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Find out more about using the latest version of Windows.
What is Windows 7?
What's new in Windows 7?
How to get Windows 7
Take a tour
What's new with the Start menu?
What's new with the taskbar?
What's new with the Windows desktop?
Learn about installing, upgrading, registering, and activating Windows 7.
Installing and reinstalling Windows
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7
Activate Windows on this computer
Register your copy of Windows 7
These topics will help you get your computer set up and connected so that you can start working with Windows right away.
Connect to the Internet
Transfer files and settings from another computer
Protect your computer from security threats
Create user accounts
Set up a home network
Set up a wireless network
Set up Parental Controls
Schedule automatic backups
Print the Quick Start checklist to get your Windows 7 PC up and running.
If you need help getting programs installed on your Windows 7 computer, you've come to the right place.
Install a program
Get help with program compatibility problems
Make older programs run in Windows 7
Looking for Windows Mail?
Trying to download Outlook Express?
Get e-mail, calendar, photo, and video programs for Windows 7
Uninstall or change a program
Learn more about how Windows 7 works with your devices and other hardware.
Install a USB device
Install a printer
Get help with hardware compatibility problems
What to do when a device isn't installed properly
Install, view, and manage your devices
Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your devices
How can I decide which drivers are safe to install?
Get themes and wallpaper for Windows 7 at the Personalization Gallery, and check out these topics to learn how you can make your PC suit your style:
Overview: Personalizing your computer
Change your desktop background (wallpaper)
Use or change a screen saver
Change computer sounds
Make the text on your screen larger or smaller
Choose a picture for your user account and Start menu
Customize desktop gadgets