Lifehacker's doing a phenomenal job of covering Windows 7 and its software intricacies. Here's a roundup of the posts that appeal most to Gizmodo readers.

• Unlike Vista, Windows 7 actually tells you which application is holding onto a locked file, so you can go and close it
• How to get the "Show Desktop" icon back
• Get some new themes up in this hizzy

• Fake a Windows 7 look on your XP desktop at work
• Get rid of that send feedback link in every Window!!
• Dual boot Win 7 with XP or Vista


• Be a freak and dual-boot Win 7 with Linux
• You have nine days left to download Windows 7 beta without torrenting
• How to get your product key