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Volume 109

October 22, 2009
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7 ways to simplify your life with Windows 7

7 ways to simplify your life with Windows 7
You told us to make Windows simpler and easier to use. We listened. Windows 7 has better ways to find and manage files to help you speed through everyday tasks. It's designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC works just the way you want it to. Get to know Windows 7, and see how it can simplify just about everything you do with your PC.


Windows 7 features that help make everyday tasks easier
Calling all multi-taskers - new desktop enhancements make working with multiple windows on your desktop easier. Want to maximize a window? Just drag its border to the top of the screen. Read more about improvements to the desktop.
In Windows 7, the taskbar puts what you want to do at your fingertips. Pin the programs you use most to the taskbar or even pin a specific document to a program. Learn more about what's new with the taskbar.
One way to simplify your PC is to customize how your desktop looks and acts. Windows 7 gives you ample ways to do that, from controlling what appears in your Start menu to personalizing themes. Read more about customizing your desktop.
Say good-bye to that hodgepodge of cables and USB drives. HomeGroup, a new feature in Windows 7, lets you share files, photos, and music among your home PCs as if all the data was on a single hard disk drive. Learn more about this feature.


Learn from people like you
Andre

8/19/2009, Andre
Did you just make the move from Windows XP to Windows 7? To help make the transition a smooth one, here is a quick guide to help familiarize yourself with some of the changes and benefits...
Robert

10/3/2009, Robert
The new Pin feature in Windows 7, which replaces the quick launch feature of previous versions of Windows, lets you organize your favorite and often-used programs on your Taskbar or in your Start menu...
Windows Media Center Team

8/3/2009, Windows Media Center Team
Windows Media Center has tapped into the new HomeGroup feature to provide a smoother experience for sharing media between Windows 7-based PCs. Here I'll focus on sharing recorded television content...
Barb

7/24/2009, Barb
In my opinion, the Play To/streaming enhancements in Windows 7 are some of the coolest new features in Windows 7. Anyone, novices included, should be able to use and have fun with this technology set...

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