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  • Paperback: 1080 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (4 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470508418
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470508411
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 5.7 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 971,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Go beyond the obvious and explore the secrets behind Windows 7 with this comprehensive guide. Leading authorities in the field expose the hidden functionality within the Windows 7 operating system, revealing everything from its new features and functionality to how to modify the system to work for you. These expert tips and tricks will help you gain the skills you need to quickly go from a Windows 7 user to a Windows 7 expert.

The Insider′s Guide to

  • Installing or upgrading to Windows 7 (see Chapter 2)

  • Hardware and software compatibility (see Chapter 3)

  • Personalizing and configuring Windows 7 (see Chapter 6)

  • Windows 7 security (see Chapter 7)

  • Organizing, fixing, and sharing digital photos (see Chapter 12)

  • Zune® as a digital media alternative (see Chapter 14)

  • Using tablet PCs and ultra–mobile PCs (see Chapter 18)

  • Managing e–mail and your schedule (see Chapters 21 & 22)

  • Keeping your data safe (see Chapter 24)

About the Author

The author of over 20 books, Paul Thurrott is a technology analyst for Windows IT Pro and the majordomo of the SuperSite for Windows (www.winsupersite.com). He writes a weekly editorial for Windows IT Pro UPDATE (www.windowsitpro.com/email), a daily Windows news and information e–mail newsletter called WinInfo Daily News (www.wininformant.com), and a monthly column called Need to Know in Windows IT Pro Magazine. He also blogs daily via the SuperSite Blog (community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul), posts regularly on Twitter (www.twitter.com/thurrott), and appears weekly in the highly rated and hugely popular Windows Weekly podcast with Leo Laporte (www.twit.tv/ww).

Rafael Rivera is a software developer for a VAR 500 company, Telos Corporation, where he works on mission critical systems. He is a Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA) and takes Windows apart on his blog Within Windows (www.withinwindows.com). He also regularly tweets (www.twitter.com/withinrafael). Rafael was born on the same day as Windows 1.0 November 20, 1985 which many believe is no coincidence.


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By D. R. Judd on 26 Jun. 2015
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Decided I had better move on from XP - this is a VERY thick book.
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12 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Donna Rose on 2 Feb. 2010
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If you really want to tune Windows 7 and make it workable in the way that you can with XP this is not the book for you. This is a book for people who believe that Microsoft have taken the right decisions in deciding what you want to see on context menus or the start menu; believe that having little pictures all over the place is helpful; believe that by default the administrator should not have complete control and are happy to have Microsoft designed data storage structures given precedence over systems you've grown for 5, 10 or 15 years. It will not help you cut out all the unnecessary additions and processes which degrade performance and contributes virtually nothing to producing an efficient and effective business machine. For those computer professionals who want to use Windows 7 in a business environment this is not the book to buy - but then Windows 7 is not a sensible choice for business use at this stage. For the Microsoft synchofant who believes Windows 7 is a great step forward it does lift at least a small corner on the operating but you will learn more from the many forums on the net. This book has none of the power of The Windows XP Answer Book and similar products.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By I. E. Dix on 21 Jan. 2010
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Excellent written book ,easy to reference and find easy and great tips to use the operating system called Seven. Would recommend this book has a great source of interesting knowledge for use.
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By DerekWilliamR on 28 Aug. 2010
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GOOD
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Thane G. Guiver on 12 Nov. 2009
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If you are using a PC, you will one day use windows 7. It will hapen !
Get yourself up to date with Paul's Book. Its also a very good referance book.
Great work Paul, thank you.
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