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This compact book offers the quickest path for Windows users to get started with Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. You get the essential information you need to upgrade or install the system and configure it to fit your activities, along with a tour of Windows 7's features and built-in applications. Microsoft has learned from the mistakes of Windows Vista, and Windows 7 shows it-this new OS is much faster and more stable. With Windows 7: Up and Running, you'll learn what's new and what's changed from XP and Vista, and get advice on ways to use this system for work, entertainment, instant communication, and more. Windows 7 is poised to be a big hit, and with this handy guide, you can be up and running -- and productive -- with it right away.

  • Master the user interface, including the taskbar, jump lists, desktop gadgets, Aero Shake, and notification area

  • Discover the joys of networking with HomeGroup file sharing and improved Wi-Fi

  • Tour the system's improved security, including the Action Center, User Account Control, and Credential Manager

  • Learn how to use Windows Live Essentials for messaging, photo sharing, moviemaking, emailing, and blogging

  • Get to know built-in applications such as Internet Explorer 8, Windows Media Player 12, Microsoft Paint, and WordPad

  • Learn about optional Microsoft software to enhance your Windows 7 experience

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Average Rating: 5 out of 5 rating Based on 1 Rating

"Windows 7: Up and Running, 1st Edition" - by k ha on 15-JUL-2010
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Really good.
I have Windows ME, and have been afraid of the many changes in Windows.

I think this book explains Windows 7 in an easy-to-follow manner.  I might actually try Windows 7 out--as this book makes me look forward to it.

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