Windows 7 Review & Staples Gift Card Giveaway!

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!

Good Luck!


The winner for the Staples Gift Card has been chosen! The chosen comment from Random.Org is  # 52!

Michelle wrote:

“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!


  1. adrienne z says

    I really need a Staples gift card with 2 sons in High School!
    chichijunk at cs dot com

  2. Brittany says

    I love Windows 7! I, too, loved XP and when I had to buy a new computer I was hesitant to get the Windows 7. Now I can’t imagine life without it! Staples is a great store!!!

  3. says

    Thanks for the review. I also love Windows XP, but am in need of a new computer soon.

    Put my name in the hat for the gift card.


    Billie in TX

  4. Peechee says

    Ha! I’ve already upgraded to Window 7 – not by choice because I had to get a new computer, but I am happy. I was also scared since I knew XP very well and 7 looked so different. But I do love it now that I am used to it.

    Even though I already have 7, I would love to get the Staples Gift Card so I can purchase some ink for all the things I print up using my computer that has Windows 7. :-)

  5. marianne adam says

    love staples. I like the staples rewards program & how I can fecycle my ink cartridges.

  6. Cathleen Finch says

    If I hadn’t had training, I never would have got the hang of this. I was surprised to see Staples offering classes.

  7. says

    Our school has switched over to Windows 7. The transition has gone smoothly, I think. The kids have stepped in and figured the in’s and out’s a whole lot faster than some of us old XP users, etc. Today’s kids truly are tech savy. I would like to win the Staples gift card so we could add a video cam to at least one of our computers. We would like to connect to Scientists across the United States via Skype. Thanks for sponsoring this contest.

  8. Christine says

    This was very helpful as I have purchased the Windows 7 program and have put off installing it for 5 months!!!!!!!(due to not wanting to change from XP). I shop so much at Staples that a gift card would be perfect.

  9. ChrisTea says

    I just made a list this morning of things to get from Staples. The gift card would be fabulous!! Thank you.

  10. Vivian says

    The change from XP to 7 was interesting. Didn’t like it at first but the longer I use it the better I like it. Guess is was a happit thing. Thanks for the givaway.

  11. sharon says

    Anything that makes life a bit easier works for me! Staples rocks and a great place to pick up odds and ends…thanks for the chance!

  12. Amy L says

    I’m still trying to get used to Windows 7. I can always find lots of things to buy at Staples, and we have one right around the corner from us, so I’d love to win the gift card!

  13. Judy says

    I have windows 7 on my new desktop, but need to change on my laptop. Would love to win Stapes card. Thanks. agent3547ataoldotcom

  14. cindy says

    I wish I had bought Windows 7 when I received an offer; $50 for three PCs. Two of my PCs have Vista (so many issues) and two have XP which I really like. I’ve heard Win 7 is even better.


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