Watch how Microsoft designed the iconic Windows 7 default background image

Iconic Windows 7 default background

There is a good chance that when you got that Windows 7 PC or you upgraded to this version of Windows, the default background was the beautiful blue image with the colorful Windows logo right on the center.

In this video Denise Trabona, Senior UX at Microsoft, will walk you through the journey from beginning to finish on the design of this iconic Windows 7 default background image. See what other alternative designs might have been the final product and what it was taken in consideration from designers to represent Windows 7 with an image.

Source Channel9 – Progression of the Iconic Background 

Also watch what was the thinking behind all the default background images that are included in Windows 7, how they came up with such designs, and how they decided what type of art hundreds of millions of people may choose to see every day on their Windows 7 desktop.

Source Channel9 – A Look Behind the Backgrounds of Windows 7 

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.