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The Evolution of the KSU ETC

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Is 7 Your Lucky Number?

Brent Williams, Ph.D.

brent@iteachcenter.org


KSU
iTeach

Center

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Objectives


What about Windows 8?


Why 7?


7 Overview


Features and Differences


7 and Wireless


Windows 7 Security


Your Questions


What About Windows 8?


Two Versions


Desktop (Laptops)


Tablet


User Interface on Desktop


Confusing, Clumsy


Requires Retraining


Applications


Desktop will not run on Tablet

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

Why 7?


CD/DVD “Live” Support


Shadow Copy


Speech Recognition


ReadyBoost/ReadyDrive


User Account Control


Windows Defender


MS Security Essentials


Windows Firewall

Performance

Compared 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

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

PREDICTION:



USE 7 FOR 30 DAYS AND YOU
WILL NOT WANT TO GO BACK
TO XP
-

EVER!


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

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

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

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

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


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

Desktop Windows


Desktop Theme


Gadgets


Video Projector Use


Drag to Left/Right


Shake


Window
-
Tab


Alt
-
Tab


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.


Start Menu


Customizing Start Menu


Pinning to the Start Menu


Quick Launch


Classic Start Menu


Gone


3
rd

Party

Taskbar


“Live” Icons Preview Docs


Thumbnails


Place / Remove Icons


Right
-
click Icons


See recent docs


Hide all Windows


Extreme right rectangle


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

My Computer


Drive Icons with Space Available


Left “tree”


Menu


Organize


System Properties (System CP)


Map Network Drive


Views


Burn


Search

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

Adjust Folder Properties


Control Panel


Folder Options


View


Unhide Extensions


Unhide Hidden Files


Unhide System Files


Use Check Boxes when selecting

Copy Path


In My Computer


Browse to desired path


Shift
-
Right
-
Click


Select



You can also click in the “breadcrumb trail”
and copy

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


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

Voice Recognition


Powerful


Dictate and Correct Documents


Competition for Dragon


Brief Setup


Excellent correction mode


Control Windows

IE8/IE9/IE10


Tabbed Browsing


RSS Support


Anti
-
Phishing


Pop
-
up blocker


Thumb
-
nail tabs



IE 10 for Windows 7


Improved performance, standards

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

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

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

Sharing


Folder sharing


Simple, advanced


Users can share from profile


Users can also share via public



Network and Sharing Center


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

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

Control Panel


Many old favorites


Lots of new ones including…


Network and Sharing Center


Personalization


Programs and Features


Sync Center


Speech Recognition


Windows Sidebar

System Control Panel


New Look


System Rating


Activation/Change Key


Select items on left


Then buttons to access

Securing 7


Virus Scanner


MS Security Essentials


AntiSpyware


MS Security Essentials


Firewall


Built
-
in


Enhanced

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

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

Deploying 7


MS Deployment Tools


Built into Server 2008


Involved to Set Up


Ghost


Version 11 or later


Setup Manager, Sysprep


GhostWalker


FOG

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/





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.


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

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



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