Before You Start 21
Setting Up Windows 7 25
Upgrading from Another Windows 7 Edition 50
Installing and Updating Drivers 52
Activating and Validating Windows 7 53
Transferring Files and Settings from Another Computer 60
Tweaking and Tuning Your Windows Installation 69
Some Windows users never have to deal with the Windows setup program. If you buy a new computer with Windows 7 already installed and set up an effective backup routine, you might be able to use it forever without having to do anything more than minor maintenance or, in the worst case, a system recovery.
For upgraders, hobbyists, and inveterate tinkerers, however, the Windows 7 setup program is inescapable. Knowing the arcane secrets of upgrades, ...