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What are some updates Windows 7 had from the previous Windows version?

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Windows 7 supports a number of user interface features Windows Vista doesn't support, including Jumplists, which allow users to right-click on an application to see recent files that application used and to load files while opening the application. The taskbar at the bottom of the screen also displays small previews of the full windows instead of icons, which can make it easier for users to find the window they seek.

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Windows 7 also introduced window snapping. By dragging a window to the right or left side of the screen, users can make the window take up half the screen. By dragging a video to the top, users can maximize the window.

Another advantage of Windows 7 over Windows Vista is XP Mode, which is a free downloadable add-on. Windows Vista has trouble running certain Windows XP applications, and XP Mode allows users to use a more compatible environment. XP Mode lets people who were dependent on Windows XP to upgrade while keeping programs that didn't work with Windows Vista.

Windows 7 also introduced the Action Center, which replaced the old Security Center and guides users through the process of setting up a firewall and running antimalware programs. The Action Center also contains information about creating restore points and using them if necessary.

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