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Windows 7 IconWindows 7 has come to us as a revolution: and not just for the common user. Every change is never easy–and this is a big one–especially for people coming from Windows XP. We can be overwhelmed by the many features Windows 7 has.  But what happens if you want to do more than just use it this new operating system? Continue reading and you will see how to know more about this impressive operating system.

1. Windows Guides

One good way to start is reading the book “Windows 7 The Pocket Guide”:

Instructions to Get Free Books

If you prefer to read articles online:

The list is very impressive and I can only suggest you read every article you find in this section:

Windows Guides – Windows 7

2. Microsoft TechNet – Windows 7.

Microsoft also has a website where you can find a lot of incredible material:

Windows 7: Increase Productivity, Improve Security, and Streamline PC Management

Here you have Webcast, Videos, Virtual Labs, Podcast. Indeed you can see a video about options on Windows 7 you may not know how to use. It’s a very huge website so take your time.

Something you have to probe is Virtual Labs (use Internet Explorer for this.) i.e. if you want to know how to use the AppLocker feature, first select the tab:

Windows 7 Productivity Virtual Labs

Now click on:

TechNet Virtual Lab Express: Windows 7: AppLocker

Click on Launch Virtual Lab:

Launch Virtual Lab Button

Then the enviroment start to load:

Preparing Lab Virtual

An explanation about the Remote Desktop Connection Manager appears:

Remote Desktop Connection Manager Window

As incredible as it seems Microsoft provide you with two PCs for learning how to use Windows 7 features.  One is a server and the other is a workstation and you only have to follow the instructions (remember to use IE for this lab.)



About Angel Luis

I am an Engineer of Telecommunications that love computers. My first computer was a Commodore 16kb, about 25 years ago and since then I am always fighting computers problems. Please visit my entries and ask me about whatever problem you have, I will be pleased to help you. My email is discoveryourpc [at] gmail [dot] com. You can follow me on twitter @agenlu or read my blog www.discoveryourpc.net

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