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Windows 7 released: Your guide, from shop to shut-down

After what seems like a remarkably problem-free developmental journey, Microsoft today released Windows 7, and everything a new Windows 7 user needs to know is right here

Software

After what seems like a remarkably problem-free developmental journey, Microsoft today released Windows 7, which replaces Windows Vista entirely.

Over the last year we've tested the OS to death. We've guided readers through minefields of questions. We published questionable photos of Rory Reid. But best of all we built the most comprehensive archive of tests, benchmarks, how-tos and FAQs you'll find anywhere for UK PC buyers. Everything a new Windows 7 user needs to know is right here.

Our complete test

Windows 7: Tested in-depth

Before you buy

Windows 7: The UK's definitive FAQ
Windows 7 comparison: Which edition is best for you?
Windows 7 N: The 'N' editions explained

Save money purchasing

Windows 7: Microsoft offers student discount
Windows 7 OEM editions: Windows 7 on the cheap

Guides and walk-throughs

How to install Windows 7
Windows 7 XP Mode: What you need to know
How to boost battery life with a Windows 7 power report
How to change User Account Control settings in Windows 7
How to set up and configure a HomeGroup in Windows 7

More user guides can be found in our dedicated Windows 7 how-tos homepage.

Your questions

The official CNET UK Windows 7 forum is open for questions, which will be answered by our editors, experts and a crack team of well-informed users.

Feel free to leave your first impressions of Windows 7 in the comments section of this story. We're looking forward to hearing what you think.

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