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Virtualization and VHDs in Action (Upgrade To Windows 7)

Following are a few real-world examples of people we know who use virtualization, to illustrate why it might be useful—and where it stops being such a great idea. As you will see, virtualization is not for everyone, or for every situation. In many home situations, virtualization doesn’t provide much benefit, even while it adds to […]

Connecting to the Internet (Upgrade To Windows 7)

The Connect to the Internet Wizard will guide you through the steps of setting up an Internet connection: 1. Open the Connect to the Internet Wizard by clicking the Start button and then clicking Control Panel. 2. Then click Network and Sharing Center. 3. Click Set up a New Connection or Network and then double-click […]

Virtualization (Upgrade To Windows 7)

Virtualization, simply put, is a method whereby more than one virtual computer shares the resources of a single physical system. It is a software environment that acts like a physical computer, executing programs as if it were one. A single physical computer thus can simultaneously act like one or more virtual computers. Virtualization has several […]

Advantages of Virtualization and VHDs (Upgrade To Windows 7)

Using virtualization and VHDs has a number of advantages over standard operating system installations: • Better resource utilization—One of the big issues in many companies, large and small, is buying too many computers to perform multiple tasks. Virtualization essentially eliminates this problem because you can buy a single computer and use it to handle multiple […]

Some Wi-Fi Limitations (Upgrade To Windows 7)

When connecting to a Wi-Fi network, your Internet connection speed can be affected by a variety of factors, including where your computer is located, whether other wireless devices are in the same area, and even what the slowest connection is beyond the wireless router. Wireless networks operate on frequencies that are similar to those used […]

Choosing a Network Location (Upgrade To Windows 7)

The first time that you connect to a network, you must choose a network location. This automatically sets the appropriate firewall and security settings for the type of network that you connect to. If you connect to networks in different locations (for example, a network at your home, at a local coffee shop, or at […]

How Do I Know if a Wireless Network Is Secure? (Upgrade To Windows 7)

There is no way to guarantee complete security on a wireless network. However, you can take some precautions to help minimize security risks when you use a wireless network. Whenever possible, connect only to wireless networks that require a network security key or password or have some other form of security, such as a certificate. […]

What Makes a Home or Work Network Safe to Connect To? (Upgrade To Windows 7)

Not all home or work networks are safe. One or more of the other users of your home network may, for instance, have accidentally downloaded a key logger while playing an online game or downloading some clip art. To help ensure that a home or work network is safe to connect to, make sure that […]

How Windows Firewall Affects Network Locations (Upgrade To Windows 7)

One difference between your home or work networks and a public network is how this affects the protection levels on your computer. At home, or on a work network, you should be able to count on a hardware firewall, such as a NAT router, protecting your computer from prying eyes. When you are on a […]

Viewing and Connecting to Available Wireless Networks (Upgrade To Windows 7)

To see what your options are, and to connect to a nearby wireless network, follow these steps: 1. On the Network and Sharing Center window, you will see a list of available networks. If you’re used to the way Vista handled network connection, Windows 7 shows fewer network adaptors than Vista.The navigation, sharing, and discovery […]