Windows® 7 makes a teacher’s “technology life” easier. Now, using your PC is more visual and intuitive, so everyday tasks are easier to do. The PC starts up faster. The desktop can be uncluttered with a click. Finding a particular picture, a Microsoft Office PowerPoint slide deck, or lesson plan all happens faster. You’ll quickly discover shortcuts to the things you use the most.
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Organize the classroom—and your day
Windows 7 gives teachers and students a better way to get things done. Use the advanced search filter and Jump Lists to find your classroom documents faster, and the taskbar to quickly see and select what you want. Download desktop gadgets like dictionary/thesaurus, unit converter, astronomy center, a to-do list, and more. Compare documents or web sites side by side with the new Snap feature, and create desktop Sticky Notes for class reminders. No matter the subject or task at hand, Windows 7 will help you simplify and streamline your school day.
Organize your computer and take the school day head-on:
Search your computer faster and more efficiently
Increase daily productivity and become more organized
Share and stream class documents, videos, music, pictures and more
Create a fun, yet functional desktop with customized themes, gadgets and wallpapers
Compare documents/websites side by side in a snap
Collaborate and edit documents quickly and easily
Preview open windows, all at once, so you can see and select what you want—fast
Processor: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit); for the download version, an additional 3 GB is required
Media drive: DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
Connectivity: Internet access (fees may apply)
Sound card: Music and sound require audio output
Video card: DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or later driver
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware.
Windows 7 Getting Started Guide for Teachers
Windows 7 can organize and accelerate your classroom. Get your classroom moving in the right direction by clicking here.
Step-by-step guide for Windows 7
Learn how to navigate through Windows 7 one step at a time.
Windows® 7 in schools: The early experiences
See how 6 UK schools started the new school year with Windows 7.
Tips for using Windows 7
Get organized! Learn how to use Microsoft software in the classroom with tips for some of your most frequently used applications, like Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, and Excel.
Windows 7 Enterprise 90-Day free trial (for IT Pros)
Your school's IT manager can try Windows 7 for 90 days with the Evaluation Edition.