Windows 7 (formerly codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna) is the latest version of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs and media center PCs.Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, with general retail availability set for October 22, 2009, less than three years after the release of Windows Vista.

Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to. With 64-bit support, you can take full advantage of the latest powerful PCs. And great features like HomeGroup, Windows Media Center, and Windows Touch make new things possible.

Why choose Windows 7?

With Windows 7, Microsoft used users feedback to make things even better. From switching between programs to recording TV, Windows 7 simplifies the way you use your PC—and the way your PC connects with the world.

Windows 7 Taskbar
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Simplifies everyday tasks

Windows 7 makes the basics easier than ever. Now It is simple to share music, documents, printers, and everything else with the other PCs running Windows 7 in your house using HomeGroup. Windows Search frees you from the chore of hunting through folders and subfolders to locate your stuff. Better taskbar previews give you a great view of what’s open, and Jump Lists show you recent files with a single right-click.

Works the way you want

It doesn’t matter how much your PC can do if it’s not running as smoothly as you expect. So Microsoft designed Windows 7 to help your PC sleep and resume faster. Windows 7 supports the latest advances in PC hardware, like 64-bit computing and multi-core processors, and improved memory utilization helps your hardware reach its full performance potential.

Makes new things possible

Once you’ve got that simpler, faster PC, some cool new features would be great. Here you go: You’ll be able to connect to networks—home, work, coffee shop—with a couple of clicks, and with Windows Touch (and the right hardware), you’ll soon be using your fingers to flip through files, work with pictures, and even “paint.”

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