Many of these changes may seem like a big deal because you’ve gotten so used to how things work in XP.
Microsoft’s newest operating system is a major shift in usability, convenience, and overall computing from previous versions of Windows.
Although not all are earth-shattering changes, listed below are the Top 10 differences between Windows XP and Windows 7.
Step 10: In a while you will see the Windows 8 Start screen.
If you skipped over Windows Vista like so many others have, you may be in for a shock when you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.
Step 5: On this screen, you need to enter the product key.
Enter the 25 character product key and then click Next button to proceed to the next screen.
We suggest you check out our Windows 8 editions comparison and decide the suitable edition for you before purchasing your copy of Windows 8.
Please note that Windows XP users, unlike Windows 7 users, won’t be able to keep installed programs and Windows settings during the upgrade.
Strangely, Windows does not ship with any email client at all.
Users must either purchase an e-mail client such as Outlook, use a free service such as Windows Live Mail or Outlook.com, or download an open source email client such as Thunderbird.
Outlook Express (OE) has been a trusted friend since Windows 95, so much so that many people have never used another e-mail client.