New Features Introduced in Windows 7 RC

Since the Beta release of Windows 7, new improvements and changes have been done in RC to make Windows 7 more stable and convenient to use. Release Candidate for Windows 7 will have quite a few changes, many under the hood so to speak but also many visible. 

Windows 7 RC List of Changes Made in Windows 7 RC:


Desktop Experience

  1. Windows Flip (ALT + TAB) with Aero Peek
  2. Windows Logo + <#> keyboard shortcut
  3. Needy State
  4. Taskbar “Open With”
  5. Taskbar scaling
  6. Anchoring taskbar thumbnails
  7. Newly installed programs
  8. Jump List length
  9. Increased pinning flexibility with Jump List
  10. Desktop icon and gadget view options


  1. Aero Peek for touch
  2. Multi-touch touch keyboard
  3. Multi-touch right-click
  4. Drag/Drop and selection


Internet access feedback

Control Panel

  1. User Account Control
  2. Locking a machine without a screensaver
  3. Faster access to High Performance power plan
  4. Custom theme improvements

Windows Media Player

  1. Improved Internet Radio playback
  2. Improved playback support for video content from digital camcorders and cameras
  3. Cleaner Now Playing view
  4. Filtering content that cannot be played
  5. Resume from sleep
  6. Quieting Windows Media Player sync relationships
  7. Easier access to advanced settings
  8. Jump List improvement

Device Stage

Enriching the Device Stage ecosystem

Sound UX

  1. Improving the headphone experience
  2. Increased audio reliability

Windows Explorer and Library

  1. Improved header
  2. Reduced confusion with drag/drop
  3. Reviving familiar entry points
  4. FAT32 support
  5. Arrangement view enhancements


Improving performance through data

Please read the original article @ Windows 7 Engineering blog to see the detail view of New Changes Introduced in Windows 7 RC.



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