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This comprehensive reference by a Microsoft expert covers all aspects of the new Windows release
The much-anticipated release of Windows 7 will have numerous changes, and you'll need a complete guide to take full advantage of all it has to offer. Windows 7 Bible covers navigation changes such as pinning to the task bar, full screen preview with invisible windows, Jump Lists, Home Group, Sticky Notes, and many others. It shows you how to use Internet Explorer 8, including features like Web Slices and Network view changes, and guides you through all the new desktop features.
This reference thoroughly examines all three parts of the new platform: Windows 7 Core OS, the Windows Live applications, and Windows Live Services. Windows 7 Bible shows you everything you need to know to make the most of Microsoft's new operating system.
- Covers Windows Live Essentials, including Windows Live Family Safety, Mail, Messenger, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, Toolbar, Writer, and Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
- Shows how to use Windows Live Services, including Hotmail and Spaces
- Explores new features including Desktop Gadgets Gallery, Desktop Windows manager, updated Fax and DVD Maker, an updated "Devices and Printers" option, and Sticky Notes
- Explains new features in the Calculator, ribbon features in applets such as Paint and WordPad, the new Media Center, and searching updates
- Fully covers the first complete overhaul of applets in a decade
With Windows 7 Bible at your side, you can learn as much or as little as you need to know for the way you use Windows.
The Windows 7 Bible is a complete and comprehensive reference for the new Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft. Covering every conceivable topic from A-Z, the book will provide a value-add for Windows 7 users with its brand new and comprehensive coverage. The Windows 7 Bible will cover all three parts of the new platform: Windows 7 Core OS, the Windows Live applications (bundled together as Windows Live Essentials), and the Windows Live Services (Hotmail, Spaces, etc.). The specific applications in Windows Live Essentials are: Windows Live Family Safety, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Toolbar, Windows Live Writer, and Microsoft Office Outlook Connector.
The book you need to succeed!
Get the most out of Windows 7 with this complete guide
Whether you're new to Windows or moving from XP or Vista, this comprehensive book from a Microsoft expert will get you thoroughly up to speed on the much-anticipated new Windows 7. Covering all three parts of the new platform—the core OS, Windows Live Essentials, and Windows Live Services—this step-by-step guide is packed with practical techniques and tips. Get set up, manage files, blog, add Bluetooth, build a home network, and more.
Set up user accounts, security, parental controls, and printing
Get quick access to your programs with new Jump lists
Explore Windows Live Services such as Desktop Gadgets Gallery and Hotmail
Make movies, play music, share photos, and more with Windows Live Essentials
Manage files, understand metadata, and conduct power searches
Sync your hardware devices and performance tune everything
Keep track of your favorite Internet content with Web Slices
Create a home network or share files with HomeGroup
Personalize your new Windows 7 desktop
Manage all hardware devices with one tool
Easily share media across different computers
About the Author
Jim Boyce has been a Microsoft MVP, and has authored or coauthored over 50 books and hundreds of articles and white papers on computer topics including Windows, Windows Server, Office applications, and programming. He regularly contributes to several online sites and publications.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started, Getting Secure.
Chapter 1: What’s New in Windows 7.
Chapter 2: Getting Around.
Chapter 3: Sharing and Securing with User Accounts.
Chapter 4: Parental Controls and Family Safety.
Chapter 5: Help, Support, and Troubleshooting.
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Startup Problems.
Part II: Batten Down the Security Hatches.
Chapter 7: Blocking Hackers with Windows Firewall.
Chapter 8: Conquering Malicious Software.
Chapter 9: Automatic Updates as Security.
Part III: Personalizing Windows 7.
Chapter 10: Personalizing Your Work Environment.
Chapter 11: Ease of Access, Speech, and Language.
Chapter 12: Transferring Files from Another Computer.
Chapter 13: Customizing Startup Options.
Chapter 14: Using Windows 7 Programs and Accessories.
Chapter 15: Troubleshooting Customization Problems.
Part IV: Using the Internet.
Chapter 16: Using Internet Explorer.
Chapter 17: Blogging with Writer.
Chapter 18: Using Windows Live Mail.
Chapter 19: Chatting and Texting with Windows Live Messenger.
Chapter 20: Beyond E-Mail and the Web.
Chapter 21: Managing Names and Addresses.
Chapter 22: Troubleshooting Internet Problems.
Part V: Pictures, Music, and Movies.
Chapter 23: Working with Pictures.
Chapter 24: Making Music with Media Player.
Chapter 25: DVD, Video, and More.
Chapter 26: Fun with Media Center.
Chapter 27: Troubleshooting Multimedia.
Part VI: Managing Files and Folders.
Chapter 28: Understanding Drives, Folders, and Files.
Chapter 29: Managing Files and Folders.
Chapter 30: Searching for Files and Messages on Your Computer.
Chapter 31: Metadata and Power Searches.
Chapter 32: Using CDs and DVDs.
Chapter 33: Protecting Your Files.
Chapter 34: Troubleshooting Files and Folders.
Part VII: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning.
Chapter 35: Installing and Managing Printers.
Chapter 36: Printing Documents and Screenshots.
Chapter 37: Managing Print Jobs.
Chapter 38: Faxing and Scanning.
Chapter 39: Troubleshooting Printing and Faxing.
Part VIII: Installing and Removing Programs.
Chapter 40: Installing and Upgrading Programs.
Chapter 41: Getting Older Programs to Run.
Chapter 42: Repairing and Removing Programs.
Chapter 43: Setting Default Programs.
Chapter 44: Managing Programs and Processes.
Chapter 45: Troubleshooting Software Problems.
Part IX: Hardware and Performance Tuning.
Chapter 46: Installing and Removing Hardware.
Chapter 47: Using Wireless Bluetooth Devices.
Chapter 48: Syncing Devices.
Chapter 49: Performance Tuning Your System.
Chapter 50: Troubleshooting Hardware and Performance.
Part X: Networking and Sharing.
Chapter 51: Creating a Home Network.
Chapter 52: Sharing Resources on a Network.
Chapter 53: Using Shared Resources.
Chapter 54: Troubleshooting Networks.
Part XI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows 7.
Appendix B: Installing Windows 7 on a New System.
Appendix C: Universal Shortcut Keys.