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September 11, 2010 at 1:58 am #86230
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Got the Windows 7 upgrade last winter for laptops wife and I bought last summer.  Haven’t really explored its potential and went looking for a tutorial but couldn’t even find a Windows 7 in my "programs" file.
Q — should there be the Windows 7 program accessible on my laptop w/o going online?
Q — I thought we’d each registered but not sure — do you have to do this to get updates, tips, etc.?
Q — Is there a tutorial in this program file?
Q — Where’s best place to actually learn to use Windows 7?

September 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm #89653
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Firstly, before I answer any of your questions, welcome to the forums!

Now, as for your questions:

1. Windows 7 isn;t actually a program in itself, it is an operating system – the basic "stuff" that needs to be on your computer in order for programs (like word, games, and anything else) to run. On the more technical side, it deals with making sure all the bits and pieces that make up your computer can function correctly. Therefore, you won’t see any programs called that in your start menu.

2. Well, registration is no longer required. Windows requires you to activate it (basically, it contacts Microsoft to make sure you’re running a safe and genuine version of Windows), but other than that, nothing else is required on your part. You can find Windows 7 tips here, or on any number of community forums – As well as the official technet forums, although those may be quite technical at times.

3. If you are looking to install windows, it can be done many ways. If you want some information on the most suitable method for you, let me know and I’ll let you know about them.

4. Windows 7 is extremely easy to use by itself – If you are already used to using Windows, you shouldn’t have any problems. If you’re currently using Vista (the version before 7), almost everything is functionally identical – it just has a few tweaks and extra features to make using your computer easier.

If there’s anything else you want to know about, feel free to ask.

November 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm #89738
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internet is very good source of information.
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November 29, 2010 at 4:50 am #89771
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<!– s:) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smiley.gif" alt=":)" title="Smiley" /><!– s:) –> Glad to see you have embraced Windows 7. It is such a pleasure to use and you will discover just how easy it is. Another great place to learn to use Win 7 is of course Microsoft’s own resources. Here is a link to help you get up and running quickly. <!– m –><a class="postlink" href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/use/default.aspx">http://www.microsoft.com/windows/window … fault.aspx</a><!– m –>
Have fun and spread the news.
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December 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm #89777
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Here is another Great place to learn about windows 7 if you can’t find what your looking for here, although I think this forum will cover almost anything.

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