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Windows 7 All-in-One For Dummies Paperback – Sep 15 2009
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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
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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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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corresponding book Windows 7 All-in-One For Dummies. As a result this book gives description of changes and what
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This series of books is a staple in my home. Very handy to have, as a non-IT person.Published 5 months ago by Lexi
Woody Leonhard is a wise-guy geek now living in Thailand. The book is handy to have, especially for those in business who prefer Windows 7 o/s to Windows 8. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2014 by Scarberian
The book is more for pros rather then frequent computer users. I found Windows 7 --In Simple Steps by Joli Ballew more to my requirements and easy to follow with illustrations,Published on Sept. 8 2013 by Art
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