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Windows 7

Windows 7 operating system was developed and released on 22nd July 2009 by Microsoft. This operating system is the part of the Windows NT Operating System Family. Windows operating system was made available in the market for the users on 22nd October 2009. Windows 7 operating system has been launched in the market successfully and is followed by the Windows Vista operating system.

The users around the world, who are using the Windows operating systems, need to update the operating system whenever the updates are available, to run their system smoothly which allows the applications on the system to work without any errors. Same way the Windows 7 also needs to be updated. While updating some of the users might face the problem of Windows 7 update stuck, so need not to worry about this. This is the general process that might occur due to some changes in the system. This can be easily resolved by following some simple steps. I have already shared the Windows 7 Update Stuck resolution procedure and its step in my previous article.

Along with the Windows 7 operating system Microsoft also launched the equivalent side of the Windows 7 server and the Windows Server 2008 R2. On 13th January 2015, Microsoft had stopped the conventional support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and also the extended support on 14th January 2020.

If you are planning to buy the new windows operating system laptops, and don’t know much more about it, you need to be careful about choosing one. You need to search and compare the best laptops, so that you can purchase a good one.

History

Initially, Windows 7 was the step-by-step upgrade of the Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Windows 7 was launched after Windows Vista as Vista was having some critical reception for maintaining the hardware and software compatibility. Windows 7 has the new window management features and also the continued Task Bar where the applications can be pinned up. Windows 7 is one of the best operating systems for desktops, laptops, gaming consoles, tablet PCs, media center PCs, and supercomputers. To make the user account control system less intrusive a new feature “Action Center was also added in this Windows 7 Operating System. This operating system also includes updates of the applications IE 8, Windows Media Player, and Windows Media Center.

The critics of the operating systems consider that the Windows 7 Operating System is the best operating system over the Windows Vista. Windows 7 is considered as the most successful operating system of the Microsoft even from before the release of it.

Deployment History of Windows 7

After the success of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, Microsoft was planning to launch the operating system by the codename as “Blackcomb”. Many of the features for this operating system was planned, but the interim codename “Longhorn” was released in 2003 which delayed in the development of Blackcomb. After the outbreak of Nachi, Blaster and Sobig worms (all are malware), the Microsoft stopped the development of Longhorn and started the development of service packs of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 updated versions. Later on, in August 2004 the development of Longhorn (Windows Vista) was completed which delayed the release of Blackcomb which was released in early 2006 by name “Vienna”.

When the Windows Vista was launched it was criticized many users for its performances, problems with the existing hardware and software compatibilities, changes in some of the PC games, and the most was the long time development. After the release of Vista, it was announced by Microsoft the next operating system will be Windows 7 and will be released within the three years plans for development. In an interview with Newsweek, Bill Gates said that Windows 7 will be more and more user-centric and user friendly.

In October 2008, it was announced by Microsoft that the official name will be the same for the operating system i.e. Windows 7. Windows 7’s taskbar was demonstrated by Microsoft in 2008 at PDC. On 27th December the beta version of Windows 7 was leaked on BitTorrent. It was found that the Windows 7 Beta version was much better than that of the Windows XP and Windows Vista, with the features.

Windows 7 Editions

Windows 7’s available editions in the retail market are Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate. The Home Premium edition was for the home users and the Professional for the small business owners. Ultimate was much more enthusiast. Other than these three editions more three versions were launched but those were not available in the retail market. But two of them, later on, were made exclusively available through the OEM channels.

System Requirement For Windows 7 Operating System

  • For 32-bit systems

            Processor: 1 GHz IA-32 Processor

            Memory (RAM) : 1 GB

            Graphics Card: DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM drivers model 1.0

            Storage Space: 16 GB

            Installation Medium: DVD or USB drives

  • For 64-bit systems

Processor: 1 GHz X86-64 Processor

Memory (RAM) : 2 GB

Graphics Card: DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM drivers model 1.0

Storage Space: 20 GB

Installation Medium: DVD or USB drives

Physical Memory Limit For Windows 7

  • For 32-bit systems

Ultimate

            Enterprise

            Professional

            Home Edition

            Home Basic

            Starter

Except for the Starter Edition mentioned above all the editions need 4GB of physical memory.

  • For 64-bit systems

Ultimate

Enterprise

Professional

All three above mentioned editions need 192 GB of physical memory.

The Home Premium edition needs 16 GB of memory whereas the Home Basic needs 8 GB of memory, while the Starter edition is not there for 64-bit systems

Conclusion: I have tried to give major information about Windows 7 in this article. Starting from the development plans until the release of Windows 7. I hope you all like this article. Thank You.

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