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The Welcome Center. When you first launch Vista, aside from the impressive graphics, you should also see a Welcome Center dialog box. The box includes details about the PC you are using, plus icons to answer common questions such as how to transfer files from your old operating system, add a printer, connect to the Internet, set up Windows Media Player, or view your computer details and Windows settings.
Gadgets. Windows Vista launches with three default gadgets (widgets) on the far-right side of the desktop. These include a slide show, an analog clock, and a Real Simple Syndication (RSS) reader.
More gadgets. A plus sign near the top opens additional options, including games, a calculator, a currency translator, an onscreen notepad, and an onscreen computer diagnostics gauge.