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Microsoft readying Windows 7 for Service Pack 1?
Bundled into a recent Windows Update, it seems, are registry keys and values for a Windows 7 Service Pack 1. This means that a service pack could be released within several months – within the new Microsoft operating system’s first year.

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Filed Under: Windows 7 News

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Vista 7 Theme By Vishal Gupta  Vishal Gupta was one of the first people to develop a theme for Windows Vista that mimics the Windows 7 operating system, even when official screenshots haven’t been released.

This makes the theme only a discrete update over Windows Vista Aero, and that includes a new taskbar, transparent titlebars in a maximized window and a slightly changed Control Panel shell

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Jan/08

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Desktop – Windows 7 Media


window mediaWindows 7 Build 6519 Desktop

The desktop of a very early Windows 7 operating system (build 6519) right after the setup has completed.

This low resolution desktop shows little changes, including a slightly modified taskbar, a shortcut icon for providing feedback on Windows 7 and a Sidebar item for the same purpose.

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Even as early as Windows 7 Build 6801, a great number of reports show that Microsoft’s new operating system has made major improvements in terms of performance and energy efficiency that put it well ahead of Windows Vista Service Pack 1. Microsoft explains where and how these improvements were made.

by Andrew Pociu


While Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista is known to have increased the performance and stability of the operating system, reports show that the pre-beta Build 6801 of Windows 7 delivers a superior level of performance to that of Windows Vista.

Through reduced background activity by minimizing the number of services running at startup, the number of disk operations, the reading and writing to and from the the registry, and the indexing of files, Windows 7 promises to increase the performance of the operating system but also to consume much less energy.

The Windows services will now be capable of starting depending on triggers, making it unnecessary for the services to run continuously simply to monitor an action, like they would now. Developers would be able to configure these triggers and develop their services accordingly. Windows 7 also comes with a set of preconfigured services that are accessible to developers via the Service Control Manager.

The processor will stay idle longer and get into that state more often in order to decrease power consumption. Devices that are not being used at the time will be shut down more often; this includes storage drives, network adapters and graphic cards.

However, Microsoft pointed out that its up to the developers that write software for the Windows platform to continue this practice of being energy efficient and generally resource conservative. According to Microsoft, the developers now have sufficient tools to control the power consumption of their applications to a great extent.

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Jan/08

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Windows 7 Downloads

Vista Seven Theme for Vista by V.G.

Vishal Gupta was one of the first people to develop a theme for Windows Vista that mimics the Windows 7 operating system, even when official screenshots haven’t been released.

This makes the theme only a discrete update over Windows Vista Aero, and that includes a new taskbar, transparent titlebars in a maximized window and a slightly changed Control Panel shell

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