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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

Book News Annotation:

Some problems in Windows 7 are the result of bad design, such as shortcomings of Windows 7's search tool, and some are caused by bugs. This guide provides solutions, hacks, and tips for getting around problems such as 'the Green Ribbon of Death' and constant interruptions from the User Account Control feature. Coverage includes getting started with Windows 7, shell tweaks, the registry, video, audio, and media, performance, and troubleshooting. Also covered are networking and Internet, users and security, command prompt and automation, BIOS settings, and TCP/IP ports. Code examples are included. Karp, founder of the computer help web site Annoyances.org, has written other books on computing. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Windows 7 is both faster and more stable than Windows Vista. But that doesn't mean it's free of glitches. With "Windows 7 Annoyances," users learn how to deal with a wide range of nagging problems and provides solutions and timesaving tips to make the most of a PC.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Critics have spoken: Windows 7 is both faster and more stable than Windows Vista. But that doesn't mean it's free of irritating glitches. With Windows 7 Annoyances, you'll learn how to deal with a wide range of nagging problems before they deal with you. Annoyances.org founder David Karp offers you the tools to fix all sorts of Windows 7 issues, along with along with solutions, hacks, and timesaving tips to make the most of your PC.

No matter which edition of the OS you use, this book is your best resource for turning Windows 7 into the efficient, reliable, and customizable system it can and should be.

  • Customize Windows Explorer, improve the Search tool, and get all of Windows 7's advertised eye candy to work
  • Explore powerful Registry tips and tools and then use them to solve 7's shortcomings
  • Improve the performance of your hardware, including the hard disk, laptop battery, CPU, and more
  • Stop crashes, deal with stubborn hardware and drivers, fix video playback issues, and troubleshoot Windows when it won't start
  • Protect your data with permissions, encryption, and shadow copies
  • Secure your wireless network, fix common (and not-so-common) networking woes, get Bluetooth working, and improve your web experience

About the Author

David A. Karp is the author of the bestselling Windows Annoyances series of books and the founder of Annoyances.org. His other books include eBay Hacks and Windows XP Pocket Reference. David also writes for PC Magazine and is the co-author of Windows XP in a Nutshell.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: Get Started with Windows 7Chapter 2: Shell TweaksChapter 3: The RegistryChapter 4: Video, Audio, and MediaChapter 5: PerformanceChapter 6: TroubleshootingChapter 7: Networking and InternetChapter 8: Users and SecurityChapter 9: Command Prompt and AutomationBIOS SettingsTCP/IP PortsColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596157623
Author:
Karp, David A
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Karp, David
Author:
Karp, David A.
Subject:
Operating Systems - NT
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
OS;microsoft;operating system;system administration;windows;windows 7
Subject:
OS;microsoft;operating system;sys
Subject:
tem administration;windows;windows 7
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
722
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , Windows 7 is both faster and more stable than Windows Vista. But that doesn't mean it's free of glitches. With "Windows 7 Annoyances," users learn how to deal with a wide range of nagging problems and provides solutions and timesaving tips to make the most of a PC.
"Synopsis" by ,

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

"Synopsis" by ,

Critics have spoken: Windows 7 is both faster and more stable than Windows Vista. But that doesn't mean it's free of irritating glitches. With Windows 7 Annoyances, you'll learn how to deal with a wide range of nagging problems before they deal with you. Annoyances.org founder David Karp offers you the tools to fix all sorts of Windows 7 issues, along with along with solutions, hacks, and timesaving tips to make the most of your PC.

No matter which edition of the OS you use, this book is your best resource for turning Windows 7 into the efficient, reliable, and customizable system it can and should be.

  • Customize Windows Explorer, improve the Search tool, and get all of Windows 7's advertised eye candy to work
  • Explore powerful Registry tips and tools and then use them to solve 7's shortcomings
  • Improve the performance of your hardware, including the hard disk, laptop battery, CPU, and more
  • Stop crashes, deal with stubborn hardware and drivers, fix video playback issues, and troubleshoot Windows when it won't start
  • Protect your data with permissions, encryption, and shadow copies
  • Secure your wireless network, fix common (and not-so-common) networking woes, get Bluetooth working, and improve your web experience

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