, which in Vista was not the case.
Concluding, I recommend you upgrade to Windows 7 so for those who have Vista and for XP's nostalgics. And no, I'm not paid by Microsoft to make that recommendation.