Chapter 7. Creating a Home Network

In this chapter, you will learn about Windows 7 home networking. You'll learn how to use the Network and Sharing Center and other Windows features to connect to the Internet, connect your computers to a home network, use HomeGroup, share printers and libraries, and protect your network.

Whether you have one computer or five, one of the first things you'll want to do is connect to the Internet. An Internet connection isn't just for e-mail or surfing the Web. Windows also depends on an Internet connection to activate your copy of Windows—which you may have already done the first time you started Windows 7—and to get the latest Windows updates.


Chapter 9 covers Windows updates and how to apply them to your copy ...

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