Windows 7 is Microsoft's newest operating system (released in October 2009). Your computer's operating system allows you to open software programs, create/save/open documents and print. Windows 7 is quite similar to Microsoft's previous operating systems, especially Vista, (which was not installed at Bowdoin). Below are some resources to make your transition from Windows XP to Windows 7 easier.
Windows 7 Quick Reference Cards (made by CustomGuide)
What is Windows 7? Includes overview of "top features" of the operating system.
Personalizing your computer. Includes "themes", Aero, sounds, Desktop background, Screen saver, and other changes.
Personalizing your desktop (video)
Getting around the Desktop (video): Taskbar, jumplists and arranging windows
Finding your files (video): Search, filters and libraries