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Windows 7 Made Simple by Kevin Otnes

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Installing Programs as Easy as 1-2-3

You have probably installed a few programs already. Or you have used Windows for years and have installed many programs. Windows 7 should not be that much different than previous versions of Windows, right? Computers today are more powerful, programs are more sophisticated, and users more experienced. Installation programs seem to work better and smoother. Unfortunately, the more programs we use, the more problems arise from programs not working together well.

Installing programs doesn't need to be scary or dangerous. With a few precautions before, during, and after installation, you can enjoy your new programs without putting your computer in danger.

Think of installation as three tasks, as shown in Figure ...

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