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Manual for the Workplace, Part 1 & 2
Stephen Rossiter

Contents
Configure and Troubleshoot Internet Explorer Security Options4
Using Internet Options4
Using the General Tab5
Using the Security Tab6
Using the Privacy Tab9
Using the Content Tab9
Using the Advanced Tab10
Configure and Troubleshoot Basic Devices Such as External Hard Drives and USB Thumb Drives13
External hard disks13
Internal hard disks14
Note14
Preparing to use a new hard disk15
USB Drive Troubleshooting15
Configure Disk Management17
How to Access the Disk Management Utility17
Deleting a Disk Partition19
Creating a Disk Partition20
Formatting a Partition24
Resizing a Partition - Extending & Shrinking25
Changing a Drive Letter and Label29
Configure Performance Monitor32
Accessing Performance Monitor32
Analyzing your System’s Performance33
Making Sense of All the Data37
Configure File and Folder Access37
Viewing Current User Permissions for a File or Folder37
Changing Permissions for a File or Folder40
Taking Ownership of a File or Folder45
Configure IPv4 Settings50
Change TCP/IP settings50
Configure Network Connections51
The Network and Sharing Center51
Sharing and Discovery52
Home Groups53
Vista Leftovers54
User Account Control54
1. Introduction54
2. How and why a UAC prompt might occur55
3. What users think about the UAC55
4. Admin vs Standard user: pros and cons56
5. UAC settings in Windows 757
6. Conclusion58
Configure Your Firewall in Windows 759
1. Set up system and security settings.59
2. Select program features.60
3. Choose firewall settings for different network location types.61
Configure Windows 7 Backup Options62
To back up your files63
Notes63
To create a new, full backup63
Note64
To set up a backup after upgrading from a previous version of Windows64
Define Windows 7 File Recovery Options64
What each recovery option does65
Note66
To open the System Recovery Options menu on your computer66
To open the System Recovery Options menu using the Windows 7 installation disc or a USB flash drive, or a system repair disc66
Windows 7 and VPN(Virtual Private Networking)67

Configure and Troubleshoot Internet Explorer Security Options

Using Internet Options
To access Internet options, you would do the following:
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Network And Internet Connections, and then click Internet Options. Windows XP Professional displays the Internet Properties dialog box, as shown in Figure 13.8.

Figure 13.8??The General tab of the Internet Properties dialog box Using the General Tab
The Home Page section in the General tab of the Internet Properties dialog box allows you to change the page you use for your home page, the page you see each time you start Internet Explorer. This is also the page you are returned to each time you click the Home icon on the toolbar. The Temporary Internet Files section in the General tab allows you to delete all cookies and temporary Internet files stored on your computer. A cookie is a file created by a Web site that stores information about you on your computer. To delete all the cookies stored on your computer, click Delete Cookies. Windows XP Professional displays a Delete Cookies message box for you to confirm that you want to delete all the cookies stored on your computer. Click OK to delete all the cookies or click Cancel to leave the cookies stored on your computer. A temporary Internet file is a file downloaded from a Web site on the Internet to decrease your access time to the Web site the next time you view it. To delete all temporary Internet files on your computer, click Delete Files. A message box will be displayed for you to confirm that you want to delete all temporary Internet files on your computer. The Delete All Offline Content checkbox allows you to delete any sites you have...
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