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Windows 7 All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN13: 9780470487631
Condition: NEW
Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product Description

Eight references in one-fully revised to include all the new features and updates to Windows 7

As the #1 operating system in the world, Windows provides the platform upon which all essential computing activities occur. This much-anticiapted version of the popular operating system offers an improved user experience with an enhanced interface to allow for greater user control.

This All-in-One reference is packed with valuable information from eight minibooks, making it the ultimate resource. You’ll discover the improved ways in which Windows 7 interacts with other devices, including mobile and home theater.

  • Windows 7 boasts numerous exciting new features, and this reference is one-stop shopping for discovering them all!
  • Eight minibooks cover Windows 7 basics, security, customizing, the Internet, searching and sharing, hardware, multimedia, Windows media center, and wired and wireless networking
  • Addresses the new multi-touch feature that will allow you to control movement on the screen with your fingers

With this comprehensive guide at your fingertips, you’ll quickly start taking advantages of all the exciting new features of Windows 7.

Windows 7 All-in-One For Dummies

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ISBN13: 9780735626997
Condition: NEW
Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product Description

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers immediate answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows 7—from desktop configuration and management to networking and security issues. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks by using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the precise information you need to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field! Review
Here’s the ideal, on-the-go reference that desktop administrators and support professionals can carry with them as they support and manage Windows 7.

DISM Tool Techniques
The Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool (DISM) ships with business editions of Windows 7. Using DISM, you can manage online and offline images of the Windows operating system, including images for deployment and those for virtual machines. Windows Image (.wim) files are used to deploy Windows 7. Virtual hard disk (.vhd) files are used with virtual machines. The same commands work on WIM and VHD files.

You can use DISM to:
–Add and remove packages. Packages can include language packs, patches, utilities, and so on.
–Enable and disable Windows features.
–Add and remove third-party device drivers.

You can run DISM at an elevated administrator command prompt by following these steps:
1. Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Accessories.
2. Right-click the Command Prompt shortcut on the menu, and then click Run As Administrator. (If you see the User Account Control prompt, proceed as you normally would to allow the application to run with administrator privileges.)
3. In the Command Prompt window, enter dism /? to view available options for DISM.
4. To view commands available for working with online images, enter dism/online/?.

Although DISM is designed to work primarily with offline images and images you’ve mounted, you can use some DISM commands to get important information about the live operating system running on a computer.
For example, if you want to display a list of Windows editions to which a computer can be upgraded, you can enter the following command:
dism /online /get-targeteditions

You can customize a mounted boot or install image using the DISM utility. Available options for DISM are summarized in the table below. All components in an image are managed via the component store.

The Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool provides commands for working with WIM images. The syntax for mounting images is:
dism /mount-wim /wimfile: Path /index:Index /mountdir:MountPathwhere Path is the full path to the WIM image, Index is the index position of the image number of the image within the .wim file to apply, and MountPath is the directory location where you’d like to mount the image, such as:

dism /mount-wim /wimfile:c:\winpe_x86\iso\sources\boot.wim /index:1

You can then modify the image as necessary. To commit your changes at any time, you can use Dism /Commit-Wim as shown in the following example:

dism /commit-wim /mountdir:c:\win7

Here, you commit changes to the WIM images mounted in the C:\Win7 directory.
To unmount a WIM file, you can use Dism /Unmount-Wim as shown in the following example:

dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:c:\win7


Windows 7 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

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If you’re a UK homeowner, chances are you have sash windows in your residence. These are the most common type of windows and come in a variety of styles and sizes. Here’s some information about the sash window that you might find interesting and instructive.

What is a Sash Window?

A sash window consists of 2 wooden frames mounted in a vertical frame that contains 2 tracks. The frames, also known as sashes, hold 1 or 2 panes of glass. The sashes slide up or down in the tracks so the window can be opened or closed. In older types of window sashes, weights suspended by ropes or cords facilitate the window’s operation. When there are 2 panes of glass in a sash, it’s known as a double glazed sash window. Alternatively, there can be multiple panes of glass, also called lights, in a sash. These are held in place by narrow strips called muntin bars.

What are Some Characteristics of a Sash Window?

Since replacing sash windows can cost upwards of £600 each, it’s important to know what to look for when considering them. In wood sash windows, the muntin bars are removable. This gives the homeowner some versatility in the window’s look. In addition, removable muntin bars facilitate cleaning. Since most contemporary sliding sash windows no longer use ropes and weights, modern designs allow the sashes to be completely removed from the frame. New sash windows may also have a convenient tilt mechanism, so that the outdoor portion of the window can be cleaned from the inside. Although many types of sash replacement windows are made from wood, others are aluminum clad on the outside. Aluminum clad windows come in a variety of colors to compliment your home and never need painting or maintenance of any kind. This makes them very popular with homeowners. In addition, bespoke sash windows are widely available, meaning that custom-made shapes and sizes can be created for even the most unique window openings, such as octagonal, etc. One UK window manufacturer advertises “11,000 different patterns and styles, with over 4,000 standard shapes and sizes,” so it’s clear that sash windows are incredibly versatile.

What to Expect from a Sash Window Contractor

Many companies who are installing and replacing sash windows in the UK are also the manufacturers. This makes the installation or replacement process seamless. A good contractor will offer competitive pricing and will work within your established budget. The process begins with a site survey and consultation. Next comes the technical design and manufacture of the replacement sash windows. Finally, the windows are fitted and installed. Since most windows carry a hefty warranty (10 to 20 years), it’s important to select a well-established contractor who will be available to make repairs (if needed under the warranty) well into the future.

Sash windows are an important component of many UK homes. Doesn’t it make sense to shop as carefully for the contractor as you do the windows?

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