What to look for in Windows 7

Action Center consolidates alerts

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Action Center is a completely new feature in Windows 7, designed to consolidate various alerts and status messages into a single location. In this view, you can see a pair of color-coded alerts. I’ve expanded the Maintenance section to show options that are normally hidden.

This gallery is a companion piece for my in-depth review of Windows 7 based on the final release candidate. Be sure to read "What to expect from Windows 7" to get the full story.

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