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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!