Windows 7: The Definitive Guide: The Essential Resource for Professionals and Power Users

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This book provides everything you need to manage and maintain Windows 7. You'll learn all of the features and enhancements in complete detail, along with specifics for configuring the operating system to put you in full control. Bestselling author and Windows expert William Stanek doesn't just show you the steps you need to follow, he also tells you how features work, why they work, and how you can customize them to meet your needs. Learn how to squeeze every bit of power out of...

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Overview

This book provides everything you need to manage and maintain Windows 7. You'll learn all of the features and enhancements in complete detail, along with specifics for configuring the operating system to put you in full control. Bestselling author and Windows expert William Stanek doesn't just show you the steps you need to follow, he also tells you how features work, why they work, and how you can customize them to meet your needs. Learn how to squeeze every bit of power out of Windows 7 to take full advantage of its features and programs.

  • Set up, customize, and tune Windows 7-Optimize its appearance and performance, install and manage software, customize your hardware, and install printers, scanners, and faxes
  • Manage your files and data-Search your computer more efficiently, secure your data, share and collaborate, and get the most out of optional programs such as Windows Live Mail
  • Master your digital media-Create media libraries, manage digital pictures and videos, make DVDs, and create movies
  • Get connected and start networking-Set up a home or small-office network, conquer Internet Explorer, and master on-the-go networking
  • Protect your computer-Keep your family safe while on the Internet, navigate the computer security maze, and configure Windows 7's protection features
  • Manage and support Windows 7 systems-Configure user accounts, disks and drives, troubleshoot and handle routine maintenance, and resolve advanced support and recovery issues
  • Learn advanced tips & techniques-Manage the Windows boot environment, explore Group Policy, and much more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596800970
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/22/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 961
  • Sales rank: 376,070
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Stanek has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He has written nearly 100 books including: Microsoft Windows Vista Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Server 2008 Inside Out, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 2nd Edition, and Microsoft IIS 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (all from Microsoft Press). He also wrote MCSE Core Exams in a Nutshell and Windows Vista: The Definitive Guide for O'Reilly.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Setting Up, Customizing, and Tuning Windows 7
    • Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows 7
    • Chapter 2: Optimizing Windows 7’s Interface
    • Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning Windows 7’s Appearance and Performance
    • Chapter 4: Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining Software
    • Chapter 5: Customizing Your Computer’s Hardware Devices


  • Mastering Your Data and Digital Media
    • Chapter 6: Exploring and Searching Your Computer
    • Chapter 7: Navigating the Web with Internet Explorer 8
    • Chapter 8: Creating Your Media Library with Windows Media Player
    • Chapter 9: Capturing and Managing Your Digital Pictures and Videos
    • Chapter 10: Making Video DVDs and Movies
    • Chapter 11: Securing and Sharing Your Data
    • Chapter 12: Setting Up Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines
    • Chapter 13: Making the Most of Windows’ Accessories


  • Connecting and Networking
    • Chapter 14: Setting Up Your Network
    • Chapter 15: Protecting Your Computer with Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    • Chapter 16: Using Windows Live for Email, Calendars, and Contacts
    • Chapter 17: Mastering Dial-Up, Broadband, and On-the-Go Networking


  • Managing and Supporting Windows 7
    • Chapter 18: Managing User Accounts and Parental Controls
    • Chapter 19: Managing Disks and Drives
    • Chapter 20: Handling Routine Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    • Chapter 21: Getting Help and Handling Advanced Support Issues


  • Advanced Tips and Techniques
    • Chapter 22: Installing and Running Windows 7
    • Chapter 23: Exploring the Windows Boot Environment
    • Chapter 24: Using Group Policy with Windows 7
    • Chapter 25: Mastering Windows Media Center


  • Colophon

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    Excellent, indepth resource

    This is the rare kind of computer book you actually can read and the best out of all the other W7 books I found. I've read it cover to cover, marked up and highlighted so many pages! Chapter by chapter the author goes into almost everything you'll ever want to know about W7.

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    Posted April 24, 2010

    Windows 7

    This is a helpful book. It has, so far anyway, more information than I have needed, but I have been able to find what I needed to know to get back to work. I can look for the problem topic I need 'now' and get on with my program without needing to wade through information topics I am not yet concerned with.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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