What to look for in Windows 7

The new Windows Explorer at a glance

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If you’re moving from XP to 7, this will be one of the most overwhelming changes. The navigation bar on the left is reorganized to highlight common locations and favorites. The center (contents) pane has several extra views plus grouping options. Metadata in the details pane (bottom) is fully editable. And that preview pane on the right can be toggled on or off with a click of the button just above it.

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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