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SIMPLIFIES EVERYDAY TASKS (Plus Sign = improved)

WINDOWS

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WINDOWS

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WINDOWS 7

WINDOWS TASK BAR

Multitask more easily.

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WINDOWS LIVE ESSENTIALS

Chat and share with free photo, e-mail, and IM programs.

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INTERNET EXPLORER 8

Browse the web easily and more safely.

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WINDOWS SEARCH

Find files and programs instantly.

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JUMP LISTS

Open programs and files you use most in a click or two.

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VIEW AVAILABLE

Connect to any available wireless network in just three clicks.

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PEEK, SHAKE, SNAP

Navigate lots of open windows more quickly.

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HOMEGROUP

Easily share files, photos, and music on your home network.

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HOMEGROUP

Print to a single printer from any PC in the house.

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DEVICE STAGE

Manage printers, cameras, and other devices better.

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WINDOWS LIBRARIES

Organize lots of files, documents, and photos effortlessly.

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WORKS THE WAY YOU WANT

DESKTOP

Personalize your desktop with themes and photos.

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DOMAIN JOIN

Connect to company networks more securely.

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64-BIT SUPPORT

Fully compatible with 64-bit PCs.

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WINDOWS XP MODE

Run Windows XP productivity programs.

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WINDOWS DEFENDER

Built-in defense against spyware and other malware.

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BITLOCKER

Help keep your data private and secure.

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PARENTAL CONTROLS

Manage and monitor your children's PC use.

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PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

Designed for faster sleep and resume.

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POWER MANAGEMENT

Improved power management for longer battery life.

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MAKES NEW THINGS POSSIBLE

WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER

Watch and record TV on your PC.

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WINDOWS LIVE MOVIE MAKER

Create and share movies and slideshows in minutes.

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DIRECTX 11

Get the most realistic game graphics and vivid multimedia.

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PLAY TO

Stream music, photos, and videos around your house.

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REMOTE MEDIA STREAMING

Connect to your home PC media library while you're away.

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WINDOWS TOUCH

Touch and tap instead of point and click.

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