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Action Center is a centralized location to view important messages about security and maintenance for your computer

 

It replaces the Windows Security Center from previous version of Windows

 

Action Center manages your Firewall settings, Windows Update, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Backups and Internet Security, it also monitors your computer maintenance and advises on any problems found and offers troubleshooters and tools that can help fix any problems

 

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To access the Action Center right click on the flag icon near the clock action_center_flag_win7 and choose Open Action Center

 

It is divided in to four main sections:-

 

Security

Shows you the status of your virus and firewall protection along with Windows update and internet settings

Maintenance

Allows you to check for solutions to any problems encountered as well as advising on installing updates and performing regular backups

Troubleshooting

Access troubleshooting packs which will guide you through and solve common issues you may encounter (see more details in Troubleshooting section)

Recovery

Open System Restore to allow you to roll-back your computer to an earlier date to undo recent system changes (leaves your documents, pictures, music etc unchanged)