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Windows Ultim Essay

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Windows7 Ultimate
Improved features found in Windows 7® Ultimate include the following: desktop navigation, Quicker Finds, Internet Explorer 8, Internet TV, HomeGroup, runs Windows XPMode®, Domain Join, Backup and Restore, BitLocker®, and language of your choice. Desktop navigation consist of Silverlight, “Shake, Peek, and Snap”, New Wallpapers, Retooled Taskbar and Improved Gadgets. Quicker Finds is made possible because of the multiple storage spaces, a start menu with a search box, search everything with anything (file size, date created, tags, and names), searching conducted on external devices, and The More Results option. Internet Explorer 8 is included and features search ...view middle of the document...

On the desktop improved gadgets can be placed anywhere; unlike the Sidebar in previous versions. Users can navigate through the desktop effortlessly using the Microsoft (2012), “Shake, Peek, and Snap”, (Desktop) and retooled taskbar. By clicking the top of a pane and giving the mouse a “Shake” all other windows minimize, another shake and the windows reappear. The “Peek” feature will allow the user to navigate to the Windows7 desktop by pointing to the taskbar; this will make all open windows transparent so that users can view their gadgets and icons. “Snap” is used to resize open windows by dragging the windows edges. Windows can appear side-by-side, or take up the entire screen, exciter. The Retooled taskbar includes: a Jump list, Pinning, and live taskbar previews. With a jump list a user can access, according to Microsoft (2012), “documents, pictures, songs, and websites simply by right-clicking the program on the taskbar” (Desktop). “Pinning” is used to assist users in accessing there favorite programs on the task bar simply by “pinning” it to the taskbar. A live taskbar previews all programs on the taskbar by pointing to the programs button a preview of its open windows will appear, this is depicted below.

(Microsoft, 2012)
The language feature consists of 35 different languages to personalize the operation system further. Languages include, but are not limited to: English, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Chinese and Bulgarian. Menus, Dialog boxes, help topics and other text appear in their selected language.
Windows XPMode, Backup and Restore, Bitlocker, and Quick finds are features that will help protect, create, and find files efficiently. Windows XPMode allows the previous Windows XP® business software to run, but requires virtualization software (Windows Virtual PC); and is a free, separate download. The program is commonly used by small to medium size businesses. The Backup and Restore feature creates safety copies, Windows can choose the files for the user or the user can pick the files, libraries, and drives. The Backup can be scheduled as a default or customized by the user. The safety copies can be backed up to another drive, DVD, and network. The BitLocker feature will protect the users’, according to Microsoft (2012), “data from loss, theft, and hackers” (BitLocker). BitLocker encrypts the hard drive that the operating system and your data reside on, such as personal documents, and passwords. To activate BitLocker it needs to be turned on, any file saved to the current drive is then automatically encrypted. With Windows7 Ultimate, according to Microsoft (2012), “you can find more things in more places---documents, email messages, songs---and do it faster” (Quick Finds). A search can be accessed through the start menu’s search box by entering relative file information. Files will populate by it name, type, tags and contents. According to Microsoft (2012), “To see more matches, click a category in the...

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