I haven't seen any other tag wiki1 pages on Super User yet, so I didn't have anything to compare it to as I wrote up the new tag wiki page. What do you think? If you can edit it, go right ahead, otherwise, please let me know what I can change!

1 If you aren't aware of the tag wiki pages, see this Meta thread.

Windows 7 Logo

Released in October 2009, Windows 7 is Microsoft's latest operating system.

What is Windows 7?

Your PC, simplified

You told us to make Windows simpler and easier to use. We listened. Windows 7 has better ways to find and manage files—like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews—to help you speed through everyday tasks. It's designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to. With 64-bit support, you can take full advantage of the latest powerful PCs. And great features like HomeGroup, Windows Media Center, and Windows Touch make new things possible.

- From microsoft.com: What is Windows 7

Related Super User questions:

1 Applies to all versions of Windows, not just Windows 7

Helpful Links:

Minimum hardware requirements:

Architecture    32-bit                  64-bit
Processor       1 GHz 32-bit processor  1 GHz 64-bit processor
Memory (RAM)    1 GB                    2 GB
HDD free space  16 GB free space        20 GB free space
Graphics card   DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0
Optical drive   DVD drive (only to install from DVD media)
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    Looking good! It should probably include some of the high view questions like: Must have Windows software and performance tweaks for Windows
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 26, 2010 at 9:36
  • @Ivo is there a way to sort by views on SU? I can't find any way to see the most-viewed [windows-7] questions... Jul 26, 2010 at 18:37
  • @Ivo, added a few questions - any more you think should go on there? Jul 26, 2010 at 18:48
  • @Jared: You could add this: superuser.com/questions/100360/…
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jul 26, 2010 at 19:07
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    I made it CW, so anyone else could help adding links to (though no abusing here!) And as for your view sorting: I search for views:5000 to get the more relevant questions. Though you'll be amazed what questions get massive amounts of views
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 27, 2010 at 7:49
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    +1 - Didn't even know about this feature! Good work to you for filling out the info and the SO team for adding the feature! Aug 2, 2010 at 4:01
  • The first three of the related questions no longer exist.
    – user3463
    May 31, 2012 at 4:05
  • @RandolphWest Now all of them don't exist...
    – gparyani
    Oct 31, 2013 at 5:03

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That "What is Windows 7" section reads like an advertisement - I think the tone should be more like Wikipedia rather than microsoft.com.

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    If you check how long the feature part on Wikipedia is, I don't mind having just this short piece of marketing talk
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 26, 2010 at 17:36
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    It sounds like it because it's Microsoft's one-paragraph description of Windows 7 (click the "What is Windows 7" link). Our tag wiki pages should be fairly short and to the point - as @Ivo pointed out, Wikipedia's Windows 7 page is information overload. Jul 26, 2010 at 18:26
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    @Blorgbeard - I updated the page with some SU questions, and I made it more clear that the paragraph is from Microsoft. Jul 26, 2010 at 18:49
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    @Jared - even if made more clear, it's really looking like a sponsored page, then. I think we will need to find a less "it's going to be a revolution" speech.
    – Gnoupi
    Jul 27, 2010 at 8:57
  • Or Microsoft should indeed sponsor the page @Gnoupi
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 27, 2010 at 11:28
  • @Ivo - I don't think Microsoft is likely to, they don't sponsor anything on SO on their products already, so I doubt they will for SU.
    – Gnoupi
    Jul 27, 2010 at 13:37

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