Windows 7 Information – Tutorials

Welcome to Windows 7
Last year, Microsoft unveiled its new operating system that will replace Windows XP and Vista.  Below are informational videos to help you become more familiar with some of the changes.

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Getting around the desktop
Finding your files
Burning a CD
Compress and uncompress files (zip files)
Delete Files using Disk Cleanup
Improve performance by defragmenting your hard drive

Who is using Windows 7?

  • New consumer computers and laptops
  • Select campus lab and faculty computers
  • All new campus computers and laptops starting next year

Features and Benefits of Windows 7

  • Ability to burn CD’s and open zip files without the use of third-party software.
  • Most DVD movies will play in the new version of Media Player
  • Central location to view all devices and printers connected to computer
  • Internet Explorer 8 offers the ability to open a website as Internet Explorer 7
  • More stable and secure than Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • Compatible with virtually all new hardware
  • XP mode allows the ability to run some older software
  • Easier to search for programs and files from the Start Menu

Disadvantages of Windows 7

  • No support for some older hardware means it will not function correctly 
  • Some older software will not work, even when run in XP mode 
  • Cannot install Internet Explorer 7 separately
  • Learning curve when moving from Windows XP