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Windows® 7 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows 7 Administration

  • Getting Started with Windows 7 2

  • Understanding 64-Bit Computing 8

  • Installing Windows 7 10

  • Running Windows 7 15

  • Windows 7 Architecture 27

Like Windows Vista, the Windows 7 operating system is different from Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows. Not only is Windows 7 more versatile than Windows XP, but it builds on the revolutionary architecture introduced with Windows Vista. The most significant architectural changes include:

  • User account controls and elevation of privilege

  • Modularization and disk imaging

  • Preinstallation and preboot environments

This chapter covers getting started with Windows 7 and explores the extent to which control and privilege changes affect working with and managing computers ...

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