Microsoft Windows 7 - Intermediate Course Outline

Microsoft Windows 7 - Intermediate

Section 1: Working with Windows 7

Lesson 1.1: Windows 7 Basics

What's New in Windows 7?

Windows 7 Versions

Aero Desktop Features

Windows Key Shortcuts


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Lesson 1.2: Working with Windows 7

The Start Menu

Jump Lists

Overview of Libraries

Other Keyboard Shortcuts


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Lesson 1.3: Using the Recycle Bin

Opening the Recycle Bin

Restoring Items

Emptying the Recycle Bin

Closing the Recycle Bin Window


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Lesson 1.4: Using Gadgets

What are Gadgets?

Adding Gadgets

Customizing Gadgets

Getting More Gadgets Online


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: The Windows 7 Applications

Lesson 2.1: Windows Media Center

Setting up Windows Media Center

Navigating Through Windows Media Center

Using Tasks

Using TV and Movies

Using Pictures + Videos

Using Extras


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Lesson 2.2: Windows Media Player

Opening Windows Media Player

Setting Up Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player Overview

Playing a Media File

Playing a CD

Ripping a CD

Burning a CD

Closing Windows Media Player


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Lesson 2.3: Windows DVD Maker

Opening Windows DVD Maker

Adding Content to your DVD

Adding and Customizing Menus

Burning the DVD

Closing Windows DVD Maker


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Lesson 2.4: Windows Fax and Scan

Opening Windows Fax and Scan

Fax and Scan Overview

Setting up a Fax Account

Using Fax

Using Scan


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Customizing Your Desktop

Lesson 3.1: Customizing the Taskbar

Locking and Unlocking the Taskbar

Moving the Taskbar

Resizing the Taskbar

Other Taskbar Options


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Lesson 3.2: Advanced Taskbar Options

Interacting with Inactive Icons

Customizing Icons in the System Tray

Adding Toolbars

Creating Custom Toolbars from a Folder

Removing Toolbars


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Lesson 3.3: Customizing the Start Menu

Using the Start Menu

Customizing the Start Menu

Using the Pinned List

Other Start Menu Properties


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Lesson 3.4: Customizing the Desktop

Changing Your Wallpaper

Moving Icons

Sorting Icons

Setting View Options

Deleting Icons


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Advanced File and Folder Tasks

Lesson 4.1: Using Search

What is File Indexing?

Using a Search Box

Using Search in the Start Menu

Search Results Window

Searching Tips and Tricks

Setting Search Options


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Lesson 4.2: Using Windows Explorer and Libraries

Launching Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer Overview

Choosing a Layout

View Options

Creating a New Library


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Lesson 4.3: Managing Files and Folders

Creating and Naming Folders

Renaming and Deleting Folders

Creating and Naming Files

Renaming and Deleting Files

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Files and Folders


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Lesson 4.4: Advanced File Management

Viewing File Properties

Viewing Folder Properties

Sharing a File or Folder

Burning Files, Folders, and ISOs

Printing a File

Using Command Prompt


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions


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