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What to look for in Windows 7

The Favorite Pictures screensaver

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This feature never fails to impress anyone who sees it. Go into the Setting menu in Media Center and tell it how to find your favorite pictures—using star ratings, or the date, or the contents of a specific folder. Then go back to the main Media Center menu and wait for the screensaver to kick in. Photos in this layout move to the forefront and switch smoothly from B&W to color. If you’ve been diligent about rating your photos, the results are especially satisfying.

This gallery is a companion piece for my in-depth review of Windows 7 based on the final release candidate. Be sure to read "What to expect from Windows 7" to get the full story.

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