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See how the core components of the Windows operating system work behind the scenes guided by a team of internationally renowned internals experts. Fully updated for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, this classic guide delivers key architectural insights on system design, debugging, performance, and support along with hands-on experiments to experience Windows internal behavior firsthand. Delve inside Windows architecture and internals: Understand how the core system and management mechanisms work from the object manager to services to the registry Explore internal system data structures using tools like the kernel debugger Grasp the scheduler's priority and CPU placement algorithms Go inside the Windows security model to see how it authorizes access to data Understand how Windows manages physical and virtual memory Tour the Windows networking stack from top to bottom including APIs, protocol drivers, and network adapter drivers Troubleshoot file-system access problems and system boot problems Learn how to analyze crashes.

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"Azure Rising" - by JamLeo on 04-JUN-2012
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"Windows Internals, Fifth Edition" - by Nathalie on 19-NOV-2009
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Windows Internals is an invaluable tool for any Windows system programmer.  It contains information that you absolutely need that cannot be found anywhere else.  The book is well structured and the authors write with great clarity.
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" Definitive Guide" - by Anonymous on 07-DEC-2009
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The only definitive Insider guide to windows. I have to admit I had to read this book several times to really get a hold of it. But if you work with Windows on a regular basis, and keep referring this book, things will eventually start making sense.

I do have one suggestion for the Authors. They should add more volumes, there are a lot more topics in windows that need  more thorough coverage.

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"security engineer" - by michael on 05-NOV-2009
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