Earlier, we walked you through how to stream Windows Media Player 12 library over the Internet, which is a great way to take your movies, music and photos with you wherever you go. But for a faster, more secure way to share media between Windows 7 machines, you can also share your Windows Media Player 12 library over your HomeGroup network. This tutorial will show you how to do just that, as well as how to allow remote control of your media player and play to a networked media device.
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Have you ever needed to create network between two laptops and you did not have a network cable available? As it turns out, you can create an ad hoc network using their wireless networks cards. You can use that network to transfer any kind of files between the two, as if they were on a normal network. If you are curios to learn how it works and how it can be done in Windows 7, don't hesitate to read this tutorial. The guide will be split into three parts: creating the ad hoc wireless network, connecting other computers to it, and sharing files & folders on the newly created network.
One of the most hated features of Windows Vista is the User Account Control, or UAC in short. Many people found it annoying and chose to disable it right away, even if this meant exposing their system to additional security threats. In Windows 7, Microsoft has seriously changed this feature. Now users have a lot more control over it and how it works and it should provide a better user experience. To see how much improvement this means in numbers, I have run a comparison between the default Windows Vista and Windows 7 UAC levels. Let's see which one wins and why.