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More Windows 7 Screenshots: Windows Explorer, Communications Library, Connecting Displays



windows7monitorconnectthumb In addition to the screenshots we’ve posted for Windows 7 Tablet PC TIP, math input panel, and Windows 7 Log On keyboard, here are some other miscellaneous Windows 7 screenshots from various utilities and widgets.

By the way….it is worth pointing out that I have yet to run in to a single application incompatibility in my testing of Windows 7. Every app I’ve installed under Vista has installed and run perfectly under Windows 7.


Windows 7 Explorer – notice the new grouping under Libraries, and new option called Communications. When searching and looking through Explorer, everything is stored under the Libraries context ( Communications, Documents, Pictures, Music, etc)
The Communications option will allow you to search multiple Communications libraries from Windows Live, Outlook ( calendar, email, etc), and then work with those communication items.
Doing a Windows key + P launches this display connection utility, which is much nice and quicker to get to than the Mobility Center
Windows Update – 1st screen
Windows Update – Reviewing Updates screen
Network connectivity a single click popup from the task tray – a HUGE improvement over the previous version
Windows 7 Personalization


  1. Joe

    11/03/2008 at 11:15 am

    I absolutely love the libraries feature. I don’t actually store music, pictures, videos, etc, on my tablet PC or my desktop, but instead on a separate Windows Home Server computer. The My Documents in XP and just Documents in Vista was therefore a complete waste. In Windows 7 though, you can add any folders you want to this, its great.

  2. tyler

    11/03/2008 at 11:17 am

    Have you managed to get any ISO mounting programs to work? Daemon tools lite will not run for me and I am stuck having to burn isos instead of mounting them.


  3. Rob Bushway

    11/03/2008 at 11:21 am

    Tyler – I’m using Virtual Clone drive from – free

  4. Joe

    11/03/2008 at 11:45 am

    If you want to attempt enabling the new taskbar (although the feature isn’t entirely finished, as noted in the article).

  5. Rob Bushway

    11/03/2008 at 11:48 am

    I’ve tried it – can’t get it to work.

  6. Gavin Miller

    11/03/2008 at 2:17 pm

    Installed and running really nicely on Fujitsu p1610! I’m liking this so far!

  7. Gavin Miller

    11/03/2008 at 3:01 pm

    Tyler, Power ISO works fine.

  8. Tyler

    11/03/2008 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks guys, much appreciated!

    I have the new toolbar working. It looks nice. I know the functionality is diminished right now, but I like the few features that are working. Inking in Vista was great compared to XP, but inking in 7 really polishes up the experience…

  9. GoodThings2Life

    11/03/2008 at 3:52 pm

    Overall, I’m very impressed with what I’m seeing in the Windows 7 screenshots and videos. I certainly can’t wait to get my hands on it myself!

    I think they made the right decision by bringing so many Office 2007 project managers, designers, and developers over to the Windows 7 team. They demonstrated with Office that they can make the end-user experience their top priority, and it’s nice to see them giving the same influence to the Windows team.

  10. GoodThings2Life

    11/03/2008 at 3:58 pm

    PS– Regarding Windows Update… the real test will come when Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is released…

    If I have to download 154 updates over the course of 4 reboots before SP1 is even offered to me (the way Vista is presently on a clean install), it doesn’t matter how much easier the individual steps are.

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