As a writer, I don't spend much time in front of an audience. But on the rare occasions that I have to make a presentation, setup is so speedy that there's less time for stage fright. First of all, sleep and resume is just, well, fast. I open my laptop, click, and boom—I'm where I need to be. Even my connections are automatically taken care of. When I'm done, I close the lid. That's it.
The other way Windows 7 makes presentations painless is that I don't have to fumble around with different settings. Windows Mobility Center makes sure my PC won't go to sleep or display notifications mid-talk. When you open it up you'll see all the settings you might need to change when you're on the go. First, on the Presentation Settings* tile, I click Turn on. Then, I plug in the projector, and on the External Display tile, I click Connect display to change my display settings. That's it! I'm connected to the projector.
*You'll need Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate to change presentation settings.