Table of Contents for "Part Two: Vista to Win 7"

As we've done with Part One of our two-part set of audio courses intended to upgrade your XP support skills to Windows 7, here's the track list for the second set of recordings, ones intended to explain what changed between Vista and Windows 7.

The audio presentation is divided up into 10 CDs.  Each CD is divided into a number of tracks, each about five to ten minutes long.  We've cross-indexed the tracks and subject description to the slide numbers printed in the Audio Companion.  So, for example, if you wanted to re-visit the subject of whether to adopt 64-bit Windows or not, then you'd listen to tracks 2-5 on CD disc number 2.  The accompanying PowerPoint slides in the Audio Companion would be numbers 16-22.

This table of contents also appears in the front of the Audio Companion.

Volume / Track PowerPoint      slide numbers Subject
Disc 1 Introduction and Windows 7 Overview
Track 1 1-4 Introduction and Course Overview
2 5 Course Overview
3 6-7 What Is Windows 7
4 8 What Is Windows 7...Really
5 9-10 Windows Desktop Flavors
6 11-15 SKUs, Pricing, System Requirements
Disc 2 64-bit Windows and Changes to the User Interface
Track 1 none Volume introduction
2 16-17 64-Bit Windows 7
3 18 64-Bit Windows 7 (continued)
4 19 64-Bit Windows 7 Requirements
5 20-22 64-Bit Windows 7 Drivers / Application Compatibility / Upgrading to Windows 7
6 23-28 UI Changes / Aero Shake / Aero Snap
7 29-35 Pinning & Jump Lists / Aero Peek
8 36-38 "God Mode" Control Panel / UI Concepts
9 39-43 Applets & Accessories / Windows 7 Shortcuts
Disc 3  Windows 7 Deployment Tools and Libraries
Track 1 none Volume introduction
2 44-46 What's New / Changes to Setup / ei.cfg
3 47-49 Deployment Review - Vista and Later
4 50-53 New in Windows 7 / DISM overview / DISM: Mounting Images
5 54-59 DISM: Unmounting Images, Getting WIM Info, Changing Images
6 60-61 DISM: /Online versus /Image, Working With Drivers
7 62-66 DISM: Working With Hotfixes, Examples, Extra Hotfixes
8 67-70 DISM: Enabling & Disabling Features / Win PE 3.0 / KMS changes
9 71-73 Libraries Overview
10 74-76 Library Explorer
11 77-82 Libraries Are Not Folders
Disc 4  Windows 7 Search and Applocker
Track 1 none Volume introduction
2 83-86 Libraries (continued)
3 87-91 Windows 7 Search
4 92-96 Applocker: Software Restriction Policies Made Better
5 96-98 Applocker: Differences from Software Restrictions
6 99-104 Applocker: Getting Started
7 105-111 Using Applocker: Creating A Rule
8 112-116 Using Applocker: Creating A Rule (continued) / Resolving Conflicts
9 117-123 Applocker: Auditing, Testing to Production / Resetting
Disc 5 Virtualization and XP Mode
Track 1 none Volume introduction
2 124-125 Virtualization and XP Mode Overview
3 126-127 Windows XP Mode (XPM) & Windows Virtual PC (WVPC): What They Are
4 128-132 Windows XP Mode & WVPC: What It Is, What It Isn't, System Requirements
5 133-138 XPM: Installation & Setup
6 139-146 Initial XPM Startup / Finding WVPC/ VM Startup & Shutdown
7 147-153 XPM & VM Performance / Blocking and App / Getting to Host Files
8 154-156 VM Access to Host USB Devices
9 157-159 Managing XPM & WVPC
10 160-165 Beyond XP Mode: Building Other Virtual Machines
11 166-170 Virtual Hard Disks: Re-Using, Installing an OS, DVD Settings
Disc 6 Virtual Machines
Track 1 none Volume introduction
2 171-174 Installing the Virtual Machine's OS & Integration Components
3 175-179 Device Manager After ICs / Getting to Settings
4 180-186 Controlling VM RAM / Telling the Host About VM Apps / Shutting Down the VM
5 187-188 VM Networking: Piggyback
6 189-193 VM Networking: Isolated Network, NAT, Settings
7 194-198 Virtual COM Ports
8 199-202 Sharing Host Drives / Working with WVPC VHDs
9 203-204 Compacting a VHD
10 205-209 Compacting a VHD Step-By-Step / Precompacting
11 210-216 Snapshots & Undo Disks
Disc 7 Windows 7 Management and Performance, BitLocker To Go
Track 1 none Volume introduction
2 217-222 Resource Monitor
3 223-225 Problem Steps Recorder
4 226-229 The Action Center
5 230-234 BitLocker To Go: Overview
6 235-237 BitLocker in Windows 7
7 238-243 Using BitLocker To Go: Passwords, Encrypting, Recovery Password
8 244-253 Using BitLocker To Go: CLI Encrypting, Unlocking a Removable Device, Using with Pre-Windows 7 Systems, Using the Reader
9 254-255 Biometrics Overview
10 256-264 Biometrics Support
Disc 8 UAC Changes and Windows 7 Virtual Hard Disks
Track 1 none Volume introduction
2 265-268 User Account Control Changes in Windows 7
3 269-274 UAC Details & Options
4 275-279 Windows 7 Storage Changes Overview & Terminology
5 280-289 BCD (Boot Configuration Database) in Windows 7
6 290-296 Deploying a Windows 7 Image / Fault Tolerance
7 297-305 Native VHD Spoort in Windows 7 / VHD Setup
8 306-310 VHD Benefits
9 311-312 Snapshots / Native VHD Support
10 313-316 VHD Attachment / Disk Manager & Explorer with a VHD
Disc 9 Windows 7 Virtual Hard Disks (continued) & Windows 7 Networking
Track 1 none Volume introduction
2 317-320 Windows 7 VHD Support / 3 Types of VHDs
3 321-335 Creating, Selecting and Attaching a VHD from the CLI and the GUI
4 336-344 Booting from the VHD / Creating a Bootable VHD Step-By-Step
5 345-353 Disk2VHD / the VHD Boot / Using BCDEDIT to enable boot-from-VHD
6 354-359 Booting an Existing VHD / Adding a Second VHD
7 360-372 Pure Boot from VHD: Step-By Step / Changes to Complete PC Backup in Windows 7
8 373-376 Windows 7 Networking Changes
9 377-382 HomeGroups / Network UI Changes
Disc 10 Bonus Disk:  BranchCache
Track 1 01-06 How BranchCache Works
2 07-10 BranchCache Basics
3 11-14 Distributed BranchCache & Hosted BranchCache Details /  Setup Overview
4 15-20 Setup Choices / Scenario 1: HTTP Distributed BranchCache Step-By-Step
5 21-24 Scenario 1: HTTP Distributed BranchCache Step-By-Step (continued)
6 25-29 Building a Simple Demo Network: What to Look For / Using Perfmon to Monitor the Demo
7 30-37 Scenario 2: HTTP Hosted BranchCache: Getting Started, Installing a Certification
8 38-41 Scenario 2: HTTP Hosted BranchCache: Getting Started (continued) / Server and Client Configuration
9 42-46 Scenario 3: SMB BranchCache / Enabling SMB's BranchCache Role Service / Telling the Service to Hash
10 47-56 BranchCache Adjustments, Tweaks, and Command Summary