Lesson 11. Using Action Center

Understanding Action Center

Previous versions of Windows report information about system security and maintenance in various locations in the Control Panel and elsewhere, such as Security Center, Windows Firewall, and Windows Backup. In Windows 7, Microsoft decided to create a single location for managing system security and maintenance settings: Action Center.

With Action Center, you can not only determine whether there are system security or maintenance issues to deal with, but you can also solve some problems directly from the Action Center dialog.

Starting Action Center

Action Center can be launched in two ways:

• From the System and Security category of the Control Panel

• From the notification area of the ...

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