Windows XP to Win7
The shift is on, and more of our desktop machines are moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 (skipping Windows Vista). Although XP was originally released in 2001, it has held its own, and only recently (August 2012) did it get overtaken in market share by Windows 7. Below are some quick tips on how Win7 differs from XP. Feel free to share feedback, concerns, or ask questions about your transition to Win7.
Gone are the flyout menus, where you would often lose track of where you where and constantly navigate with your mouse making sure you're in the right menu. Folders are in as you click in to see the contents, and use the back button if you go too far.
In the screenshot above, you'll also notice a Search bar that allows you to quickly find programs and depending on the speed and indexing of your computer, files directly from your start menu. If you're looking for something on your computer, this should be your first stop, as search has vastly improved with Win7, though remains a bit sluggish compared to Google.
In Windows XP, multiple programs would quickly clutter the bottom of your computer screen, the area known as the taskbar. In Windows 7, you'll see the icons fill from left to right, along with smaller icons for running processes in your system tray (bottom left). Fear not, you'll still be able to see the contents of those windows (next tip).
Browsers module, having a range of applications helps when something isn't working right in one browser or the other.