At PDC 2008, Microsoft demonstrated Windows 7 with its reworked taskbar. On December 27, 2008, the Windows 7 Beta was leaked onto the Internet via BitTorrent. According to a performance test by ZDNet, Windows 7 Beta beat both Windows XP and Vista in several key areas, including boot and shutdown time and working with files, such as loading documents. Other areas did not beat XP, including PC Pro benchmarks for typical office activities and video editing, which remain identical to Vista and slower than XP. On January 7, 2009, the x64 version of the Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) was leaked onto the web, with some torrents being infected with a trojan. At CES 2009, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the Windows 7 Beta, build 7000, had been made available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers in the format of an ISO image. The stock wallpaper of the beta version contained a digital image of the Betta fish.
The taskbar has seen the biggest visual changes, where the old Quick Launch toolbar has been replaced with the ability to pin applications to the taskbar. Buttons for pinned applications are integrated with the task buttons. These buttons also enable Jump Lists to allow easy access to common tasks, and files frequently used with specific applications. The revamped taskbar also allows the reordering of taskbar buttons. To the far right of the system clock is a small rectangular button that serves as the Show desktop icon. By default, hovering over this button makes all visible windows transparent for a quick look at the desktop. In touch-enabled displays such as touch screens, tablet PCs, etc., this button is slightly (8 pixels) wider in order to accommodate being pressed by a finger. Clicking this button minimizes all windows, and clicking it a second time restores them.
Window management in Windows 7 has several new features: Aero Snap maximizes a window when it is dragged to the top, left, or right of the screen. Dragging windows to the left or right edges of the screen allows users to snap software windows to either side of the screen, such that the windows take up half the screen. When a user moves windows that were snapped or maximized using Snap, the system restores their previous state. Snap functions can also be triggered with keyboard shortcuts. Aero Shake hides all inactive windows when the active window's title bar is dragged back and forth rapidly.
A new system known as \"Libraries\" was added for file management; users can aggregate files from multiple folders into a \"Library.\" By default, libraries for categories such as Documents, Pictures, Music, and Video are created, consisting of the user's personal folder and the Public folder for each. The system is also used as part of a new home networking system known as HomeGroup; devices are added to the network with a password, and files and folders can be shared with all other devices in the HomeGroup, or with specific users. The default libraries, along with printers, are shared by default, but the personal folder is set to read-only access by other users, and the Public folder can be accessed by anyone.
Windows 7 is available in six different editions, of which the Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate were available at retail in most countries, and as pre-loaded software on most new computers. Home Premium and Professional were aimed at home users and small businesses respectively, while Ultimate was aimed at enthusiasts. Each edition of Windows 7 includes all of the capabilities and features of the edition below it, and adds additional features oriented towards their market segments; for example, Professional adds additional networking and security features such as Encrypting File System and the ability to join a domain. Ultimate contained a superset of the features from Home Premium and Professional, along with other advanced features oriented towards power users, such as BitLocker drive encryption; unlike Windows Vista, there were no \"Ultimate Extras\" add-ons created for Windows 7 Ultimate. Retail copies were available in \"upgrade\" and higher-cost \"full\" version licenses; \"upgrade\" licenses require an existing version of Windows to install, while \"full\" licenses can be installed on computers with no existing operating system.
I think you can get rid of the BOOTMGR IS MISSING and avoid having to boot to the Windows 7 disc and do the repair. There could be 2 reasons why you get this. I noticed that you are only applying 1 .WIM file to the PC and doing it as your C. What I have found with Win 7 is if you build it from scratch and blow away all partitions on the drive that Windows will create a 100mb C drive and a D drive where everything else goes. This C and D is only visible in WinPE and in Diskpart as partitions, inside the real Windows the D is visible as your C. Whenever we applied a Win 7 image to an old XP machine we would get the bootmgr is missing error and have to resort to the Win 7 disk to fix it just like you seem to have to do. This could be because of that 100mb system partition. If you have multiple PCs you can test this by booting them all into WinPE (an XP, Win 7 purchased, and Win7 built from scratch) and you are likely to see many different types or partitions if you do DISKPART, Select Disk 0, Detail disk and just compare. In my environment we always blew everything away and started from scratch when installing Win 7 in the drive options page. Finally we realized that just as you capture an image of your main OS partition you could also capture an image of the 100mb system partition and apply it down as well. So we began Sysprepping and capturing the C drive as a .WIM and also our D drive as the main OS .WIM. Then when building a new PC we simply apply both. After both images have applied if we reboot we still get the BootMgr is Missing error and we would have to resort to the installation disk. If we apply the image and then type bcdboot.exe d:\\windows (or C in your case) when the PC boots it will give you the Dual Boot option. Click Enter on the first one and the OS will load as it normally does. Then click the START button and type MSCONFIG in the text box, go to the Boot tab(2nd one) and remove the 2nd entry that just says C:\\ or D:\\ Leave the Entry that says C(or D):\\Windows (current os : Defualt OS). Then on reboot the Dual Boot option is gone and windows will boot successfully. So you might try just doing the bcdboot step after your image and see if that stops you from having to do the Repair. If it works then you can ignore all the mumbo jumbo about the 100mb system reserve. If you still have to do the start up repair then Windows may be applying that for you behind the scenes so the next time you sysprep a machine you might try capturing that as a WIM as well as your OS partition. Then when applying an image you can use DISKPART commands to create partitions and assign letters so that your machine boots perfectly after the image is applied.
As already mentioned, this edition is mostly targeted to school/college and media users, this Windows 7 Black Edition ISO feature allows users to create home networks and share photos, music, and videos. Moreover, with the help of Windows Media Center, the user can also watch, pause, and rewind the files. This feature is faster in comparison with previous home premium editions features.
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