- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Recently Viewed clear list
This item may be
Check for Availability
Windows 7 Inside Out Kit: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out & Windows 7 Inside Out
Synopses & Reviews
Customer Service Note: We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the voucher with the online access code is missing from the first printing of this title. However, we do have the code, available upon request. Please contact O'Reilly Media Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-889-8969 or 707-827-7019 to obtain your 24-character access code. This code will give you access to your online edition of this Microsoft Press book that is hosted on Safari Books Online! Once you have obtained your unique access code: Go to http://microsoftpress.oreilly.com/safarienabled and enter your unique 24-character access code, including the hyphens. Set up your free Safari account (required), following the instructions on-screen. Enjoy unlimited access to your online edition on the Web! PLEASE NOTE: Each access code may only be redeemed once. Again, for assistance, please contact O'Reilly Media Customer Service at email@example.com or call 800-889-8969 or 707-827-7019.
You're beyond the basics, so dive right into troubleshooting Windows 7 — and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference describes hundreds of prevention tips, troubleshooting techniques, and recovery tools in one essential guide. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts keep their Windows 7-based systems running smoothly — and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery.
Your book — online!
A $90 Value! A library's worth of reference material and secrets in 2 books: Everything you to get the most out of Windows 7's features and keep it running in perfect shape.
The two books included in this kit are:
Youre beyond the basics, so now dive in and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. Its all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Windows 7and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery!
A Note Regarding the CD or DVD
The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author
Ed Bott is an award-winning journalist and one of the most recognized voices in the computing world. He's been writing about Microsoft® Windows® and Office for two decades and is the author of more than two dozen books.
Mike Halsey is an editor for www.Windows7News.com, www.Windows8News.com, and www.ConnectedInternet.co.uk. He also provides technical support on his website, www.TheLongClimb.com. He has worked for many years in IT support, including Siemens, and been a technical beta-tester for Microsoft. He is the author of Windows 7 Power Users Guide.
Carl Siechert specializes in implementing and documenting operating system technologies. He has coauthored several Windows®-related books, including the popular Windows Vista® Inside Out, Deluxe Edition, with Ed Bott and Craig Stinson.
Craig Stinson is a journalist and author. He has written or coauthored more than 20 books including Windows Vista® Inside Out, Deluxe Edition and Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 Inside Out.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgments; Conventions and Features Used in This Book; Text Conventions; Design Conventions; About the CD; What\'s on the CD; System Requirements; Support Information; Part I: Getting Started; Chapter 1: What\'s New in Windows 7; 1.1 Introducing the Windows 7 Family; 1.2 Adjusting to the Windows 7 Interface; 1.3 Organizing and Finding Files; 1.4 Saving, Sharing, and Playing Digital Media; 1.5 Networking in New Ways; 1.6 Keeping Your PC Speedy and Safe; 1.7 Using Internet Explorer 8; Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Windows 7; 2.1 Before You Start; 2.2 Setting Up Windows 7; 2.3 Upgrading from Another Windows 7 Edition; 2.4 Installing and Updating Drivers; 2.5 Activating and Validating Windows 7; 2.6 Transferring Files and Settings from Another Computer; 2.7 Tweaking and Tuning Your Windows Installation; Chapter 3: Obtaining Help and Support; 3.1 Using Windows Help And Support; 3.2 Connecting to Another PC with Windows Remote Assistance; Chapter 4: Personalizing Windows 7; 4.1 Working with the New Taskbar and Start Menu; 4.2 Personalizing the Taskbar and Start Menu; 4.3 Mastering Window Management with Windows 7 Tricks; 4.4 Viewing the Desktop and Gadgets; 4.5 Personalizing Theme Elements: Visuals and Sounds; 4.6 Con figuring Your Display; 4.7 Using and Customizing Desktop Gadgets; 4.8 Setting Power and Sleep Options; 4.9 Adjusting Ease of Access Options; Chapter 5: Adding, Removing, and Managing Programs; 5.1 Dealing with User Account Control; 5.2 Dealing with Compatibility Issues; 5.3 Running Legacy Applications in Windows XP Mode; 5.4 Installing Programs on 64-Bit Editions of Windows; 5.5 Managing Startup Programs; 5.6 Managing Running Programs and Processes with Windows Task Manager; 5.7 Running a Program as an Administrator or Another User; 5.8 Uninstalling Programs; 5.9 Setting Default Programs, File Type Associations, and AutoPlay Options; Chapter 6: Using Internet Explorer 8; 6.1 Choosing a Default Web Browser; 6.2 Browsing with Internet Explorer; 6.3 Working with RSS Feeds and Web Slices; 6.4 Personalizing Internet Explorer; 6.5 Security and Privacy Options; Chapter 7: Adding Windows Live Programs and Services; 7.1 Using Windows Live Programs; 7.2 Using Windows Live Web Services; Part II: File Management; Chapter 8: Organizing Files and Information; 8.1 Mastering Windows Explorer; 8.2 Working with Libraries; 8.3 Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders; 8.4 Arranging Data in Windows Explorer; 8.5 Managing File Properties and Metadata; Chapter 9: Using Windows Search; 9.1 Configuring Search and Indexing Options; 9.2 Advanced Search Tools and Techniques; Chapter 10: Advanced File Management; 10.1 Recovering Lost, Damaged, and Deleted Files and Folders; 10.2 Synchronizing Files Between Multiple Computers; 10.3 Relocating Personal Data Folders; 10.4 Encrypting Information; 10.5 Industrial-Strength File Management with Robocopy and Robocopy GUI; Chapter 11: Backup, Restore, and Recovery; 11.1 Using the Windows Backup Program; 11.2 Configuring System Protection Options; 11.3 Rolling Back to a Stable State with System Restore; Part III: Digital Media; Chapter 12: Playing and Organizing Digital Media Files; 12.1 Which File Formats and Codecs Does Windows 7 Support?; 12.2 Using Windows Media Player; 12.3 Ripping CDs; 12.4 Managing Your Media Library; 12.5 Working with (and Around) Digital Rights Management; Chapter 13: Sharing and Syncing Digital Media; 13.1 Sharing Digital Media over a Network; 13.2 Synchronizing Digital Media with Portable Devices; 13.3 Burning Music and Other Media to CDs and DVDs; 13.4 Creating and Sharing Picture and Video DVDs; Chapter 14: Using Windows Media Center; 14.1 Setting Up and Customizing Media Center; 14.2 Mastering the Media Center Interface; 14.3 Playing Music, Pictures, Videos, and Movies; 14.4 Recording and Watching TV; 14.5 Connecting and Using a Media Center Extender; Part IV: Security and Networking; Chapter 15: Security Essentials; 15.1 Understanding Security Threats; 15.2 What\'s New in Windows 7; 15.3 Monitoring Your Computer\'s Security; 15.4 Blocking Intruders with Windows Firewall; 15.5 Staying Secure with Windows Update; 15.6 Blocking Viruses and Worms with an Antivirus Program; 15.7 Stopping Spyware with Windows Defender; 15.8 Preventing Unsafe Actions with User Account Control; Chapter 16: Managing User Accounts, Passwords, and Logons; 16.1 Introducing Access Control in Windows; 16.2 Working with User Accounts; 16.3 Setting a Logon Password; 16.4 Managing the Logon Process; 16.5 Controlling Your Children\'s Computer Access; Chapter 17: Setting Up a Small Office or Home Network; 17.1 Introducing Windows 7 Networking; 17.2 Configuring Your Network Hardware; 17.3 Setting Up a Wireless Network; 17.4 Using HomeGroup to Connect Your Computers at Home; Chapter 18: Sharing and Managing Network Resources; 18.1 Sharing Files, Digital Media, and Printers in a Homegroup; 18.2 Sharing Resources with Older Windows Versions; 18.3 Finding and Using Shared Resources on a Windows Network; 18.4 Connecting to Another Computer with Remote Desktop; Chapter 19: Fixing and Tweaking Your Network; 19.1 Viewing Status in Network And Sharing Center; 19.2 Diagnosing Problems Using Network Map; 19.3 Troubleshooting Network Problems; 19.4 Maximizing Network Performance; 19.5 Changing Network Settings; 19.6 Managing Network Connections; Part V: Tuning, Tweaking, and Troubleshooting; Chapter 20: Tuning Up and Monitoring Performance; 20.1 Establishing a Performance Baseline; 20.2 Monitoring Performance in Real Time; 20.3 Basic Strategies for Improving Performance; 20.4 Advanced Performance Analysis Tools and Techniques; Chapter 21: Performing Routine Maintenance; 21.1 Introducing Action Center; 21.2 Keeping Your System Secure with Windows Update; 21.3 Checking Disks for Errors; 21.4 Defragmenting Disks for Better Performance; 21.5 Managing Disk Space; Chapter 22: Using Advanced System Management Tools; 22.1 Viewing System Information; 22.2 Finding and Decoding Information in System Information; 22.3 Using Microsoft Management Console; 22.4 Using the Windows 7 Task Scheduler; 22.5 Managing Services; 22.6 Editing the Registry; Chapter 23: Troubleshooting Windows Errors and Crashes; 23.1 Reporting Problems and Finding Solutions; 23.2 Checking for Solutions to Problems; 23.3 Using Troubleshooters to Solve Problems; 23.4 Using Problem Steps Recorder to Get Help; 23.5 Reviewing Problem Reports with Reliability Monitor; 23.6 Troubleshooting Hangs and Other Problems with Resource Monitor; 23.7 Digging Deeper with Event Viewer; 23.8 Understanding Stop Errors; 23.9 Recovering from a Crash; Part VI: Windows and Your PC; Chapter 24: Setting Up and Configuring Hardware; 24.1 Installing a New Plug and Play Device; 24.2 Managing Devices with Devices And Printers; 24.3 Managing Devices with Device Stage; 24.4 Managing Devices with Device Manager; 24.5 Configuring Legacy Devices; 24.6 Changing Settings for an Installed Device; 24.7 Managing Installed Drivers; 24.8 Enabling and Disabling Individual Devices; 24.9 Decoding Hardware Errors; Chapter 25: Managing Disks and Drives; 25.1 The Windows 7 Disk-Management Toolkit; 25.2 Running Disk Management; 25.3 Managing Disks from the Command Prompt; 25.4 Setting Up a New Hard Disk; 25.5 Managing Existing Disks and Volumes; 25.6 Working with Virtual Hard Disks; Chapter 26: Using Pen, Touch, and Voice Input; 26.1 Enabling and Customizing Pen and Touch Features; 26.2 Reading, Writing, and Editing with Pen and Touch Tools; 26.3 Using Speech Recognition and Voice Commands; Windows 7 Editions at a Glance; Features Available in All Windows 7 Editions; Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic; Windows 7 Home Premium; Windows 7 Professional; Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise; Working with the Command Prompt; Starting and Ending a Command Prompt Session; Using Commands; Using Environment Variables; Customizing Command Prompt Windows; Index to Troubleshooting Topics;\n
What Our Readers Are Saying
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Networking » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » System Administration » Windows Administration
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » Windows 98