Windows 7       ® Secrets       ®
Windows 7        ® Secrets         ® Paul Thurrott Rafael Rivera
Windows® 7 Secrets®Published byWiley Publishing, Inc.10475 Crosspoint BoulevardIndianapolis, IN 46256www.wiley.comCopyrigh...
To Stephanie, Mark, and Kelly—PaulTo my father, who started me on my wonderful Windowsjourney—Rafael
About the Technical Editors   Todd Meister has been developing using Microsoft technologies for over 15 years. He’s   been...
About the Authors  The author of over 20 books, Paul Thurrott is a technology analyst for Windows IT Pro  and the majordom...
Credits   Acquisitions Editor     Vice President and   Jenny Watson            Executive Group Publisher                  ...
Acknowledgments  I don’t even know where to start, so I’ll start at the beginning.  Thanks Mom and Dad, for pushing me to ...
Contents at a Glance   Preface ..............................................................................................
Part VII: Windows 7 Power User .................................................................. 935   Chapter 24: Keepin...
Contents    Preface .........................................................................................................
xiv            ContentsChapter 2: Installing or Upgrading to Windows 7 ......................................................
Contents                   xv   Windows Touch: Reach Out and Touch Some Screen ..............................................
xvi            Contents   Internet Explorer 8 Security Features .............................................................
Contents                 xvii     Shared Folders ............................................................................
xviii           Contents   Managing Pictures with Windows Live Photo Gallery ................................................
Contents                 xix   World Wide Zune: A Look at the Zune Online Services ..........................................
xx            Contents   Power Management ...................................................................................
Contents                  xxi   Core Internet Explorer Usage ................................................................
xxii            ContentsChapter 22: Managing Your Schedule ..................................................................
Contents                xxiiiPart VII: Windows 7 Power User .................................................................
Preface    Welcome to Windows 7 Secrets. We hope you enjoy combing through this book as much    as we enjoyed digging deep...
xxvi   Windows 7 Secrets       The Cross-Reference icon points to chapters where additional information can be       found...
Read This First                           In This Chapter      Discovering that, yes, Windows 7 really is that good      T...
2     Read This First     W         ell, it’s here. Windows 7 is Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system, and while   ...
Read This First        3Windows 7 in 15 Minutes   This entire book is, of course, dedicated to Windows 7 and, to a lesser ...
4     Read This First      You can find out more about Windows 7’s repair and recovery tools in Chapter 25. We      discus...
Read This First      5Microsoft made huge security gains in Windows Vista, and Windows 7 builds on thatfoundation by makin...
6     Read This First    to ensure that all your old settings and data make it from your old PC to Windows 7 no    matter ...
Read This First       7Figure 5: Windows Aero is more pervasive and capable in Windows 7.  We examine the Aero desktop eff...
8      Read This First    Figure 6: The new Windows 7 taskbar is indeed super.       The Windows 7 taskbar is also covered...
Read This First          9   In Chapter 4, we introduce Jump Lists.Windows TouchWhile Apple popularized multi-touch capabi...
10      Read This First     Libraries     In a new bid to end the organizational nightmares that dog many Windows users,  ...
Read This First        11HomeGroup SharingWhile Windows has included increasingly easier network-based sharing capabilitie...
12     Read This First     Figure 11: Internet Explorer 8       We look at Internet Explorer 8 in Chapter 20. IE8’s securi...
Read This First        13   Figure 12: Windows 7 appletsBut Wait, There’s More   You want more? Oh, there’s more. In addit...
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  1. 1. Windows 7 ® Secrets ®
  2. 2. Windows 7 ® Secrets ® Paul Thurrott Rafael Rivera
  3. 3. Windows® 7 Secrets®Published byWiley Publishing, Inc.10475 Crosspoint BoulevardIndianapolis, IN 46256www.wiley.comCopyright © 2009 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, IndianaPublished simultaneously in CanadaISBN: 978-0-470-50841-1Manufactured in the United States of America10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means,electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except as permitted under Sections 107 or108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written permission of the Publisher, or authorizationthrough payment of the appropriate per-copy fee to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers,MA 01923, (978) 750-8400, fax (978) 646-8600. Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to thePermissions Department, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, (201) 748-6011, fax (201)748-6008, or online at http://www.wiley.com/go/permissions.Limit of Liability/Disclaimer of Warranty: The publisher and the author make no representations or warranties withrespect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this work and specifically disclaim all warranties, includingwithout limitation warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty may be created or extended by sales orpromotional materials. The advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for every situation. This work issold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professionalservices. If professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought.Neither the publisher nor the author shall be liable for damages arising herefrom. The fact that an organization orWeb site is referred to in this work as a citation and/or a potential source of further information does not mean thatthe author or the publisher endorses the information the organization or Web site may provide or recommendationsit may make. Further, readers should be aware that Internet Web sites listed in this work may have changed ordisappeared between when this work was written and when it is read.For general information on our other products and services please contact our Customer Care Department withinthe United States at (877) 762-2974, outside the United States at (317) 572-3993 or fax (317) 572-4002.Wiley also publishes its books in a variety of electronic formats. Some content that appears in print may not beavailable in electronic books.Library of Congress Control Number: 2009931755Trademarks: Wiley, and the Wiley logo, and Secrets are trademarks or registered trademarks of John Wiley & Sons,Inc. and/or its affiliates, in the United States and other countries, and may not be used without written permission.Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All othertrademarks are the property of their respective owners. Wiley Publishing, Inc. is not associated with any product orvendor mentioned in this book.
  4. 4. To Stephanie, Mark, and Kelly—PaulTo my father, who started me on my wonderful Windowsjourney—Rafael
  5. 5. About the Technical Editors Todd Meister has been developing using Microsoft technologies for over 15 years. He’s been a Technical Editor on over 50 titles ranging from SQL Server to the .NET Framework. Besides technical editing titles, he is an Assistant Director for Computing Services at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He lives in central Indiana with his wife, Kimberly, and their four children. Joli Ballew is a Microsoft MVP and holds several Microsoft certifications including MCSE, MCDST, and MCTS. Joli has written over 30 books, teaches at two local junior colleges, manages the network and Web site for North Texas Graphics, and regularly writes for several Web sites. In her spare time, Joli enjoys gardening, golfing, and traveling.
  6. 6. About the Authors The author of over 20 books, Paul Thurrott is a technology analyst for Windows IT Pro and the majordomo of the SuperSite for Windows (www.winsupersite.com). He writes a weekly editorial for Windows IT Pro UPDATE (www.windowsitpro.com/email), a daily Windows news and information e-mail newsletter called “WinInfo Daily News” (www .wininformant.com), and a monthly column called “Need to Know” in Windows IT Pro Magazine. He also blogs daily via the SuperSite Blog (community.winsupersite.com/ blogs/paul ), posts regularly on Twitter (www.twitter.com/thurrott ), and appears weekly in the highly rated and hugely popular Windows Weekly podcast with Leo Laporte (www.twit.tv/ww). Rafael Rivera is a software developer for a VAR 500 company, Telos Corporation, where he works on mission critical systems. He is a Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA) and takes Windows apart on his blog Within Windows (www.withinwindows.com). He also regularly “tweets” (www.twitter.com/withinrafael). Rafael was born on the same day as Windows 1.0—November 20, 1985—which many believe is no coincidence.
  7. 7. Credits Acquisitions Editor Vice President and Jenny Watson Executive Group Publisher Richard Swadley Executive Editor Carol Long Vice President and Executive Publisher Senior Project Editor Barry Pruett Kevin Kent Associate Publisher Development Editor Jim Minatel Jeff Riley Project Coordinator, Cover Technical Editors Lynsey Stanford Todd Meister Joli Ballew Compositors Craig Johnson and Production Editor Maureen Forys, Kathleen Wisor Happenstance Type-O-Rama Copy Editor Proofreader Luann Rouff Dr. Nate Pritts, Word One Editorial Director Indexer Robyn B. Siesky Robert Swanson Editorial Manager Cover Designer Mary Beth Wakefield Ryan Sneed Production Manager Tim Tate
  8. 8. Acknowledgments I don’t even know where to start, so I’ll start at the beginning. Thanks Mom and Dad, for pushing me to pursue my passions. Thanks Gary, for starting me down this path in 1993. I miss you. Thanks Adam, for having big ideas and taking a chance on me. Thanks to everyone at Windows IT Pro Magazine—past and present—for an amazing decade of growth and change. Thanks to Jeff, Aimee, and Brittany at Lenovo. You are the best. Thanks to Allen, Glen, and Marco at HP. My infrastructure is built on your stuff, and I appreciate all your help. Thanks, Stephanie, for believing in me and for giving me the time and space I need to get this kind of thing completed. As always, you are the glue that makes our family work. Thanks to Mark and Kelly for understanding about the missed baseball and softball games. You both make me smile every day. Thanks to Rafael for joining me on this confusing, busy, and stressful adventure. It’s nice to have a true co-author for a change, one I can trust with anything, bounce ideas off, and truly collaborate with. Welcome aboard. Thanks to Kevin and Jen at Wiley for all your help. Hey, we finally got one done on time! Also, thanks to Katie, who has moved on to bigger and better things, and to all the editors who worked on this title. Thanks, too, to Carol for your invaluable help. You know why. Thanks to Lucas for always being ready to find the answer. Thanks, too, to all my friends and acquaintances at Microsoft and Wagged who helped me along the way. Finally, thanks to my readers and listeners from around the world. I’ve enjoyed the conversa- tions and hope they continue well into the future. It’s been a fantastic ride, but what makes this fun isn’t so much the products as it is the relationships you make along the way. —Paul A very special thanks to my parents, for letting me consume their food and electricity while working on this title night and day. I love you both! A gut punch for Paul, for giving me the opportunity to contribute to his series of books built by users for users. I look up to him. So should you. A hug and a kiss to my girlfriend, Jenny, for being a proud and incredibly supportive super-nerd, and for making me the happiest guy alive. A special shout out to my friends Morgan and Jimmy, in ice cream heaven Vermont! Chunky Monkey, baby! A salute to Kevin, Jen, and all the folks at Wiley for tolerating our delays and helping us push the book out on time. Without them, you wouldn’t be reading this. Seriously. And finally, a thumbs up to all my readers around the world. I enjoy writing for you all! To the people that spam me. I hate you. —Rafael
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