How to upgrade to and get the most out of the new Microsoft operating system
So you’ve already purchased or you’re seriously thinking about purchasing Windows 7 at an IU Bookstore (or in the Information Commons in Bloomington). Your cost for the DVD is only $20 thanks to the IU/Microsoft Campus Agreement. You’re anxious to get started with the latest from Microsoft. So what’s next? How can you get the most of out of Windows 7 and learn to use it like a pro?
UITS has all of your bases covered — from helping you make sure your computer meets all the minimum requirements to upgrade your operating system, to learning about all of the new Windows 7 features and keeping your computer secure. To impart all of this valuable information, we’ve got all kinds of KB docs, podcasts, online presentations, and articles.
To give you a quick sense of what’s on the table: Microsoft Windows 7 is the latest generation of the Windows operating system and includes a number of new features to make the things you do on your PC every day faster and easier. With fewer clicks, faster searching, easier browsing, and simpler ways to connect, communicate, and share, there are fewer steps between you and what you want to do.
For a quick overview of features, and to find out what’s available and how to get it, check out this UITS News article:
If you’d like to see how to check your requirements and upgrades in audio/video form, check out our IT Help Podcasts, “IT Help Special Edition: Windows 7 Parts 1 and 2.” In the podcasts, we’ll show you how to check your current system, and walk you through upgrading to Windows 7. You can find those podcasts (numbers 46 and 47) here:
For a more nitty gritty rundown of all of the ins and outs of Windows 7, you’ll want to read the Knowledge Base document “About Windows 7″:
Make sure you take advantage of all of these resources! UITS is here to support you in your IT endeavors, and this is the latest technology out there. And as always, contact UITS for computer help if you need it. You’ll find all of our contact information at: