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Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant Paperback – September 23, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0735661653 ISBN-10: 0735661650 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Pocket Consultant
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (September 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735661650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735661653
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,732,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Easy, visual approach to everyday tasks
Practical and fundamental skills for core software features
Take your expertise to the next level
Get the most out of Windows 7
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Brief Description
Ideal for beginners and others seeking an easy, visual approach to everyday tasks. Full color, with easy-to-follow steps and screenshots that show you what to do.
Practical, fundamental skills for core Windows 7 features. Build your skills hands-on by following easy numbered steps and using ready-made practice files.
You're beyond the basics, so this book dives right into higher level topics and tasks. The ultimate in-depth reference, supremely organized, and packed with timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and expert advice.
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for optimizing the performance of your Windows 7-based PC.

About the Author

William R. Stanek has more than 20 years’ experience in systems management and advanced programming. He is an award-winning author who’s written more than 100 books, including the popular Windows Server® 2008 Inside Out. He is Series Editor for the Pocket Consultant line of books from Microsoft Press®.

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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By Howard B. Levine on July 6, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Much too limited for advanced users.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. L. West on April 4, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
There is some good information here.
You need to really dig in some cases.
to find it. Not good instruction, but good
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. Greenbaum VINE VOICE on October 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
For those of us in IT, we don't need to know all the gory details of how Windows 7 works or every single function. This book is the "rough guide" and focuses on those real world situations and those tips you need to work on your own and other's Windows computers.

Although this book is published alongside with Microsoft, it includes a number of tips, tricks and downright hacks that aren't directly documented. After all, why would Microsoft directly tell you how to optimize their product that they already think is wonderful as is?

Mainstream tech manuals put these valuable inside grey boxes or the margins and this book puts it as the main body.

Need some quick ideas on how to better customize Windows as an IT pro? Then this book is for you.
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More About the Author

William Stanek is the author of many books for Microsoft and other publishers. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers, and network engineers all over the world. Dubbed 'A Face Behind the Future' in 1996 by The Olympian, William's been helping to shape the future of the written word for over two decades. William's 150th book was published in 2013.

William has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. His core business and technology experience comes from over 11 years of military service. He has substantial experience in developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. He has written many technical white papers and training courses on a wide variety of topics. He frequently serves as a subject matter expert and consultant.

William has an MS with distinction in information systems and a BS in computer science, magna cum laude. He is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crewmember on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America's highest flying honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.

William recently rediscovered his love of the great outdoors. When he's not writing, teaching, or making presentations, he can be found hiking, biking, backpacking, traveling, or trekking in search of adventure.

Please visit www.WilliamRStanek.com to find links to stay in touch with William. Join William Stanek and over 50,000 fans on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WilliamStanekAuthor and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WilliamStanek. William also writes as Robert Stanek. To learn more about Ruin Mist, Magic Lands, Bugville Critters, visit http://www.imaginedlands.com/.

William R. Stanek (www.williamstanek.com) lived in Japan from 1985 to 1989. He traveled extensively and made many friends. While living in Japan, he spent much of his free time in Aomori (青森), Hachinohe (八戸), Misawa (三沢), and Tokyo (東京). He misses the wonderful food and drink and the good friends he made. He says, "On break, I traveled all over. On the island of Hokkaidô in Sapporo they have these wonderful Ice Festivals. My favorite thing about spring was the Cherry Blossom Festival. I'd take day trips to Aomori (青森) and Hachinohe (八戸) all the time. While in Japan, I studied kendo, the Japanese language, and Buddhism."

William lived in Europe from 1989 to 1991. During that time, he lived in Germany (mostly) and had several extended stays in the UK and Scotland including deployments to Mildenhall, UK. He spent his time in the UK travelling, and especially enjoyed his visits to Cambridge and London. He's been a football (soccer) fan since he was old enough to kick a ball and especially enjoyed being in Kaiserslautern for the championships. He misses the wonderful food and drink and the good friends he made. He says, "There's nothing like Fridays at the pub or Saturday market."

William lived in Hawaii from 1991 to 1996. During that time, he worked shift-work at Kunia Field Station, attended Hawaii Pacific University and University of Hawaii, and spent a lot of time at the beach. He and his wife's first child was born in Hawaii. William's writing career began in Hawaii when his first book, Electronic Publishing Unleashed, was published in 1995. The runaway success of that book and its sequel, Web Publishing Unleashed, helped establish him as a leader and innovator in technical writing.

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