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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

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Publisher: Syngress

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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 .

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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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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade [Old Version]

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    Best if you Plan Ahead

    Windows 7 Home Premium is the best version to choose for older machines and/or simpler networks. The "Backup" offered in 7 Pro can be done easily with free tools, and unless you need complex networking, 7 has what it takes to manage a home network. Last, the 'XP Mode' promised in 7 Pro and above will only work on hardware new enough to support "Virtualization Technology" (stop by Microsoft's website to learn more). This isn't the same as "XP Compatibility Mode", which you will still have for all versions of Windows 7 (there's a great video explanation of this on CNET's website in their Windows 7 Center at CNET TV).Some very important things you need to know about upgrading:1) There are two types of upgrade: "in-place" (where a Vista machine upgrades to 7 and you get to keep all your programs) and "clean" (where you lose all your old programs and settings).2) Anyone going from XP to 7 will have to go "clean".3) Anyone going from a different Vista... 4/5 Winter (USA) - See all my reviews, November 1, 2009

    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

    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?** CLEAN UPGRADE UPDATE BELOW 10/29/09 **PRO's:- 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)CON's:- User Account Control still annoying- Upgrade can be challenging- Expensive** CLEAN UPGRADE UPDATE 10/29/09 **It seems that a lot of upgraders have been complaining about the upgrade process, especially from XP. Most of us expected to be able to format our hard disks and be prompted for either the XP disc or product key. Alas, this is not the case. The upgrade is much more... 4/5 Ed (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews, October 22, 2009
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    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack [Old Packaging]

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    Win 7 OEM Clean Install

    Don't understand some of the feedback on this product. I bought 2 copies to install on an old Pentium 4 desktop and an Asus Netbook, both with XP already installed. It worked wonderfully....but there are a few tips...before you start search on "clean install of Win 7" and you will find some great sites....one with a step by step illustrated guide. So here are my tips...change boot order to CD first in BIOS..start the install...choose 'custom install'...choose advanced and the window will give you the opportunity to delete existing partitions....delete all one by one, until you get a single entry with "unallocated space". TIP...if the delete button is grayed out after you delete one or two partitions, exit install by hitting the escape key and rebooting to restart install from the beginning. Delete remaining partitions and proceed with the install. The install on my netbook then went perfectly. On the desktop after deleting the partitions the system rebooted and... 5/5 Julius C - 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) Don't understand some of the feedback on this product. I bought 2 copies to install on an old Pentium 4 desktop and an Asus Netbook, both with XP already installed. It worked wonderfully....but there are a few tips...before you start search on "clean install of Win 7" and you will find some great sites....one with a step by step illustrated guide. So here are my tips...change boot order to CD first in BIOS..start the install...choose 'custom install'...choose advanced and the window will give you the opportunity to delete existing partitions....delete all one by one, until you get a single entry with "unallocated space". TIP...if the delete button is grayed out after you delete one or two partitions, exit install by hitting the escape key and rebooting to restart install from the beginning. Delete remaining partitions and proceed with the install. The install on my netbook then went perfectly. On the desktop after deleting the partitions the system rebooted and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 18, 2014

    If you have XP, this beats buying a new computer.

    I have a 6 year old Dell with a quad core processor and 3 Gig of RAM. With the demise of XP coming up in April, I had to come up with a solution. I require a supported operating system for work. My alternatives were to buy a new computer (with Win8), or upgrade the old XP machine with a new OS. I picked this Win7 OS because it uses less resources than Win8 (which was actually a few bucks cheaper) and would be a better fit for an older machine. I was right. This is just the right solution for extending the life of an older computer. Win7 runs on my old system just as fast as the old XP OS and the user interface is intuitive and very easy to grasp if you're coming from XP or Vista. Another plus is that Win7 supports Office 2003, which I already own. Win8 doesn't. That saved a couple hundred bucks.Installation was very simple. Insert the DVD and follow the instructions on the screen. There is an option in the custom install where you do not have to format the hard... 5/5 AZFlyer "John G." (Phoenix, AZ) - 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 [Old Packaging] (DVD-ROM) I have a 6 year old Dell with a quad core processor and 3 Gig of RAM. With the demise of XP coming up in April, I had to come up with a solution. I require a supported operating system for work. My alternatives were to buy a new computer (with Win8), or upgrade the old XP machine with a new OS. I picked this Win7 OS because it uses less resources than Win8 (which was actually a few bucks cheaper) and would be a better fit for an older machine. I was right. This is just the right solution for extending the life of an older computer. Win7 runs on my old system just as fast as the old XP OS and the user interface is intuitive and very easy to grasp if you're coming from XP or Vista. Another plus is that Win7 supports Office 2003, which I already own. Win8 doesn't. That saved a couple hundred bucks.Installation was very simple. Insert the DVD and follow the instructions on the screen. There is an option in the custom install where you do not have to format the hard... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 26, 2013

    Don't buy a new computer due to XP support ending-just buy this!

    As stated in the description, this is a "clean install" or system builder version rather than an upgrade. Its better to do a clean install anyway. Its not hard to do even if you are not very computer savvy. A simple web search will yield many excellent tutorials on how to install it. Most of the complaints in other reviews are due to user error, not a fault in the product.It was very easy to install. The most complicated part was changing the BIOS setting to make the system boot from the CD instead of the hard drive. I selected custom install and deleted one partition on the C drive. That was all I needed to do manually. The software did pretty much everything else itself. After an hour, WIndows 7 was installed, I had loaded all my programs, music, and documents back on, and downloaded antivirus software and a few other things I wanted.Instead of trashing a perfectly good desktop I had built only 2 1/2 years ago, I spent $100 plus tax for Windows 7 and... 5/5 SKRX - 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) As stated in the description, this is a "clean install" or system builder version rather than an upgrade. Its better to do a clean install anyway. Its not hard to do even if you are not very computer savvy. A simple web search will yield many excellent tutorials on how to install it. Most of the complaints in other reviews are due to user error, not a fault in the product.It was very easy to install. The most complicated part was changing the BIOS setting to make the system boot from the CD instead of the hard drive. I selected custom install and deleted one partition on the C drive. That was all I needed to do manually. The software did pretty much everything else itself. After an hour, WIndows 7 was installed, I had loaded all my programs, music, and documents back on, and downloaded antivirus software and a few other things I wanted.Instead of trashing a perfectly good desktop I had built only 2 1/2 years ago, I spent $100 plus tax for Windows 7 and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 27, 2014
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    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit Service Desk Upgrade w/Service Pack 1 66I-02395

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    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Service Desk Upgrade Software General Features:
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    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging)

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    Turned an old XP computer into a new one!

    With Microsoft ending its support of XP on April 8th, I knew I had to do something about one of our older Dell computers that's been running XP for the last -- wow maybe 8 years? A little voice told me I should just spend $400 on a new computer instead of $100 on a new OS but the old computer works fine and was pretty fast on XP, and the Windows Upgrade Advisor (free download, google it) told me that the unit would have no problems with Windows 7.So I copied all of my picture and document files off of the computer onto an external hard drive and booted this DVD. It only took about 10 minutes to install Windows 7 and yes, the hardest part is reading the micro type on the password key to unlock the copy of Windows. I took a picture with my iPhone and then zoomed in to read the numbers but even with that one number was VERY hard to read. After activation I spent the next hour or so configuring the computer, and I used Windows Easy Transfer (another free program from... 5/5 Goldengate "Goldengate" (San Francisco, where else?) - See all my reviews, March 9, 2014

    Installed On MacBook Pro

    0 5/5 terryw "Terry Williams" (Spring, TX) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) As background, I'm a heavy personal computer user but certainly not a techie. I'm an insurance and real estate broker in Houston, TX. I would rate my technical knowledge as medium.I bought the 64-bit builder pack to install on a new MacBook Pro. Followed the Apple Boot Camp instructions and was up and running in less than an hour. Couldn't have been easier. Love the MacBook Pro but one critical business web site only supports IE Explorer and several others have issues with Safari (plus Chrome, Firefox and others as well). The builder pack has all the features and is sold for a clean install on a new computer. It was exactly what I needed.Running both Windows7 and Snow Leopard for me is the only way to go. There's some keyboard differences but nothing significant. I may try Parallels 5.0 down the road but Boot Camp works fine for now. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 11, 2010

    Just make sure you understand...

    0 5/5 clem - See all my reviews This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack [Old Packaging] (DVD-ROM) This is OEM which means the difference is that this version locks itself to a single motherboard. As long as you run the same system your golden, but when you upgrade you will have to purchase another copy. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 7, 2011
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade [Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium]

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    Rating (451 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

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    Here Comes Windows 7

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    A Good Deal

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    Key upgrade info

    I had a difficult time trying to upgrade from Vista. I kept getting "unknown error" or "can't create directory for update files". Eventually I disabled everything running in the system tray - spysweeper, anti virus, and my background backup program. The install also asks you to un-install itunes. After this, I was able to update all three home computers. You would think it would be easy for Microsoft to detect these issues and give a decent error message - or include it in the installation instructions.An update after using Windows 7 for a couple of days:* Very good compatibility with programs, and printers. Everything came up and worked well. Even my Western Digital background backup program.* Taskbar bar icons are bigger - I'd guess that most Microsoft designers are growing old with me and starting to use reading glasses* Occasionally hangs when shutting down - I think that I have narrowed it to Spysweeper hanging out in the background and not closing... 3/5 J. McGillivary "mcgillca" (Santa Rosa CA USA) - See all my reviews, October 25, 2009
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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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    Recommended version for upgrading Windows 7 or a full install of Windows 8.1. Running Windows 8? Windows 8.1 is available as a free update from Microsoft
    Search, browse, and share more securely and quickly
    Access photos & files virtually anywhere with OneDrive built-in
    Get to it all from the new Start screen, even your familiar desktop
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  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit

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    It plays as hard as it works. Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation - all on a single PC.
    The Start screen. Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different tile sizes make your device as unique as you are.
    The apps you want. In addition to great built-in apps for e-mail, people, photos and video editing, you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype, and Halo: Spartan Assault.


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