Switching to Microsoft Windows 7: The Painless Way to Upgrade from Windows XP or Vista

Switching to Microsoft Windows 7: The Painless Way to Upgrade from Windows XP or Vista

Elna Tymes

Language: English

Pages: 264

ISBN: 0789742217

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The only Windows 7 book upgraders need!


Switching to Microsoft Windows 7? Here’s all the help you’ll ever need!


Learn how to move from Windows XP or Windows Vista quickly and painlessly… discover the fast, efficient “Windows 7 way” to perform every common task... do more with your PC than you ever could before! It’s all here... everything from Family Safety to Photo Gallery, to search to security!


Every Windows 7 upgrader needs a friendly expert to show them the ropes. With this book, you’ve got yours!

  •  Discover what’s different about Windows 7–and what hasn’t changed from Vista and XP

  •  Plan for the easiest possible upgrade

  •  Migrate your applications and data, painlessly

  •  Find everything fast, with Windows 7’s supercharged search tools

  •  Use Microsoft’s latest new applications–including the downloadable, free Live Essentials

  •  Set up Windows 7 networks, and connect Windows 7 computers to existing networks

  •  Use Windows 7’s powerful new virtual hard disk feature

  •  And much more...



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you can use either the Automatic Backup to back up just your files and data or the Complete PC Backup to back up everything on your PC, including the operating system and applications. From the Library of Daniel Johnson 22 Chapter 1 Planning Your Upgrade To back up your files, follow these steps: 1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel. 2. Click System Maintenance and select Back Up Your Computer. 3. Click either the Back Up Files button or the Back Up Computer button. Vista

4. From the select computer window you saw in Figure 3.6, select This Is My New Computer. From the Library of Daniel Johnson 48 Chapter 3 5. Migrating from XP to Windows 7 Windows Easy Transfer will ask you if the files are already saved to an external drive. Select Yes and point Easy Transfer to where you have stored the migration (.MIG) file. tip Before it migrates the files,Windows Easy Transfer allows you to review the settings and files you want to migrate. If you are new to this,

edit, rearrange, and watch photos, videos, or movies, or listen to recorded music and commercial radio. Some users no longer subscribe to cable or satellite TV and simply watch TV via their computers. With a simple USB TV Tuner you can record and watch shows on your schedule. Windows Media Center has been updated to manage a single TV guide containing both standard and digital high-definition TV shows (see Figure 6.33). FIGURE 6.33 Windows Media Center allows you to record and watch television

Contacts list) are doing via the “What’s New” area at the bottom of the page. You can expand the “What’s New” area to include new photos and other details. Messenger also lets you type a personal message at the bottom of your Contacts list and send it, similar to using an Instant Message or Twitter to send a quick message to all of your contacts. You can also change the layout of your Contacts list and the size and shape of icons representing your contacts. From the Library of Daniel Johnson

Windows Live Calendar. From the Library of Daniel Johnson Windows Live 143 Windows Live Photo Gallery Windows Live Photo Gallery is a photo management and sharing application. It is an upgraded version of the Photo Gallery that was part of Vista (see Figure 7.3). FIGURE 7.3 Windows Live Photo Gallery helps you manage and share your photos. Windows Live Photo Gallery lets you manage, tag, and search for digital photos. It provides an image viewer that can replace the default Windows 7 image

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