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In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users.

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"Windows 7: The Missing Manal" - by Skat100 on 03-AUG-2011
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Excellent Book!

For one of your updates:

In the content about adding to the startup folder, my experience was that as soon as I right-clicked on the program I wanted to add to the startup folder, the folder closed and I coluld not add the program.

Also, one doesn't click Open to open the startup folder;  that does not work.  You need to click Expand.

I found it very frustrating to not be able to add a program to the statrtup folder.  I still haven't found a way, unless the right-click menu of the program to be  added provides a "pin to Startup Folder" choice.

I would very much appreciate it if you would respond to this.

Stan Katz

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