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    Default Windows 7 Beta Observations and Screenshots

    I have been using Windows 7 Beta for the past 2 days, and decided to start this thread with my observations and screenshots. If you guys want to know anything about the beta or want any screenshot of any of the apps, let me know. I will post it.

    The observations and screenshots are all random, no sequence or order.

    Observation-

    * The Notes gadget is missing.
    * The install size is really really small. When i last checked, after using it for a day, installing Windows Live Essentials, Nokia apps, Anti Virus, Messengers, The space used by the system was just 10GB.
    * The Internet games which were present in XP have made a comeback.
    * Wordpad supports DocX documents, but does not support Doc Documents. I think this is a very smart movie, and will probably make the biggest push in the new format being used by the users.

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    Support for burning disc images has been added.



    Wordpad supports opening DocX documents



    4 themes have been provided out of the box. The themes even include Slideshows using Wallpapers based on a particular theme.



    The Disk Defragmenting tool shows how much the disk is fragmented.



    An example of how the jumplists will provide enhanced functionality.

    Update 1 -

    * iTunes works fine on Windows 7. Only issue i had was that while adding tracks to my library, the RAM usage went 100MB+! I uninstalled it soon after as i do not use iTunes.

    * Norton AV 09 needs to be installed in Vista compatibility mode otherwise it does not start after the first restart.

    * There 3 new regional themes hidden inside the "Globalization folder" which you can use just by opening them once! Now why not provide them for all the users! They are just a different colored Aero theme with a different set of Wallpapers slideshow.

    * The uPnP works out of the box i.e you can control the Windows Media Player using your N-series phones without the need for a media server application. I could not get this to work on Vista! I played tracks on my N85 via Windows Media Player.

    Some new observations & screen shots :

    * DivX support has been added out of the box. Though some of the movies still need proper DivX codec, most probably cause of different encoders used.

    * Bluetooth dongles now work out of the box by default, without the need for IVT Bluesoleil drivers or software! Though the IVT suite will offer enhaced functionality, but atleast now you will be able to use your bluetooth even if you do not want to install the whole suite!

    * Task Manager now shows the amount of Free & Cached memory. This might not make a difference to of us who know what superfetching is, but i have many friends who grumbled about vista using up whatever memory is offered to it when it was just launched! This is a better approach even otherwise.

    * Windows 7 has something nice and very helpfull called the troubleshooters. Details and screenshots for that have been posted in another thread, do check that out too.
    http://www.winvistaclub.com/forum/wi...ch-do-you.html

    * The taskbar buttons light up in a shade matching to the color of the icon when the mouse hovers on the buttons, which looks nice and makes it easier to differentiate between them. So the uTorrent buttons lights up in a green shade, Firefox button lights up in orange, Opera in Red, IE in blue and similar. A very nice touch

    * A whitish background illumination follows your mouse on the taskbar buttons.

    Here are the new screenshots -



    Drivers installed for my Bluesoleil Bluetooth dongle.



    Bluetooth dongle in the Devices.



    Free, Available & Cached memory now properly displayed.



    A better source viewer. I am not sure if this is a IE8 addon, or a Windows 7 addon.

    Few more observations ... again

    * WMP also plays MP4 and 3gp videos be default,Without the need for quicktime. This, combined with DivX support, shall go a long way in making the devices work easily and withouth much effort on Windows 7. Since most of the Digital Cams and Handy Cams record videos in these formats only, supporting these formats out of the box would mean immediate playback of these videos as soon as the devices are plugged in!

    * Windows 7 has DirectX 11!!! Damn, i had not checked it till today. I think this issue was disputed as people were not sure whether it would be there.

    Attaching a screenshot as proof

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    NOTE : Some more new observations have been added Janurary 10, on Page 3, Post#28.

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    Cant wait to lay my hands on Se7en

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    Thanks for your insights

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    win 7 seems nice, it shows you how much is defragged! lotta talk going 'round about w7 being really a great software to get

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    ^Have you installed Windows 7 BETA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweakwindows View Post
    ^Have you installed Windows 7 BETA?
    Yup, and all these are screenshots i took and edited using Paint.Net . Looking forward to updating the topic as i find other interesting stuff.

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    Post Win 7even

    Sometimes i wonder why Microsoft didn't give vista a little chance at all..
    Win 7 is out too fast ( I know it still on BETA)

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    ^Because media and most of the people still considering that Vista is not stable.Anyways, Windows 7 is going to rock!!

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    Casmir : Vista got bad press ... became an unwanted 'brand'. Thats why ! Windows 7 is Vista Improved. They could have done so keeping the name Vista, but MS just wanted to (maybe) dump the Vista brand and move on by give the OS a new name. Maybe this Windows 7 is not the 'real' Windows 7 ! Maybe the real Windows 7 will be launched after 'this Windows 7"

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    Hello Anand,
    So are we going change from Win Vista club to Win 7 Club?

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