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Windows 7: What you need to know now


With the retail launch of Windows 7 on October 22nd, Microsoft is putting the full court press on marketing the new OS to consumers and IT professionals. But does Windows 7 live up to the hype? TechRepublic has the resources to help you decipher fact from fiction when it comes to Windows 7.

Visit our Windows 7 Launch and Windows 7 focus pages for all the latest information.

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Windows 7: What you need to know now

Getting ready for Windows 7


Can Windows 7 jumpstart the PC industry and IT spending?

Windows 7 arrives on Oct. 22 and The Big Question podcast discusses the impact it will have on the PC industry, IT spending, and Microsoft itself.
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Windows 7 report card: The hits and misses

Windows 7 officially launches on October 22, so it's time for TechRepublic's review of what Windows 7 does well and where it still misses the mark.
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Windows 7 Professional feature-to-feature comparison chart

Microsoft Windows 7 compares favorably with previous versions. Greg Shultz shows which features exceed expectations for Windows 7, and which do not.
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Plan and execute a smooth Windows 7 upgrade with the help of this flowchart

A successful Windows 7 migration begins with careful planning and decision-making. Rick Vanover built a flowchart to guide you through each step.
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Create a Windows XP and 7 dual-boot system staged for an easy migration

Greg Shultz shows you how to resize your existing Windows XP partition and then install Windows 7 in a dual-boot configuration on the same hard disk.
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I upgraded to Microsoft Windows 7 and survived

Upgrading to Microsoft Windows 7 may sound like a horror story to some, but Senior Editor Mark Kaelin risked it on his personal PCs and survived.
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What Windows 7 means to developers

Wondering what Windows 7 will break in your applications? Justin James assures you that there's not much need to worry.
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The 10 most useful Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts

Master these keyboard shortcuts and hit the ground running with the new Windows OS.
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Will Windows 7 redeem the sins of Vista?

Microsoft's reputation hangs in the balance with Windows 7. Learn what Windows 7 has to offer and whether it can redeem the Windows franchise.
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10 Windows 7 launch party games

For all those operating system aficionados throwing Windows 7 launch parties; here are 10 game ideas to keep your guests entertained.
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Windows 7 killer feature: Power savings?

Microsoft's Rob Bernard, says energy efficiency is a core design element of Windows 7. But, are power savings enough to get you to buy Windows 7?
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Milestone improvements to power management in Windows 7

Brad Bird takes a closer look at the power management features in Windows 7 and explains why many early users are seeing big improvements, particularly with laptop battery life.
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Windows 7 boots more slowly than Vista

In some cases, Windows 7 seems to boot more slowly than Windows Vista. If you've worked with Windows 7, what's your boot experience been like?
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Windows 7 video demos and photo galleries


A demo of new Search features in Windows 7

ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you the new search features you will find when Windows 7 is released on October 22, 2009.
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A demo of XP Mode in Windows 7

ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you how the new XP Mode available in Windows 7 can extend the useful life of your legacy applications and peripherals.
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A demo of new Taskbar features in Windows 7

ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you the new features found in the Microsoft Windows 7 taskbar that will make multitasking easier.
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New desktop management shortcuts in Windows 7a>

ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you a cool new set of gestures and shortcuts to help you move, resize, and arrange windows more intelligently.
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Windows 7 System and Security Control Panel

Greg Shultz explores the various screens, configuration menus, and dialog boxes you will encounter in the Windows 7 System and Control Panel.
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