Windows 7 Walkthrough: Network and Internet Control Panel

Category View

When you access Windows 7’s Control Panel you’ll see that there are 8 main categories. The Network and Internet category is the second one in the Control Panel and contains all the tools that you’ll use to check the status of the network, change settings, set preferences for sharing files and computers, configure Internet connections, and much more.

Keep in mind that while I am using the Category view, you can display the Control Panel in either large or small icon view, both of which show icons for each of the 45 tools.

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