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  1. iTeach Center The Evolution of the KSU ETC www.iteachcenter.org

  2. Slides at: www.iteachcenter.org Click Downloads Is 7 Your Lucky Number? Brent Williams, Ph.D. brent@iteachcenter.org KSU iTeachCenter

  3. Objectives • What about Windows 8? • Why 7? • 7 Overview • Features and Differences • 7 and Wireless • Windows 7 Security • Your Questions

  4. What About Windows 8? • Two Versions • Desktop (Laptops) • Tablet • User Interface on Desktop • Confusing, Clumsy • Requires Retraining • Applications • Desktop will not run on Tablet

  5. Why Windows 7? • Apple killed Vista, XP is “Legacy” • Updated Shell • Start menu, desktop, etc. • Search • IE8, Media Player 12 • Backup and Restore • Photo Gallery • Snipping Tool

  6. Why 7? • CD/DVD “Live” Support • Shadow Copy • Speech Recognition • ReadyBoost/ReadyDrive • User Account Control • Windows Defender • MS Security Essentials • Windows Firewall

  7. PerformanceCompared to XP • User interaction excellent • Compared to similar XP PC • Application execution • About the same as XP • Glossy interface is demanding! • Powerful PC recommended • 2GB of Memory • Fast Disk • Netbook is Fine

  8. Is there a dramatic, compelling reason to switch? • Maybe! • Nice Feature Set • MS will eventually make you switch! • Issues • End user training • Application compatibility • Compatibility Wizard • Drivers • No UG from XP

  9. Prediction:use 7 for 30 days and you will not Want to go back to XP - ever!

  10. Pick a Version • 7 for Netbooks • 7 Home Basic & Premium • Lack certain large network features • Remote desktop, domain membership • Group policies • 7 Professional Edition • Most like XP Pro in features • Good fit for schools • 7 Ultimate Edition • Like Media Center Edition of XP • Includes tablet capabilities • 7 Enterprise • Virtual OS support • Execute Unix Apps • Asset inventory service

  11. You Don’t Need New Hardware • 1 GHz processor, minimum • Ideal: Dual core, 2 GHz or better • 512 Mb memory, minimum • OK: 1 GB • Better: 2 GB • Hard Drive • 20 GB min • Better: SATA 7200 RPM, 8 MB cache or better • Best: SSD

  12. You Don’t Need New Hardware • Video • Will work with most video cards • Better: DirectX 10 support with 128 MB or more • Other • Nice flat-panel display • DVD burner • Good sound card • Wireless and/or wired NIC

  13. Installing 7 • Upgrade from XP? • No. (Officially) Upgrade to Vista first. • Clean install if you can • Laplink Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant (http://bit.ly/JeafI) • Media is DVD • All versions on the DVD • Clean Install Time • 30 minutes to over an hour • Product Activation • Shrink-wrap • Within 30 days • Volume License • Multiple Activation Key (MAK) via MS • or Key Management Service (KMS) via Your Server • Within 3 days

  14. Where Did Stuff Go? • Document & Settings – Gone! • Replaced by USERS • All Users – Gone! • Replaced by PUBLIC • User Start Menu folder • Moved to \Users\(the user)\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start menu

  15. Where Did Stuff Go? • All Users\Start Menu – Gone! • \Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu • Junction Points • Added to allow APPLICATIONS to use old paths • You can navigate in DOS • Command mklink is used to create

  16. Desktop Windows • Desktop Theme • Gadgets • Video Projector Use • Drag to Left/Right • Shake • Window-Tab • Alt-Tab

  17. Windows 7 Tips • Windows key + Left (Right): docks current window to that side of the screen. • Windows key + Up: maximizes and/or restores foreground window. • Windows key + Down: minimizes active window.

  18. Start Menu • Customizing Start Menu • Pinning to the Start Menu • Quick Launch • Classic Start Menu • Gone • 3rd Party

  19. Taskbar • “Live” Icons Preview Docs • Thumbnails • Place / Remove Icons • Right-click Icons • See recent docs • Hide all Windows • Extreme right rectangle

  20. Quick Launch with Windows Key • Place icons for favorite programs on Quick Launch Tool Bar • (Right-click icon, select Add to Quick Launch) • Now start you favorite with the Windows Key and its position number on the Quick Launch. • Ex: Windows + 2

  21. My Computer • Drive Icons with Space Available • Left “tree” • Menu • Organize • System Properties (System CP) • Map Network Drive • Views • Burn • Search

  22. Use Check-Boxes to Select Items • In My Computer • Alt-Key to get “old” menu • Tools, Folder Options, View • Scroll down to “Use Check Boxes…” • While there, notice… • Show Hidden Files and Folders • Hide Extensions • Hide Protected OS Files

  23. Adjust Folder Properties • Control Panel • Folder Options • View • Unhide Extensions • Unhide Hidden Files • Unhide System Files • Use Check Boxes when selecting

  24. Copy Path • In My Computer • Browse to desired path • Shift-Right-Click • Select • You can also click in the “breadcrumb trail” and copy

  25. Built in Applications • The Standards • Notepad, Wordpad, Paint, etc. • Updated with Ribbon • Snipping Tool • Clip any part of the screen • Photo Editing • Good enough for most • Need Windows Live Essentials • Get via Windows Update

  26. Previous Version • Automatic Shadow Copy • Once Per Day • Or on Demand • System Control Panel • System Protection (on left) • Extension of System Restore • Make sure all drives are selected • Uses up to 15% of drive space

  27. Voice Recognition • Powerful • Dictate and Correct Documents • Competition for Dragon • Brief Setup • Excellent correction mode • Control Windows

  28. IE8/IE9/IE10 • Tabbed Browsing • RSS Support • Anti-Phishing • Pop-up blocker • Thumb-nail tabs • IE 10 for Windows 7 • Improved performance, standards

  29. Media • Media Player 12 • New interface • Browse by album cover • Rips and burns • Built-in MP3 burning support • Media Center • Record programs • Internet TV • More

  30. Burning CDs and DVDs • Built-in • “Burn” shows in folders • ISO support (yea!) • No “Copy” support • “Live File System” vs. Mastered • Allows using CD/DVD like flash • Copy single files at will • Use with XP and Vista only • CAUTION: Default

  31. Managing Users • User Accounts in Control Panel • Standard User • Same capability as administrator • Except: Can’t affect other users! • Users in MMC • Like XP • New local groups • Administrator is disabled

  32. Sharing • Folder sharing • Simple, advanced • Users can share from profile • Users can also share via public • Network and Sharing Center

  33. Managing Permissions • Share Permissions • Legacy • Set to Everyone Gets Full Control • Folder and File Permissions • Control Permissions on Security Tab • NTFS • Most restrictive permission wins

  34. Managing Printers • Devices and Printer Screen • Local Printers • Directly Attached • TCP-IP • Network Printers • Printers shared from Windows • Windows 7 Identifies Printers • When printer is added

  35. Control Panel • Many old favorites • Lots of new ones including… • Network and Sharing Center • Personalization • Programs and Features • Sync Center • Speech Recognition • Windows Sidebar

  36. System Control Panel • New Look • System Rating • Activation/Change Key • Select items on left • Then buttons to access

  37. Securing 7 • Virus Scanner • MS Security Essentials • AntiSpyware • MS Security Essentials • Firewall • Built-in • Enhanced

  38. Securing 7 • Firewall • Now blocks outbound, too • First connection requires location choice • Home or Work • You know & trust people & devices on network • Auto discovery seeks network devices • Public Place • Keeps computer from being visible • No network discovery • MMC

  39. Wireless Networking • Wireless client • New Manual Connection • Network and Sharing Center • Manage Wireless Networks • Set Up a Connection or Network • Edit Connection • Network and Sharing Center • Manage Network Connections • Get rid of unneeded connection • Auto-Connect • Icon on Tray

  40. Deploying 7 • MS Deployment Tools • Built into Server 2008 • Involved to Set Up • Ghost • Version 11 or later • Setup Manager, Sysprep • GhostWalker • FOG

  41. Windows 7 Tips • Shake a Windows to Minimize Others • “God Mode” • Create a folder • Rename it to •  Everything.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} • Change Login Background • http://tweaks.com/software/tweakslogon/

  42. Windows 7 Tips • With Dual Monitor • Windows + SHIFT + Left (or Right) will shift a window from monitor to monitor. • To run a program as an Administrator • Hold CTRL + SHIFT when you open the application. • Create a ‘System Repair Disc.’ • Start Menu and type: “system repair disc” in the search field.

  43. Windows 7 Tips • Projector Menu: Win+P • Minimize all but Active Window • Win+Home • Problem Recorder: psr.exe • Peek at the Desktop • Win+Space • Try the taskbar on the left • More space at the bottom of the screen

  44. Windows 7 Tips • Tune ClearType with cttune.exe • Get Windows Live Essentials • For Photo Gallery, etc. • Get the Task Manager • Ctrl+Shift+Esc • Desktop Magnifier is great for presentations

  45. Whew! Questions? Suggestions? Get This Presentation: www.speakwisdom.com