If you are still using Windows XP or Vista and you are not sure whether to upgrade to Windows 7 soon… This could help you to make a decision.
Microsoft launched a new website demo for Windows 7, where you can test drive many features of the new version of Windows, without need to install it.
Everything is going to work inside a web browser, with a couple of clicks. That’s the only purpose of the website.
If, for some reason, you don’t want to test it online, you can also download or watch videos that demonstrate the new features of Windows 7.
But before you go to the site, you first need to meet the minimum requirements to be able to see it properly.Microsoft Windows:
Only Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are supported.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later:
Only Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later are supported. I would never recommend you to use Internet Explorer but for this occasion, there is no other way.
If you do not have IE 6 or later, you can download it here
The Virtual Demo sessions are best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024×768 or greater. Otherwise you may experience clipping of content.
US English Keyboard:
These online Virtual Demo sessions are in US English and only support US English Language Keyboards.
You must have cookies enabled to run these Virtual Demo sessions.
To enable cookies, follow these steps:
Select “Internet Options” from the Tools menu.Click on the “Security” tab.Click “Custom Level” button.Scroll down to the “Cookies” section.
Set “Allow cookies that are stored on your computer” to “Enable”.Set “Allow per-session cookies” to “Enable”.Click “OK” to save changes.
The Microsoft “Virtual Machine Remote Control” Active X control is required by this site. If you do not have it installed, you will be asked to when launching the Virtual Demo. There are instuctions relating to this located during the install.
If you meet all of the above requirements, then you’re good to go. However…
Once you have passed the requirements, you may have need to wait a few moments while you experience the Windows “start up” since it loads a full-functioning version of Windows 7 Professional, so you can take a look and try all of the new features, without having to install the full version on your own computer.
From there on, you can follow the instructions on the website itself, because I found it to be very user friendly.
Now go ahead and visit Windows 7 Online Demo Website, and don’t forget to share your thoughts here in the comments.