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Manage Windows 7

Find resources and tools to help you better manage your Windows 7 PC infrastructure, keep your systems up to date, and optimize system performance. Not sure what a tool does? Hover over the link for an explanation.

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Install and Manage Devices

Tools:    Debugging Tools for Windows (x86)   |   Debugging Tools for Windows (x64)

Manage Settings with Group Policy

Tools:    Group Policy Settings Reference   |   Group Policy Preference Migration Tool

Deploy Service Packs

Tools:  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)   |   Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)

Deploy Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7:

Optimize Performance

Tools:    Windows Performance Analysis Tools   |   Process Monitor   |   Process Explorer

Additional Tools

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Visit the TechNet Script Center repository for Windows 7 >

Troubleshoot an Issue

Not an IT professional? Troubleshoot Windows 7 at Microsoft Answers.