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1. Windows 7: The Missing Manual
2. Windows 7 For Dummies Book + DVD
3. Windows 7 Inside Out
4. The Overton Window
5. Windows 7 For Dummies
6. Windows 7 Plain & Simple
7. Windows 7 Step by Step (Step By
8. Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies
9. Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed
10. Windows 7 Resource Kit
11. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows
12. Windows® Internals: Including
13. Mastering Microsoft Windows Server
14. Windows 7 All-in-One For Dummies
15. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam
16. Windows 7 Simplified
17. Windows 7 Tweaks: A Comprehensive
18. Windows 7 Annoyances: Tips, Secrets,
19. Windows 7 Bible
20. Windows Server 2008 Inside Out

1. Windows 7: The Missing Manual
by David Pogue
Paperback: 904 Pages (2010-03-24)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$25.04
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Asin: 0596806396
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users.

Windows 7 fixes many of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware.

With this book, you'll learn how to:

  • Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function
  • Take advantage of Window's apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs
  • Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs
  • Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center
  • Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7
  • Beef up your system and back up your files
  • Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup network
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Customer Reviews (47)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition and delivery
Not only was the recent book purchase in excellent condition, the book arrived much earlier than the quoted delivery date.I'm thoroughly satisfied with this vendor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7; the missing manual
Windows 7 with IE8 is so different from the previous operation systems that this book is needed to help one understand.This book truly makes understanding the system and where everything is.I'd recomment it for anyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars The missing manual comes through again
I used the missing manual for XP and found it very helpful.I recently purchased a computer with Windows 7. I had never used Vista, so Windows 7 was quite a change from XP. It would have been impossible to navigate Windows 7 without this book. It is a good reference and well-written.I highly recommend it for anyone who will be switching to Windows 7.

1-0 out of 5 stars Total waste of paper
I guess if you've never used windows before this could teach you some of the basics, but honestly this is more fluff and pointing out the obvious than anything else. If you're a windows user hoping to find some power tips \ tricks, you're looking in the wrong place.

5-0 out of 5 stars Book is worth more $$ in time saved vs tech support
Even though this my first review on Amazon, this book impressed me so much and has saved me considerable time vs. online FAQ, searching blogs, tech support and such that I'll share my thoughts about it.I will confess I haven't yet purchased the book but instead borrowed from my local library, however this book I will buy.(I suggest one should always check with a library first before buying, if at all possible.Some books simply are not meant for everyone, so why waste the money.)

Coming from Vista Ultimate to now 7 Ultimate on a tablet PC, I rate myself fairly fluid on its capabilities and the differences.Yet, I still have had issues and questions that needed to be solved but HP support and the online Microsoft support was useless as they couldn't figure some things out!Some of this was regarding an earlier release, but one would hope tech support was up to speed before any release.Not to lose sight on a book review, the Missing Manual can really speed up time spent trying to find answers to networking, backup-restore, security, regedit and XP Mode compared to tech support or Microsoft's online help.The book explains what the feature is, how it works, options and why you may or may not need a feature.

Pogues writing style is more like one actually present with you and showing you... literally.An awesome 900 page reference manual worth anyones level of understanding Win7, first timer or expert.Credit should also be given to the experts who collaberated with Pogue in writing it.

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2. Windows 7 For Dummies Book + DVD Bundle
by Andy Rathbone
Paperback: 408 Pages (2009-10-12)
list price: US$27.99 -- used & new: US$15.12
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Asin: 0470523980
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A terrific value-a full-size book plus video demonstrations of key Windows 7 tasks

Windows 7 is Microsoft's much-anticipated new release of the operating system that powers nearly 90% of the world's computers. This two-for-one package provides the step-by-step guidance that will get you up and running with all the exciting new features.

This bundle includes the complete Windows 7 For Dummies book plus a DVD with two hours of video training. Featuring the expert advice you get in the book, the DVD shows you how to accomplish various Windows tasks and displays the screens you'll see as you proceed.

  • A two-for-one value - the full-size Windows 7 For Dummies book plus two hours of video training on DVD
  • Windows 7 has new features, an interface with more graphical elements, better interactivitiy with other devices, and faster speed
  • Whether you're new to computers or just to Windows 7, this handy package provides a simple, easy-to-use guide plus video illustration to help you accomplish basic tasks in Windows
  • Covers the things most books assume you already know, as well as how to work with files and programs, get things done online, and customize Windows 7
  • Shows you how to use movie, music, and photo management features, how to upgrade your system, and how to fix common problems you'll encounter
  • DVD shows you what you'll see on the screen as you master each step

This great book-and-DVD package will have you comfortably using Windows 7 faster than you can say 1-2-3! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (55)

1-0 out of 5 stars Was sent the wrong book.
Well, I ordered Windows 7 for Dummies but received Office 2010 for Dummies instead.When I called about it they said they would send me the correct book when I send them a copy of the invoice and mail the wrong book back to them. If this was my company, I would have immediately sent out the right book and sent a postage paid package to put the wrong book in so it wouldn't be so inconvienent for the customer. I order merchandise "on-line" because it comes right to my home. I have limited time to prepare and mail back the wrong book...that is why I use Amazon. This transaction was not convenient and I haven't had time to send the wrong book back yet.Linda Hotchkiss

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I guess I was really expecting much more from this book and then was let down. It really didn't add anything that I didn't already known by just turning on my machine. I went from Windows 2000Pro to Windows 7 and thought I needed the help this book would give me.I was wrong.Just by using my computer and hitting on the key points, I learned more than I got out of this book.It was a waste of my money.

4-0 out of 5 stars First Pass at Windows 7 for Dummies
Andy Rathbone's Windows 7 for Dummies has been my major read for just over a month now, and I have completed all 398 pages with a highlighter.Andy's humor and writing style make it easy to stay with the text throughout, and my highlighting many key areas of specific interest make it easy to refer to just those areas I need to find when I'm at my computers.

I have upgraded my HP Media Center Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate with no problems, and this book taught me not to try a downwards upgrade.This means not to go from a Vista Ultimate to a less-than-Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade.I've had lots of computers over the years, and this Windows 7 Ultimate combination so far has been sensational -- much faster and better in every way than Vista.Thanks to Andy's book, I have learned a lot about the incredible things Windows 7 can do for me.Processing photos and videos is so much more enjoyable, as I have pulled out and reprocessed my dozens of Zip disk photos, graphics, and videos.Sorting and cataloguing them has gone quickly, with Andy's help, and I heartily recommend Windows 7 for Dummies before you get too deeply into your new Windows 7 application.

The smaller figures of the many figures in the book were difficult for my 73 year old eyes to make out, so I highlighted the text references to these figures, as well as the figures themselves, to make it easier to make the connection on my subsequent speed-reading pass-throughs.If this had not slowed me down a bit, this would have been a five-star review.I feel the publisher could fix this.


5-0 out of 5 stars WINDOWS 7 FOR DUMMIES
I enjoy most 'FOR DUMMIES' books and this one is no exception.I can usually find the answers to my questions about the Windows 7 application...

5-0 out of 5 stars Dummie speaks
Very useful information about windows 7. It makes a very good reference book to get a quick answer. ... Read more

3. Windows 7 Inside Out
by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, Craig Stinson
Paperback: 1056 Pages (2009-09-23)
list price: US$49.99 -- used & new: US$31.48
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Asin: 0735626650
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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You’re beyond the basics, so now dive in and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Windows 7—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery!

  • Compare features and capabilities in each edition of Windows 7.
  • Configure and customize your system with advanced setup options.
  • Manage files, folders, and media libraries.
  • Set up a wired or wireless network and manage shared resources.
  • Administer accounts, passwords, and logons—and help control access to resources.
  • Configure Internet Explorer® 8 settings and security zones.
  • Master security essentials to help protect against viruses, worms, and spyware.
  • Troubleshoot errors and fine-tune performance.
  • Automate routine maintenance with scripts and other tools.

CD includes:

  • Fully searchable eBook
  • Downloadable gadgets and other tools for customizing Windows 7
  • Insights direct from the product team on the official Windows 7 blog
  • Links to the latest security updates and products, demos, blogs, and user communities

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

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Customer Reviews (62)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Book, ebook is big plus but I hear the Inside Out books no longer have the ebook so I won't buy any more of them
It's an excellent book. The big plus with the Inside Out Books was that they always came with a CD which had an ebook and many other publications. This was very nice because you could install it on all your computers and you weren't dependent on having the 3 or 4 pound physical book with you all the time. From what I understand this is no longer the case and you are dependant on having an internet connection to get at the material. I was going to buy the Inside Out book for Office 2010 and learned this was the case. There were only 2 reviews of three stars and the lack of the CD seemed to be the major reason for the low rating on both. So I'd recommend this paticular book but I wouldn't recommend any future Inside Out Books.

5-0 out of 5 stars A book for end users
Windows 7 Inside Out This is a good book for end users. It's not necessary to read it cover to cover in order to get good results. However, if one chooses to do so, they will be rewarded.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not detailed enough.
The book does not go into enough detail about many things. Also, the CD does not install on the computer like Windows XP Inside OUt.

5-0 out of 5 stars A handy reference
This book explains windows 7 in a way that is easy to understand, and covers all aspects of this operating system. A very good book to have next to your computer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Instruction Manual
The manual arrived in good condition and in a timely manner. It is a very detailed manual, and I look forward to learning how to master Windows 7.
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4. The Overton Window
by Glenn Beck
Hardcover: 336 Pages (2010-06-15)
list price: US$26.00 -- used & new: US$10.50
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Asin: 1439184305
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed . . . can it be stopped?

There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

For Noah Gardner, a twentysomething public relations executive, it's safe to say that political theory is the furthest thing from his mind. Smart, single, handsome, and insulated from the world's problems by the wealth and power of his father, Noah is far more concerned about the future of his social life than the future of his country.

But all of that changes when Noah meets Molly Ross, a woman who is consumed by the knowledge that the America we know is about to be lost forever. She and her group of patriots have vowed to remember the past and fight for the future--but Noah, convinced they're just misguided conspiracy-theorists, isn't interested in lending his considerable skills to their cause.

And then the world changes.

An unprecedented attack on U.S. soil shakes the country to the core and puts into motion a frightening plan, decades in the making, to transform America and demonize all those who stand in the way. Amidst the chaos, many don't know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact--or, more important, which side to fight for.

But for Noah, the choice is clear: Exposing the plan, and revealing the conspirators behind it, is the only way to save both the woman he loves and the individual freedoms he once took for granted.

After five back-to-back #1 New York Times bestsellers, national radio and Fox News television host Glenn Beck has delivered a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that seamlessly weaves together American history, frightening facts about our present condition, and a heart-stopping plot. The Overton Window will educate, enlighten, and, most important, entertain--with twists and revelations
no one will see coming.
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Customer Reviews (517)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good but not great.
The Overton Window is a good read. The first half of the book is a bit slow with a bit of "preaching" from the author on the progressive movement. Later in the second half the plot picks up and becomes quite a page turner. It has potential for a great book but some little nitpicky things prevent it from greatness.

First, Mr Beck seems to twist a Kipling poem (used as a tie-in through out the book) for his own interests. The meaning of the poem seems turned around. Of course, this may be intentional since Beck evenhandedly suggests in his afterword that facts are often twisted and manipulated, by both the left and right, for their own political gain. So I will give him the benefit of the doubt on that score.

However, his main characters in Noah and Molly seem a tad thin. Noah is a rich insider (how convenient) and Molly the determined patriot fighting to save the country from the bad men. Their meeting and falling in love seems too perfect (for the author). She uses him, he falls for her, she sets him up, he saves her, etc etc. The story could have been better with more of a connection developing between them in amongst the political preaching and hand wringing. Show a little more relationship than a love struck Noah blindly chasing her one night.

Finally, I felt as if the "message" hit me over the head so many times I could not think straight. Do not get me wrong. The book is thought provoking and Mr Beck does not seem to take a side at times, which helps make the material more palatable. Nevertheless, ultimatley it is hard to believe a decades old (some may say centuries) conspiracy to rule the world. The U.S government has a hard enough time containing an oil spill, how I am to believe that they can contain a "cartel" to control the world.

More prose and less dogma would make this good book, great!

Sam Hendricks, author Fantasy Football Guidebook and Fantasy Baseball for Beginners

4-0 out of 5 stars Decent book.
Not the best thriller out there by any means but, I found it entertaining. It took me a long time to finish it because it just didn't grab hold of me like other books have. I enjoyed it while reading it, but wasn't in a rush to finish it. Overall though I think it's a good read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Keep reading it gets better
I thought it started a little slow and was aware of author at start, by the end I was reading with enthusiasm and was disappointed that there wasn't more to read. Regardless of what you think of Beck, this is a good read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good read
After reading this book. I conclude this story is an entertaining read. It's Fiction Folks. Get over yourself.

5-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining!
"The Overton Window" is an enjoyable read.The characters are well developed and plot is a wild ride! ... Read more

5. Windows 7 For Dummies
by Andy Rathbone
Paperback: 432 Pages (2009-09-08)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$8.81
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Asin: 0470497432
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7

Windows For Dummies is the all-time bestselling guide to the Windows operating system. Windows 7 For Dummies answers all your questions about the interface adjustments and all the new tools in Windows 7.

Whether you're new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, expert author Andy Rathbone will walk you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. If you've never used Windows before, it shows you the things most books assume you already know, like how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. Then it helps you get comfortable using all aspects of Windows 7.

  • Nearly ninety percent of the world's PCs use the Windows operating system
  • Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail account; and online security
  • Explores using Windows to edit and manage audio, video, and photo files, and how to create CDs, DVDs, and playlists with Media Center
  • Helps you tweak and customize Windows 7 to operate your way and set up user accounts, build a home network, and maintain your PC
  • Provides troubleshooting advice, helps you find missing files and use the Help system, and explains common error messages

Windows 7 For Dummies will have you up and running on the newest version of Windows quickly and easily. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (21)

3-0 out of 5 stars Very little new here, but occasionally useful
When I was more of a 'dummy,' back in newbie days, I'd have been pleased with this book. However, now it didn't address my needs, when moving from Windows XP to Windows 7. If you're a moderately competent computer user - pre-geek level - this book won't do anything for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Computer Book
I bought this book for my son who is giving really good reviews on this book helping him navigate the world of Windows 7.

5-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 for Dummies
Book was new and in excellent condition.Received it well within the time frame promised.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book is really informative.The instructions are very detailed but easy to follow.It tells everything about Windows 7 and teaches you what you want to know. I have learned to do a lot of things I didn't know how to do before. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs help to understand Windows 7. It's opened up a lot of features on my computer that I couldn't perform before.I am very happy with this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars could be better
I usually love the dummies books, but this one left me with unanswered questions.I was attempting to transfer some files from a cd and I found no information other than the "automatic" transfer files from one computer to another.This was not helpful at all.I finally just left my files on the cd and use it when I need to access it.I wish I had known that the one thing I could not figure out in Windows 7 (at least so far)was the one thing not covered adequately in this book.Next time I will go to the bookstore and look at the book before purchasing. ... Read more

6. Windows 7 Plain & Simple
by Jerry Joyce, Marianne Moon
Paperback: 400 Pages (2009-09-16)
list price: US$21.99 -- used & new: US$13.07
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Asin: 0735626669
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Get the fast facts that make learning Windows 7 plain and simple! This no-nonsense guide uses easy, numbered steps and concise, straightforward language to show the most expedient way to perform tasks and solve problems in Windows 7.

Here’s what you’ll learn to do:

  • Run programs, control gadgets, play games.
  • Send e-mail, browse the Web, and share your files.
  • Organize your digital media, including photos, music, and videos.
  • Burn CDs and DVDs; make your own movies.
  • Set up your printer and a simple home network.
  • Manage security settings and perform easy tune-ups and fixes.

Here’s how you’ll learn it:

  • Jump in wherever you need answers.
  • Easy-to-follow steps and screenshots show you exactly what to do.
  • Handy tips teach you new techniques and shortcuts.
  • Quick TRY THIS! exercises help you apply what you’ve learned right away.

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Plain and Simple
I will make this short, I used the book to decide if I wanted to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7.It was very helpful to me and I decided to upgrade based on what is shown in the book.

First let me say that I usually do not favor the "simple" and "easy" type of computer books because they usually have information that I already know, however this one is an exception to that rule. Since this book was written for someone new to computers or just new to Windows 7 is is such a blessing! About 3 weeks ago,I bought a new computer with Windows 7 Home Premium on it. And I needed to be up and running quickly with Windows 7 since I had just come from using Vista and needed to know how to operate Windows 7 quickly. And this book has been very informative to me and has shown to me the new things that are unique to Windows 7. And because of this superb book, I am up and running with great ease with Windows 7 and truly enjoying it! What a relief after spending almost 3 years using Vista! The best thing I have found about this book are the large colorful screen shot illustrations with step by step ofhow do do the exercise. Like having a teacher right there beside you showing you how to use Windows 7! In my opinion, this book covers basics to slightly advanced. This is a truly SUPERB and well written book, I highly recommend it!

2-0 out of 5 stars too basic and does not meet expectations
This book is not about Windows 7 it's about Windows operating systems. Chapters 1, 2, 3,and 5 are real basic windows stuff. Chapter 6 is about surfing the net using IE8 in the most basic terms that any novice might already know. Chapter 7 is about playing games that come with Windows, most of these games were with XP. Chapter 11 is about faxing and scanning and might be useful but W7 doesn't have the versatility that XP had in this area!! 12 is real basic emailing stuff that, again, any novice would know.
Overall the book provided less than 10 valuable hints for me. W7 is quite different than the revered XP and frankly I don't like it as well. Searching on W7 is the worst and the constant interruptions are annoying.

4-0 out of 5 stars plain and easy windows 7
This reference manual is very helpful when you need to do something different. Easy to understand and follow.

1-0 out of 5 stars plain and simple windows 7
the book is crap.does not tell how to use windows 7.i through the copy in the trash. i had to get another book. ... Read more

7. Windows 7 Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft))
by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox
Paperback: 544 Pages (2009-09-16)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$15.67
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Asin: 0735626677
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself the essentials of working with Windows 7. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Learn to manage windows and folders, sort and filter files, create an efficient Windows working environment, and safely access the Internet. You’ll learn how to install and manage software and hardware, create and manage homegroups, share content with other computers and computer users, and instantly locate content stored on your PC or network. You’ll also learn how to fine-tune your PC’s performance and resolve common problems. Plus, the supplied practice files give you a chance to hone your skills and put the book’s lessons to work.

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Customer Reviews (32)

5-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Step by Step
Arived in Great Shape it just took a long time to get here but was here when they said.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ok, but not for beginners
Since this was a Microsoft publication, I ordered this text for an adult beginners class in Windows--I found that it was more detailed for them, andI returned it to Amazon and ordered WINDOWS 7 SIMPLIFIED--the read less-learn more series.The illustrations and directions are much easier for them to understand, and easier to teach from, too.I would suggest, if you are a beginner or even an intermediate, that you try any of the VISUAL texts--they make learning much easier and fun!

5-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Step by Step is great for beginners to the slightly advanced.
First let me say that I am no begineer in computers or Windows. Over the years I have used all previous to Windows. However, that said, each time a new release of Windows comes about, I upgrade my computer or purchase a newer computer with the newer Windows version. And to get me up and running very quickly, I buy a couple of Windows books. And each time I upgrade to a newer Windows, I ALWAYS buy a Windows Step by Step book that included the CD and practice files. And each time that I do, I am even more amazed with the book then the last time! The authors that write this book, I feel like I know them because they have authored other computer books that I have read in last several years. And I totally trust these authors. In this book each chapter is read and even though I do skip over the some of the info in the book that I already know, there are always new things that I learn from this book. Even though I am a more advanced person, whenever any software is upgraded, there are always changes and new things to learn. This is where this book comes in. So I must say that I 100% recommend this book to anyone who is either a beginner or a more advanced person who like myself wants to learn the new features in Windows 7. This book has something for everyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Neefe reference manual not 199 % familar with windows 7
I haven't tried the exercises that came with book. I purchased a new HP Compaq Presario computer.need a referebce manual. I work on PC'S now for 10 years. I am
impressed with the of finding information i need to operate my PC.

5-0 out of 5 stars Step by Step Windows 7
For me, best book for working with Windows 7 initially.Excellent condition and prompt delivery. ... Read more

8. Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies
by Mark Justice Hinton
Paperback: 408 Pages (2009-09-15)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$9.45
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Asin: 0470509465
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Windows® 7 For Seniors for Dummies

Learn to:

  • Use the Windows 7 desktop and create your first documents

  • Connect to the Internet and browse the Web

  • View, edit, and print photos

  • Keep in touch by e-mail and play games online

Mark Justice Hinton

Author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies

You can learn to use Windows, get online, and start doing things today!

You don't need a grandchild to teach you Windows 7 — with this friendly guide, you'll be using the mouse, working with folders, hooking up a printer, and cruising the Internet in nothing flat. Learn to use all the gizmos that come with Windows 7, shop online, view a slideshow of your favorite photos, send e-mail to a friend, enjoy music, and more!

  • Tour the desktop — learn to use menus, the Start menu button, files, and folders

  • Do it — create notes and letters, connect a printer, download photos from your digital camera, and put music on a CD

  • Have some fun — discover Solitaire and other built-in games, listen to music, and watch a movie

  • Use the accessories — display Gadgets on your desktop, draw with Paint, and use the Calculator

  • To keep or not — install additional programs you want and remove those you don't need

  • Protect your Windows — learn to use the Action Center, download and install virus protection software, and keep it up to date

  • Have it your way — make your screen easier to see, open files with a single click, and even have your computer read to you

  • The wide, wide Web — shop and explore online and learn to stay safe

Open the book and find:

  • What's on the taskbar

  • Directions for creating and saving documents

  • Steps for installing a printer and other peripherals

  • How to connect to the Internet anywhere

  • Backgammon and other games you can play online

  • Guidance on protecting your computer from viruses

  • How to send e-mail attachments

  • Advice on backing up documents and photos

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4-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 For Dummies Book for Seniors
I decided to buy the book- Windows 7 For Dummies Book + DVD Bundle.Based on the reviews I read, it sounds like a good helping tool.

5-0 out of 5 stars senior dummy
i knew a lot about windows buyt needed more information on windows 7. this book gave me all ineeded and more. very satisfied with my purchase. well worth the cost.

1-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 for seniors
Maybe I know more than I thought I did, but this book is so beyond basic that it was NO help for me

5-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Dummies book
I have just started going through the Windows 7 for Seniors for Dummies book, slowly.The "seniors" means big print which I appreciate. I have had a computer for years and was familiar with the XP and find that this version is an improvement on that.It may take me some time to review all the information in the book, however I am finding it very useful.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply A Good Book
I am so glad I ordered this book. This author knows what a senior adult needs to know about Windows 7, wouldn't be without it; ... Read more

9. Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed
by Rand Morimoto, Michael Noel, Omar Droubi, Ross Mistry, Chris Amaris
Hardcover: 1680 Pages (2010-01-17)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Based on the authors’ unsurpassed experience working with Windows Server 2008 R2 since its earliest alpha releases, it offers indispensable guidance drawn from hundreds of production environments.


Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues systematically introduce Windows Server 2008 R2 to IT professionals, identifying R2’s most crucial enhancements and walking through every step of installation and configuration. Next, they present comprehensive coverage of every area of Windows Server 2008 R2, including Active Directory, networking services, security, R2 migration from Windows Server 2003 and 2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization and troubleshooting, core application services, and more. 


The authors thoroughly address major Windows Server 2008 R2 enhancements and present extensive coverage of R2 innovations ranging from Hyper-V virtualization to DirectAccess and the enhancements in Failover Clustering. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, and best practices learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2008 R2 to solve real business problems.


Detailed information on how to...

  • Plan and migrate from Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 and use R2’s new server migration tools
  • Manage Active Directory with Active Directory Administrative Center, Best Practice Analyzer, and PowerShell scripts
  • Use R2’s updated security tools and templates to lock down servers, clients, and networks
  • Maximize availability with Windows Server 2008 R2 clustering, fault tolerance, and replication
  • Streamline client management with new Group Policy ADMX settings and management tools
  • Improve remote access using DirectAccess, Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Implement Hyper-V virtualization including the built-in Live Migration technology
  • Leverage add-ons such as Windows SharePoint Services, Windows Media Services, and IIS 7.5
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5-0 out of 5 stars Packed Packed Full
I've always been a fan of the Unleashed series of books and this one ranks right up there in the Quality and presentation of the information.Like many techs I tend to use these as reference books and their clear layout and table of contents is extremely helpful.

Don't let the thickness of the book fool you either.Somehow they packed a couple hundred more pages in a book no thicker than others and still have quality paper in it.I was concerned it wouldn't hold up to the constant marking and thumbing, but it has.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent General Reference for Windows Server 2008 R2
In the past, I have used the Mark Minasi "Mastering" series of books for general reference material on the various Windows Server versions (going back to NT4).This is the first "Unleashed" book I have picked up, and it has been every bit as good as any of the "Mastering" books.I will honestly say that I was a bit concerned with a book having five different authors.However, there is no difference in the quality of the material that I could find, as well as the clarity of the information presented.

As previously indicated in other reviews, the section on migrating from previous versions of Active Directory to 2008 R2 is excellent.The book covers a lot of Active Directory material overall, and provides good real-world examples that apply to both large and small site designs.The only thing that was missing was some expanded coverage of the Active Directory Administrative Center, which is a great tool for new admins (and can make common tasks much easier for the more experienced).

There is also plenty of coverage of material new to 2008 R2, including DNSSEC and Remote Desktop Services.The sections on IIS and Hyper-V are rather short, and if you are planning on relying heavily on either one, you are going to need additional materials.I'd love to see some expansion on these sections if they do future editions of the book.The Active Directory coverage, along with the sections on security options (at the server, domain, and network levels) and system management are all far more comprehensive, and this book is probably the only reference you will need.

Each chapter in the book concludes with a "Best Practices" section which serves as a terrific set of guidelines and general overview.Even if you only plan on using certain parts of the book, reading through each of the "Best Practices" could prove invaluable to your overall knowledge of Windows Server 2008 R2.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is One Impressive Book!
Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed is a superior, comprehensive reference book making it a true must have for every system administrator. First, the book itself is huge, totaling 1680 pages. I also appreciate the hardcover and obvious quality; I know my investment will last for years.

The content is even more amazing. It didn't find one subject not explored. Where other books only touch on certain topics, such as direct access, this reference book dives into each topic in great detail. Additionally I found all the material to be current and accurate. Unleashed gives some highly detailed coverage to migration, so if you are looking to migrate your 2k or 2003 servers, you will want to read the first few chapters at minimum.

Due to the large size, you will also probably want to select the chapters that apply to your specific environment and focus on those. One thing nice about this book is it does permit the reader to skip around among the chapters. Like I said, it is an impressive book and for the price, you are not going to find a book with a higher quality of content.

5-0 out of 5 stars Migration Success!
I'm glad I bought this book, we just completed our migration to Active Directory 2008 R2 (as well as Exchange 2010) this weekend using this book (and the Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed book) and by mid-day Saturday here, we are successfully done and heading home!

We used this Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed book in our planning process to get our Active Directory (2003 native mode) environment upgraded to 2008 R2.We wanted to take advantage of fine grain password policies as well as some of the new group policy functions.We knew that we needed need to go to AD 2008 R2 for our Exchange 2010 upgrade, we could have left AD on 2003 Native Mode, but we had the opportunity to buy new hardware, so we slipped into our Exchange migration budget funds to cover new servers for our AD migration as well.

The migration went smoothly, no problems at all, and in fact it went smoother than we ever anticipated. Very pleased with this book and the guidance it provided us!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have resource for the working administrator.
As usual we are always expected to know the new stuff and support it but no one wants to ever pay for training so what to do? I did a lot of scouring for a good server 08R2 book and it was slim pickings. Most books were out of date (R1) or simply geared toward studying for a test which does me little good in defining an AD upgrade road map and figuring out what to define for app server standards. I finally found this on amazon and relying on reviews and the TOC i opted to get it. Its a fantastic resource but huge so expect to be doing some serious reading. What I loved is that right off they talk about what is new in R2. This is a big help. Lets get features out of the way immediately. The rest of the book is structured logically but is easy to jump around in since life does not follow a table of contents. I strongly recommed this if you support windows servers in a real world environment. If you are looking to take an MCSE test, then stick to the exam cram for those since this will be way over kill for you more than likely. A+ to the authors. ... Read more

10. Windows 7 Resource Kit
by Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, Jerry Honeycutt
Paperback: 1760 Pages (2009-10-07)
list price: US$69.99 -- used & new: US$44.09
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In-depth and comprehensive, this RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to administer your Windows 7 system. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and the Windows 7 product team—along with essential scripts and resources. In addition, “Direct from the Source” sidebars offer deep insights and troubleshooting tips from the Windows 7 team.

Get expert guidance on how to:

  • Use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit best practices and tools.
  • Plan user-state migration and test application compatibility.
  • Exploit new Group Policy features, settings, and ADMX templates.
  • Configure software updates and client-security technologies.
  • Administer disks, file systems, file sharing, search, and Windows Internet Explorer® 8.
  • Install and troubleshoot printers, devices, and services.
  • Manage IPsec, IPv6, wireless, and remote connectivity.
  • Use performance monitoring and diagnostic tools to manage desktop health.
  • Resolve common startup, hardware, and networking issues.

CD features:

  • Sample VBScript scripts and Windows PowerShell™ scripts
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Links to toolkits, documentation, and white papers
  • Fully searchable eBook of this guide
  • Complete eBook of INTRODUCING WINDOWS SERVER® 2008
  • Sample chapters from related Microsoft Press® books

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This official Microsoft Resource Kit delivers in-depth technical guidance from those who know the technology best—Microsoft MVPs and the Windows 7 team. Covers new features, deployment, administration, security, and other essential topics.

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows 7 Upgrade Paths:
PowerShell Comparison Operators:
Windows PowerShell has special comparison operators. One thing that might help is to realize that main operators are two letters long. (Case-sensitive operators all begin with the letter c, such as ceq for case-sensitive equals. You can type Get-Help about operators for more information).

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Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential for any IT Administrator or IT Help Desk
This is an absolute must have for anyone that will be or is running windows 7.This book is massive think two phone books stacked together.While you can get a lot of this information from MS TechNet, sometimes it is just nice to have a hardcopy resource.I really like the eBook on the CD that comes with this it makes it handy to have on my laptop when I go out in the field.This is not a book that you just chill out and read with coffee.That is unless you are really board.I highly recommend this book for any Administrators bookshelf.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Hefty Resource Manual Well Worth It.
Not much I can say that isn't in the title. It is a very full and complete book regarding Windows 7 and using it particularly in a Corporate/Educational environment is most helpful. It is a weighty book and that may be it's greatest weakness as the CD was shattered and useless when it arrived. There was an attempt to ensure it's safe delivery but I think it probably needed a little more protection to take the handling of shipping.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent First Edition
For a first edition, this RSK shows great promise. Too much information for those who wish to only be power users of the OS, but for anyone who needs to master and administer Windows 7, you can't go wrong with this behemoth.You would be hard pressed to not find an answer to general question or administrative need therein.

Continuing the trend set forth in prior Windows RSKs, this RSK introduces a lot of topics, but requires you to purchase additional books or read additional (and most of the time lengthy) TechNet material to fully make use of the technology or to completely understand what information they did present.A good example of this is PowerShell.The RSK and CD make heavy use of PowerShell scripts to automate tasks, but you do need to follow their How-To link if you actually want to learn the language.Another good example is the section on automated deployment.Although an excellent overview, most of the information you will need to completely perform the task you must get from one of the 7 links they provide you for resource materials.

I have also been somewhat surprised at the amount of information which is just missing, items that any administrator opting to customize the environment might need.As an example, if you're looking to deploy Win7 using the WIM on the install DVD instead of capturing your own, you will probably want to configure the Default User profile - a topic you will find minimal information on beyond folder locations and establishing mandatory profiles.Something as simple as how to configure the default background image is nowhere to be found.There are also no references to OEM configurations, such as changing the stock background image displayed when at the logon screen.Countless web sites publicize the information, but not the RSK.

Yes, this RSK is well written and an invaluable addition to your administrative library, but it won't be the last book on Windows 7 you buy/read.

5-0 out of 5 stars windows 7 resource kit
this book is just what i needed, along with win7 adminstrators handbook. very in-depth and extremely helpful!

4-0 out of 5 stars W7 Resource
Large authoritative book.Designed for a departmental Sys Admin.Gets to the details of W7.Recommended for serious OS users only. ... Read more

11. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 7 (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech))
by Paul McFedries
Paperback: 352 Pages (2009-09-15)
list price: US$29.99 -- used & new: US$11.51
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A practical guide for visual learners who are eager to get started with Windows 7

Windows 7 is Microsoft's highly anticipated operating system used by millions of people around the world. If you're a visual learner and are new to Windows 7, then this book is an ideal introduction to the new features of this operating system. Seasoned author Paul McFedries walks you through the basics and beyond of Windows 7 in a straightforward manner.

You'll discover how to install and repair programs, maintain your system, set up password-protected accounts, load images from a digital camera, play music and other media files, secure Internet and e-mail accounts, and much more. More than 150 tasks are accompanied by full-color screen shots as they guide you to becoming a confident user of Windows 7.

  • Experienced author Paul McFedries walks you through Microsoft's eagerly awaited new operating system: Windows 7
  • Clear and succinct explanations, step-by-step instructions, and full-color screen shots take you through the newest features of Windows 7
  • More than 150 Windows 7 tasks show you the basics and beyond, including installing and repairing programs, maintaining your system, loading images from a digital camera, and more

This book is essential if you are a visual learner who is enthusiastic about diving in and exploring all that Windows 7 has to offer! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (19)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This is a great and helpful book. It arrived quickly and in good shape. I highly recommend it.

2-0 out of 5 stars I found a better one.....
This is a good book for windows 7, but for myself I found "Ruth Maran's Illustrated" is easier to follow. I have had Maran's books before and should have stayed with them. I hope to sell the Mcfedries book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Teach Yourself Visually Windows 7
Teach Yourself Visually Windows 7 is an excellent guide. The directions are clear. Recommend highly this text.Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 7 (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech))

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great visual book...I am a faster learner when taught visually so this is a great book...was in excellent condition...Would buy any other Teach Yourself Visually books as well! Highly recommended

5-0 out of 5 stars Teach Yourself Visually Windows 7
I do much better with visual instructions.The grafics are great in this book. ... Read more

12. Windows® Internals: Including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, Fifth Edition (PRO-Developer)
by Mark Russinovich, David A. Solomon
Hardcover: 1264 Pages (2009-06-17)
list price: US$69.99 -- used & new: US$39.99
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Asin: 0735625301
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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See how the core components of the Windows operating system work behind the scenes—guided by a team of internationally renowned internals experts. Fully updated for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, this classic guide delivers key architectural insights on system design, debugging, performance, and support—along with hands-on experiments to experience Windows internal behavior firsthand.

Delve inside Windows architecture and internals:

  • Understand how the core system and management mechanisms work—from the object manager to services to the registry
  • Explore internal system data structures using tools like the kernel debugger
  • Grasp the scheduler's priority and CPU placement algorithms
  • Go inside the Windows security model to see how it authorizes access to data
  • Understand how Windows manages physical and virtual memory
  • Tour the Windows networking stack from top to bottom—including APIs, protocol drivers, and network adapter drivers
  • Troubleshoot file-system access problems and system boot problems
  • Learn how to analyze crashes
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Customer Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars A sanity-saver and phenomenal reference
I've recently been transitioning from WinCE and Linux driver to Vista/Win7 drivers and middleware, and while there's a ton of information online chasing down accurate data when you have a deadline can be fairly daunting.

I'd heard good buzz about this book so I hit Amazon and grabbed a copy. And, after having it next to my workstation for 2 weeks, I can say that in my opinion this is the best-organized, most complete, and accessible book on Windows internals and architecture I've ever found.I have yet to run into an issue in my real-world work that I couldn't get some insight on in this book, typically inside a few minutes.For someone in the trenches as a contractor, where I never know what kind of curve I'll get thrown, this book is worth it's weight in Tums.. erm.. gold.

The only thing I'd wish for is more info on the Windows Driver Framework, but that's an entire book on it's own, I guess, and this thing is already hefty enough.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book - must have for all Windows Pro's!
Got my personal copy after reading book online and in a library. This is a "must have" book for anybody, who wants to become the Windows "Pro".

5-0 out of 5 stars A gift from the software gods
The authors have taken an extremely complex subject and cut it up into little bit-size pieces. Laid out, a huge, complex system is there to take in as small chunks of manageable topics.

The authors know their subject, and don't try to impress you with their knowledge. Also, they are unbiased about the topic. No operating system is perfect, but after reading the book, at least you'll know why things don't work properly. (For example, why does the OS hang if you put in a blank DVD?)

There is an awful lot of meat in this book. Some topics you'll want to skip, some you'll want to memorize: but it will put you at the front of the pack, because so much of what you learn is vital to being the best IT professional you can be.

Excellent, just excellent.

5-0 out of 5 stars must read for all windows professional
I am a C++ programmer on windows. Seriously this is a must read book.
If you want to be a master on windows, you should read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Reference
The knowledge contained in this book is staggering. If you want a complete understanding of any component of Windows there is no better reference.Every Windows programmer should have this book on their bookshelf. ... Read more

13. Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
by Mark Minasi, Darril Gibson, Aidan Finn, Wendy Henry, Byron Hynes
Paperback: 1488 Pages (2010-02-02)
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Asin: 0470532866
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The one book you absolutely need to get up and running with Windows Server 2008 R2.

One of the world's leading Windows authorities and top-selling author Mark Minasi explores every nook and cranny of the latest version of Microsoft's flagship network operating system, Windows Server 2008 R2, giving you the most in-depth coverage in any book on the market.

  • Focuses on Windows Windows Server 2008 R2, the newest version of Microsoft's Windows' server line of operating system, and the ideal server for new Windows 7 clients
  • Author Mark Minasi is one of the world's leading Windows authorities and has taught tens of thousands of people to design and run Windows networks
  • Covers Windows storage concepts and skills, Windows Server 2008 IP, WINS, NetBIOS, LMHosts, DNS, creating the simple Active Directory, and creating and managing user accounts
  • Explains Group Policy in Active Directory; files, folders and shares; Sysvol, old and new; sharing printers on the network; remote server administration; connecting Windows clients to your network; working the Web with IIS 7.0; and AD maintenance and recovery
  • Provides workarounds for things that don't quite work as they should and how-tos for many undocumented features

Find out everything you want to know-and then some! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book as always
I am following Mark Minasi and the Mastering Windows Series of books since 2000. I am very pleased with the content spectrum and the way it is delivered. It is a great source of information for IT professionals who want to cover most of Windows 2008 R2 with a single publication and for those who want to use it as a reference book.

It covers many of Windows 2008 R2 technologies including Networking Services, AD, IIS, VPN, etc and is full of configuration examples. Authors also summarize the theory behind the technologies in order to better understand why and how to use them

2-0 out of 5 stars Not very good
This book assumes you already know win2k server well. I never seems to have the info I need so I end up on the web. I think the other reviewers must work for the publisher.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for yourServer R2 studies
I purchased this book mainly because I neede a resource that included Server 2008 R2. I'm studying for the MCTS Applications Infrastructure 70-643 exam.This book has proved to be an excellent resource for this.
Some things that the authors missed in the book though. This is probably due to the timing of their publication and such. MS now has Sharepoint Foundation 2010 and they only cover Sharepoint 3.0. They also totally neglected to cover media services. Overall they did an excellent job
The chapters written by coauthor Darril Gibson I found to be concise, informative, and covered the material very well. I would have liked if he had covered Remote Desktop Virtualization Host more as that is one area in RDS where I have a lot of interest. I perused the other areas he wrote and found those chapters to be an easy read.
Overall a good book for those with real world server experience who need to learn Server 2008 R2. For me personally, I also got the Server 2008 R2 Unleashed book to help fill in the gray areas.

4-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend for Intermediate level administrators
This book is very well written and highly readable.A great way to learn about Windows 2008 R2.Mark Minasi and his co-authors have a great writing style making it much more readable than the Microsoft books.This is the last book in a series of books that has run since the days of Windows NT 3.51.Windows has grown over that time and it is a struggle to get compressive coverage into a single book so it ends up being a bit light on many topics.

Advanced Systems Engineers will need more specialist books but I highly recommend this to Intermediate level administrators or Desktop support people wanting to move to Level 3 server support.

4-0 out of 5 stars Best Book for Server 2008
Looked at a couple of other books on Server 2008 and this is by far the best that I have seen.Straight forward and easy to read. ... Read more

14. Windows 7 All-in-One For Dummies
by Woody Leonhard
Paperback: 888 Pages (2009-09-15)
list price: US$34.99 -- used & new: US$16.28
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Asin: 0470487631
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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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. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (18)

2-0 out of 5 stars The more I read it the more I like it
When I bought my second laptop I was disheartened to find a new operating system.Windows 7.You see I suffer from dyslexia and just got used to XP.Now I will have to learn all over again.From what I can understand so far, Windows 7 looks like it is going to be a gem.The only thing so far I can't find how to load a program.

1-0 out of 5 stars Too Much and Not Enough
I found the book much too basic, written as if the reader had no idea of what Windows was, maybe for someone who was marooned on a desert island for the past 15 years. Most people know what Windows is and how to use it.

Additionally, it was difficult to follow. When he explained an interesting item, you are referred to another book and another section (8 books in 1).
And 800 pages? The different sections, or books as they are called, were written by different people and there is just way too much stuff to dig through to find anything useful. Maybe if you had a few months to sit and read the book from the beginning it might be okay, but who has that kind of time or fortitude.

5-0 out of 5 stars VG purchase
Bought a book from these peopla at a v competitve pric. The book was posted as second hand. I was rather pleased as it appeared to have been barely opened.
Would buy from ther eagain.

4-0 out of 5 stars Another one of Woody's good books
As an avid customer of Woody's book efforts and a long time reader I'm familiar and comfortable with his writing style. This is my first Windows 7 book and was a good informative read, full of information needed by anybody just getting their first Window 7 computer. The book covers everything in good detail plus a lot of extra information and provides the reader with the information to get them up and running without problems. Good Book!

1-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 all-in-one-for Dummies
This is the Worst "For Dummies" book I have ever purchased.Some parts are OK but where it lacks, it lacks completely.Even following the instructions exactly, the picture in the book is not always the same as what appears on the computer. In other areas it says what to do, but does NOT explain HOW to do it. Possibly, if you work on computers all day for the last 20 years,you might find the book acceptable.If not,save your money. ... Read more

15. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7
by Ian McLean, Orin Thomas
Hardcover: 912 Pages (2009-10-21)
list price: US$69.99 -- used & new: US$39.99
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Asin: 0735627088
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Announcing an all-new SELF-PACED TRAINING KIT designed to help maximize your performance on 70-680, the required exam for the new Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows 7, Configuration certification.This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help you assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs to give you the skills and expertise you can use on the job.Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises. This official study guide covers installing, upgrading, and migrating to Windows 7; configuring network connectivity, applications, and devices; implementing backup and recovery; configuring User Account Control (UAC), mobility options, and new features such as DirectAccess and BranchCache; and managing system updates.Then assess yourself using the 200 practice questions on CD, featuring multiple customizable testing options to meet your specific needs. Choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on discrete objectives. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including pointers back to the book for further study. You also get an exam discount voucher—making this kit an exceptional value and a great career investment.

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

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This 2-in-1 training kit delivers in-depth preparation plus practice for 70-680, the exam for the new MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration certification. Ace your exam prep—and build real-world job skills—with lessons, labs, and practice tests.

Test How Much You Know with Sample Case Scenarios from MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680)

Case Scenario 1: Installing Windows 7 at Contoso
You work for Contoso, Ltd. The company has a head office and two branch office locations. The company has just purchased 50 small form factor laptops on which you want to deploy Windows 7. A total of 40 of these computers will be deployed at the head office site, with 5 deployed to each of the branch office sites. The small computers do not include DVD-ROM drives, but they do have PXE-compliant network adapters and USB ports. You have tested the default version of Windows PE available with the WAIK and found that it is not compatible with the network adapters on these computers. Contoso, Ltd has a volume license agreement with Microsoft. All servers at Contoso, Ltd have the Windows Server 2008 operating system installed. You would like to ensure that the computers' hard disks are protected with encryption so that data is protected in case they are lost. Considering these facts, answer the following questions:

1. Which installation media or source could you use to deploy Windows 7 in the head office?

2.Which installation media or source could you use to deploy Windows 7 in the branch offices?

3.Which edition of Windows 7 should you deploy to the computers?

1. You could use WDS or a USB storage device as an installation source for deploying Windows 7. Because you do not have access to Windows PE, you cannot use a network share.

2. You could use a USB storage device as an installation source for deploying Windows 7. Because you do not have access to Windows PE, you cannot use a network share. You would not use WDS when you need to deploy operating systems to only five computers at each location.

3. Windows 7 Enterprise supports BitLocker hard disk drive encryption and is available to volume license customers. Although Windows 7 Ultimate also supports BitLocker hard disk drive encryption, it uses a retail license rather than a volume one.

Case Scenario 2: Migrating User Data at Fabrikam
You are in charge of supporting client operating systems at Fabrikam. In the head office, you have 20 users that have computers running Windows 7 Enterprise (x86). You will be increasing the amount of RAM in these computers from 4 GB to 16 GB and need to upgrade the operating system to Windows 7 Enterprise (x64). After the upgrade is complete, users should not be able to boot into the x86 version of Windows 7. You have 10 users at a branch office who currently have computers running Windows XP Professional that are more than 5 years old. These computers each have only 256 MB of RAM. You do not have any Windows Easy Transfer cables and do not want to store branch office user profile data on network drives or on USB storage devices. You will replace these computers with 10 new computers running Windows 7 Professional. Considering these facts, answer the following questions:

1. What sort of migration should you perform at the branch office, side-by-side or wipe-and-load?

2. What sort of migration should you perform at the head office, side-by-side or wipe-and-load?

3. Which technology and method would you use to perform the migrations in the branch office?


1. Side-by-side migrations are appropriate because you are moving users in the branch offices from old computers to new computers. Wipe-and-load migrations are appropriate only when the same computer hardware is being used.

2. You should perform a wipe-and-load because the users in the head office will be using the same hardware and should not be able to boot into the x86 version of Windows 7 Enterprise after the upgrade is complete.

3. Use Windows Easy Transfer with the network method.
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Customer Reviews (43)

2-0 out of 5 stars Delivery
If an item is marked IN STOCK then giving an outrageously late estimated delivery date just for sake of earning a TIMELY DELIVERED review, then it counts as a LATE DELIVERY.

And that was my case.

3-0 out of 5 stars Where to start...
A+, Network+, this being my first Microsoft exam in about 9 years, I was very disappointed initially with the layout of this book.It's important to know the command line prompts, but the way this book is laid out, it doesn't give you quick reference.I would have liked to of seen a more thorough glossary or at least a quick reference sheet for the terms, commands and the boat load of acronyms you have to keep after.I'm having a lot of trouble following this book due to the spelling and grammatical mistakes that leave you re-reading the same paragraph twice.I'm a technically minded person and the concepts outlined in this book are important.I'm just not really happy with the layout.Bearing that in mind, it is a better study reference than say CBT Nuggets for this particular course.But the important thing is to use TechNet and the errata posted here on Amazon to fact check things if you're not sure they came out right in printing.Bottom line, this book will help you pass the certification, but find more reference if you're put in a position of implementing the concepts in this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for the 70-680 exam
After using the Sybex guide and failing the 70-680 exam, I decided to try the Microsoft Press book, and I'm glad I did!This book does a much better job of covering what's actually on the exam.In particular, I needed to learn about the features of Windows 7 that are only in Ultimate/Enterprise edition, which I don't have access to for first-hand practice.

There's a lot of material to cover, and unfortunately the Microsoft exams are very short (40-50 questions), so it's important to cover all your bases.Read through the book, take the quizzes at the end of each chapter, and do the practice tests on the CD.

1-0 out of 5 stars Shame on author
It is impossible to find decent book / training material these days because everyone (authors / publishers) care about money / profit but quality. Open this book and flip to page 19, exercise - Windows 7 installation. Then try to install Win 7 on your training PC by following book's direction. Total misleading! Why? Did anyone check the book after it was published? Definitely not!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good as a training kit, keep in mind it is training..

First of all my background: A+, Desktop support for several years, but this was to be my first Microsoft Certification.
By definition, this is the primary source of the objectives and questions covered in the exam. This book and cd used as a training kit, reading, studying, and yes performing the exercises should give you what you need to be prepared for the exam.

In my opinion, the test prep software could have been more like the exam by giving you a number scoring system more like the actual exam.

Everyone learns in different ways. While I would definitely recommend this to be your primary source, I would advise the following to all candidates: watch any and all videos / podcasts on microsoft training and technet, to include silverlight learning snacks. Read forums. Definitely use the test simulation software, but realize to expect different questions and different types of questions as well. I would advise a secondary source of study material as well for most people. Definitely do the exercises.

I would have liked to seen some type of update, or addendums to the book.

Overall good book, but be ready to really ready to dig in. Not for the weak willed. ... Read more

16. Windows 7 Simplified
by Paul McFedries
Paperback: 272 Pages (2009-09-28)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$13.67
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Asin: 0470503874
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This full color book uses the Visual approach to cover the new features of Windows 7 and provide step-by-step instructions for readers who are entirely new to the subject. Inside readers will find tasks on topics such as: Windows 7 basics, creating movies, sharing their computer, working with and managing files, browsing the Web, and new ways to customize Windows to work for them. This book covers the new features of Windows 7, including: the interface and the new and improved Internet Explorer. A more sophisticated interior appeals to a wide ranging audience who will appreciate the colorful images and easy to follow instructions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Makes Windows 7 a breeze!
Windows 7 Simplified is a great text for anyone switching from another Windows program or for anyone just getting a computer and wondering how this operating system works.This read less-learn more text is great because it not only has illustrations to walk you through each step, but it also has other tips, easily found in boxes, throughout the text.All the Simplified Read Less-Learn More texts are the way to go to feel comfortable with your computer.Microsoft Office Word 7 and other components of Word are also well done in this Simplified kind of text.Great for beginners and intermediates.


This book is an excellent source of information for the computer challenged. It is helping me alot to understand my computer better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book makes learning how to use Windows 7 very easy. Step to step instructions are simple and easy to follow! I recommend this book highly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very" HELPFUL" with Windows 7
A HELPFUL Book after going from a old operating system to a complete new operating system. A "GOOD" step by step computer book. Easy to read and understand. If your needing help, this is the book to purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Simplified
I actually purchased this book for my sister who lives in Missouri because she does not like to order anything from the internet. She is a very new person to the Windows 7 so thought she could use the book. I already had one and enjoy it very much for it is very informative and helpful. Sorry about not commenting earliar but forgot to do it. ... Read more

17. Windows 7 Tweaks: A Comprehensive Guide on Customizing, Increasing Performance, and Securing Microsoft Windows 7
by Steve Sinchak
Paperback: 408 Pages (2009-12-02)
list price: US$29.99 -- used & new: US$12.47
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Asin: 0470525916
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The definitive guide to unlocking the hidden potential of the Windows 7 OS

Written by bestselling author and the creator of tweaks.com Steve Sinchak, this unique guide provides you with the ultimate collection of hidden gems that will enable you to get the most out of Windows 7. Packed with more than 400 pages of insider tips, the book delves beneath the surface to reveal little-known ways to tweak, modify, and customize Windows 7 so you can get every ounce of performance from your operating system.

Regardless of your experience with tweaking your system, you'll find fascinating and fun tips and tricks for getting under the hood of Windows 7 that will allow you to optimize its appearance, speed, usability, and security.

  • Bestselling author and creator of tweaks.com shows you how to tweak, modify, customize, and take complete control of the new Windows 7 operating system
  • Unlocks hidden gems for optimizing the appearance, speed, usability, and security of the Windows 7 OS
  • Shows you how to customize boot and login screens, supercharge your network and online speed, get rid of features that drive you nuts, fine tune your User Account Protection, and more

So roll up your sleeves and take off your gloves so you can take total control over your Windows 7 OS! ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very Informative!
This book provides a very useful guide to increasing system perfomance and securing Windows 7. Indeed, many of the them apply to Windows Vista as well!

In particular, I find that some tweaks really deliver significant system enhancement. For example: 1) System Boot can be speeded up by defragmenting boot files and disabling unneeded harware devices/services; 2) Computer can log on faster by disabling unneeded startup programs; 3) Windows Explorer runs faster by disabling legacy filename creation; 4) System performance can be enhanced by using a USB memory device for ReadyBoost and defagmenting hard drive using PerfectDisk utility; 5) Internet Explorer can be speeded up by changing default registry values of downloading just two files at a time; web browser security can be boosted by fine-tuning security settings and privacy can be increased by not accepting third-party cookies and do not save encrypted pages to disk.

3-0 out of 5 stars FireFox section needs to be updated
Downloaded this book hoping to get an answer to a question; how to get windows to start Dragon Naturally Speaking during booting up on my wife's newly purchased computer ..... found the answer.

I scanned the book and found the section on tweaking the Firefox browser. It must be for an older version of Firefox because the settings called out in the book were missing in the 3.6.6 version of the browser.

Also was hoping to find some information about XP mode ...... nada.

Went to the website called out in the intro to the book to see if there were any updates. Nothing.



5-0 out of 5 stars The truth behind the curtain
For anyone trying to go from Windows XP to 7, this book is a must have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Clever - but well defined
As the title amplifies it; it simplifies everything you need to know right down to the core and bottom line. On the other hand, keep in mind, not everything is necessary to apply in your Windows 7; use what you need - but keep the book; for you might just have the need to go back and "tweak" it up some more if the need be. I recommend this book, plus the Windows Inside/Out and the Powershell 2.0 - all of these three books are powerful sources to have in handy, whether a beginner or advanced professional. Everything is in there, step-by-step. ... Read more

18. Windows 7 Annoyances: Tips, Secrets, and Solutions
by David A. Karp
Paperback: 720 Pages (2010-05-04)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$20.00
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Asin: 0596157622
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Windows 7 may be faster and more stable than Vista, but it's a far cry from problem-free. David A. Karp comes to the rescue with the latest in his popular Windows Annoyances series. This thorough guide gives you the tools you need to fix the troublesome parts of this operating system, plus the solutions, hacks, and timesaving tips to make the most of your PC.

  • Streamline Windows Explorer, improve the Search tool, eliminate the Green Ribbon of Death, and tame User Account Control prompts
  • Explore powerful Registry tips and tools, and use them to customize every aspect of Windows and solve its shortcomings
  • Squeeze more performance from your hardware with solutions for your hard disk, laptop battery, CPU, printers, and more
  • Stop crashes, deal with stubborn hardware and drivers, fix video playback issues, and troubleshoot Windows when it won't start
  • Protect your stuff with permissions, encryption, and shadow copies
  • Secure and speed up your wireless network, fix networking woes, make Bluetooth functional, and improve your Web experience
  • Get nearly all of the goodies in 7 Ultimate, no matter which edition you have

"Blunt, honest, and awesome."

--Aaron Junod, Manager, Integration Systems at Evolution Benefits

"This could be the best [money] you've ever spent."

--Jon Jacobi, PC World

"To use Windows is to be annoyed -- and this book is the best way to solve any annoyance you come across. It's the most comprehensive and entertaining guide you can get for turning Windows into an operating system that's a pleasure to use."

--Preston Gralla, author of Windows Vista in a Nutshell, and Computerworld contributing editor

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great source of information
This book is unique in its contents. I have looked at more than few Windows 7 books and most of them explain in a great detail how to do mundane things that are obvious to anyone using the computer for some time (read anyone under 80 years old) and even some 80 year olds.
The "Annoyances" concentrate on issues that are real life problems but few if any other books even aknowledge. The material is well written and accurate with few minor exceptions.
I would like to see more information on Services and Processes for both Windows 7 itself and popular commercial products. This is one area where Window 7 and other versions of windowshave little clarity and any research from a reliable source would be greatly appreciated

Bought this book because I very quickly outgrew the "basic" and "visual" type of Windows books! And just as I was expecting this book is very detailed and advanced. I have been reading it like a novel and when I complete all of this very through and lengthy book, I will place it in my bookcase to keep as a reference book. And I must say for the money this is a bargain as it has many details on how to get so much more out of Windows 7. (My true score of this book is a 4.5 because it is very, very advanced and I totally understand it, however, there are some areas in this book that I have had to read twice to wrap my brain around all the details, make notes and then practice it on my computer). To me it is like the GRADUATE SCHOOL of computer (Windows) books!
And yes, it is an amazing book, and if you are a more advanced person with Windows and computers, this is the book for you! If you are a beginner or just past being a beginner this is not the book for you, one of the "basic" or "visual" type of books are better for the beginner or a person who is not that advanced yet.

5-0 out of 5 stars Win 7 books
Have referred to book 3 times so far. Just what I needed. Came in New cond. Quick Ship.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book For Windows 7 Hackers!
'Windows 7 Annoyances: Tips, Secrets, and Solutions' by David Karp is a fantastic book for anyone looking to squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze the most out of Windows 7.Made for hackers or the non-newbie user (let's be honest folks, the average person that gets a Windows 7 computer isn't going to be doing much other than browsing the web and some basic file operations, this is a very detailed analysis of all the goodies (and baddies) that exist in Micro$oft's newest operating system.

If you want to get your hands dirty and have some fun, pick up this great book!!


4-0 out of 5 stars He did it again.
Mr. Karp has a knack for clarifying the most dreaded jargon in the world from "The Land of Microsoft" Having lived for some time in a similar world I do understand how it happens. Unfortunately, we peons in the real world find it most difficult do understand the workings of the masterminds at MS. Thanks to David Karp it gradually becomes clear. This is the Third "Annoyance" book by Mr. Karp that I have purchased. Hopefully MS will give Windows a rest for a few years.

Thanks David

Chetr ... Read more

19. Windows 7 Bible
by Jim Boyce
Paperback: 1248 Pages (2009-09-15)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$12.00
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Asin: 0470509090
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive reference by a Microsoft expert covers all aspects of the new Windows release

The much-anticipated release of Windows 7 will have numerous changes, and you'll need a complete guide to take full advantage of all it has to offer. Windows 7 Bible covers navigation changes such as pinning to the task bar, full screen preview with invisible windows, Jump Lists, Home Group, Sticky Notes, and many others. It shows you how to use Internet Explorer 8, including features like Web Slices and Network view changes, and guides you through all the new desktop features.

This reference thoroughly examines all three parts of the new platform: Windows 7 Core OS, the Windows Live applications, and Windows Live Services. Windows 7 Bible shows you everything you need to know to make the most of Microsoft's new operating system.

  • Covers Windows Live Essentials, including Windows Live Family Safety, Mail, Messenger, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, Toolbar, Writer, and Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
  • Shows how to use Windows Live Services, including Hotmail and Spaces
  • Explores new features including Desktop Gadgets Gallery, Desktop Windows manager, updated Fax and DVD Maker, an updated "Devices and Printers" option, and Sticky Notes
  • Explains new features in the Calculator, ribbon features in applets such as Paint and WordPad, the new Media Center, and searching updates
  • Fully covers the first complete overhaul of applets in a decade

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4-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Bible
First and foremost, I am NOT a real windows fan.These OSs have for years been faulty, marginally productive, and full of security holes from "windows" up to and including Windows Vista.I spent many years configuring, installing, & maintaining Unix system, and could see many areas where "Windows" copied or tried to copy many of the functions in Unix.Guess that's a plus for B. Gates!

However, this review isn't about my opinion of the OS, but of the 'Windows 7 Bible' book.This book shows how to do many small, but kinda important (to me at least) little tricks to manage the way the operating system works, acts and is viewed.It has a lot of good information, and the only reason I didn't give it a 5 star, is it did not come with an e-book (don't know when "e" started standing for electronic, but...)CD.If it had, that would have helped a lot, esprcially when doing searches.And just a short note, a lot of the information in this book applies equally to Windows Vista, and so far & seem to be much more robust then even "Vista".

5-0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Bible
Definately a need.Windows 7 is awesome but this definately will help you for what you don't know
Colleen Smith

4-0 out of 5 stars Bible v Secrets
I bought Win 7 "Secrets" and Win 7 "Bible" at the same time. I have found "Bible" to be the reference I turn to most often. The index is better, it goes into subject matter in greater depth, it covers more aspects of Win 7, it is written with the assumption that you already have a good working relationship with previous versions of Windows and don't need old stuff re-hashed. "Secrets" has several irritating mannerisms - it puts diagrams on one page and the associated script on the next page - it mentions a subject and then says "...we will cover this later..." with no page ref as to where the 'later' is! Both good books but one is usefully better than the other.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Great!
This is a must-have manual for anyone who wants to know Win7 from the outside in.

It is well researched and well written (although it could do with an addendum to update some of the info - like how to transfer data from a WinXP system to one with Win7).I found it really easy to read - and just as easily understood.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Help
I upgraded from WV and needed help in finding everything in W7. This book has it all for the beginner to the Intermeadiate user. Not a lot of tech stuff just plain English. I do consider myself an intermeadiate user and I still gained a lot of additional info from this book. I keep it on lmy desk so it is handy when I need it. If you are a beginner or an intermeadiate user I recomment this book highly. ... Read more

20. Windows Server 2008 Inside Out
by William R. Stanek
Paperback: 1552 Pages (2008-04-06)
list price: US$59.99 -- used & new: US$34.64
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Asin: 0735624380
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Learn how to conquer Windows Server 2008 from the inside out! Designed for system administrators, this definitive resource features hundreds of timesaving solutions, expert insights, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for administering Windows Server 2008 all in concise, fast-answer format. You will learn how to perform upgrades and migrations, automate deployments, implement security features, manage software updates and patches, administer users and accounts, manage Active Directory® directory services, and more. With INSIDE OUT, you ll discover the best and fastest ways to perform core administrative tasks, with an award-winning format that makes it easy to find exactly the tips, troubleshooting solutions, and workarounds you need. Plus, the companion CD comes packed with a fully searchable eBook and more than 100 timesaving tools and scripts. With INSIDE OUT, you get all muscle and no fluff!

Key Book Benefits

Drills into the features and functions in Microsoft Office Word, delivering comprehensive details but no fluff in a single volume

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not R2! Not nearly enough detail.
If you're looking for detail and up-to-date information on R2, skip this book.
Inside-out is a misnomer. The layout is not work-flow friendly.
There's not much in here you can't find on the internet or the man/help.
I don't like purchasing multiple books or combining books with internet research to get all the answers.
Much of it is recycled man pages and a few nuggets of valuable information.
I'm currently looking through the sybex mastering 2008 R2 book and it looks promising so far.

5-0 out of 5 stars fast
fast delivery
faster then my over night book i got and im still waiting for it

4-0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to get you started
What more is there to say that hasn't already been said. If you are new to Windows Server, this is a great place to start.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the money
Perfect book for all levels of IT. The amount of information the author placed on this book will justify any price tag, making it one of the first books I recommend for those who want to deploy, refresh, or learn the new platform that is Windows Server 2008.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good so far...
I have only had this book for a couple of weeks and have already used this book a couple of times for my job, and so far, so good.I needed some information on hyper v and it got me through just fine.If you are looking for a great Windows Server 2008 guide, this one should fit the bill just fine. ... Read more

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