I have to admit that when I purchased my new computer with Windows 7, I was a little nervous, just because I loved Windows XP. But my nervousness quickly went away once I learned just a few simple things that Windows 7 has to make my life on my PC easier.
The first aspect that I love is the ‘taskbar’ feature at the bottom. I am a very visual person, and I love the fact that I can just click on the icon for the program I would like to use. I also liked that I could put each icon in the order of my choice.
Over the past few years, I have noticed that my computer screen would fill up more and more due to multi-tasking in different programs as well as having different internet windows up. Windows 7 makes organizing my screen so easy with some of their new features. The most helpful feature is called ‘quick peak’. This allows me to quickly ‘peak’ at all of the different windows I have open without clicking on each window. For example, if I have 5 different windows open for the internet, and I am moving back and forth from picture files to document files, I can easily separate them and then click on the one I want pulled forward.
The final aspect that I truly enjoy is the fact that Windows 7 quickly re-sizes my open windows to put them side by side which is very helpful for going back and forth. I love that with a simple click of the mouse, Windows 7 automatically resizes them to fit the screen side by side.
I loved Windows XP because I was so familiar with it and could maneuver around so easily. The problem was that I didn’t realize how much easier multi-tasking could be until Windows 7 pointed that out to me. It solved a problem I didn’t even really know I had. I can already tell that Windows 7 and I will be great friends!
Here’s your chance to join in on the Windows 7/ Staples experience. We are giving away a $50 Staples gift card to get you started to make the switch and experience the newest Windows for yourself. All you have to do is leave a comment stating your interest in winning the Staples gift card. Make sure you leave a valid email address so we can get in touch with you if you win!
This giveaway will end tomorrow March 18, 2011 at 11:59 EST. Make sure to enter your comment before then!
The winner for the Staples Gift Card has been chosen! The chosen comment from Random.Org is # 52!
“Ah, Staples….I spend a load of money there so a gift card would be fantastic!! Yeah, I’f definitely give the new Windows a whirl!!”
Congratulations Michelle, we’ll be contacting you shortly!