Windows 7 Tweaks: A Comprehensive Guide on Customizing, Increasing Performance, and Securing Microsoft Windows 7

Overview

Your Windows. Your way. You can make it happen.

Windows 7 has been hailed as the best version to date, designed with a focus on quality and user input. But did anyone ask what YOU wanted?

Follow Steve Sinchak's expert and understandable advice, and you can have Windows 7 exactly your way. Better performance. Faster bootups. A personalized user interface. Tighter security that doesn't drive you crazy. By the ...

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Overview

Your Windows. Your way. You can make it happen.

Windows 7 has been hailed as the best version to date, designed with a focus on quality and user input. But did anyone ask what YOU wanted?

Follow Steve Sinchak's expert and understandable advice, and you can have Windows 7 exactly your way. Better performance. Faster bootups. A personalized user interface. Tighter security that doesn't drive you crazy. By the time you've finished this book, your Windows 7 will look and feel as if Microsoft designed it just for you.

Analyze the performance of your PC and learn how specific components can be optimized

Security is improved in Windows 7 but the most powerful and flexible settings are hidden from normal users

  • Understand the different versions, choose what you need, and install Windows 7
  • Customize startup and navigation, including the Taskbar and Windows Explorer interface
  • Tweak Windows Media┬« Player and Media Center for your specific needs
  • Optimize the file system, RAM, and other core Windows components
  • Analyze performance to find and fix bottlenecks
  • Take command of User Account Control and secure your data
  • Improve online security and guard your privacy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470525913
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/2/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 609,348
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Posted April 11, 2010

    Make Windows 7 run faster

    Excellent book. I think it is a continuation of the "Hacking Windows (Vista, XP, etc.)" series with a new title. The section on needed services is prime. Good book for people who are not afraid to get into the guts of the operating system to make it work better. Lots of good tips to help you make Windows run better that are not in any other book or on the Internet.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

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    Worth the purchase

    Glad I purchased this. This book showed me simple ways to make the win7 machines in my work environment run faster. Is a helpful guide for me. I am actively using these techniques across labs and classrooms.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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