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Microsoft® Windows 7 In Depth by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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3. The First Hour

The First Things to Do After Starting Windows 7

If you just installed Windows 7, or have just purchased a new computer that came with Windows 7 already installed, you’re probably itching to use it. This chapter is designed to help get you off to a good start. We’re going to take you and your computer on a guided tour of Window 7’s new and unusual features, and walk you through making some important and useful settings. Here’s our itinerary:

• A quick tour of Windows 7’s important features

• Setting up user accounts

• Personalizing system settings to make using Windows 7 more comfortable and effective

• Where’s my stuff?—or, an introduction to Windows 7’s new file location scheme

• Transferring information from your old computer ...

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