Windows 7 is finally here, and countless articles are available online to walk you through the new features. Our Windows 7 review has the full details of Microsoft's new software, with images demonstrating the new interface and other improvements Microsoft has made.

But while a picture tells a thousand words, it's still not always possible to get a clear understanding of what you're getting from looking at screenshots.

Our 8-step, video guide takes you through all of Windows 7's new features and enhancements, as well as pointing out potential pitfalls. There's specific advice for system admins, as well as practical tips and tricks on everything from installing Windows 7, to networking, libraries and search.

Windows 7: New desktop features

Windows 7: Superbar and Aero features

Windows 7: Application enhancements

Windows 7: Action Center and UAC

Windows 7: Display and device improvements

Windows 7: Networking features

Windows 7: Control Panel applets

Windows7: Libraries and searching