Today was the Windows 7 release date – a date anticipated eagerly by some. Microsoft is hoping to erase the bad memories of Vista from consumers’ minds. I think they’ve hit a homerun with Windows 7. I’ve been using it on two computers since the RC (release candidate), came out earlier this year and won’t go back to either XP or Vista. I found Windows 7 very easy to adapt to. Even my husband caught on to navigating his way easily through the upgrade from XP to 7.
For this week’s article, I’ve decided to assemble a list of tips and special offers I’ve gathered from some of my favorite sites and put them all together to make it easy to browse around and decide what you might want to try to personalize your Windows 7 machine.
The How-To Geek has compiled a list of 175 Windows 7 Tips, Tweaks & Geeky things. They are divided into these categories:
- Windows 7
- Disabling Features and Annoyances
- Networking and Sharing
- Privacy and Security
- Shortcuts and HotKeys
One I took advantage of right away was a little tweak to find and install regional themes from Canada, the United Kingdon, Australia and South Africa into my theme gallery. These are already on your hard drive, but not installed. It took just five minutes to get and install them.
Microsoft has 7 Days of Windows 7 special offers – it started on launch day, Thursday, October 21st, so hurry.
Lifehacker assembled it’s ultimate guide to Windows 7. They’ve included screenshots and videos to help you along.
The world’s first Microsoft retail store opened today in Scottsdale, AZ. Word was there was a crowd of hundreds, some who waited over 12 hours for the store’s opening and to receive goody bags, some containing Ashley Tisdale concert tickets in them.
A couple of months ago, Microsoft was looking for people to host house parties for the Windows 7 launches. If you were one of the ‘chosen’, I understand Microsoft provided party favors and for the host, a copy of Windows 7! Anyone out there a host?