Windows 7 is being officially released on October 22nd, which also happens to be today. The team here has been furiously writing Windows 7 articles, and updating old articles for Windows 7—and we now have more than 175 articles covering Windows 7.

Windows 7 is Awesome!

First: Get Your Copy Yet?

If you haven’t already gotten your copy of Windows 7, you can buy it now on Amazon… although if you are impatient you could also head down to the local tech store and grab it. We recommend Home Premium for almost anybody, though you can grab Ultimate or Professional if you wanted to spend more.

Windows 7 Home Premium

Get Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for $119 @ Amazon

Note: If you are currently running the Release Candidate version, we’ve got a guide on how to Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to RTM (Final Release). You should also keep in mind that you can’t upgrade from an Ultimate to a Home edition– there’s an upgrade chart if it’s too confusing.

The How-To Geek Windows 7 Category

We’ve written just loads of articles, and so we’ve decided to do a roundup of most of them here in a single post. If that’s too much for you, you can check out our roundup of the the 20 Best Windows Tweaks that Still Work in Windows 7.

And don’t forget to look through our Windows 7 category, bookmark it, and share it with anybody who hates gigantic lists of links:

175+ Windows 7 How-To Articles, Tips, and Tweaks

Awesome Articles About New Windows 7 Stuff

Windows 7 is still very similar to Vista in many ways, so there’s not quite as many articles about completely new Windows 7 features. Here’s the quick list of articles that touch on the new features:

Articles About Shortcuts & Hotkeys

We love our keyboard shortcuts and special shortcut icons that do all sorts of great things. Here’s a list of all the ones that we’ve tested with Windows 7.

Context Menu Modding

Need to add a little more power to your right-click menu options? We’ve got you covered with a bunch of tweaks.

Disabling Stuff You Don’t Want

It never fails, no matter what version of Windows you are using, there are still things you are going to want to disable. Here’s the quick list of the ones that we’ve covered:

Stupid Geek Tricks

Yeah, most of these are just silly, geeky tricks. Which perhaps makes them more fun than anything else.

Misc Windows Configuration Tweaks and Such

There’s always lots of other tweaks you’ll need to do—from changing your computer name to logging on automatically. We’ve covered quite a few of those as well.


Yes, this was one long list of articles. Be sure to share it with your friends, relatives, enemies, or random people on the street. We recommend printing it off, creating paper airplanes, and seeing how far they fly.

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