How to Use Windows 7!

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Introduction: How to Use Windows 7!

Well, this is a continuation on my instructable on Windows 7. Now That you have Windows 7, let's test it!

Step 1: Well, What Did You Notice?

First of all, they rewrote parts of the boot menu to make it look aesthetically pleasing. Now its 4 balls of light that come together to form the Windows logo. Nice, right?

Step 2: Start Menu...rewritten?

Nope. Not as much as we can hope for... The start botton looks cool when you hover over it, but there is no technical advantage. Also, when you search for files, the menu expands into a rectangle-like shape. That's useful when you need to search for files with long names, but has good, aesthetic look to it. They didnt redo the shutdown, sleep, lock, and Hibernate buttons as much as i had hoped for. Oh well. Also, when you click all programs, it fades out and in comes the programs. I'd give microsoft a 7 out of 10 for pleasantness while browsing and such, but most of it is just graphics hogging. It's good i have 2 nvidia geforce 9800's with an SLI cable. You can also move the taskbar to the top or the sides! just right click, click properties, and change "Taskbar location on screen."

Step 3: Well, See Anything Yet?

You might have noticed a certain application on you desktop: Send Feedback. It is also located conveniently near the top right corner on all screens, because microsoft wants your data. Well, so far, there is no script to undo this, but ill be on it's tails.

Step 4: Well, the Taskbar..its...changed.

They tried hard, and its finally getting easier for me to go around the pc with the new, big icons. You can right click on certain types of windows, and it will give you options. If you have different windows of the same application open at the same time, it will push them together. also, there is a bar at the wayyyyy right end of the bar. This allows you to show the background quickly, in case your boss is coming in the next second.

Step 5: What? Powershell? With a V2 Sign?

If you look closely in your accesories, you will notice a folder named "Windows Powershell." This is so crazy fun to play with! From Microdoft's website, "Microsoft Windows PowerShell command line shell and scripting language helps IT professionals achieve greater control and productivity. Using a new admin-focused scripting language, more than 130 standard command line tools, and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell allows IT professionals to more easily control system administration and accelerate automation. Windows PowerShell is easy to adopt, learn, and use, because it works with your existing IT infrastructure and existing script investments, and because it runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003. Windows PowerShell is now included as part of Windows Server 2008 and can be evaluated in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3. Exchange Server 2007, System Center Operations Manager 2007, System Center Data Protection Manager V2, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager also leverage Windows PowerShell to improve administrator control, efficiency, and productivity." Yeah. this one of the best way to use your Windows 7 admin tools.

Step 6: More Admin Tools? YESS!!!

They list a few more tools in Windows 7 than they did in Windows Ultimate x64. Lol, check it out.

Step 7: The Gadgets Go Anywhere?

Yup. Move them around as soon as you get around to it. At least you dont have the restrictions placed on the vista platform, where you could only leave it in one place. It also snaps to the sides.

Step 8: Now.. Are You Finished?

How do I k now? there are infinite capabilities of Windows 7, and they're just out there just waiting for us! Explore!!

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    thank you so much

    I did not have send feedback button :(

    full windos how to use

    how can i get windows 7 after they stopped letting you download it from microsoft?

    thats a bugger. Well, the release candidate will be put on their website, but its only about a month till they release it, so you can wait. Look in to my other articles about getting them off of piratebay or h33t.com. Their both illegal, but who cares? Thanks, SP

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    I would personally hold back from getting windows 7, it seems to take microsoft a good year or two after launching ther op systems, to iron out most of the bugs and flaws. Wait for a while, and then maybe you will save yourself much stress

    You kidding. I just got windows 7 and it is totally awsome. There are no problems I have found yet