Benefits of Windows® 7 over Windows® XP®
What are the security enhancements in Windows 7? How is Windows 7 better than Windows XP?
Windows 7 has been introduced recently with new features and it resolves all the drawbacks of Windows XP. The most important benefit of Windows 7 compared to Windows XP includes its security benefits. It provides you with enhanced security with its new security features. The AppBlocker allows IT administrators to easily control access of applications by individual users. BitLocker brings encryption power to your system to safeguard external storage media.
Here are some points on improvements in Windows 7 over Windows XP:
- Improved start up and shut down
- User interference
- Improved searching
Improved start up and shut down
Windows 7 has been made improvements in start up and shut down when compared to Windows XP. Windows XP actually starts up fast, but as technology is improving this speed is not a lot for your system needs. Windows 7 tunes up the system with a quicker start up which is very fast when compared to Windows XP. Windows 7 takes only 11.5 seconds to shut down whereas Windows XP can take around 17 seconds to shut down completely.
The major benefit of Windows 7 over Windows XP is the improved user interface speed of the operating system. It can be as a result of improvements in core kernel which boosts the performance of multi-threaded applications on a multi-core CPU. It can also come as a result of improvements in the way frequently used applications are cached in memory. Applications load faster in the system and dialog boxes appear and disappear faster in the system. You can find yourself spending less time in waiting for Windows 7 than Windows XP.
Improved searching is another major benefit of Windows 7 over Windows XP. You can use the search option to launch applications without taking your hands off the keyboard if the system is installed with Windows 7. You can search for specific settings in the Control Panel and can go through your e-mails, document folders and even shared folders on your system network. In Windows 7, searching is made easy. You need to just press the Windows key on your system keyboard and type in the query. Searching is quicker in Windows 7 than Windows XP.