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Favorite Windows 7 Features

Use Aero Snap to manage files easily, learn how to use Sticky Notes, and control iTunes from the taskbar.

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Parlay Your Photos Into Holiday Cards and Calendars

Use image-editing software and Websites to turn your digital photos into handcrafted greeting cards and other holiday gifts.

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Are You Neglecting Your Windows Key?

A tap of the Windows key takes you to the Start menu, where--in Vista and 7--you can start typing to dynamically search for apps, files, e-mail, and the like.

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Does Windows 7 Have Contacts?

Brian Colgin read that Windows 7 lacks an email program, but does it still store contacts?

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Free Tools for Fine-Tuning Your Windows 7 Setup

No-cost apps and Web services help you set up your Windows 7 computer just the way you want it.

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Migrate to Windows 7 at Your Own Pace

You don't have to jump into Microsoft's new OS right away; here's how to make the switch gradually.

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Windows 7: A Guide for Gamers

Manage, tweak, and control your PC gaming experience with Windows 7's built-in features.

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How to Install Windows 7 (Before Your OS Launch Party)

Welcome to the party! Senior Editor Robert Strohmeyer shows you how to install Windows 7 before you celebrate its launch with your friends.

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Make Windows 7 Work Your Way With Easy Customization Tricks

Tweak Windows 7's interface to simplify menus, start up faster, and make your files and apps easier to find.

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Manage All Your Media in Windows 7

From online streaming to all-new library controls, here's how to get more out of Windows 7's new multimedia features.

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Free Downloads Make Your Computing Life Easier

These free apps add a launcher to your cursor, organize your desktop--and help you save money on printer ink and toner.

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Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

10 must-know keystrokes to speed up your workflow in Windows 7.

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Get to Know Windows 7's Home-Networking Features

Windows 7 is packed with features that make home networking easier and more fun than before. Here's how to get started with file sharing, media streaming, and more.