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Yesterday we got a first look at some of Windows 7’s new features, care of a pre-beta sneak peek. Today, based on the privacy statement released with that same pre-beta, istartedsomething.com has puzzled out a new batch of upcoming Windows features.
• BitLocker Drive Encryption – encrypts your data, preventing an offline software attacks if your computer is stolen.
• Driver Protection – Prevents the OS from starting drivers with known stability problems.
• Dynamic Update – Allows the OS to automatically download the latest updates during installation.
• Gadgets – Programs that run on the desktop, likely similar to the likes of Rainlender
• Games Folder – Adds a right-click option for certain game icons which allows you automatically search for and download updates for the game.
• Homegroup – “Allows you to easily link Windows 7 computers on your home network so that you can share pictures, music, videos, documents and devices. It also makes them ready to stream media to devices on your home network such as a media extender.”
So what do you think of the new features? Tell us after the jump.