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Windows 7 beta 1 Tips
Lock Down Unauthorized Applications with the Built-In AppLocker Tool
With Windows 7, it's easy to head off potential problems by preventing users from running unauthorized programs and scripts. Find out how.
Perform Multithreaded File Copies with Robocopy in Windows 7
The version of Robocopy included with Windows 7 offers a new switch for performing multi-threaded copies. Here's what you need to know.
Set Different Default Printers for Different Locations
If you use your laptop in more than one location, Windows 7 will let you set a different default printer for each network that you access. Find out how to do this.
Troubleshoot Power Management Settings in Windows 7
Discover a new command line switch in Windows 7 for easily analyzing and troubleshooting power management settings.
Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7—Even on a Netbook
Using a USB key to install Windows 7 makes the process faster and more flexible. Here's all you need to know to do this.
New Ways to Maintain your PC and Solve Common Problems on Windows
Windows 7 offers new ways to manage your system and troubleshoot common problems. Learn about two new components that can help you keep your system running smoothly with less effort.
Use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to Get Reliability Data from Remote PCs
Learn how you can use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to gather system stability and reliability data from remote computers running Windows 7.
Install Windows 7 Alongside Windows Vista for a Dual Boot System
Are you hesitant to install the Windows 7 beta on your system? It's actually quite easy to prep your Windows Vista system to dual boot both operating systems--and all the tools you need are readily available in Windows Vista. Find out how.
Turn Off Security Messages and Other System Notifications in Windows 7
Windows 7 allows you to turn off the various system messages and notifications that pop up on the Taskbar. Find out how.
Use Windows 7 to Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 Servers
Did you know you can use Windows 7 beta 1 to manage your Windows Server 2008 servers? Here's the download you'll need and an overview of the tools it includes.
Encrypt Removable USB Drives with BitLocker To Go on Windows 7
With Windows 7, you can easily protect the data stored on removeable drives. See how BitLocker To Go allows you to keep USB drives more secure.
Prepare and Service Windows Images Using the New DISM Tool
Discover how you can service Windows images and prepare Windows PE images with the new Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command line tool available with Windows 7.
New User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) Features for Windows 7
Here is an overview of the new features you can use in the User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) to simplify migration to Windows 7.
Easier Troubleshooting Support with Problem Step Recorder
Discover how the new Problem Steps Recorder can help you troubleshoot problems on remote systems by letting you see exactly what actions are taking place on the system.
Shrink and Simplify OS Images with Dynamic Driver Provisioning
Find out how Dynamic Driver Provisioning in Windows 7 can help you reduce the size of images and simplify image managament by reducing the number of images you maintain,
Shake Windows off Your Desktop
Need to quickly clean up your cluttered desktop by minimizing all windows but the one you're working in. Here's a simple but handy trick to do this.
Pin Files, Folders, and Favorites to the Taskbar in Windows 7 beta 1
You can pin files and resources to the Taskbar for easy access to the documents you use most often. Find out how.
Burn a Disc Image from an ISO or IMG file in Windows 7
Windows 7 beta 1 introduces the built-in ability to burn discs directly from ISO and IMG files. Find out how you can easily burn ISO and IMG files to disc.
Work Faster with New Hotkey Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 7 beta 1
Windows 7 beta 1 includes new keyboard shortcuts that allow you to navigate and manage the Windows workspace more efficiently. Here are 10 shortcuts you should know.