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10 cool tools in Windows 7

Credential Manager

The Credential Manager is another new feature in Windows 7. It is similar in some ways to the password management feature in Vista's User Accounts applet but is more sophisticated. You can manage Windows credentials for various computers that you sign onto, certificate-based credentials, and other generic credentials (for e-mail accounts, Web accounts, etc.). These are all stored, by default, in the Windows Vault.

Perhaps the best new feature in Credential Manager is the ability to back up and restore the Vault. Microsoft recommends that you back up your credentials to a removable drive, such as a flash drive, to make it easier to restore them if you have a hardware failure.

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Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MCSE, MVP is a technology consultant, trainer, and writer who has authored a number of books on computer operating systems, networking, and security. Deb is a tech editor, developmental editor, and contributor to over 20 add...

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puneet.advani
puneet.advani

ita a really good to know info about win 7, waiting for more such documents

markfsanderson
markfsanderson

Yeah, I know . . . its not too glam . . . but the new calculator is much better . . . if you write code the new and improved hex/binary stuff is nice . . . rotates, shifts and other groovey things . . . Was this improvement in Vista? I never much fooled with Vista . . . Mark

richard.stroud
richard.stroud

Does it include the ability to create a bootable retore disc? This has always bothered me that you have to install the OS before you can restore it's fully configured functionality. This is why I use Ghost to create an image and use Nero to make it bootable and run the script to execute the ghost restore software.