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Tips, tricks, treats, and secrets revealed on the latest operating system from Microsoft: Windows 7

You already know the ups and downs of Windows Vista-now it's time to learn the ins and outs of Windows 7! Internationally recognized Windows experts, Microsoft insiders, and authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera cut through the hype to pull away the curtain and reveal useful information not found anywhere else. Regardless of your level of knowledge, you'll discover little-known facts on how things work, what's new and different, and how you can modify Windows 7 to meet your own specific needs.

A witty, conversational tone tells you what you need to know to go from Windows user to Windows expert and doesn't waste time with basic computer topics while point-by-point comparisons demonstrate the difference between Windows 7 features and functionality to those in Windows XP and Vista.

  • Windows 7 is the exciting update to Microsoft's operating system

  • Authors are internationally known Windows experts and Microsoft insiders

  • Exposes tips, tricks, and secrets on the new features and functionality of Windows 7

  • Reveals best practices for customizing the system to work for you

  • Investigates the differences between Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows

  • No need to whisper! Window 7 Secrets is the ultimate insider's guide to Microsoft's most exciting Windows version in years.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. About the Technical Editors
    3. About the Authors
    4. Credits
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. Preface
      1. Web Site Supporting the Book
      2. Icons Used in This Book
    7. Read This First
      1. Believe the Hype
      2. Windows 7 in 15 Minutes
        1. Better "Itties"
        2. Simpler Setup
        3. New Aero Desktop Capabilities
        4. Enhanced Taskbar
        5. Jump Lists
        6. Windows Touch
        7. Libraries
        8. HomeGroup Sharing
        9. Internet Explorer 8
        10. New and Improved Applets
      3. But Wait, There's More
        1. Windows Live Essentials and Windows Live Services
        2. Zune
        3. Windows Mobile
        4. Windows Home Server
      4. Our Promise to You
    8. I. Surviving Setup
    9. 1. Selecting the Right Windows 7 Edition
      1. 1.1. The Way We Were: XP and Vista Product Editions
      2. 1.2. Windows 7 Product Editions: Only a Little Bit Simpler
      3. 1.3. Understanding the Differences and Choosing the Right Version
        1. 1.3.1. Step 1: Whittling Down the Product Editions List
          1. 1.3.1.1. Windows 7 Home Basic
          2. 1.3.1.2. The K and N Editions Aren't for You, Either
          3. 1.3.1.3. You're Not the Enterprise
          4. 1.3.1.4. 32-bit Versions of Windows 7
        2. 1.3.2. Step 2: Whittling a Little Further
        3. 1.3.3. Step 3: Understanding the Differences Between the Product Editions
        4. 1.3.4. Step 4: Making the Right Product Edition Choice
          1. 1.3.4.1. Choosing Between Windows 7 Starter and Home Premium
          2. 1.3.4.2. Choosing Between Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional
          3. 1.3.4.3. Choosing Windows 7 Ultimate
      4. 1.4. Purchasing Windows 7
        1. 1.4.1. With a New PC
        2. 1.4.2. Retail Boxed Copies
          1. 1.4.2.1. Those Who Don't Qualify for an Upgrade Version of Windows 7
          2. 1.4.2.2. Those Who Do Qualify for an Upgrade Version of Windows 7
          3. 1.4.2.3. Those Who Qualify for an Upgrade Version of Windows 7 and an In-Place Upgrade
        3. 1.4.3. OEM Versions
        4. 1.4.4. Windows Anytime Upgrade
      5. 1.5. Summary
    10. 2. Installing or Upgrading to Windows 7
      1. 2.1. Taking the Easy Way Out: Acquiring Windows 7 with a New PC
      2. 2.2. Interactive Setup
        1. 2.2.1. Clean Install
          1. 2.2.1.1. Step-by-Step: Windows 7 Interactive Setup
          2. 2.2.1.2. Post-Setup Tasks
        2. 2.2.2. Upgrading
          1. 2.2.2.1. Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7
          2. 2.2.2.2. Upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 7
      3. 2.3. Upgrading from One Windows 7 Version to Another with Windows Anytime
      4. 2.4. Performing a Clean Install with an Upgrade Version of Windows 7
      5. 2.5. Delaying Product Activation
      6. 2.6. Installing Windows 7 on a Mac
        1. 2.6.1. Dual Boot with Mac: Using Boot Camp
        2. 2.6.2. Windows on Mac: Virtualization Solutions
      7. 2.7. Summary
    11. 3. Hardware and Software Compatibility
      1. 3.1. Hidden Perils of the Windows 7 Upgrade
      2. 3.2. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
        1. 3.2.1. Using the Upgrade Advisor
        2. 3.2.2. Picking through the Results
        3. 3.2.3. Drivers That Lack a Windows 7–Compatible Version
      3. 3.3. Understanding Windows 7 Compatibility Issues
        1. 3.3.1. Hardware Compatibility
        2. 3.3.2. Software Compatibility
        3. 3.3.3. x64: Is It Time?
      4. 3.4. Dealing with Software Incompatibility
        1. 3.4.1. Compatibility Mode
          1. 3.4.1.1. Using the Program Compatibility Wizard
          2. 3.4.1.2. Enabling Compatibility Mode Manually
          3. 3.4.1.3. Understanding the Program Compatibility Assistant
        2. 3.4.2. Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode
          1. 3.4.2.1. Understanding Windows Virtual PC
          2. 3.4.2.2. Taking It to the Next Level: Windows XP Mode
          3. 3.4.2.3. Looking to the Future
      5. 3.5. Summary
    12. II. The New and Improved Windows 7 User Experience
    13. 4. What's New in the Windows 7 User Experience
      1. 4.1. Understanding the Windows 7 User Experience
        1. 4.1.1. Windows Classic
        2. 4.1.2. Windows 7 Basic
        3. 4.1.3. Windows 7 Standard
        4. 4.1.4. Windows Aero
          1. 4.1.4.1. Windows Aero Requirements
      2. 4.2. Personalizing the Windows Desktop
        1. 4.2.1. Using Aero Themes
          1. 4.2.1.1. Working with Aero Themes and Theme Packs
        2. 4.2.2. Creating a Desktop Slide Show
      3. 4.3. Exploring with the Windows 7 Explorer Shell
        1. 4.3.1. Start Menu
          1. 4.3.1.1. Accessing Start Menu Jump Lists
          2. 4.3.1.2. Accessing All Programs
          3. 4.3.1.3. Searching for Applications
          4. 4.3.1.4. Accessing Shell and System Locations
          5. 4.3.1.5. Start Menu Customization
          6. 4.3.1.6. Advanced Start Menu Customization
        2. 4.3.2. Desktop
          1. 4.3.2.1. Customizing How Windows Appear on the Desktop
          2. 4.3.2.2. Exploring the New Windows 7 Desktop Effects
            1. 4.3.2.2.1. Aero Snaps
            2. 4.3.2.2.2. Aero Peek
            3. 4.3.2.2.3. Aero Shake
        3. 4.3.3. Using Desktop Gadgets
          1. 4.3.3.1. Adding Gadgets to the Desktop
          2. 4.3.3.2. Looking at the Built-In Gadgets
          3. 4.3.3.3. Configuring Gadgets
          4. 4.3.3.4. Removing Gadgets
          5. 4.3.3.5. Finding New Gadgets
        4. 4.3.4. The New Windows 7 Taskbar
          1. 4.3.4.1. Customizing the Taskbar
            1. 4.3.4.1.1. Pinning Items to the Taskbar
            2. 4.3.4.1.2. Reordering Taskbar Buttons
        5. 4.3.5. Notification Area and System Clock
          1. 4.3.5.1. Customizing the Notification Area
          2. 4.3.5.2. Exploring the System Clock
        6. 4.3.6. Windows Explorers
          1. 4.3.6.1. Menu Bar
          2. 4.3.6.2. Enhanced Address Bar
          3. 4.3.6.3. Windows Search
          4. 4.3.6.4. Toolbar
          5. 4.3.6.5. Navigation Pane
          6. 4.3.6.6. Live Icons and Preview Pane
          7. 4.3.6.7. Details Pane
        7. 4.3.7. Bundled Windows 7 Applications
          1. 4.3.7.1. Calculator
          2. 4.3.7.2. Scenic Ribbon Applications: Paint and WordPad
          3. 4.3.7.3. Sticky Notes
      4. 4.4. Windows Touch: Reach Out and Touch Some Screen
      5. 4.5. More to Come ...
      6. 4.6. Summary
    14. 5. Where's My Stuff? Finding and Organizing Files
      1. 5.1. Understanding Libraries
        1. 5.1.1. Virtual Folders 101
        2. 5.1.2. Libraries and Windows 7
        3. 5.1.3. Special Shell Folders...Now Just User Folders
        4. 5.1.4. Where Is It Now?
      2. 5.2. Visualization and Organization: How to Make the Windows Shell Work for You
        1. 5.2.1. Sorting and Grouping the Explorer View Styles
        2. 5.2.2. Arranging: The Organizational Advantage of Libraries
      3. 5.3. Custom Libraries and Saved Searches
        1. 5.3.1. Creating Custom Libraries
        2. 5.3.2. Using Saved Searches
          1. 5.3.2.1. Searching for Files
          2. 5.3.2.2. Filtering the Search Results
          3. 5.3.2.3. Saving a Search
          4. 5.3.2.4. Configuring Search
      4. 5.4. Summary
    15. 6. Personalizing and Configuring Windows 7
      1. 6.1. The Windows 7 User Interface
        1. 6.1.1. Customizing the Start Menu
          1. 6.1.1.1. Changing Your Logon Picture
          2. 6.1.1.2. Adding, Configuring, and Removing Start Menu Links
        2. 6.1.2. Configuring Folder Options
        3. 6.1.3. Replacing Windows 7's Compressed Folders with Something More Useful
        4. 6.1.4. Replacing the User Interface
        5. 6.1.5. Branding Windows 7 like a PC Maker
      2. 6.2. Making It Faster: Performance Tweaks
        1. 6.2.1. Taking Out the Trash
        2. 6.2.2. Making It Boot Faster
        3. 6.2.3. Using Windows 7's Performance Options
        4. 6.2.4. Appearance and Performance Tweaking
        5. 6.2.5. Monitoring Performance and Reliability
        6. 6.2.6. Improving Windows 7's Memory
          1. 6.2.6.1. Using ReadyBoost
          2. 6.2.6.2. Adding More RAM
      3. 6.3. Summary
    16. III. Security and Networking
    17. 7. Windows 7 Security Features
      1. 7.1. Security and Windows 7
      2. 7.2. Securing Windows 7 in Just Two Steps
      3. 7.3. Action Center
      4. 7.4. Windows Defender
      5. 7.5. Windows Firewall
      6. 7.6. Windows Update
      7. 7.7. Internet Explorer 8 Security Features
        1. 7.7.1. InPrivate Browsing
        2. 7.7.2. SmartScreen Filter
        3. 7.7.3. Address Bar Domain Name Highlighting
        4. 7.7.4. Other Internet Explorer Security Features
      8. 7.8. Summary
    18. 8. Users, Accounts, and UAC
      1. 8.1. Understanding User Accounts
        1. 8.1.1. Creating the Initial User Account
        2. 8.1.2. Understanding Account Types
      2. 8.2. User Account Control
        1. 8.2.1. How UAC Works
        2. 8.2.2. How UAC Has Changed in Windows 7
        3. 8.2.3. Changing How UAC Works (The Hard Way)
          1. 8.2.3.1. Disabling User Account Control
          2. 8.2.3.2. Configuring User Account Control
      3. 8.3. Parental Controls
        1. 8.3.1. Configuring Parental Controls
          1. 8.3.1.1. Time Limits
          2. 8.3.1.2. Games
          3. 8.3.1.3. Allow and Block Specific Programs
          4. 8.3.1.4. Where Did the Activity Reporting and Web Filtering Features Go?
          5. 8.3.1.5. Running as Standard User with Parental Controls
        2. 8.3.2. Extending Parental Controls with Windows Live Family Safety
          1. 8.3.2.1. Web Filtering
          2. 8.3.2.2. Activity Reporting
          3. 8.3.2.3. Contact Management
          4. 8.3.2.4. Requests
      4. 8.4. Summary
    19. 9. Networking and HomeGroup Sharing
      1. 9.1. Windows XP with SP2: A First Look at Today's Networking Infrastructure
      2. 9.2. What's New in Windows 7 Networking
      3. 9.3. Network Locations
      4. 9.4. Network and Sharing Center
        1. 9.4.1. Looking at the Network Map
        2. 9.4.2. Viewing Active Networks
        3. 9.4.3. Changing Network Settings
        4. 9.4.4. Setting Up a New Connection or Network
        5. 9.4.5. Connecting to a Network
        6. 9.4.6. Managing Network Connections
        7. 9.4.7. Other Network-Related Tasks
      5. 9.5. Using Network Explorer
      6. 9.6. Sharing Between PCs
        1. 9.6.1. HomeGroup Sharing
          1. 9.6.1.1. Creating a New Homegroup
          2. 9.6.1.2. Joining a Homegroup
          3. 9.6.1.3. Configuring a Homegroup
        2. 9.6.2. Old-School Sharing
          1. 9.6.2.1. Sharing a Folder: The Wizard-Based Approach
          2. 9.6.2.2. Advanced Sharing
        3. 9.6.3. Sharing Printers
      7. 9.7. Summary
    20. 10. Complete Your Home Network with Windows Home Server
      1. 10.1. Introducing the Home Server
      2. 10.2. Windows Home Server Evolution
      3. 10.3. Windows Home Server Installation and Configuration
      4. 10.4. Admin Console Drive-By
        1. 10.4.1. Computers & Backup
        2. 10.4.2. User Accounts
        3. 10.4.3. Shared Folders
        4. 10.4.4. Server Storage
        5. 10.4.5. Settings
      5. 10.5. Deep Dive: Windows Home Server Features
        1. 10.5.1. PC Backup and Restore
        2. 10.5.2. PC and Server Health Monitoring
        3. 10.5.3. Document and Media Sharing
        4. 10.5.4. Remote Access
      6. 10.6. Summary
    21. IV. Digital Media and Entertainment
    22. 11. Digital Music and Audio
      1. 11.1. Media Player Basics
        1. 11.1.1. Setting Up Windows Media Player 12
        2. 11.1.2. Understanding the Windows Media Player User Interface
          1. 11.1.2.1. Using the Back and Forward Buttons
          2. 11.1.2.2. Using the Library Link, Breadcrumb Bar, and Navigation Pane to Find Your Way
        3. 11.1.3. Using the Windows Media Player Toolbar Options
          1. 11.1.3.1. Organize
          2. 11.1.3.2. Stream
          3. 11.1.3.3. Create Playlist
          4. 11.1.3.4. View Options
          5. 11.1.3.5. Instant Search
          6. 11.1.3.6. Help
          7. 11.1.3.7. Keyboard Shortcuts for Media Player Navigation
        4. 11.1.4. Playing Music and Other Media
          1. 11.1.4.1. Normal Playback
          2. 11.1.4.2. Using the New Now Playing Mode
        5. 11.1.5. Finding and Managing Your Music
          1. 11.1.5.1. Finding Your Music
        6. 11.1.6. Playing with Photos, Videos, and Recorded TV Shows
          1. 11.1.6.1. Accessing Photos with Media Player
          2. 11.1.6.2. Playing Videos and DVD Movies
          3. 11.1.6.3. Playing Recorded TV Shows
        7. 11.1.7. Ripping CDs to the PC
        8. 11.1.8. Ripping Music
      2. 11.2. Burning Your Own Music CDs
      3. 11.3. Accessing Media from the Windows Shell
      4. 11.4. Synchronizing with Portable Devices
        1. 11.4.1. Using Windows Media–Compatible Devices
        2. 11.4.2. Synchronizing with a Portable Device
        3. 11.4.3. Using Shuffle
        4. 11.4.4. Managing Portable Devices in Windows Media Player
      5. 11.5. Sharing Your Music Library
        1. 11.5.1. Share and Share Alike: Setting Up Your PC for Sharing
          1. 11.5.1.1. Accessing Other Shared Media Libraries
          2. 11.5.1.2. Enabling Media Streaming Features
          3. 11.5.1.3. Allowing Remote Control of My Player
          4. 11.5.1.4. Allowing Internet Access to Home Media
        2. 11.5.2. Connecting to a Shared Music Library with Xbox 360
      6. 11.6. Accessing Online Music Stores
        1. 11.6.1. Amazon MP3
          1. 11.6.1.1. Purchasing Music from Amazon MP3
        2. 11.6.2. Other Music and Audio Stores
          1. 11.6.2.1. Apple iTunes
          2. 11.6.2.2. Audible.com
          3. 11.6.2.3. RealNetworks Rhapsody
          4. 11.6.2.4. Microsoft Zune
      7. 11.7. Summary
    23. 12. Organizing, Fixing, and Sharing Digital Photos
      1. 12.1. A Look Back: Photo Management in Windows XP and Vista
      2. 12.2. Using the Pictures Library
        1. 12.2.1. Where Is It Now?
        2. 12.2.2. Managing Content in the Pictures Library
        3. 12.2.3. Viewing Information about Pictures
        4. 12.2.4. Viewing Photos
          1. 12.2.4.1. Viewing Photos with Windows Photo Viewer
        5. 12.2.5. Optimizing Folders for Pictures (But Not Libraries)
      3. 12.3. Playing Photo Slide Shows from the Shell
      4. 12.4. Managing Pictures with Windows Live Photo Gallery
        1. 12.4.1. First Things First
        2. 12.4.2. Examining the Windows Live Photo Gallery User Interface
        3. 12.4.3. Viewing Individual Photos
        4. 12.4.4. Changing How Your Digital Memories Are Displayed
          1. 12.4.4.1. Grouping and Arranging in Photo Gallery
        5. 12.4.5. Adding Captions, Ratings, and People Tags to Your Pictures
          1. 12.4.5.1. Using Descriptive Tags
          2. 12.4.5.2. Using Captions
          3. 12.4.5.3. Using Ratings
          4. 12.4.5.4. Using People Tags
            1. 12.4.5.4.1. Creating People Tags
            2. 12.4.5.4.2. Adding People Tags to Photos
            3. 12.4.5.4.3. Other Fun with People Tags
          5. 12.4.5.5. Searching for Pictures in Photo Gallery
        6. 12.4.6. Importing Pictures into Photo Gallery
          1. 12.4.6.1. Importing Images with a Scanner
          2. 12.4.6.2. Importing Images from a Digital Camera or Memory Card
        7. 12.4.7. Editing Pictures
          1. 12.4.7.1. Resizing Photos
          2. 12.4.7.2. Creating Panoramic Photos
          3. 12.4.7.3. Editing with Other Applications
        8. 12.4.8. Sharing Photos with Others
          1. 12.4.8.1. Enjoying Photos on Your Own PC
            1. 12.4.8.1.1. Using Photos for Desktop Backgrounds
            2. 12.4.8.1.2. Using Photos as Screensavers
            3. 12.4.8.1.3. Using Photos as Slide Shows
          2. 12.4.8.2. Printing Pictures and Ordering Prints
          3. 12.4.8.3. Adding Photos to Movies, DVDs, and Data Discs
          4. 12.4.8.4. Network-Based Library Sharing and Portable Device Syncing
          5. 12.4.8.5. Sharing with E-mail
          6. 12.4.8.6. Sharing on the Web: Services Integration
      5. 12.5. Using Photo Gallery to Manage Digital Videos
      6. 12.6. Summary
    24. 13. Digital Videos and DVD Movies
      1. 13.1. Managing Digital Movies
        1. 13.1.1. My Videos: Managing Digital Movies with the Windows 7 Shell
        2. 13.1.2. Watching and Managing Movies with Windows Live Photo Gallery
        3. 13.1.3. Watching and Managing Movies with Windows Media Player
        4. 13.1.4. Watching and Managing Movies with Windows Media Center
      2. 13.2. Editing Digital Video with Windows Live Movie Maker
        1. 13.2.1. Starting Windows Live Movie Maker
        2. 13.2.2. Understanding the Movie Maker User Interface
        3. 13.2.3. Working with Projects
        4. 13.2.4. Importing Content
        5. 13.2.5. Editing Your Video
          1. 13.2.5.1. Adding Transitions
          2. 13.2.5.2. Adding Video Effects
          3. 13.2.5.3. Using Titles
          4. 13.2.5.4. Trimming Video and Audio
          5. 13.2.5.5. Getting a Bit More Sophisticated
        6. 13.2.6. Sharing Your Videos
          1. 13.2.6.1. Publishing to the Web
          2. 13.2.6.2. Outputting to the PC
      3. 13.3. Creating DVD Movies with Windows DVD Maker
        1. 13.3.1. Adding Photos and Videos to Your DVD Project
          1. 13.3.1.1. DVD Storage Issues and Formats
          2. 13.3.1.2. Arranging Content
          3. 13.3.1.3. Previewing Content
        2. 13.3.2. Naming Your DVD Movie
        3. 13.3.3. Understanding DVD Movie Options
        4. 13.3.4. Working with DVD Menus
        5. 13.3.5. Changing Other DVD Options
          1. 13.3.5.1. Previewing the Movie
          2. 13.3.5.2. Changing the Menu Text
          3. 13.3.5.3. Customizing the Menu
          4. 13.3.5.4. Configuring the Photo Slide Show
        6. 13.3.6. Writing the Movie to Disc
      4. 13.4. The Final Frontier: Duplicating and Copying DVDs
        1. 13.4.1. Duplicating DVD Movies
        2. 13.4.2. Ripping DVDs to the PC
          1. 13.4.2.1. Ripping DVDs in Windows Media Video Format
        3. 13.4.3. Ripping DVDs in H.264 Format
      5. 13.5. Summary
    25. 14. Microsoft Zune: A Digital Media Alternative
      1. 14.1. Why Zune?
        1. 14.1.1. Zune 1.0
        2. 14.1.2. Zune 2
        3. 14.1.3. Zune 3
      2. 14.2. The Zune PC Software
        1. 14.2.1. Finding and Installing Zune
        2. 14.2.2. Configuring the Zune Software
        3. 14.2.3. Using Zune
          1. 14.2.3.1. The Zune User Experience
          2. 14.2.3.2. Enjoying Music
          3. 14.2.3.3. Other Music Views
          4. 14.2.3.4. Rating Content
          5. 14.2.3.5. Working with Playlists
          6. 14.2.3.6. Working with Videos
          7. 14.2.3.7. Organizing Pictures
          8. 14.2.3.8. Radio in the 21st Century: Enjoying Podcasts with Zune
        4. 14.2.4. Sharing Zune
          1. 14.2.4.1. Sharing with PCs and Other Windows Media Devices
          2. 14.2.4.2. Sharing with the Xbox 360
      3. 14.3. World Wide Zune: A Look at the Zune Online Services
        1. 14.3.1. Zune Marketplace
          1. 14.3.1.1. Browsing the Zune Online Store
          2. 14.3.1.2. Podcasts
          3. 14.3.1.3. Spending Points: Purchasing Music Online
          4. 14.3.1.4. Zune Pass: An All-You-Can-Eat Subscription Service
        2. 14.3.2. Zune Social
      4. 14.4. Zune to Go: Using Zune Devices
        1. 14.4.1. Choosing a Zune
        2. 14.4.2. Linking Your Zune: Installing and Configuring the Player
        3. 14.4.3. To Sync or Not to Sync, That Is the Question
          1. 14.4.3.1. Choosing a Sync Strategy
          2. 14.4.3.2. Manual Sync
          3. 14.4.3.3. Wireless Sync
        4. 14.4.4. Updating Zune
      5. 14.5. Summary
    26. 15. Digital Media in the Living Room
      1. 15.1. A Short History of Media Center
      2. 15.2. Media Center in Windows 7
      3. 15.3. Configuring Media Center
        1. 15.3.1. Running the Media Center Setup Wizard
          1. 15.3.1.1. Configuring TV Tuners, Signal, and Guide
          2. 15.3.1.2. Optimizing the Display for Media Center
          3. 15.3.1.3. Configuring the Speakers
          4. 15.3.1.4. Setting Up Your Digital Media Libraries
        2. 15.3.2. Configuring Media Center Features after Setup
      4. 15.4. A Continually Evolving User Interface
      5. 15.5. Exploring the Media Center Experiences
        1. 15.5.1. TV
          1. 15.5.1.1. Live TV
          2. 15.5.1.2. Recorded TV
          3. 15.5.1.3. TV Guide
          4. 15.5.1.4. Internet TV
        2. 15.5.2. Movies
        3. 15.5.3. Pictures + Videos
          1. 15.5.3.1. Viral Videos
          2. 15.5.3.2. Picture Library
          3. 15.5.3.3. Play Favorites
          4. 15.5.3.4. Video Library
        4. 15.5.4. Music
          1. 15.5.4.1. Live Concerts
          2. 15.5.4.2. Music Library
          3. 15.5.4.3. Play Favorites
          4. 15.5.4.4. Radio
          5. 15.5.4.5. Search
        5. 15.5.5. Extras
        6. 15.5.6. Sports
      6. 15.6. Accessing Windows Media Center Away from the PC
        1. 15.6.1. Using an Xbox 360 or Media Center Extender
        2. 15.6.2. Synchronizing with Portable Devices
        3. 15.6.3. Burning a DVD Movie or Music CD
          1. 15.6.3.1. Creating an Audio CD
          2. 15.6.3.2. Creating a Data CD or DVD
          3. 15.6.3.3. Creating a DVD Movie
      7. 15.7. Summary
    27. 16. Having Fun: Games and Windows 7
      1. 16.1. Games That Come with Windows 7
      2. 16.2. Using the Games Explorer
        1. 16.2.1. Customizing Games Explorer
          1. 16.2.1.1. Sorting the View
          2. 16.2.1.2. Adding and Removing Built-In Games
        2. 16.2.2. Rating Your System's Performance
        3. 16.2.3. Managing Your Game Controllers and Other Game-Related Hardware
      3. 16.3. Installing and Playing Third-Party Games
      4. 16.4. Games for Windows - LIVE
        1. 16.4.1. Xbox Live on Windows?
        2. 16.4.2. The Games for Windows - LIVE Experience
          1. 16.4.2.1. Using the Games for Windows - LIVE Marketplace
          2. 16.4.2.2. Accessing Games for Windows - LIVE from within Compatible Games
      5. 16.5. Summary
    28. V. Mobility
    29. 17. Seven to Go: Windows 7 Mobility Features
      1. 17.1. Windows 7 on the Road
      2. 17.2. Working with the Windows 7 User Interface
      3. 17.3. Power Management
        1. 17.3.1. Battery Meter
        2. 17.3.2. Power Plans
          1. 17.3.2.1. Balanced
          2. 17.3.2.2. Power Saver
          3. 17.3.2.3. High Performance
        3. 17.3.3. Power Options Control Panel
          1. 17.3.3.1. Requiring a Password on Wakeup
          2. 17.3.3.2. Choose What the Power Buttons Do
          3. 17.3.3.3. Choose What Closing the Lid Does
          4. 17.3.3.4. Create a Power Plan
          5. 17.3.3.5. Choose When to Turn Off the Display
          6. 17.3.3.6. Change When the Computer Sleeps
      4. 17.4. Windows Mobility Center
      5. 17.5. Presentations A-Go-Go
        1. 17.5.1. Presentation Settings
        2. 17.5.2. Using a Network Projector
      6. 17.6. Other Mobile Features
        1. 17.6.1. Offline Files and Folders
        2. 17.6.2. Windows SideShow
        3. 17.6.3. Improved Support for Tablet PC Hardware
      7. 17.7. Using Windows 7 with a Netbook
      8. 17.8. Summary
    30. 18. Using Tablet PCs and Ultra-Mobile PCs
      1. 18.1. A Short History of the Tablet PC
      2. 18.2. Using a Tablet PC
        1. 18.2.1. Configuring Tablet PC Features
          1. 18.2.1.1. Using Tablet PC Settings
          2. 18.2.1.2. Using Pen and Touch
        2. 18.2.2. Using the Tablet PC Input Panel
        3. 18.2.3. Flicks and Gestures
        4. 18.2.4. Password Hiding on Logon with Pen
        5. 18.2.5. Shell Changes for Tablet PC Users
      3. 18.3. Working with Ultra-Mobile PCs
        1. 18.3.1. Origami 1.0
        2. 18.3.2. A New Origami
        3. 18.3.3. A Tour of the UMPC Software
          1. 18.3.3.1. The Origami Experience
      4. 18.4. Summary
    31. 19. Windows in Your Pocket—Using a Windows Mobile Smartphone
      1. 19.1. History of Windows Mobile
      2. 19.2. Windows Mobile Today
        1. 19.2.1. Windows Mobile 6.1
        2. 19.2.2. Windows Mobile 6.5
      3. 19.3. Windows Mobile and Windows 7
        1. 19.3.1. Managing the Device Partnership
        2. 19.3.2. Changing Device Settings
          1. 19.3.2.1. Change Content Sync Settings
          2. 19.3.2.2. Sync Wirelessly with Exchange Server
          3. 19.3.2.3. Manage a Partnership
          4. 19.3.2.4. Connection Settings
          5. 19.3.2.5. Get Device Certificates
          6. 19.3.2.6. End a Partnership
      4. 19.4. Windows Mobile in the Cloud: Microsoft's Mobile Web Services
        1. 19.4.1. My Phone
        2. 19.4.2. Windows Live for Windows Mobile
          1. 19.4.2.1. Mobile Web
          2. 19.4.2.2. Mobile Applications
            1. 19.4.2.2.1. Windows Live
            2. 19.4.2.2.2. Live Search
            3. 19.4.2.2.3. Live Mesh
          3. 19.4.2.3. SMS for Windows Live
      5. 19.5. Summary
    32. VI. Windows 7 Online
    33. 20. Browsing the Web
      1. 20.1. What Happened
      2. 20.2. Initial Internet Explorer Configuration
      3. 20.3. Core Internet Explorer Usage
        1. 20.3.1. Starting Internet Explorer
        2. 20.3.2. New Link, New Window ... or New Tab
        3. 20.3.3. Managing Downloads from the Internet
        4. 20.3.4. Edit on the Internet Explorer Toolbar
        5. 20.3.5. The Complete AutoComplete
        6. 20.3.6. Quickly Searching the Web
        7. 20.3.7. Toggling Internet Explorer between Full-Screen Mode and Restore
        8. 20.3.8. Favorites and Offline Web Pages
        9. 20.3.9. Saving Graphics from the Web to Your PC
        10. 20.3.10. Saving Complete Web Pages
        11. 20.3.11. Turning Your Favorites into a Web Page
      4. 20.4. Internet Explorer 8 Is Not Your Father's Web Browser
        1. 20.4.1. The Command Bar
        2. 20.4.2. Where Is It Now?
      5. 20.5. Internet Explorer 8 Features and Functionality
        1. 20.5.1. Playing Favorites
          1. 20.5.1.1. Managing Favorites with the Favorites Center
          2. 20.5.1.2. Managing Favorites with the Favorites Bar
        2. 20.5.2. Navigating the Web with Tabs
          1. 20.5.2.1. Quick Tabs
          2. 20.5.2.2. Using Multiple Home Pages
        3. 20.5.3. Integrated, Visual Web Search
          1. 20.5.3.1. Specifying a Different Search Provider
          2. 20.5.3.2. Using Visual Search Suggestions
          3. 20.5.3.3. Using Find on Page
        4. 20.5.4. Working with the Internet Explorer Display
          1. 20.5.4.1. Configuring Text Size and Page Zoom
        5. 20.5.5. Printing
          1. 20.5.5.1. Using Print Preview
          2. 20.5.5.2. Using Page Setup
        6. 20.5.6. Covering Your Tracks
          1. 20.5.6.1. Covering Your Tracks with InPrivate Browsing
          2. 20.5.6.2. Covering Your Tracks with Delete Browsing History
      6. 20.6. Understanding and Using RSS
        1. 20.6.1. Viewing an RSS Feed
        2. 20.6.2. Subscribing to an RSS Feed
        3. 20.6.3. Managing RSS Feeds
      7. 20.7. Using Web Slices
      8. 20.8. Using Accelerators
      9. 20.9. Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
      10. 20.10. Summary
    34. 21. Managing E-mail and Contacts
      1. 21.1. Introducing Windows Live Mail
        1. 21.1.1. Installing Windows Live Mail
        2. 21.1.2. Configuring Windows Mail: A Few Quick Tips for Getting Started
        3. 21.1.3. Changing Windows Mail Options Right Away
        4. 21.1.4. Windows Live Mail Basics
          1. 21.1.4.1. Changes to the Toolbar
          2. 21.1.4.2. Changes in the Folders Pane
          3. 21.1.4.3. Changes in the Messages Pane
        5. 21.1.5. Working Online or Offline
        6. 21.1.6. Handling Multiple E-mail Accounts
        7. 21.1.7. Choosing Which Account to Send Your Messages Through
        8. 21.1.8. New Mail Notifications
        9. 21.1.9. Leaving Mail on the Server
        10. 21.1.10. Converting Mail
        11. 21.1.11. No More Identities
        12. 21.1.12. New Mail Storage
        13. 21.1.13. Security Features
        14. 21.1.14. Accessing RSS Feeds
        15. 21.1.15. Using Photo Mail
      2. 21.2. Managing Contacts
      3. 21.3. Summary
    35. 22. Managing Your Schedule
      1. 22.1. Understanding Calendaring
      2. 22.2. Exploring Windows Live Calendar
      3. 22.3. Managing Your Schedule with Windows Live Mail
        1. 22.3.1. Understanding the Calendar Interface in Windows Live Mail
        2. 22.3.2. Understanding Calendar Lingo
        3. 22.3.3. Working with Calendars
        4. 22.3.4. Understanding Calendar Views and Navigation
        5. 22.3.5. Hiding and Viewing Calendars
        6. 22.3.6. Configuring Calendar
      4. 22.4. Working with Events
        1. 22.4.1. Examining Event Properties
      5. 22.5. Tsk, Tsk: No Tasks
        1. 22.5.1. Creating To-do's
        2. 22.5.2. Configuring To-do's
      6. 22.6. Sharing Calendars
        1. 22.6.1. Importing Calendars
        2. 22.6.2. Subscribing to Calendars
        3. 22.6.3. Sharing Your Own Calendars with Others
      7. 22.7. Printing Calendars
        1. 22.7.1. Printing from Windows Live Calendar
        2. 22.7.2. Printing from Calendar
      8. 22.8. Summary
    36. 23. Your Life in Sync—Windows 7 and Live Services
      1. 23.1. Windows Live and Windows 7: What's Included
      2. 23.2. Going Online and Learning about Windows Live
      3. 23.3. Windows Live Services That Make Windows 7 Better
        1. 23.3.1. Tying It All Together: Windows Live ID
        2. 23.3.2. Windows Live Home
        3. 23.3.3. Windows Live Profile
        4. 23.3.4. Windows Live Hotmail
          1. 23.3.4.1. User Interface
          2. 23.3.4.2. Security Features
          3. 23.3.4.3. Productivity Enhancements
        5. 23.3.5. Windows Live People
        6. 23.3.6. Windows Live Calendar
        7. 23.3.7. Windows Live Photos
        8. 23.3.8. Windows Live Spaces
        9. 23.3.9. Windows Live Events
        10. 23.3.10. Windows Live SkyDrive
        11. 23.3.11. Windows Live FrameIt
        12. 23.3.12. Windows Live Groups
        13. 23.3.13. Windows Live Essentials
          1. 23.3.13.1. Windows Live Mail
          2. 23.3.13.2. Windows Live Messenger
          3. 23.3.13.3. Windows Live Photo Gallery
          4. 23.3.13.4. Windows Live Writer
          5. 23.3.13.5. Windows Live Movie Maker
          6. 23.3.13.6. Windows Live Toolbar
      4. 23.4. Beyond Windows Live: The Mesh
        1. 23.4.1. Live Mesh Document Sync
        2. 23.4.2. Live Mesh Remote Desktop
      5. 23.5. Summary
    37. VII. Windows 7 Power User
    38. 24. Keeping Your Data Safe: File and PC Backup
      1. 24.1. Different Backups, Different Goals
        1. 24.1.1. Data Backup
        2. 24.1.2. System Image
        3. 24.1.3. File Recovery
      2. 24.2. Available Backup Capabilities in Various Windows 7 Versions
      3. 24.3. One Tool to Rule Them All: Using Backup and Restore
        1. 24.3.1. Backing Up Documents, Pictures, and Other Data
        2. 24.3.2. Managing Backups
        3. 24.3.3. Restoring Files
        4. 24.3.4. Backing Up the Entire PC: System Image
        5. 24.3.5. Restoring the Entire PC
      4. 24.4. Recovering Old Versions of Data Files
      5. 24.5. Summary
    39. 25. Troubleshooting and Recovering from Disaster
      1. 25.1. Using Windows Troubleshooting
        1. 25.1.1. Accessing Windows Troubleshooting
        2. 25.1.2. Configuring Windows Troubleshooting
        3. 25.1.3. Examining the Troubleshooters
        4. 25.1.4. Real-World Troubleshooting: What Happens When Something Goes Wrong
      2. 25.2. Getting Help with the Problem Steps Recorder
      3. 25.3. Using the Windows Recovery Environment
        1. 25.3.1. Looking at the Repair Tools
        2. 25.3.2. Using Startup Repair to Fix a Non-Booting PC
      4. 25.4. Using System Restore to Repair Windows
      5. 25.5. Summary
    40. 26. IT Pro: Windows 7 at Work
      1. 26.1. Windows 7 for the Enterprise
        1. 26.1.1. Search Federation and Enterprise Search Scopes
        2. 26.1.2. VPN Reconnect and DirectAccess
        3. 26.1.3. BranchCache
        4. 26.1.4. Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
          1. 26.1.4.1. PC Recovery Features
          2. 26.1.4.2. Application Virtualization
          3. 26.1.4.3. Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
          4. 26.1.4.4. Asset Inventory
          5. 26.1.4.5. Centralized Crash and Error Management
          6. 26.1.4.6. Advanced Policy-Based Management
        5. 26.1.5. AppLocker
      2. 26.2. Business Features (Almost) Anyone Can Use
        1. 26.2.1. BitLocker
        2. 26.2.2. BitLocker To Go
          1. 26.2.2.1. Installing BitLocker To Go
          2. 26.2.2.2. Using BitLocker To Go
          3. 26.2.2.3. Configuring BitLocker To Go
          4. 26.2.2.4. Using BitLocker To Go devices on Windows XP and Vista
        3. 26.2.3. Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
        4. 26.2.4. Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) Mounting
        5. 26.2.5. Windows PowerShell 2.0
          1. 26.2.5.1. Understanding PowerShell
          2. 26.2.5.2. Constructing a PowerShell Command
          3. 26.2.5.3. Seeing All the Commands
          4. 26.2.5.4. Getting Help with Commands
          5. 26.2.5.5. Why a New Language?
      3. 26.3. Summary