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Windows 7: 77 Windows 7 Tips

Windows 7: 77 Windows 7 Tips
Windows 7 77 Windows 7 Tips Edited by Keith Ward At a Glance: Make Windows 7 faster Get more done with Windows 7 The best Windows 7 shortcuts Securing Windows 7 Windows 7 may be Microsoft’s most anticipated product ever. And whether or not you're upgrading from Vista or skipping it altogether and moving up from Windows XP, you'll need to know how to make the most of it in your environment. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Figure 1 The Problem Steps Recorder dramatically speeds up troubleshooting. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Figure 2 The Reliability Monitor has been broken out separately from Performance Monitor. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Figure 3 User Account Control, the bane of administrators, has been revamped and improved. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. Figure 4 The Credential Manager provides a handy, secure place to store passwords. 39. 40. 41. 42. Figure 5 Windows 7 unbinds many applications from the OS, making it easy to add and remove them. 43. 44. 45. 46.

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