My Favorite Things about Microsoft Windows 7

July 24, 2012

Even though Microsoft 8 is nearing it’s completion and will be released soon – I still wanted to level with all the people that are still stuck on XP (or heaven forbid, an even earlier version of windows!! EEK!)

There are so many features that I love about Windows 7 over previous versions. Windows 7 Logo

Tabbing: By hitting the windows button with the tab button – you can scroll through the programs that you have open.

Microsoft Windows Desktop

I love this option a lot more than just picking the program name.  It just looks cooler than this (even though this is way better than XP):

Windows 7 Layout

Task Bar: I love the task bar.  I love that you can pin anything you want to it – which helps me have quick and easy access to my most-used programs.

Windows 7 Taskbar

Previews:  I also love that I can hover over the icon when I have multiple windows open, and be able to choose the right one.

Windows Previews

Libraries: I very much love the ‘Libraries’ in the file explorer. I’m able to combine folders into a subject heading – so I can find what I want much easier and faster.  I have my most used files set up this way.Libraries Explorer
Windows Live Writer: This technically isn’t part of Windows 7 – but the improvements made between the XP version and the most recent version are incredible.  Grinning Cheek to Cheek on LiveWriter

How else would I write my blog posts?!  Even being away from my computer and trying to write a post on wordpress by itself is almost impossible for me. I *have* to have Windows Live Writer.

If you’re a blogger and have not tried WLW – you should. Just Sayin’. I only wish there was a mobile app for WLW…. Hint-Hint, Microsoft!

What’s your favorite parts of Windows 7?  Are you stuck on an older version of Windows?



  1. Vickie Couturier says:

    thanks for sharing this with us,I didnt know I could do all this,,,I have windows7 also,,but im a slow learner,,

  2. I like a lot of Windows 7 tasks that you can do! I do not know why they have to keep updating Windows. I am staying with Windows 7 for now! I am used to it, and I can not pay for an update at this time!

  3. I love Windows Live Writer!

  4. Maureen says:

    Thank you for sharing this! It was very helpful!


  5. I have Vista at home and XP at work. So yet I am kind of stuck. I will wait until Windows 8 comes out but I am not sure if my computer will even work on Windows 8, I’m guessing probably not. Which means a new computer which isn’t in the budget right now.

  6. I love Windows 7. However I’ve never used Windows Live Writer. Think I’m going to have to check that out.

  7. Sara Zielinski says:

    My favorite part about windows 7 is being able to pin things to the taskbar. I also like the Libraries part, it makes things very easy. Windows 8 doesn’t look very easy to use and will require a learning curve which will simply make daily tasks take more time, something which I and most of us cannot afford. I will be sticking with Windows 7 until a newer operating system is basically forced on me.

  8. Wow great information. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I’m still using XP. Hope to upgrade soon. Windows 7 looks awesome

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