- #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
#8: Better Network Management and Troubleshooting
Although Windows XP added integrated wireless network support, its basic network management features were still largely unchanged from older versions. Windows 7's radically restyled Network and Sharing Center (see Figure 3) provides one-stop access to sharing settings, media streaming settings, network setup, and troubleshooting.
Figure 3 Windows 7's Action Center gives you quick access to troubleshooting, security, and maintenance tools.
While familiar command-line diagnostic programs such as Ping, Tracert, and others are still around, Windows 7's GUI-based network troubleshooters provide fast and accurate solutions.