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Everything you need to know about performance, drivers, compatibility, and how to make the most of Windows 7 for gaming, business and entertainment. Start with our guide to the 30 Best Features of Windows 7.

Windows 8 works on all Windows 7 PCs

Windows 8 works on all Windows 7 PCs

Microsoft has pledged that the minimum system requirements for Windows 8 will be the same or even lower than those of Windows 7.
By Barry Collins Jul 13 2011, 8:37AM
From the Labs: Budget dual core laptops and Windows 7

From the Labs: Budget dual core laptops and Windows 7

If the weeks of intensive laptop testing and benchmarking for our March 2010 issue have underlined one thing, it's that Windows 7 is everything it's cracked up to be
By Sasha Muller Feb 22 2010, 9:57AM
Windows 7 RC shutdown comes in March

Windows 7 RC shutdown comes in March

For anyone still using a Release Candidate (RC) build of Windows 7, it's worth remembering that, if you haven't upgraded by March 2010, your operating system will become an ex-operating system before too long
By Spencer Dalziel Feb 2 2010, 11:50AM
Best Windows 7 features, Part 4: Greater search powers

Best Windows 7 features, Part 4: Greater search powers

Even if a feature in Windows 7 isn't immediately apparent, the vastly improved Start menu search bar will help to hunt it down.
By Staff Writers Jan 22 2010, 10:28AM
Best Windows 7 features, Part 3: Device management for your PC

Best Windows 7 features, Part 3: Device management for your PC

The most impressive boost to usability in Windows 7 arrives with device management.
By Staff Writers Jan 20 2010, 10:47AM
Best Windows 7 features, Part 2: Networking made easy

Best Windows 7 features, Part 2: Networking made easy

Networking is another area where significant progress has been made since Vista and XP.
By Staff Writers Jan 18 2010, 1:12PM
Best Windows 7 features, Part 1: Ease of Use with snapping windows

Best Windows 7 features, Part 1: Ease of Use with snapping windows

Attention to detail and brave changes to the user interface make Windows 7 the most pleasurable Microsoft OS to date.
By Staff Writers Jan 15 2010, 1:04PM
Windows 7, the Complete Guide: Stream your music albums from home to office

Windows 7, the Complete Guide: Stream your music albums from home to office

Windows 7 gives users the ability to stream your favourite albums from your home PC to your laptop in the office. Here's how it works
By David Fearon Nov 30 2009, 11:04AM
Microsoft opens up Windows 7 to advertisers

Microsoft opens up Windows 7 to advertisers

Microsoft has taken the unprecedented step of allowing marketers to re-brand its new Windows 7 operating system..
By Phil Muncaster Nov 16 2009, 9:26AM
Windows 7 can't stop Mac OS X

Windows 7 can't stop Mac OS X

Windows 7 can't stop Mac OS X The latest figures from Net Applications suggest that Windows 7 has failed to attract any interest and the Mac is set to become the dominant operating system in the world
By Nick Farrell Nov 3 2009, 10:16AM
Shuttleworth praises Windows 7

Shuttleworth praises Windows 7

Mark Shuttleworth, the founding angel and CEO of Canonical, which distributes Ubuntu Linux, has praised Microsoft's newly released Windows 7.
By The Inquirer Oct 29 2009, 9:58AM
Top 10 ways to supercharge Windows 7

Top 10 ways to supercharge Windows 7

Microsoft's latest OS is looking good, but there's always room for improvement. Here are our Top 10 tips for powering up Windows 7
By Stuff.tv blank Oct 28 2009, 9:20AM
Picking the perfect home entertainment box: What does Windows 7 offer in the lounge room?

Picking the perfect home entertainment box: What does Windows 7 offer in the lounge room?

Touch is the key buzzword for Windows 7, but what does the new OS offer on the entertainment front?
By Adam Turner Oct 27 2009, 11:57AM
Windows 7, the complete guide: gaming benchmarks, compared with XP & Vista

Windows 7, the complete guide: gaming benchmarks, compared with XP & Vista

In the September issue of PC Authority, we gave you the inside scoop on how the Windows 7 Release Candidate stood up to our tests. Here's a recap of our gaming benchmark results
By Staff Writers Oct 26 2009, 1:10PM
Windows 7 predicted to do well in business market

Windows 7 predicted to do well in business market

Microsoft's Windows 7 could see a warm reception from businesses in the coming months, according to recent survey..
By Shaun Nichols Oct 23 2009, 7:53AM
Microsoft makes its Windows 7 sales pitch, just don't mention Vista

Microsoft makes its Windows 7 sales pitch, just don't mention Vista

Gone is some of the bluster as Microsoft makes a surprisingly down-to-earth Australian launch presentation for Windows 7 today
By Daniel Long , Staff Writers Oct 22 2009, 5:20PM
Windows 7 breaks Amazon records

Windows 7 breaks Amazon records

Windows 7 has already overtaken Harry Potter novels and the Nintendo Wii to become the biggest grossing pre-order product of all time in the UK, where it went on sale first.
By Phil Muncaster Oct 22 2009, 8:52AM
Midnight madness: First sales of Windows 7 begin in Australia

Midnight madness: First sales of Windows 7 begin in Australia

People are still willing to queue up in the middle of the night to buy the first few copies of Windows 7
By Zara Baxter , William Maher Oct 21 2009, 8:27PM
Vista quicker than Windows 7

Vista quicker than Windows 7

Systems experts with stop watches have poured cold water on Microsoft's claims that its Windows 7 operating system boots up faster than Vista..
By V3.co.uk staff Oct 9 2009, 8:39AM
Ballmer touts business benefits of Windows 7

Ballmer touts business benefits of Windows 7

New OS enables efficiency savings, but Microsoft declines to simplify licensing.
By Daniel Robinson Oct 6 2009, 9:28AM