October 21, 2009
Personal computers are about to get a makeover with the launch of the latest Windows operating system.
Microsoft is hoping the successor to Vista will be more of a hit with users when it launches on 22 October.
Many of the features take into account multimedia applications and the fact that users are beginning to store their data on the internet.
In the UK some computer stores are due to open at midnight so keen PC users can get their hands on the software.
Microsoft is encouraging people to hold Windows 7 launch parties and has gone as far as to prepare party packs for those willing to get their friends together to mark the release.
Rick Munday from computer manufacturer Medion on touch screen features
PC World said it would open its flagship store on London's Tottenham Court Road at midnight on 21 October to sell the operating system.
Tech support staff will be on hand to answer queries about installing the software.
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