Windows 7, an Operating System which was the product of Microsoft introduced to overcome the problems of Windows Vista, got released with an excellent set of new features. But still it is not that perfect. On the other hand, most probably, Windows 7 doesn’t have many disadvantages that Vista had. Certainly Windows 7 have more advantages.
Windows7 – Advantages
1. Windows 7 is faster than its predecessors, both in terms of installation and boot up time.
2. Calculator has been enhanced with some new features like unit conversion, calculations like fuel economy and auto lease payment.
3. WordPad in Windows 7 has improved much better and look similar to the Microsoft Office Word. It can be used to open, edit file names with docx extension which was earlier introduced with MS-Office 2007. Word prediction is the new feature in Word Pad. Realistic brush has been added in Paint.
4. Microsoft facilitates in windows 7, to download some eye-catching themes and background images from its own Microsoft website or from RSS feed. It allows the user to customize every part of the themes and save for our future use or send to the other windows 7 users.
5. It also supports advanced touch and handwriting recognition.
6. Windows 7 supports Virtual Hard Disks with the support of enhanced performances of multi core processors.
7. Windows Media Player 12 has got much enhanced features in the Windows 7 and drag and drop option has been added which were not there in the previous versions.
8. Windows 7 allows the user to make the best use of graphic cards from the different vendors.
9. Bitlocker is a feature which provides encryption for the internal drives in vista, but it is extended to the external drives in windows 7. This makes backup and restore much easier.
10. Default settings of User Account have been eliminated, to protect form the unauthorized software to be installed.
11. Windows 7 has included a new concept, jumplists which organize the recently used files as well as web pages.
12. More than that, it also allows the user to overcome the clutter in the desktop by introducing three new features Aero Peek, Aero shake and snap.
13. Home networking has been made much easier than its previous operating systems and is probably safe from hackers.
Disadvantages of Window7
1. Some of the users are not satisfied with the new features, because, they need to buy out additional resources such as RAM, etc to make use of them.
2. It is expensive than the previous Microsoft operating systems.
3. Some of the users have problems such as; their system hangs after installing Windows 7
4. If the user has got an HP multifunction printer, and its driver being upgraded to the Windows 7, then the printer doesn’t response to the print commands. So, the user needs to go to the new HP solution Center to resolve this problem.
5. Windows have specific themes for United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Japan, South Africa and Australia, if the user is not from the above country and he wish to have a specific theme of his country, he will not get that, hence the user will not satisfied with that feature.
6. Some of the features like Start Menu user interface, Windows Ultimate Extras, InkBall, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Calendar Windows Mail called Windows Live Essentials were included in Vista are removed in Windows 7.
Whatever, the advantages and disadvantages Windows 7 has got, it is still better than its predecessors. One can afford to buy this product and make best use of it.