Windows 7 features

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Audio and video improvements

Windows 7 can make your PC look and sound even better.

Audio

Windows 7 is smarter about sound thanks to Automatic Stream Management, a new feature designed to route audio to the right place. Playing a CD? The sound emerges from your speakers. Making an Internet call? You'll hear it on your headset.

Windows 7 also lets you connect a portable music player to your PC and play it through your computer speakers. And it supports HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cables, so you can send multi-channel digital audio and high-definition video to a stereo or TV from your PC.

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Fine-tune your sound settings in Control Panel.

Video

Windows 7 has new features to make images and text look better, especially on LCD monitors.

Are roses red and violets blue on your computer screen? If not, Display Color Calibration can help make sure colors are represented accurately. The new ClearType Tuner can make text look crisper.

Finally, Windows 7 makes it easier to connect laptops to external projectors, handy for giving presentations or watching movies. Just press the Windows logo key+P to toggle between your laptop screen and an external display.

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Display Color Calibration makes your monitor look its best.