- Paperback: 888 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (September 15, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470487631
- ISBN-13: 978-0470487631
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 124 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #829,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Windows 7 All-in-One For Dummies 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
What you want to know about Windows 7 is in one of these handy minibooks
When you're looking for a Windows 7 guide that goes above and beyond anything you get from Microsoft, start here. With detailed coverage of all of Windows 7, the best Windows add-on programs, in-depth troubleshooting, and much more, this book offers everything from the basics to the secrets of the pros.
What Windows 7 can and can't do — get an honest rundown of the good and not-so-good qualities
Making it work — set up and customize Windows 7, know what to do about security, and make the system work for you
Control the controls — manage user account controls, know when to automatically update and when not to, and handle the Firewall
Have some fun — explore Windows games, capture Windows Media streams, set up the Media Center, and make your iPod happy
Safety first — learn what the Action Center does and how to show filename extensions, scan for rootkits, and protect your network
Get the best Windows add-ons — discover fabulous free tools, from browsers to antivirus protection to picture editors and music players
Hardware options — the scoop on cameras, printers, scanners, memory, USB key drives, and what DeviceStage does
Open the book and find:
Where to get Windows Live Mail and Messenger tools
Desktop details the way you want them
How to dodge problems and protect your PC
Tips on improved search features
Steps for sharing files on a home network
Web surfing advice for Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, or Google Chrome
How to avoid zombies, botnets, phishers, and 0day exploits
About the Author
Woody Leonhard describes himself as a "Windows victim." Since 1992, he's been sharing the solutions to his own tech problems with millions of readers. In addition to writing several books in the For Dummies series, Woody is a Contributing Editor for Windows Secrets newsletter. He also runs his own blog at AskWoody.com.
Author Woody Leonhard shares the top three reasons why he prefers Windows 7 over previous operating systems [PDF].
Top customer reviews
Very easy to follow, and interspersed with little bits of humor (there is a cartoon at the beginning of each chapter), I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has just changed their computer's operating system to Windows 7, or anyone who has basically no knowledge of computers. Senior citizens especially will find this publication to be very easy to grasp, and a valuable tool towards becoming a member of the "cyber age".
With 862 pages, this softcover edition bills itself as being "8 Books In 1", referencing the 8 divisions/topics included in the book which cover 8 facets of Windows 7 useage.
If you are looking for a technical/programming guide for Windows 7, I would not recommend this book. But if you are looking for a great "getting started with Windows 7" book, then this one's for you!
Overall, an excellent book to keep on hand or give as a gift.
1. Previously I had a windows xp computer, and then a windows vista omputer.
2. I bought the yellow book for dummies for the windows xp, then the one for windows vista. Whenever I had a
problem I went to this book, and it never let me down.
3. From what I read about the new windows 7 with all its bells and whistles I knew I needed something
that I could rely on, and so for the book windows 7 all-in-one for dummies has done this.
I highly recommend this book.
After less than a week I bought a paper version of this book which is a snap to jump around compared to the Kindle version. The hard copy also has an index at the back with page numbers for a particular subjects.
The book itself is fairly informative except I personally think the author jumps around too much and includes too much non essential information.
Paul F Nolte Jr.