Even before windows 7, action center has been used in the Microsoft world. In Windows vista and Windows XP, Action Center is called the security center.

Action Centre And Windows XP

Action center started in Windows XP service pack 2, when a discussion was formed to operate and protect the computer. It was first available to the public since service pack 2 was created. It supplies the users with antivirus, windows firewalls and window updates.

Action Center and Windows Vista

In windows vista, the security center lets the user determine the problem of the computer. The problem may be a virus, a spyware or even the windows firewall itself.  Although it helps and gives information, it does not have an action to take over the results given. Most often, the user has to search within the control panel or install more software to identify and resolve the problem.

Action Center and Windows 7

Compared to Windows XP and Windows Vista, in Windows 7, the security center has evolved to an action center. Here, the user can find a data of the system maintenance and allows to find an action to a specific problem. The action center is located at the lower right part of the taskbar. It has a white flag icon. You can clearly see the message just pointing it out to the flag icon.  When it has a message, a message pops up saying solving PC issues. By clicking it, a window will appear and the message can be read.

Action center messages are important. Sometimes, the messages appear in red font indicating it is important. The user should take an action very soon. Yellow fonts are recommendations of what to do to your computer. So, how will the user control and manage the action center in windows 7?

Windows 7 User Control And Managing Action Center

1.      You have to install the windows 7 first. Then, add an antivirus program or software. Most often, AVG antivirus provides free service. The user may download it.

2.      Press for the flag icon in the lower right part of the taskbar. Can’t find it? Click the window icon or hit the window key. Then type action center on search.

3.      On the left pan, try to find the change action center settings. For each item that the user will choose, the windows action center will allow to search for a problem. Then a message will appear.

Security message includes the following: Windows update, Internet security settings, Network firewall, spyware and related protection, user account control, and virus protection. Under the maintenance messages includes:  windows back-up, Windows troubleshooting and check for updates.

4.      To disable the action center icon, see the arrow (pointing upward) at the left side of the white flag icon. Then, a balloon will appear. Click the word customize. Then, a window will appear saying select where icons and notifications will appear on the task bar. Hide the action center.

In case that the user still doesn’t know how to manage it, open start and click help and support. At the search area, type “change how icons appear in the notification area of the taskbar.” It has pictures and has easy instructions. If you follow them, Voila! Action Center will not be seen in the taskbar. The user may also consult someone who knows to disable the icon before doing so.