Enhance your Windows 7 security and maintenance using the Windows 7 action center. This free lesson shows you how.
Security and maintenance are important with any computer, and Windows 7 has made several improvements that make it easier than ever to keep your computer in good shape.
In this lesson, you will learn how to use the Action Center, User Account Control Settings, and Troubleshooting to keep your computer running as smoothly as possible. You will also learn how to recover your system settings with System Restore to fix more serious issues.
The Action Center is a centralized place to view security and maintenance messages, and it also makes it easy to find and fix problems with your computer.
Learn more about how to use the Action Center in this video.
If you have any important messages, the flag icon on the taskbar will display a red "X" symbol.
Your messages are displayed in the Action Center pane. Important messages will have a red bar, while less important ones will have a yellow bar. If a security or maintenance issue has a solution, there will be a button on the right side of the message.
Some messages are just notifications and do not indicate a problem with your computer. These messages will not include a solution button, but they may still have important information or instructions.