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Woody Leonhard
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Sept. 15 2009 For Dummies
Eight references in one-fully revised to include all the new features and updates to Windows 7

As the #1 operating system in the world, Windows provides the platform upon which all essential computing activities occur. This much-anticiapted version of the popular operating system offers an improved user experience with an enhanced interface to allow for greater user control.

This All-in-One reference is packed with valuable information from eight minibooks, making it the ultimate resource. You'll discover the improved ways in which Windows 7 interacts with other devices, including mobile and home theater.

  • Windows 7 boasts numerous exciting new features, and this reference is one-stop shopping for discovering them all!
  • Eight minibooks cover Windows 7 basics, security, customizing, the Internet, searching and sharing, hardware, multimedia, Windows media center, and wired and wireless networking
  • Addresses the new multi-touch feature that will allow you to control movement on the screen with your fingers

With this comprehensive guide at your fingertips, you'll quickly start taking advantages of all the exciting new features of Windows 7.


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From the Back Cover

What you want to know about Windows 7 is in one of these handy minibooks

When you're looking for a Windows 7 guide that goes above and beyond anything you get from Microsoft, start here. With detailed coverage of all of Windows 7, the best Windows add-on programs, in-depth troubleshooting, and much more, this book offers everything from the basics to the secrets of the pros.

  • What Windows 7 can and can't do — get an honest rundown of the good and not-so-good qualities

  • Making it work — set up and customize Windows 7, know what to do about security, and make the system work for you

  • Control the controls — manage user account controls, know when to automatically update and when not to, and handle the Firewall

  • Have some fun — explore Windows games, capture Windows Media streams, set up the Media Center, and make your iPod happy

  • Safety first — learn what the Action Center does and how to show filename extensions, scan for rootkits, and protect your network

  • Get the best Windows add-ons — discover fabulous free tools, from browsers to antivirus protection to picture editors and music players

  • Hardware options — the scoop on cameras, printers, scanners, memory, USB key drives, and what DeviceStage does

Open the book and find:

  • Where to get Windows Live Mail and Messenger tools

  • Desktop details the way you want them

  • How to dodge problems and protect your PC

  • Tips on improved search features

  • Steps for sharing files on a home network

  • Web surfing advice for Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, or Google Chrome

  • Troubleshooting advice

  • How to avoid zombies, botnets, phishers, and 0day exploits

About the Author

Woody Leonhard describes himself as a "Windows victim." Since 1992, he's been sharing the solutions to his own tech problems with millions of readers. In addition to writing several books in the For Dummies series, Woody is a Contributing Editor for Windows Secrets newsletter. He also runs his own blog at AskWoody.com.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent comprehensive desk reference March 14 2010
Format:Paperback
This book is the ideal choice for a relatively inexperienced user looking for a comprehensive, thorough, but accessible guide to the complexities of Windows 7. The author,Woody Leonhard, is a well-known Windows expert who runs the informative website [...], which provides up-to-date news on Windows updates and other related topics.Since Windows 7 All-in-One essentially rolls 8 related books into one completely comprehensive desk reference it is a great deal for the thoughtful, value-conscious consumer and I intend to recommend it to friends and family looking to move up to Windows 7.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the cost! Jan. 25 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was a Windows XP user, and skipped the Vista nightmare. When I bought a new laptop it came pre-installed with Windows 7.

If I had wanted to spend a lot of time, I probably could have figured out the differences between XP and Win7, but decided to get this book as a short-cut. I'm glad I did.

The differences are subtle, and can be annoying if you liked XP, but with this book I could decide quickly which new "features" I wanted and which to ignore.

Win7 does take a lot more of your computing power, so it's well worth selecting which things to install to keep your computer running at a reasonable speed.

If you're a complete newcomer to Windows, all the more reason to get this book to figure out how to configure your computer and how to navigate around the basic system.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best single source for Windows 7 Information April 24 2010
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This book has taken my Windows 7 experience to a whole new level. I am enjoying working my way through it, and would highly recommend it. The writing style is enjoyable (!) even for someone who is technologically challenged. My only very small criticism is that some steps could be a little more detailed. But having said that, it's great to start with this book, which is such a reliable resource and then head off to other sources if you need more information. As there is some overlap between Windows 7 and Vista, I've been able to show some neat tricks to people who've had Vista for years and haven't realized all that it could do. This book has put a lot of fun back into my computing experience-great stuff!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Novices April 12 2012
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This book is perfect for anyone who has no idea how to us a computer. It explain how to do thins with Windows 7 in a languge that anyone can understand.
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