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MPICT Winter 2010 ICT Educator Conference. H ands-on Introduction to Windows 7. Contact. Sam Bowne Computer Networking and Information Technology City College San Francisco Email: [email protected] Web:

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MPICT Winter 2010 ICT Educator Conference

Hands-on Introduction to Windows 7

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  • Sam Bowne

  • Computer Networking and Information Technology

  • City College San Francisco

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Web:

  • This Powerpoint and all the projects are freely available for you to use in your classes

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How many computers do you have at home?

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

  • 5 or more

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How many of your home computers use Windows 7?

  • None

  • One

  • Only a few of them

  • Nearly all of them

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When will your school's computer labs upgrade to Windows 7?

  • We have already upgraded all our labs to Windows 7

  • We have already upgraded some labs to Windows 7

  • We will upgrade some labs in 2010

  • We will upgrade some labs in 2011

  • Not until 2012 or later

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What Microsoft discount program is your school enrolled in?

  • None/I Don't Know

  • Microsoft IT Academy

  • Microsoft Academic Alliance

  • Something else

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Microsoft Academic AllianceMSDNAA

  • Cost: $800 per year for a whole college department

  • Benefits

    • Free copies of Windows and many other Microsoft products, such as SQL Server and Visio

    • Up to 10 copies per student or faculty member

    • Unlimited copies for lab installs

  • Limitation

    • Does not include Microsoft Office

    • Includes Windows 7 Professional only, not Ultimate or the home versions

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  • Cost: $350 for the first year, $250 per year thereafter

  • Benefits

    • Free copies of virtually everything Microsoft makes, including all versions of Windows and Office

    • Up to 10 copies of most products

  • Limitation

    • Only for one person

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Not in textbook

Windows 7 Versions and Installation

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Disk Partitions

  • Hard disks are large—often 320 GB or more

  • It is a good practice to divide the hard disk into several separate portions called partitions

  • Each partition typically appears in the Computer window with a different drive letter

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Installation Options

  • Clean install

    • Start with an empty hard disk or partition

    • You will get the most stable install this way

    • BUT: you will need to install all your applications and migrate over your documents and settings

    • Windows Easy Transfer may help

  • Upgrade

    • From Windows Vista SP1 or SP2 to Windows7

    • Keeps installed programs, settings, and documents

    • You cannot upgrade Win XP to Windows 7

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Installation Boot Options

  • Single-boot

    • Windows 7 as the only operating system on the computer

    • This is the normal situation

  • Dual-boot or multi-boot

    • Two or more operating systems (OSs) on the same computer

    • Each OS is on its own disk or partition

    • Each time the machine starts up, the user chooses the OS to boot to

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Norton Ghost

  • A single machine is set up with the OS and applications, preferences, and data

  • The Ghost Server copies that entire hard disk through the Ethernet wire

    • That required 20 minutes for the Eee netbooks you are using now

  • All the other machines are made into duplicates simultaneously through Ethernet

    • That took another 20 minutes

  • BUT: Ghost is hard to set up

    • It took us 14 hours to set it up the first time

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System Image Backup

  • A feature included in Windows 7 (and Vista)

  • The entire system partition is copied to an image file

  • The file may be stored on an internal hard drive, or a USB removable hard drive

  • Works like Ghost, but without the multicasting

  • Can restore an entire operating system in 20 minutes

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Hardware Requirements

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Windows 7 Versions

  • Starter

  • Home Premium

  • Professional

  • Ultimate

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Windows 7 Versions

  • Starter

    • Intended for netbooks--cheap and limited

  • Home Premium

    • Intended for home users

  • Professional

    • Everything in Home Premium plus business features like Domain Join

  • Ultimate

    • Everything in Professional plus advanced business technology like BitLocker, BranchCache, and AppLocker

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  • Easy, secure file-sharing

  • Only for Home networks

  • Protected by a password

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Windows XP Mode

  • Runs Windows XP in a virtual machine

  • Only available in Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate

  • Software opens in a window without a visible Win XP desktop

    • BUT it requires Intel's Virtual Technology (VT)

    • Only the latest machines have it, and only some of the new Sony VAIOs

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Security of Windows XP and Vista

  • Windows XP

  • 42% of attacks came through Microsoft software

  • Vista

  • 6% of attacks came through Microsoft software

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Using Windows XP Mode Wisely

  • Do Web browsing and run most applications on Windows 7

  • Use Windows XP Mode only for legacy applications that requires it

  • This will be much more secure than running Windows XP only

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Domain Join

  • Intended for businesses

  • Requires a domain controller running Windows 2008 Server or earlier Windows Server versions

  • Provides a central point of administration, making the network more secure and scalable

  • Only Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate can join domains

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  • All versions of Windows 7 provide image-based full system backup

  • But only Windows 7 Business and Ultimate can back up to a network server

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Windows 7 BitLocker

  • Encrypts the whole hard drive

  • Requires the user to supply a startup PIN or USB flash drive that contains keying material before the computer will boot

    • Protected from Stanford’s “cold boot” attack that can break through Vista’s BitLocker

  • BitLocker To Go

    • Encrypts a USB stick

  • Only available in Enterprise or Ultimate versions

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Windows 7 Enterprise

  • Not available in retail stores

  • Only sold to "Microsoft Software Assurance customers"

  • Several new features not included in the Business or Home Premium versions

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New Taskbar

  • Larger icons

  • Hover to see thumbnail images of windows

  • Drag items to the taskbar to dock them

  • Drag icons to rearrange them

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Full-Screen Preview

  • Hover over a window's thumbnail to see it in preview mode

  • Hover over the rectangle at the right end of the taskbar to preview the Desktop

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Jump Lists

  • You can pin items to each Taskbar button

  • Makes the tasks you do most often easier to launch

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  • Gathers files from several folders together

  • To customize the folder list, click the blue "2 locations" link

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Advanced Options

  • Click Tools, InternetOptions, Advanced tab

  • Many adjustments can be made

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Internet Explorer's Accelerators

  • Highlight text on a page

  • A blue "Accelerator" button appears

  • Click it to see actions you can do with the text

    • (not in book)

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Network and Sharing Center

  • Map (at top)

  • View your active networks

  • Change your networking settings

  • Tasks (on left)

  • (also in Vista)

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Viewing Network Computers and Devices

  • Start, Network

  • Media Devices include Windows 7 computers sharing media

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Network Map

  • Uses "Link Layer Topology Discovery" protocol

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Customizing Your Network

  • In "Network and Sharing Center", in the "View your active networks" section:

    • Click icon to change network name or icon

    • Click blue "Home Network" or "Work Network" to change network location

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Managing Network Connections

  • In "Network and Sharing Center", click "Change Adapter Settings"

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Network Connection Properties

  • Right-click a connection, Properties

  • Notice IPv6 and LLTD

    • LLTD Mapper draws the map

    • LLTP Responder sends data to the mapper

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Project 1: Remote Assistance

  • Two people share a computer at once

  • Was also present in Win XP, but has some new features in Windows 7

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Project 2: Remote Desktop

  • Control your work PC from home

  • Was also present in Win XP, but has some new features in Windows 7

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Project 3: Resource Monitor

  • New in Windows 7

  • Far more friendly and useful than earlier performance-monitoring utilities

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Project 4: HomeGroup

  • New in Windows 7

  • Very Useful