"Windows 7 Performance Review against Windows XP. Windows 7 has advanced features like DX11, Aero but how does Windows 7 perform against Windows XP? We will be testing Windows 7 and Windows XP with 3dmark 2006, Nuclearus, Cinebench 10, Geek Bench and Resident Evil 6."
WINDOWS 7 FEATURES
"You told us to make Windows simpler and easier to use. We listened. Windows 7 has better ways to find and manage files like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews to help you speed through everyday tasks. It's designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to. With 64-bit support, you can take full advantage of the latest powerful PCs. And great features like HomeGroup, Windows Media Center, and Windows Touch make new things possible. Get to know Windows 7, and see how it can simplify just about everything you do with your PC."
WINDOWS 7 ESSENTIALS
"Windows Live Essentials are great programs in one free download. Mail, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, and more. Windows Search Find virtually anything on your PC, instantly. Windows Taskbar gives you better thumbnail previews, easier-to-see icons, and more ways to customize. Windows 7 works the way you want with Full 64-bit support making Windows 7 the most of powerful 64-bit PCs, the new desktop standard. More personal ways to Redecorate your desktop with fun new themes or slide shows."
WINDOWS 7 IMPROVEMENTS
"Windows 7 has hundreds of improvements see the top 10. From HomeGroup to Jump Lists, Windows 7 is packed with features. Check them out. Engineered by us. Inspired by you. A few years ago we started asking PC owners what they wanted from Windows 7. The result? Windows 7 simplifies everyday tasks such as HomeGroup which takes the headache out of sharing files and printers on a home network. Jump Lists give Speedy access to your favorite pictures, songs, websites, and documents. Snap a quick (and fun!) new way to resize and compare windows on your desktop."
WINDOWS 7 PERFORMANCE
"Performance improvements Designed to sleep and resume quicker, be less memory hungry, and spot USB devices faster. Windows 7 makes new things possible such as Play To Play your media on other PCs, stereos, or TVs around the house. Remote Media Streaming so you can Enjoy music and video on your home PC even when you're not at home. Windows Touch Pair Windows 7 with a touchscreen and you won't always need a keyboard or mouse."
WINDOWS XP FEATURES
"Based on an enhanced version of the Windows 2000 operating system, Windows XP is available in consumer and business editions: Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. The features discussed are available in both editions, but the Professional version, designed for business environments, includes additional productivity, security, networking, and management features important in business environments. For home users, Windows XP brings the significantly increased stability and security inherent in the Windows 2000/Windows NT operating systems."
WINDOWS XP SUPPORT
"To open Help and Support Center, click the Start button, and then click Help and Support. From the home page, you can conduct a search or select categories of information, leading to task and information topics covering the use of your computer. Click User and System Guides for information on using your computer, including installed hardware devices and software."
WINDOWS XP USER INTERFACE
"New User Interface with Windows XP features a redesigned user interface with a new visual style, a less cluttered desktop, and built-in desktop cleanup features. Window layout has also been changed for Windows XP and, as in the Control Panel, emphasizes task presentation. The Start menu has been redesigned. The left half of the new Start menu includes the most frequently used icons. As you use your computer, the icons in this area are changed and rearranged depending on your computer usage patterns. If you wish to keep one of the icons permanently in its location, right-click the icon and click Pin to Start menu. To access all the programs installed on the computer, click All Programs at the bottom of the Start menu. The right half of the new Start menu contains useful icons for accessing your files, configuring the computer, and finding information and assistance."
WINDOWS XP SYSTEM
"The System Restore feature of Windows XP provides the capability to restore the operating system, in the event of a problem, to a previous state without losing personal data files (such as Word documents, drawings, or e-mail). System Restore actively monitors system file changes and some application file changes to record or store previous versions before the changes occurred. System Restore maintains a rolling record of restore points to limit the amount of space used."
WINDOWS XP FIREWALL
"Today's always on cable modem and DSL Internet access connections offer unprecedented bandwidth to the home, but also leave the connected computer or home network vulnerable to hacker attacks. The nature of these attacks varies, but the goal is to gain access to individual computers attached to the Internet. With this access, a hacker can browse the hard drive and add or delete files, discover passwords and credit card numbers, and set the system up to launch attacks on other systems or websites. As a result, firewall protection from these attacks is increasingly required on computers. Recognizing this need, Microsoft provides an integrated firewall in Windows XP to provide immediate protection."
"WINDOWS XP COMPUTER GETTING UPDATES UNTIL 2019."
"First, open up Notepad by pressing Windows Key + R to open Run and type notepad to get a new Notepad window. Paste the following text:"
"Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00"
"Save the file with CTRL + S — name it whatever you like, but be sure that it ends in .reg to make it a Registry file. Double-click the new file and confirm adding it to the Registry."
"Now, you can restart the computer to re-enable automatic updates, or open the Start Menu and choose All Programs > Windows Update to check for updates on the web manually. You should find new updates waiting for you, despite XP not receiving any updates since 2014."
"WINDOWS XP COMPUTER GETTING UPDATES UNTIL 2019."
WINDOWS 7 INDEX