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6. Take control Tired of the kidsinstalling dubious software or running applications you'd rather they leftalone? AppLocker is a new Windows 7 feature that ensures users can only run theprograms you specify. Don't worry, that's easier to set up than it sounds: youcan create a rule to allow everything signed by a particular publisher, sochoose Microsoft, say, and that one rule will let you run all signed Microsoftapplications. Launch GPEDIT.MSC and go to Computer Configuration > WindowsSettings > Security Settings > Application Control Policies >AppLocker to get a feel for how this works. 7. Calculate more At first glance theWindows 7 calculator looks just like Vista's version, but explore the Mode menuand you'll see powerful new Statistics and Programmer views. And if you'reclueless about bitwise manipulation, then try the Options menu instead. Thisoffers many different unit conversions (length, weight, volume and more), datecalculations (how many days between two dates?), and spreadsheet-type templatesto help you calculate vehicle mileage, mortgage rates and more. Don't take any Windows 7applet at face value, then - there are some very powerful new features hiddenin the background. Be sure to explore every option in all Windows applets toensure you don't miss anything important. CALCULATE MORE: The new Calculator is packed with usefulfeatures and functionality 8. Switch to a projector Windows 7 now provides astandard way to switch your display from one monitor to another, or a projector- just press Win+P or run DisplaySwitch.exe and choose your preferred display.(This will have no effect if you've only one display connected.) 9. Get a powerefficiency report If you have a laptop,you can use the efficiency calculator to get Windows 7 to generate loads ofuseful information about its power consumption. Used in the right way, this canhelp you make huge gains in terms of battery life and performance. To do thisyou must open a command prompt as an administrator by typing 'cmd' in StartSearch, and when the cmd icon appears, right-click it and choose Run asadministrator. Then at the commandline, just type in 'powercfg -energy' (without quotes) and hit Return, andWindows 7 will scan your system looking for ways to improve power efficiency.It will then publish the results in an HTML file, usually in the System32folder. Just follow the path it gives you to find your report. 10. Understanding SystemRestore Using System Restore inprevious versions of Windows has been something of a gamble. There's no way oftelling which applications or drivers it might affect - you just have to try itand see.Windows 7 is different.Right-click Computer, select Properties > System Protection > SystemRestore > Next, and choose the restore point you'd like to use. Click thenew button to 'Scan for affected programs' and Windows will tell you which (ifany) programs and drivers will be deleted or recovered by selecting thisrestore point.
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