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When you're looking for a Windows 7 guide that goes above and beyond anything you get from Microsoft, start here. With detailed coverage of all of Windows 7, the best Windows add-on programs, in-depth troubleshooting, and much more, this book offers everything from the basics to the secrets of the pros.
What Windows 7 can and can't do — get an honest rundown of the good and not-so-good qualities
Making it work — set up and customize Windows 7, know what to do about security, and make the system work for you
Control the controls — manage user account controls, know when to automatically update and when not to, and handle the Firewall
Have some fun — explore Windows games, capture Windows Media streams, set up the Media Center, and make your iPod happy
Safety first — learn what the Action Center does and how to show filename extensions, scan for rootkits, and protect your network
Get the best Windows add-ons — discover fabulous free tools, from browsers to antivirus protection to picture editors and music players
Hardware options — the scoop on cameras, printers, scanners, memory, USB key drives, and what DeviceStage does
Open the book and find:
Where to get Windows Live Mail and Messenger tools
Desktop details the way you want them
How to dodge problems and protect your PC
Tips on improved search features
Steps for sharing files on a home network
Web surfing advice for Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, or Google Chrome
How to avoid zombies, botnets, phishers, and 0day exploits