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  • Difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8

    Windows 7 and Windows 8 both are Operating Systems developed by Microsoft. Windows 8 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft which has got lot of new features are being discussed on the web. Following are the point wise differences between Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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    Windows 7

    Difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8

    • Windows 7 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft.
    • Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009.
    • Windows 7 codename was Blackcomb
    • It includes new features like touch and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors,improved boot performance, DirectAccess, kernel improvements, UAC (User Account Control), Windows Action Center, Jumplist, etc.,
    • It started using Windows Aero.
    • It removed some features (present in Vista) like classic start menu, taskbar features, windows explorer and windows media player features.
    • Minimum hardware requirements for running Windows 7 32-bit are 1 GHz x86 processor, 1 GB Ram, 16 GB Hard Disk space and DVD Drive.
    • Maximum hardware requirements for running Windows 7 64-bit are 1 GHz x86-64 processor, 2 GB Ram, 20 GB Hard Disk space and DVD Drive.

    Windows 8

    Difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8

    • Windows 8 is the upcoming operating system by Microsoft.
    • Windows 8 will be released in sometime in 2012. It was announced at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
    • Windows 8 codename was Jupiter
    • It supports System-on-a-chip (SoC) and mobile ARM processors
    • It includes new features like Hybrid Boot which uses advanced hibernation functionality far faster shutdown times, Portable Workspace, ability to install Windows 8 on a USB Storage, Modern Task Manager, native ISO mounting, Modern Reader to read PDF Files, etc.,
    • It started using Windows Metro User Interface.

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