- #10: More Intuitive Control Panel Categories
- #9: Better Notifications If Your System Has a Problem
- #8: Better Network Management and Troubleshooting
- #7: More Powerful Taskbar
- #6: Integrated Windows Media Center
- #5: Better File and System Backup
- #4: Better Management of Devices and Printers
- #3: Device Stage
- #2: Better File Management with Libraries
- #1: Easier Recovery from System Failure
- How to Stay with Windows XP and Move Up to Windows 7
#4: Better Management of Devices and Printers
Windows XP, as with previous Windows editions, doesn't make it simple to manage devices. Depending upon the device, you might need to use Device Manager, the Printers and Faxes folder, the Scanners and Cameras applet, the Mouse applet, and so on.
Windows 7 centralizes device management with its new Devices and Printers folder (see Figure 7). It provides fast access to device-specific management features for everything from displays, keyboards, and imaging devices to mice, removable-media and external drives, and printerseven your PC.
Figure 7 Using the Devices and Printers dialog to manage your PC.