The following pages provide information about the features of Windows 7 and how to use them.
Windows 7 features
View a video and descriptions of the Windows 7 desktop features.
Start Menu and Programs
Pin your favourite programs to the Start Menu and use the search feature to find your programs and files. Create shortcuts to your favourite programs and use the Windows 7 accessories like Sticky Notes, Gadgets, Calculator and Snipping Tool.
Desktop and Themes
Manage multiple open Windows using features like Snap and Shake. Understand the difference between basic and aero themes and use the extra aero theme features like Peek.
Manage how programs appear on the taskbar and pin your favourite programs to the taskbar. Jump Lists allow you to view recently opened files for each program.
Files and Folders
There have been a few changes to how folders are displayed and how where you can store your files.
From time to time your computer will need to be updated. Most of the time this will be taken care of automatically, however you may want to know how to apply updates manually or selectively.