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Windows 7

Windows 7

Lets’ learn about Windows 7 today.

To know Windows in a better way, one must know what is an Operating System.

The Operating System is basically a software that gives commands to the computer to function properly.

MS Window

The MS Window is the most widely used operating system for personal computers. This operating system is easy and powerful because it is based on GUI (Graphical User Interface)

The main features of MS Window are -

  • Easy to understand and use.
  • No need for learning a command language. The features can be executed with a click of the mouse.
  • Multitasking is possible; it is very fast.
  • The most important feature is the Multimedia which is best programmed on Windows.

Here, we are studying about Windows 7 as an Operating System.

Multimedia (The Most Important Feature)

Multimedia is the mixture of text, graphic, sounds, animation, video. The machine which supports multimedia is called the multimedia machine. And, MS Windows is considered as the best platform for Multimedia. It enables a number of facilities to run efficiently on the computer.

Windows 7

Microsoft Windows runs on roughly 90% of all personal computers. Windows 7, is the most recent version of Windows that provides a high-quality graphical user experience that supports all types of computer activities from business applications to video games and media production. Window 7 provides a high-quality user experience that supports all types of computer activities. Available in different computing needs, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate.

The New Improvements in Windows 7

In Desktop

Taskbar

Bigger icons, Preview, Rearrange option.

Jump Lists

Provide a way to access recently used, files, pictures and emails right as you have over the icon for faster computing.

Snap

Way to resize open windows by dragging them to the edge of the screen.

Peek

The vision to see through all the open windows on the desktop.

Shake

Clear view by shaking window.

Desktop Search

Now you don’t need to go to the start menu for the search. Simply, type in the search bar and it shows perfectly.

External Hard Drive

You can now just plug in your external hard drive and have an option to ‘Use that drive for back up’ that shows up in autoplay.

In Performance 64 -bit Processor

  • A large amount of information support is present.
  • Can use more RAM up to 4 GB
  • More responsive while running multiple programs.
  • Have more power.

In File Management Libraries

Bringing together information from a different access point. External hard drives, personal computers and laptops. The files will remain in original places only but can be put together for work.

Windows basically categorized everything into libraries for efficient task work. Such as documents, music, videos, images and mixed media everything is put into libraries for easier search.

Questions

1.      What is an Operating System?
2.      What is MS Window? Write down the important features of it.
3.      Explain the multimedia feature in MS Window 7.
4.      What is Window 7?
5.      Write down the new improvements in Windows 7 in terms of desktop, performance and file management and libraries.
Recap
  • Operating System; definition.
  • MS Window; its important features.
  • Multimedia feature in Windows 7.
  • Starting the window.
  • Windows 7 and its new improvement in terms of desktop, performance and in file management and libraries.

Quiz for Windows 7

Q.1

Which of the application software does not come included with Windows 7?

a) Media Player 12
b) Windows Live Photo Gallery
c) Paint
d) IE 9

Q.2

Which of the following system tool is not included in Windows 7?

a) Task Scheduler
b) CCleaner
c) MSConfig
d) System Restore

Q.3

Which of the following is a shortcut for opening jump list on task bar?

a) Alt + Win + Number(1-9)
b) Alt + Win
c) Alt + Number(1-9)
d) Alt + Ctrl + Number(1-9)

Q.4

Which of the version of DirectX was introduced with Windows 7?

a) 10
b) 12
c) 11
d) 11.1

Q.5

Windows 7 has a show desktop option that minimizes all open windows. Where is this option included?

a) Personalize Windows
b) Taskbar
c) Start Menu
d) Windows Explorer

Q.6

Windows 7 has a number of exciting themes to select from. Which of these IS NOT a Windows 7 theme?

a) Landscape
b) Architecture
c) United Kingdom
d) Sport

Q.7

Windows 7 Aero has been enhanced with what?

a) Aero Shake
b) Flip 3D
c) Taskbar Thumbnail
d) Aero Glass

Q.8

Which of these software packages WILL NOT run on Windows 7?

a) Safari
b) Open Office
c) iWorks
d) iTunes

Q.9

Which Windows 7 does not include Media Player 12?

a) Home Premium
b) N
c) Starter
d) Enterprise

Q.10

Which of the following will you not find included with Windows 7 Starter?

a) Gadgets
b) Windows Fax and Scan
c) Remote Desktop
d) Windows Flip 3D

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