Windows 7 Annoyances: Tips, Secrets, and Solutions

Windows 7 Annoyances: Tips, Secrets, and Solutions

by David A. Karp


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596157623
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Pages: 699
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

David A. Karp is the author of twelve power-user books, including the bestselling Windows Annoyances series of books and O'Reilly's eBay Hacks. David's books are available in ten languages, and can be found under the short legs of tables around the world.

David is the founder of, one of the most respected and popular computer help sites on the Interwebs. He writes for PC Magazine, but they're curiously reluctant to publish photos of his bicycle. Notable recognition has come from PC Computing, Windows Magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and the New York Times.

He scored 30.96647% on the Geek Test (, earning a rating of "Total Geek." He hopes future revisions of the test reward publishing his score in the backs of computer books. David spends nearly every spare moment with his son.

Table of Contents

Why Am I Annoyed?;
Of Bugs and Features;
How To Use This Book;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
Request for Comments;
Safari® Books Online;
Chapter 1: Get Started with Windows 7;
1.1 Editions of Windows 7;
1.2 Install Windows 7;
1.3 Migration to Windows 7;
Chapter 2: Shell Tweaks;
2.1 Customize Windows Explorer;
2.2 Secrets of Window Management;
2.3 Working with Files and Folders;
Chapter 3: The Registry;
3.1 The Registry Editor;
3.2 The Structure of the Registry;
3.3 Registry Tasks and Tools;
3.4 File Type Associations;
Chapter 4: Video, Audio, and Media;
4.1 Get Videos to Play;
4.2 The Trouble with Webcams;
4.3 Sound and Music;
4.4 Photos, Pictures, and Images;
4.5 Media Center Hacks;
4.6 Optical Storage Annoyances;
Chapter 5: Performance;
5.1 Trim the Fat;
5.2 Make Your Hardware Perform;
5.3 Hard Disk;
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting;
6.1 Crashes and Error Messages;
6.2 Dealing with Drivers and Other Tales of Hardware Troubleshooting;
6.3 Preventative Maintenance and Data Recovery;
Chapter 7: Networking and Internet;
7.1 Build Your Network;
7.2 Internet Me;
7.3 Secure Your Networked PC;
7.4 Web and Email;
Chapter 8: Users and Security;
8.1 Manage User Accounts;
8.2 Permissions and Security;
8.3 Logon and Profile Options;
8.4 Share Files and Printers;
Chapter 9: Command Prompt and Automation;
9.1 Command Prompt;
9.2 Windows PowerShell;
9.3 Run Scripts Automatically;
BIOS Settings;
TCP/IP Ports;

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