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Windows 7 performance and hardware compatibility

Find resources and tools to help you install and manage devices, troubleshoot hardware compatibility issues, and monitor and improve performance in your Windows 7 client environment.

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Consumerization of IT: frequently asked questions

Get answers to common questions about the growing consumerization trend and get recommendations on how to approach the management of user-selected devices, applications, and services within your desktop environment.

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Windows 7 hardware assessment with the MAP Toolkit
Find out how to use the MAP Toolkit to assess the readiness of hardware and devices.



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Power Management in Windows 7
Learn how to use ACT Data Collection Packages to discover and analyze applications in your environment.




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