From the Back Cover
Go beyond the obvious and explore the secrets behind Windows 7 with this comprehensive guide. Leading authorities in the field expose the hidden functionality within the Windows 7 operating system, revealing everything from its new features and functionality to how to modify the system to work for you. These expert tips and tricks will help you gain the skills you need to quickly go from a Windows 7 user to a Windows 7 expert.
The Insider's Guide to
Installing or upgrading to Windows 7 (see Chapter 2)
Hardware and software compatibility (see Chapter 3)
Personalizing and configuring Windows 7 (see Chapter 6)
Windows 7 security (see Chapter 7)
Organizing, fixing, and sharing digital photos (see Chapter 12)
Zune® as a digital media alternative (see Chapter 14)
Using tablet PCs and ultra-mobile PCs (see Chapter 18)
Managing e-mail and your schedule (see Chapters 21 & 22)
Keeping your data safe (see Chapter 24)
About the Author
The author of over 20 books, Paul Thurrott
is a technology analyst for Windows IT Pro and the majordomo of the SuperSite for Windows (www.winsupersite.com). He writes a weekly editorial for Windows IT Pro UPDATE (www.windowsitpro.com/email), a daily Windows news and information e-mail newsletter called “WinInfo Daily News” (www.wininformant.com), and a monthly column called “Need to Know” in Windows IT Pro Magazine
. He also blogs daily via the SuperSite Blog (community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul), posts regularly on Twitter (www.twitter.com/thurrott), and appears weekly in the highly rated and hugely popular Windows Weekly podcast with Leo Laporte (www.twit.tv/ww).
Rafael Rivera is a software developer for a VAR 500 company, Telos Corporation, where he works on mission critical systems. He is a Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA) and takes Windows apart on his blog Within Windows (www.withinwindows.com). He also regularly “tweets” (www.twitter.com/withinrafael). Rafael was born on the same day as Windows 1.0—November 20, 1985—which many believe is no coincidence.