Here's a look at some of the new features in Windows 7. For more information about new features, go to What's new in Windows 7 on the Windows website. Note Not all of the features mentioned here are included in every edition of Windows 7. Faster, more responsive performance Nobody likes to wait. So we've focused on the basics that can impact the speed of your PC. Windows 7 starts up, shuts down, resumes from sleep, and responds faster. Improved taskbar and full-screen previews You can use the taskbar at the bottom of your screen to switch between open programs. In Windows 7 you can set the order of the taskbar icons and they'll stay in that order. The icons are larger, too. If you point to an icon, you'll see a small, preview version of the page or program. If you point to this preview, you'll see a full-screen preview. To open a program or file, click an icon or one of the previews.