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Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference, Upgrading, Deploying, Managing, and Securing Windows 7

Creator: Jorge Orchilles, Denny Cherry | Computers - 2010-04-22

The next section will discuss 32-bit and 64-bit computing in detail. Depending on how Windows Vista was obtained, ... Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit – same as Basic but for 64-bit ■ Windows Vista Home Premium – premium home user ...

Publisher: Syngress

About this book
Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference gives you a complete overview of all the important day-to-day duties for which administrators are responsible. From a complete overview of upgrading and implementing to a detailed view of security in Windows 7, this book will keep you on track. Coverage includes: installing and deployment, managing the new Windows 7 environment, overview of the new desktop features, and technical help for troubleshooting and networking (to name a few). Written by current systems administrators with a deep experience in Windows, security, and networked and enterprise environments, this book is like having your own on-site consultant in the trenches with you. Each chapter of Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference is designed to give you easy access to the answers you need most. Whether you are looking for quick troubleshooting information, a compilation of the new desktop environment, or even virtualization and mobility information, you'll find it quickly. Covers Powershell V2, Bitlocker, and mobility issues Includes comprehensive details for configuration, deployment, and troubleshooting Consists of content written for system administrators by system administrators



305 pages

Exam 98-349, Mta Windows Operating System Fundamentals

Creator: Microsoft Official Academic Course | Computers - 2012-05-15

Lesson Features Introducing, Installing, and Upgrading Windows 7 LESSON 1 EXAM OBJECTIVE MATRIX Exam Objective Matrix ... (You'll learn about 32-bit and 64-bit systems later in the lesson.) Of the six editions, only Home Premium, ...

Publisher: Wiley



618 pages

Microsoft Windows Vista

Creator: Chris Fehily | Computers - 2008-04-11

Windows Anytime Upgrade Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU), new in Vista, lets you upgrade your copy of Vista to another edition . You can upgrade from Home Basic to Home Premium, or from any Home or Business edition to Ultimate .

About this book
Microsoft's Windows Vista will open up for its users a whole new way of using their PCs. With plenty of screenshots to guide users along the way, respected author Chris Fehily takes readers through Vista's breakthrough capabilities, including its new user interface, Sidebar, Internet Explorer, Media Player, anti-spyware, Mail, SideShow, and photo-sharing capabilities; as well as all the new enhancements included in the Service Pack 1 update. Windows Vista Service Pack 1 will deliver improvements and enhancements to the existing Vista features that will significantly impact customers, and this book is the quickest way to mastering them! The updates in Windows Vista SP1 cover quality improvements (reliability, security, and performance), support for emerging hardware and standards, and more. Windows Vista SP1 will include improvements that target some of the most common causes of crashes and hangs, giving users a more consistent experience.


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    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging)

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    If your XP passes the criteria test, buy this to extend its life.

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    Sure beats Vista!

    0 4/5 Mike - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging) (Software) I bought this to upgrade an old laptop that I hadn't used in awhile. The laptop had Vista and always was a headache in so many ways, but I recently found out that I couldn't even go online to many sites because they didn't support Vista anymore . Hence the upgrade. Still, it is Windows, so there are some glitches now and then, but they are fewer and farther between than Vista was, so I'm very happy with it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 11, 2015

    Installed Easily

    0 5/5 Bill Oterson (About 60 miles, or so, east of Manhattan.) - See all my reviews, March 6, 2015
    List Price: $119.99
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    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack [Old Packaging]

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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade [Old Version]

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    Rating (976 reviews):
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    Best if you Plan Ahead

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    Worth the Wait

    I'll admit, I've been running Windows 7 for six months now: the preproduction version of it and have just upgraded to the gold code. So I have quite a bit of experience with the operating system. Let's get to the nitty gritty:Should you upgrade from Windows Vista? YES! I mean it - upgrade today.Windows 7 is quite simply faster, more stable, boots faster, goes to sleep faster, comes back from sleep faster, manages your files better and on top of that it's beautiful to look at and easy to use. Even the preproduction version of Windows 7 was better than my Vista with SP2.Should you upgrade from Windows XP? Maybe, but for different reasons.XP is a good operating system and if you don't need to add new hardware or software, XP is good. However, XP is old as an operating system. Also chances are that if you're running XP, you might not meet the minimum requirements for Windows 7 - check the compatibility site at Microsoft to see if your system will... 5/5 RenaissanceMan - See all my reviews, October 22, 2009

    Here Comes Windows 7

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    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging)

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    Rating (189 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
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    I loved XP and put Win 8 on my laptop

    0 5/5 Raymond D Dunn - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging) (Software) I loved XP and put Win 8 on my laptop. I absolutely hate 8. When I upgraded my desktop I tried 7 and I love it. I have had some trouble with the network drivers and if you are not well versed in operating systems you may want to have a professional install this. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 9, 2015

    Great OS, free upgrade to windows 10 for 1st year.

    0 5/5 Jesse Ryski - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging) (Software) It's windows 7, nuff said. You'll be comfortable in this OS is you're coming from xp or vista, and I suggest it as an upgrade to both, and instead of windows 8. As an added bonus, you'll get a few upgrade to windows 10 on release. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 9, 2015

    Great Software for Computer Builders

    0 5/5 John Hall - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging) (Software) I gave Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit, System builder software a five star rating because it is a great operating system. The ability to surf the internet, check your email messages, keep up with the latest news events in the United States and around the world, can all be accomplished with the installation of the Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit System builder software. This Operating System works fine with Microsoft's Application Softwares ( Microsoft Office 2007 Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access ). It also supports third party software programs such as Avast Antivirus Scanner and Detector, Firefox Browser, Google Chrome Browser, and CCleaner which removes unused files from your operating system and optimises the Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System performance. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 19, 2015
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  • Microsoft Software

    Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade [Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium]

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    Rating (248 reviews):
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    Great for netbooks, but little else

    This product is only for computers running Windows 7 Starter, so if you are hoping to upgrade from XP or Vista with this kit you are out of luck. If you bought a Windows 7 netbook, chances are you have Windows 7 Starter and have already noticed a few shortcomings of the "netbook-friendly" OS. Among those are the inability to change the background or theme without assistance of 3rd party software, no Windows Media Center, and lack of Aero enhancements such as Glass (translucent borders) and Peek (thumbnail previews of open windows). Starter also lacks a 64-bit version and caps memory at 2GB, but the Atom processors in most netbooks are 32-bit and only support up to 2GB RAM.Windows Anytime Upgrade is a convenient way to increase functionality without spending extra on a full upgrade kit. The case contains only a product key, no disc, so no external DVD drive is needed. Windows 7 installs all of the components for all versions regardless of which is being installed, locking... 4/5 sakanagai "sakanagai" - See all my reviews This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade [Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium] This product is only for computers running Windows 7 Starter, so if you are hoping to upgrade from XP or Vista with this kit you are out of luck. If you bought a Windows 7 netbook, chances are you have Windows 7 Starter and have already noticed a few shortcomings of the "netbook-friendly" OS. Among those are the inability to change the background or theme without assistance of 3rd party software, no Windows Media Center, and lack of Aero enhancements such as Glass (translucent borders) and Peek (thumbnail previews of open windows). Starter also lacks a 64-bit version and caps memory at 2GB, but the Atom processors in most netbooks are 32-bit and only support up to 2GB RAM.Windows Anytime Upgrade is a convenient way to increase functionality without spending extra on a full upgrade kit. The case contains only a product key, no disc, so no external DVD drive is needed. Windows 7 installs all of the components for all versions regardless of which is being installed, locking... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 8, 2009

    Upgraded from inferior product

    0 3/5 D. Vajdak "Online buyer" (Aggieland, TX) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade [Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium] Does what it's supposed to do. The "No discs, no delay" is deceiving. When you order from Amazon, you don't just get the upgrade code emailed to you instantly, you actually have to wait for a package to be delivered. There is no disc, just the upgrade code. Seems like it could be done online so you don't have to wait several days for a little card to be delivered. A waste of time and packaging. The delivery method is the reason I'm giving it a lower number of stars.Windows 7 Starter needs to be done away with. Just because you have a small portable laptop does not mean that you want only a few basic features. Shame on Microsoft for making this version that almost forces an experienced user to upgrade. It's just a ploy to get more $$$. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 28, 2010

    Decided to forgo the upgrade

    0 4/5 David M. Wenning - See all my reviews, March 18, 2010
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    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit Service Desk Upgrade w/Service Pack 1 66I-02395

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    Maximum security with Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version

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    Better than Windows 8, still not better than Windows 7.

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    Do the trial, here's some tips to make life easier

    Honestly?Download the trial enterprise edition and try it for yourself - force yourself to do the entire 90 days, not just give up after a day like I did the first time. My second time around I gave it a proper chance and now I love it just as much as I did windows 7.http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh699156.aspxTips to make life easier:1. Realize there is a big learning curve. Windows 3.1 to 95 was a big learning curve too and look how well that turned out.2. To boot to the desktop you simply right click on the task bar and choose that option under properties > navigation. You don't have to use the tile screen or apps (I don't like them, but I've never given them a chance either).3. You just have to remember to right click on the start button instead of left click and all your things are there.4. Lastly, if you want to run a program it's easy - hit the windows key and start typing the name of the... 5/5 Jennifer Hathaway (Columbus, OH United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version (Software) Honestly?Download the trial enterprise edition and try it for yourself - force yourself to do the entire 90 days, not just give up after a day like I did the first time. My second time around I gave it a proper chance and now I love it just as much as I did windows 7.http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh699156.aspxTips to make life easier:1. Realize there is a big learning curve. Windows 3.1 to 95 was a big learning curve too and look how well that turned out.2. To boot to the desktop you simply right click on the task bar and choose that option under properties > navigation. You don't have to use the tile screen or apps (I don't like them, but I've never given them a chance either).3. You just have to remember to right click on the start button instead of left click and all your things are there.4. Lastly, if you want to run a program it's easy - hit the windows key and start typing the name of the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 19, 2014

    I love a good mystery as much as the next guy...but

    0 1/5 Lenny T. Jones (Pittsburgh, PA) - See all my reviews, April 11, 2014
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    Personalize with more tile sizes, colors, & backgrounds. Do more with side by side views of apps and sites
    Access photos & files virtually anywhere with OneDrive built-in
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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    Rating (446 reviews):
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    Worth the Wait

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    Flawless install on 2009 Macbook

    I purchased this full version so I could load it on my Macbook via bootcamp and it worked flawlessly. All of the drivers for my computer peripherals were loaded correctly. The At&T Uverse wireless internet was configured in a snap. Bootcamp is a great utility. I was only able to load 32 bit version because my mac was just on the outside of the requirements for 64 bit. But it still works great! I really like this version of windows. We use XP at work and it was great for a while especially after win 95 but Win 7 is incredible. We skipped Vista so this upgrade was long overdue. Everything seems to work better. The Adobe CS 5 suite is amazing on Win 7. I wish there were better font management options. All in good time I assume.*update* 7-23-2012I have finally upgraded my Mac to lion and Win 7 still runs perfectly on the bootcamp drive. I had waited longer than I usually would to upgrade Mac OS X because I was reading that there was some issues with the bootcamp... 5/5 John Schultz (Midwest USA) - See all my reviews, August 4, 2010

    Here Comes Windows 7

    Here comes Windows 7, nearly three years after Windows Vista and eight years after Windows XP. By most accounts, Windows 7 is what Vista should have been. Do we finally have a worthy successor to XP?PROS:- Fast startup and performance- Stable- Nice aesthetic and functional changes to the desktop- Improved networking, power management & security- 32-bit & 64-bit versions included- Windows Media Center- Windows XP Mode (Professional & Ultimate only)CONS:- User Account Control still annoying- Upgrade can be challenging- ExpensiveThere are only two Microsoft operating systems I've personally skipped since DOS 6.x-- Windows ME and Windows Vista. Windows ME was so terrible that PC World coined it the "Mistake Edition." Vista, when initially released, was considered to be bloated, relying on higher hardware requirements than XP, while being outperformed by XP on identical hardware. With... 4/5 Ed (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews, October 22, 2009
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  • Microsoft Software

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack (3-User) [Old Version]

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    Install Windows 7 Home Premium on up to three PCs in your household
    Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music--you can even watch, pause, rewind, and record TV
    Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often
    Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup
    Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation


  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit

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    Rating (434 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    Microsoft Software

    Fast and very stable, but I miss the traditional "Start" button

    The "System Builder" version of Windows 8.1 is for installation on a new computer (with no operating system installed) or on a computer that is NOT currently running Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP. This product ("System Builder") is NOT for upgrading; if you are upgrading from a previous version of Windows, then get the upgrade package.This is the "OEM" version of Windows 8.1. Perform a web search for: Windows 8.1 OEM license. According to Microsoft, if you are building a computer for personal use, then the "Full packaged retail product is needed." With the OEM version, you cannot get technical support from Microsoft; also, you can activate it on one and only one computer (the license is linked to the hardware). If you want technical support and/or the potential to transfer the license to a new computer, then look at the "full" version... 5/5 SeekingTraveler "SeekingTraveler" - See all my reviews, February 1, 2014

    Runs on Bootcamp iMac 2012

    Product includes DVD and the key. You can only install this on one computer. Installing it even inside a Virtual Machine (such as Parallels on a iMAC) will require a reactivation call to Microsoft, deactivating the other, previous install. I placed this on a dual boot iMac 2012 bootcamp Mountain Lion allocating 64 gig of space out of its 1000 gig fusion drove. You can only use the 64 bit version of Windows 8.1 (as this is).The install on my 2012 iMac went well enough if bootcamp instructions are followed, I did not have any problems losing the keyboard even though they were wireless. Programs are to be installed on an external drive to save internal hard drive space. The drivers for USB 3 are included in Windows 8.1 so there should be no issues installing this on a 2012 Mac, my main reason for getting this over Windows 7. Some instructions for Windows 7 under bootcamp had a fair amount of user comments relating to having to obtain the USB 3 drivers before Windows 7... 4/5 SteamaZon - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit (Software) Product includes DVD and the key. You can only install this on one computer. Installing it even inside a Virtual Machine (such as Parallels on a iMAC) will require a reactivation call to Microsoft, deactivating the other, previous install. I placed this on a dual boot iMac 2012 bootcamp Mountain Lion allocating 64 gig of space out of its 1000 gig fusion drove. You can only use the 64 bit version of Windows 8.1 (as this is).The install on my 2012 iMac went well enough if bootcamp instructions are followed, I did not have any problems losing the keyboard even though they were wireless. Programs are to be installed on an external drive to save internal hard drive space. The drivers for USB 3 are included in Windows 8.1 so there should be no issues installing this on a 2012 Mac, my main reason for getting this over Windows 7. Some instructions for Windows 7 under bootcamp had a fair amount of user comments relating to having to obtain the USB 3 drivers before Windows 7... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 8, 2013

    I lost my WIn7 key. Oops.

    I'm upgrading my PC and I seem to have misplaced my Windows 7 CD and key! Rather than tear the entire house down looking for it I just broke down and ordered this since it was trickling into some workplace laptops without too much fuss and I remember reading an article here or there about how the 8.1 update made things "ok".If desktop users are saying 8.1 is better I can't even imagine what sort of terrible hell 8.0 was. Out of the box this thing is such an absolute culture-shock-train-wreck for any desktop user it's sort of stunning that no one at Microsoft convinced senior management: "This is a bad, bad idea for a huge part of the market."I'm not sure how I feel about having to shell out a few extra bucks to get the UI to not suck. Following the recent 2014 Build Conference it sounds like Microsoft is finally going to undo this stupidity by integrating live tiles (or whatever the hell that army of MBAs call them. Smart plates? Smarmy panels... 3/5 That Guy from Seattle - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit (Software) I'm upgrading my PC and I seem to have misplaced my Windows 7 CD and key! Rather than tear the entire house down looking for it I just broke down and ordered this since it was trickling into some workplace laptops without too much fuss and I remember reading an article here or there about how the 8.1 update made things "ok".If desktop users are saying 8.1 is better I can't even imagine what sort of terrible hell 8.0 was. Out of the box this thing is such an absolute culture-shock-train-wreck for any desktop user it's sort of stunning that no one at Microsoft convinced senior management: "This is a bad, bad idea for a huge part of the market."I'm not sure how I feel about having to shell out a few extra bucks to get the UI to not suck. Following the recent 2014 Build Conference it sounds like Microsoft is finally going to undo this stupidity by integrating live tiles (or whatever the hell that army of MBAs call them. Smart plates? Smarmy panels... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 12, 2014
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