Before you venture into the Windows 7 arena you need to make sure that your present hardware works well with this operating system. Microsoft has released a wonderful utility called Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor that scans your computer for potential issues and recommends what to do before the upgrade. But first steps first! – make sure that all devices (including peripheral devices) are connected and powered-on.
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Copy my computer's MAC address to the clipboard netsh advfirewall show allprofiles
Check the status of the Windows Firewall netsh INT IPv4 show addresses
Shows the IP address configurations for all interfaces netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”ICMPv4″ protocol=icmpv4:any,any dir=in action=allow Adds a firewall rule that allows ICMP echo requests (ping) netsh advfirewall reset Resets firewall to default settings
Windows 8 has the lowest malware infection rate of any Windows-based operating system observed to date - Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 14 December 2012