Windows 7 Inside Out

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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!

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735626652
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 301,040
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgments; Conventions and Features Used in This Book; Text Conventions; Design Conventions; About the CD; What's on the CD; System Requirements; Support Information; Part I: Getting Started; Chapter 1: What's New in Windows 7; 1.1 Introducing the Windows 7 Family; 1.2 Adjusting to the Windows 7 Interface; 1.3 Organizing and Finding Files; 1.4 Saving, Sharing, and Playing Digital Media; 1.5 Networking in New Ways; 1.6 Keeping Your PC Speedy and Safe; 1.7 Using Internet Explorer 8; Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Windows 7; 2.1 Before You Start; 2.2 Setting Up Windows 7; 2.3 Upgrading from Another Windows 7 Edition; 2.4 Installing and Updating Drivers; 2.5 Activating and Validating Windows 7; 2.6 Transferring Files and Settings from Another Computer; 2.7 Tweaking and Tuning Your Windows Installation; Chapter 3: Obtaining Help and Support; 3.1 Using Windows Help And Support; 3.2 Connecting to Another PC with Windows Remote Assistance; Chapter 4: Personalizing Windows 7; 4.1 Working with the New Taskbar and Start Menu; 4.2 Personalizing the Taskbar and Start Menu; 4.3 Mastering Window Management with Windows 7 Tricks; 4.4 Viewing the Desktop and Gadgets; 4.5 Personalizing Theme Elements: Visuals and Sounds; 4.6 Con figuring Your Display; 4.7 Using and Customizing Desktop Gadgets; 4.8 Setting Power and Sleep Options; 4.9 Adjusting Ease of Access Options; Chapter 5: Adding, Removing, and Managing Programs; 5.1 Dealing with User Account Control; 5.2 Dealing with Compatibility Issues; 5.3 Running Legacy Applications in Windows XP Mode; 5.4 Installing Programs on 64-Bit Editions of Windows; 5.5 Managing Startup Programs; 5.6 Managing Running Programs and Processes with Windows Task Manager; 5.7 Running a Program as an Administrator or Another User; 5.8 Uninstalling Programs; 5.9 Setting Default Programs, File Type Associations, and AutoPlay Options; Chapter 6: Using Internet Explorer 8; 6.1 Choosing a Default Web Browser; 6.2 Browsing with Internet Explorer; 6.3 Working with RSS Feeds and Web Slices; 6.4 Personalizing Internet Explorer; 6.5 Security and Privacy Options; Chapter 7: Adding Windows Live Programs and Services; 7.1 Using Windows Live Programs; 7.2 Using Windows Live Web Services; Part II: File Management; Chapter 8: Organizing Files and Information; 8.1 Mastering Windows Explorer; 8.2 Working with Libraries; 8.3 Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders; 8.4 Arranging Data in Windows Explorer; 8.5 Managing File Properties and Metadata; Chapter 9: Using Windows Search; 9.1 Configuring Search and Indexing Options; 9.2 Advanced Search Tools and Techniques; Chapter 10: Advanced File Management; 10.1 Recovering Lost, Damaged, and Deleted Files and Folders; 10.2 Synchronizing Files Between Multiple Computers; 10.3 Relocating Personal Data Folders; 10.4 Encrypting Information; 10.5 Industrial-Strength File Management with Robocopy and Robocopy GUI; Chapter 11: Backup, Restore, and Recovery; 11.1 Using the Windows Backup Program; 11.2 Configuring System Protection Options; 11.3 Rolling Back to a Stable State with System Restore; Part III: Digital Media; Chapter 12: Playing and Organizing Digital Media Files; 12.1 Which File Formats and Codecs Does Windows 7 Support?; 12.2 Using Windows Media Player; 12.3 Ripping CDs; 12.4 Managing Your Media Library; 12.5 Working with (and Around) Digital Rights Management; Chapter 13: Sharing and Syncing Digital Media; 13.1 Sharing Digital Media over a Network; 13.2 Synchronizing Digital Media with Portable Devices; 13.3 Burning Music and Other Media to CDs and DVDs; 13.4 Creating and Sharing Picture and Video DVDs; Chapter 14: Using Windows Media Center; 14.1 Setting Up and Customizing Media Center; 14.2 Mastering the Media Center Interface; 14.3 Playing Music, Pictures, Videos, and Movies; 14.4 Recording and Watching TV; 14.5 Connecting and Using a Media Center Extender; Part IV: Security and Networking; Chapter 15: Security Essentials; 15.1 Understanding Security Threats; 15.2 What's New in Windows 7; 15.3 Monitoring Your Computer's Security; 15.4 Blocking Intruders with Windows Firewall; 15.5 Staying Secure with Windows Update; 15.6 Blocking Viruses and Worms with an Antivirus Program; 15.7 Stopping Spyware with Windows Defender; 15.8 Preventing Unsafe Actions with User Account Control; Chapter 16: Managing User Accounts, Passwords, and Logons; 16.1 Introducing Access Control in Windows; 16.2 Working with User Accounts; 16.3 Setting a Logon Password; 16.4 Managing the Logon Process; 16.5 Controlling Your Children's Computer Access; Chapter 17: Setting Up a Small Office or Home Network; 17.1 Introducing Windows 7 Networking; 17.2 Configuring Your Network Hardware; 17.3 Setting Up a Wireless Network; 17.4 Using HomeGroup to Connect Your Computers at Home; Chapter 18: Sharing and Managing Network Resources; 18.1 Sharing Files, Digital Media, and Printers in a Homegroup; 18.2 Sharing Resources with Older Windows Versions; 18.3 Finding and Using Shared Resources on a Windows Network; 18.4 Connecting to Another Computer with Remote Desktop; Chapter 19: Fixing and Tweaking Your Network; 19.1 Viewing Status in Network And Sharing Center; 19.2 Diagnosing Problems Using Network Map; 19.3 Troubleshooting Network Problems; 19.4 Maximizing Network Performance; 19.5 Changing Network Settings; 19.6 Managing Network Connections; Part V: Tuning, Tweaking, and Troubleshooting; Chapter 20: Tuning Up and Monitoring Performance; 20.1 Establishing a Performance Baseline; 20.2 Monitoring Performance in Real Time; 20.3 Basic Strategies for Improving Performance; 20.4 Advanced Performance Analysis Tools and Techniques; Chapter 21: Performing Routine Maintenance; 21.1 Introducing Action Center; 21.2 Keeping Your System Secure with Windows Update; 21.3 Checking Disks for Errors; 21.4 Defragmenting Disks for Better Performance; 21.5 Managing Disk Space; Chapter 22: Using Advanced System Management Tools; 22.1 Viewing System Information; 22.2 Finding and Decoding Information in System Information; 22.3 Using Microsoft Management Console; 22.4 Using the Windows 7 Task Scheduler; 22.5 Managing Services; 22.6 Editing the Registry; Chapter 23: Troubleshooting Windows Errors and Crashes; 23.1 Reporting Problems and Finding Solutions; 23.2 Checking for Solutions to Problems; 23.3 Using Troubleshooters to Solve Problems; 23.4 Using Problem Steps Recorder to Get Help; 23.5 Reviewing Problem Reports with Reliability Monitor; 23.6 Troubleshooting Hangs and Other Problems with Resource Monitor; 23.7 Digging Deeper with Event Viewer; 23.8 Understanding Stop Errors; 23.9 Recovering from a Crash; Part VI: Windows and Your PC; Chapter 24: Setting Up and Configuring Hardware; 24.1 Installing a New Plug and Play Device; 24.2 Managing Devices with Devices And Printers; 24.3 Managing Devices with Device Stage; 24.4 Managing Devices with Device Manager; 24.5 Configuring Legacy Devices; 24.6 Changing Settings for an Installed Device; 24.7 Managing Installed Drivers; 24.8 Enabling and Disabling Individual Devices; 24.9 Decoding Hardware Errors; Chapter 25: Managing Disks and Drives; 25.1 The Windows 7 Disk-Management Toolkit; 25.2 Running Disk Management; 25.3 Managing Disks from the Command Prompt; 25.4 Setting Up a New Hard Disk; 25.5 Managing Existing Disks and Volumes; 25.6 Working with Virtual Hard Disks; Chapter 26: Using Pen, Touch, and Voice Input; 26.1 Enabling and Customizing Pen and Touch Features; 26.2 Reading, Writing, and Editing with Pen and Touch Tools; 26.3 Using Speech Recognition and Voice Commands; Windows 7 Editions at a Glance; Features Available in All Windows 7 Editions; Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic; Windows 7 Home Premium; Windows 7 Professional; Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise; Working with the Command Prompt; Starting and Ending a Command Prompt Session; Using Commands; Using Environment Variables; Customizing Command Prompt Windows; Index to Troubleshooting Topics;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    An excellent reference work.

    I have some 30 years of computer experience and I find Ed Bott's books to be very useful to me in using the OS. Every time that I pick it up I find something that I either did not know or had forgotten about. Very helpful.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    A must for the new Windows 7 user who wants to get a good understanding of the software.

    Clear and easy to understand and follow. A lot of information that goes past the basics of the typical "screen shots with follow the numbers" approach books but not so much detail that the nontechnical reader will get lost. I found it very useful in the areas where the authors recommended places to fine tune and customize and areas best left alone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    Good start for going from XP Windows to Windows 7

    Worth the money. A faily objective book even for Microsoft. Normally I buy Que (publisher), but this was better. Never thought I would say that about Microsoft. Usually their arrogance gets the best of them. They actually admitted their problems.

    One of my main needs was to run programs that only run on XP. I found I needed a new uP (new computer)and atleast Win7 Professional for transparent operation (not having to reboot).

    Hope you find it as useful as I did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2009

    Not clear enough

    I am still having touble with Windows 7 but I really went from Windows XP to 7 which is a big step. Maybe I will understand it better after the Holidays. I am going to look for a class or a teacher to give me an overview of "libraries" which seems to be my main problem.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Wow

    It really DOES turn Windows 7 indide-out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Good Book and Good Service

    BN was prompt and on time. Their service was/is very good. I will continue ordering books from BN. The book contains important stuff that I needed to know when setting up and configuring my new computer with Win7. It is an excellent reference book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great bible of the Windows 7 OS

    The information we gathered from the manual/book was and is being used to provide customer service for some of the less frequent problems that are present in the Windows OS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    very helpful

    Helpful in my windows 7 issue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    The missing handbook

    I use it to learn the ins and outs of Windows 7

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Well Designed Information

    Bought as a reference guide

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Great Reference

    I also bought this book to help in my transition from XP to Windows 7. I have a 25 year background in the computer field so I was looking for a more technical view point. This is a great book for the above average Windows user. I probabky would not recommend it for the general reader/computer user.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    This is the Bible for Windows 7

    If you cannot find it here, it may not exist.

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