If you've used previous versions of Windows, the first thing you might notice is that the Start menu looks a little different. All Programs is now a single list of programs and folders. When you click a folder in the list, the folder expands within the list. Also, there is now a search box at the bottom of the Start menu, which you can use to search for programs, shortcuts, documents, and even e‑mail messages. When you start typing in the Search box, you see results right away and they become more precise as you continue typing.
The Control Panel has also been updated. Common settings are grouped together in categories, and each group has a set of tasks accessible by clicking one link. You can also use the Search box to find a specific setting.
For more information about getting around, see the following topics: