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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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1.9. Add the Administrative Tools to the Start Menu

You can give yourself easy access to some useful and powerful Windows 7 features by adding the administrative tools to the Start menu.

Windows 7 ships with a collection of advanced features called the administrative tools. With these programs and utilities you can schedule tasks, control services, monitor performance, create data sources, implement security policies, and much more.

You normally access these tools by clicking Start, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then clicking Administrative Tools. If you find that you use one or more of these tools frequently, you can save time by displaying the administrative tools as a list on the Start menu. This makes each tool ...

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