Windows 7 Secrets [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470589120
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/31/2009
  • Series: Secrets , #140
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1080
  • File size: 38 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet 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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Table of Contents

Read This First.

Part I: Surviving Setup.

Chapter 1: Selecting the Right Windows 7 Edition.

Chapter 2: Installing or Upgrading to Windows 7.

Chapter 3: Hardware and Software Compatibility.

Part II: The New and Improved Windows 7 User Experience.

Chapter 4: What’s New in the Windows 7 User Experience.

Chapter 5:Where’s My Stuff? Finding and Organizing Files.

Chapter 6: Personalizing and Configuring Windows 7.

Part III: Security and Networking.

Chapter 7: Windows 7 Security Features.

Chapter 8: Users, Accounts, and UAC.

Chapter 9: Networking and HomeGroup Sharing.

Chapter 10: Complete Your Home Network with Windows Home Server.

Part IV: Digital Media and Entertainment.

Chapter 11: Digital Music and Audio.

Chapter 12: Organizing, Fixing, and Sharing Digital Photos.

Chapter 13: Digital Videos and DVD Movies.

Chapter 14: Microsoft Zune: A Digital Media Alternative.

Chapter 15: Digital Media in the Living Room.

Chapter 16: Having Fun: Games and Windows 7.

Part V: Mobility.

Chapter 17: Seven to Go: Windows 7 Mobility Features.

Chapter 18: Using Tablet PCs and Ultra-Mobile PCs.

Chapter 19: Windows in Your Pocket—Using a Windows Mobile Smartphone.

Part VI: Windows 7 Online.

Chapter 20: Browsing the Web.

Chapter 21: Managing E‑mail and Contacts.

Chapter 22: Managing Your Schedule.

Chapter 23: Your Life in Sync—Windows 7 and Live Services.

Part VII: Windows 7 Power User.

Chapter 24: Keeping Your Data Safe: File and PC Backup.

Chapter 25: Troubleshooting and Recovering from Disaster.

Chapter 26: IT Pro: Windows 7 at Work.

Index.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    Short on some details

    I am normally a big fan of Paul Thurrott, but this book left me short of knowledge on integrating a Win 7 PC into my existing environment. I am a home user with a small network consisting of other PCs with XP & Vista on them, a NAS server, WIFI access point, and a networked printer. My goal was to integrate the new Win 7 PC into this environment. The book was very good on how to setup my desktop, look at my pictures and play around with my music, but short on details about connecting to a network that is not a "home network" or a vintage networked printer. I also found (on Paul's website) that Win 7 has a very good set of system tools and services.

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