Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

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  • Windows 7 migration station: The path of least resistance

    Organizations that stuck with Windows XP all the way to the end of its supported lifespan must now prepare to migrate to a new operating system. The best way forward might be a Windows 7 migration, especially for companies that value simplicity. 

  • Steps to mastering Windows 7 migration

    This handbook will cover best practices for moving to Microsoft Windows 7, including assessing Windows 7 to determine if it’s a good move for your organization and which applications your organization should involve in the Windows 7 migration. Hear f... 

  • Why a Windows 7 upgrade is worthwhile

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  • Microsoft Windows Control Panel

    The Microsoft Windows Control Panel is a management tool for the Windows operating system (OS) that allows end users to change settings and manage tasks within the OS.  

  • context menu (right-click menu)

    A context menu is a pop-up menu that provides shortcuts for things the software developer anticipates the user might want to do.   

  • Microsoft Windows 8 Modern

    Microsoft Windows 8 Modern (formerly called Metro) is the Microsoft user interface initially released with the Windows 8 operating system. 

  • Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC)

    The Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC) is a software utility intended to help IT staffers retrieve information contained within the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) architecture of almost any Microsoft operating system, st... 

  • Windows key (Winkey)

    The Windows key (Winkey) is a relatively new keyboard key sporting a specially-designed Microsoft Windows logo. 

  • WinPE (Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment)

    WinPE, also called the Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment, is a simplified operating system based on a version of the Windows kernel.  

  • Microsoft Windows BranchCache

    Microsoft BranchCache is a technology intended to cache central data to remote or branch offices in order to reduce network traffic and optimize WAN utilization. 

  • desktop personalization

    Desktop personalization is the process of adjusting the look, feel and organization of a Windows end-user experience. 

  • Windows Imaging Format (WIM)

    The Windows Imaging Format (or WIM) is used for the creation and distribution of disk image files. 

  • Microsoft USMT (User State Migration Tool)

    The Microsoft User State Migration Tool (USMT) is a command-line utility used to transfer user files and settings between computers. 

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About Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

Windows 7 is the first desktop operating system release to follow Windows Vista. Given the reluctance of many enterprises to install Vista on their desktops, Microsoft has a lot riding on how well Windows 7 performs. Learn what to expect from Windows 7 with news, features and more.