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  • Copyright 2010
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 264
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4221-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4221-6

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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Table of Contents

    Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

1 Planning Your Upgrade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    Which Version of Windows 7? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

        Windows 7 Starter Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

        Windows 7 Home Basic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

        Windows 7 Home Premium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

        Windows 7 Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

        Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate . . . . . . . . . . .9

    Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

        Windows Compatibility List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

        Windows Logo’d Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

        Hardware Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

    More Than the Minimum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

        CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

        Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

        Disk Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

        Graphics Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

        DVD Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

        Audio Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

        Internet Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

    Finding Out What You Have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

    Back Up, Back Up, Back Up! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

        Backing Up Under Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

        Backing Up Under Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

    Running Windows Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

2 Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

    Evaluating Applications for Upgrading or Cross-Grading . . .25

    A Word About Data Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

    Applying Application Standards to Older Operating

Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

    Migrating Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

    Dealing with Applications Versus Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

    Migration Versus Reinstallation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

    Cross-Grading Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

3 Migrating from XP to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

    Migrating Applications from Windows XP to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

    Installing Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

        How to Do a Custom (Clean) Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

    Migrating Your Applications from XP to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . .46

        Installing Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

        Reloading Application and User Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

        Resolving Application Upgrades and Cross-Grades . . . . . .48

4 Migrating from Vista to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

    Documenting Your Vista System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

        What You Need to Have on Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

    Performing the Migration to Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

    Installing Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

        How to Perform a Custom (Clean) Installation . . . . . . . . . . . .53

        How to Perform an Upgrade Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

        Finishing the Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

5 Application and Data Migration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

    Which Approach to Use? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

    Choosing the Right Migration Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

    General Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

    Migrating Data on a Single Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

        Task 1: Install the Migration Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

        Task 2: Create and Store Your Application Archive . . . . . . .66

        Task 3: Install Windows 7 and Antivirus Software . . . . . . . . .74

        Task 4: Install the Migration Software Under Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . .75

        Task 5: Use Migration Software to Install Your Application/Data Archive . . . .75

    Migrating Applications and Data to a New Windows 7 Computer . . . . . . . . .

        Task 1: Premigration Setup for Network Connect . . . . . . . .79

        Task 2: Install the Migration Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

        Task 3: Create a Connection Between the Two Computers . . . . . . . . . . .82

        Task 4: Use the Migration Software to Perform Your Migration . . . . . . .82

        Task 5: Clean Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

    Using PC Mover to Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 . . . . . . .87

    Disposing of Your Old Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

        Software Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

        Disposing of Your Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

6 New Windows 7 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

    What’s on the Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

        Desktop Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

        Clock Gadget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

        View Headlines Gadget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

        Slide Show Gadget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

        Recycle Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

        Taskbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

    Changes to the Graphical User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

        Aero Peek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

        Aero Shake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

        Aero Snap Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

        Jump Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

        Invisible Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

    Altering Taskbar, Start Menu, and Toolbar Properties . . . . . . . .98

        Changing Taskbar Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

        Changing Start Menu Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

        Changing Toolbar Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

    The Calculator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

    Windows 7 Search Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

    Changes to the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

        Device Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

        Devices and Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

        Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

        Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

        Virtual Hard Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

        ClearType Text Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

        Gadgets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

        Sticky Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

        Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

        Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

        Workspaces Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

        Location and Other Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

        Credentials Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

        Biometrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

        Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

        HomeGroups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

        Wireless Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

        Direct Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

        BranchCache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

        Security (Windows Action Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

        APIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

        Changes to AutoPlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

        BitLocker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

        AppLocker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

        Windows Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

        Play To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124

        Streaming Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

        Windows Live . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

        User Interface Enhancements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

        Speech Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129

    Internet Explorer 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129

        New Features in Internet Explorer 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129

        Visual Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130

    Using Internet Explorer’s Instant Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

    Accelerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

    Web Slices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

7 New Windows 7 Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

    Windows Live . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

        Bing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137

        Windows Live Messenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138

        Windows Live Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141

        Windows Live Photo Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

        Windows Live Writer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

        Windows Live Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

        Windows Live Family Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

    Windows Live Movie Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

        Live Movie Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

        Windows Live Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148

        SkyDrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148

        Office Outlook Connector 12.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150

        Office Live Add-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150

        Silverlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

    Windows Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

        Windows Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

    Internet Explorer 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156

        Accelerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

        Web Slices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

        Colored Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

        InPrivate Browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

        InPrivate Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

8 Windows 7 Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

    New Security Features in Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

        The Action Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

        BitLocker To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

        Direct Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166

        Credentials Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

        Windows Live Family Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

        SkyDrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

        Fingerprint Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

        Smart Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

    New Security Features in Internet Explorer 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

        InPrivate Browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

        SmartScreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

    Microsoft Security Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

        A Word about File Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

9 Windows 7 Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

    Setting Up Your Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

        Setting Up Your Home Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

    Connecting a Printer or Other Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

        Uninstalling a Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

        Adding a Device Not Shown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

    Your HomeGroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187

        Changing Your Homegroup Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189

    Libraries and Public Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189

        Creating a New Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190

    Network and Sharing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191

    Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

    Using the Windows Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192

    Windows 7 and Domains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193

10 Windows 7 Wireless Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

    Setting Up a Wireless Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196

    Viewing and Connecting to Available Wireless Networks . . . . .. . . . .198

    How Do I Know if a Wireless Network Is Secure? . . . . . . . . . . . .199

    What Makes a Home or Work Network Safe to Connect To? . . . . .200

    How Windows Firewall Affects Network Locations . . . . . . . . .201

    Some Wi-Fi Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202

    Choosing a Network Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203

        To Change a Network Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204

    Connecting to the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

11 Virtualization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

    Advantages of Virtualization and VHDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208

    Disadvantages of Virtualization and VHDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210

    Virtualization and VHDs in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210

        Example 1: Garage-Based Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210

        Example 2: Freelance Graphic Artist and Publisher . . . . .211

        Example 3: Multiple Home Users Under the Same Roof  . . . .211

    Using Windows 7 Virtualization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212

        Virtual Hard Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212

    Native Hard Disk Support in Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213

        Creating a VHD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214

    Dependent VHDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216

    Creating VHDs from Within Windows 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217

    Mounting VHDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218

    Windows XP Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219

        Configuring Windows XP Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223

        Virtual Windows XP Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223

    Why Use Windows XP Mode? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224

    Windows 7 and Existing Virtualization Environments . . . . . .224

        Sun xVM VirtualBox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225

        VMWare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228

        Other Virtual Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230

    Moving to a Virtualized Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230

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Last Update: November 17, 2020