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Windows 7 Inside Out [Kindle Edition]

Ed Bott , Carl Siechert , Craig Stinson
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You’re beyond the basics, so now dive in and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Windows 7—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery!

  • Compare features and capabilities in each edition of Windows 7.
  • Configure and customize your system with advanced setup options.
  • Manage files, folders, and media libraries.
  • Set up a wired or wireless network and manage shared resources.
  • Administer accounts, passwords, and logons—and help control access to resources.
  • Configure Internet Explorer 8 settings and security zones.
  • Master security essentials to help protect against viruses, worms, and spyware.
  • Troubleshoot errors and fine-tune performance.
  • Automate routine maintenance with scripts and other tools.

CD includes:

  • Fully searchable eBook
  • Downloadable gadgets and other tools for customizing Windows 7
  • Insights direct from the product team on the official Windows 7 blog
  • Links to the latest security updates and products, demos, blogs, and user communities

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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About the Author

Ed Bott is an award-winning journalist and one of the most recognized voices in the computing world. He's been writing about Microsoft® Windows® and Office for two decades and is the author of more than two dozen books.

Carl Siechert specializes in implementing and documenting operating system technologies. He has coauthored several Windows®-related books, including the popular Windows Vista® Inside Out, Deluxe Edition, with Ed Bott and Craig Stinson.

Craig Stinson is a journalist and author. He has written or coauthored more than 20 books including Windows Vista® Inside Out, Deluxe Edition and Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 Inside Out.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20795 KB
  • Print Length: 1056 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (23 Sept. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JDMP96Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #628,461 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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116 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The User's Guide to Windows 7 5 Nov. 2009
At over 1000 pages this is no lightweight book in any sense, yet it is also a very good read. The style is engaging and it is packed with useful information. The approach is realistic, the authors do not just assume that the reader is moving on from Vista, there is plenty for those who are upgrading from earlier versions of Windows.

The book is organized in six parts each covering a specific area of setting up and working with Windows 7. You can read it through from beginning to end but you can equally well dip in at any point. However, Part 1 is essential reading for all users with Chapter 2 giving the best discussion of how to install any version of Windows that I have seen to date.

Wherever you look you will find useful information presented in a clear and understandable fashion. There is so much in it that I initially thought to describe the book as 'The Power User's Guide' but it is written in a way that makes it useful to everyone. It does contain references to registry keys and system variables, but not in a way that is going to scare anyone.

I recommend "Windows 7 Inside Out" to anyone who is considering upgrading to Windows 7 or who already has upgraded. Windows 7 delivers lots more through functions that did not exist in its predecessors. This is the book that is going to help all of us learn to exploit that power and master the new way of working with Windows. You don't need to be an expert to use this book but once you have read it you are probably going to be seen as one!
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
I have owned this book for all of three weeks, and already it has saved me several times over. I'm no expert on Windows. Before Windows 7, I'd never installed an operating system, except as an upgrade, in my life. But with the help of this book, I have

-- performed clean installations of Windows 7 on two computers, one running Vista and the other XP
-- created and deleted partitions, renamed drive letters, and created a pair of mirrored drives so that my setup is just how I want it
-- used the command prompt to run chkdsk to test the three hard drives on a new Dell workstation that was making a clicking noise, without making the serious mistake of carrying out the test as Windows 7 offers to do it (which is to dismount the drive first).

The book has also taught me where to look for vital files when restoring from a backup -- and, best of all, I found myself reading it aloud to help an otherwise-excellent Dell technician in India understand the difference between Windows 7 and the Vista/XP operating systems she was used to. The book helped me to help her, so that she could then rescue me.

At 1,026 pages, it is not a lightweight. But it is so clearly written that, if you have any curiosity about your computer, it is worth reading for pleasure. Highly recommended.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Inside Out 18 Nov. 2009
This is the third in the Inside Out series I have purchased which shows how I have found the book.
The other two being for XP and Vista.This edition hasn`t dissapointed.
It describes all aspects of Windows 7 from installing through to trouble shooting installations in clear, easy to understand english.
On a number of occassions the Windows Inside Out series has made the difference between recovering the instalation, instead of reinstalling windows
and losing everything.
A very good reference book.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From XP to Windows 7 19 Jan. 2010
By Leeuk
After purchasing a new pc with Windows 7 installed I found it quite different than XP. There seemed to be a number of changes so I decided an information book was needed if I was going to get all the benefits from the new system.
I found Inside Out to be just the right book for me. Everything is easy to find and it as been very helpful. I love my computer books they are a good way of learning.I am self taught using books, and I am sure this one is going to help me. I am 77yrs old, and am enjoying reading this book that is so full of information, and answers so many of my questions, up to now they have all been answered. If you want a book with lots of coloured pictures this is not the one for you, but if you want good clear answers if you have any problems then I would recommend this book.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable guide to Windows 7 5 Dec. 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. It was a great experience, but there is so much new and amazing stuff in Windows 7 that it's hard to find out how to do stuff. For that, this guide is indispensable, just as the previous Windows Vista version of this book was for Vista. It gives you a guided tour through installing Windows 7, going from preparing to install right through to personalisation and customising the system to suit yourself and it also serves as a great reference manual for those "how do I do .." questions. For ease, it also has a CD-version of the book which is searchable on your computer to answer such questions. I'd say that this book makes a natural companion to Windows 7, especially because there are so many changes and improvements in the new system, compared to what has gone before.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bit if a struggle 2 Feb. 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a large weighty book with over 1000 pages. It is, as described, very comprehensive but sometimes you have a bit of a struggle to get useful 'how-to' info from the pages. Also, and disappointingly, it does ocasionally refer you to Microsoft web pages for further information not already within the book. So, it is not entirely fully comprehensive within the book after all. However I would recommend it as a stand by reference work when the help pages in Windows 7 leave you wondering. Worth buying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This book is well presented and provides plenty of helpful ...
This book is well presented and provides plenty of helpful tips to get the most out of the operating system.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MS 'Windows 7 Inside Out' by Ed Bott
I am very familiar with this excellent range of Microsoft technical books which represent extraordinary value for money, especially when purchased secondhand in 'as new' condition,... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. P. Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and easy to follow instructions
Windows 7 Inside Out looks a bit daunting at first but probably goes into the subject in greater depth than other books and I have found it very helpful. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Portraitist
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Very easy and informative book
Published 5 months ago by Vince
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book for computers novices like me
Published 7 months ago by lorraine thompson
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Published 8 months ago by Mr. C. A. MACE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good condition and excellent value.Thanks very much
Published 9 months ago by pete w
5.0 out of 5 stars Wndows 7 reference manual
Good reference book, used often
Published 9 months ago by Mr. D. A. Ashwell
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm running win8.
I'm running win8.1 but if you really want to get to know about Win7 this is the book to get
Published 9 months ago by Dennis Aynsley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Well worth it
Published 9 months ago by stephen bambrough
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