Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-07-15
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press

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Dive deeper into Windows 7-with new content and new resources on CD! The Deluxe Edition of the ultimate, in-depth reference to Windows 7 has been fully updated for SP1 and Internet Explorer 9, and features 300+ pages of additional coverage and advanced topics. It's now packed with even more timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds from the experts-and includes a fully searchable eBook and other online resources. Topics include installation, configuration, and setup; network connections and troubleshooting; remote access; managing programs; controlling user access and accounts; advanced file management; working with Internet Explorer 9; managing security features and issues; using Windows Live Essentials 2011; performance monitoring and tuning; backups and maintenance; sharing networked resources; hardware and device drivers.

Author Biography

Carl Siechert specializes in creating documentation for PC technologies, with a focus on Windows and Office. He’s cowritten more than 20 books, including the popular Windows Vista Inside Out Deluxe Edition and Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out.

Table of Contents

Foreword to Windows 7 Inside Out
Who This Book Is For
Features and Conventions Used In This Book
About the CD
Support and Feedback
Getting Started
What's New in Windows 7
Introducing the Windows 7 Family
Adjusting to the Windows 7 Interface
Organizing and Finding Files
Saving, Sharing, and Playing Digital Media
Networking in New Ways
Keeping Your PC Speedy and Safe
Using Internet Explorer 9
Updating to Service Pack 1
Installing and Configuring Windows 7
Before You Start
Setting Up Windows 7
Upgrading from Another Windows 7 Edition
Installing and Updating Drivers
Activating and Validating Windows 7
Transferring Files and Settings from Another Computer
Tweaking and Tuning Your Windows Installation
Obtaining Help and Support
Using Windows Help And Support
Connecting to Another PC with Windows Remote Assistance
Help and Support Resources for IT Professionals
Personalizing Windows 7
Working with the New Taskbar and Start Menu
Personalizing the Taskbar and Start Menu
Mastering Window Management with Windows 7 Tricks
Personalizing Theme Elements: Visuals and Sounds
Configuring Your Display
Using and Customizing Desktop Gadgets
Setting Power and Sleep Options
Working with Fonts
Adjusting Ease of Access Options
Adding, Removing, and Managing Programs
Dealing with User Account Control
Dealing with Compatibility Issues
Running Legacy Applications in Windows XP Mode
Installing Programs on 64-Bit Editions of Windows
Managing Startup Programs
Managing Running Programs and Processes with Windows Task Manager
Running a Program as an Administrator or Another User
Uninstalling Programs
Setting Default Programs, File-Type Associations, and AutoPlay Options
Using Internet Explorer
What's New in Internet Explorer 9
Installing and Uninstalling Internet Explorer 9
Browsing with Internet Explorer
Managing Favorite Sites and Recent History
Managing and Troubleshooting Add-Ons
Working with RSS Feeds and Web Slices
Internet Explorer Compatibility, Security, and Privacy
Dealing with Compatibility Issues
Monitoring and Maintaining Security
Protecting Your Privacy
Managing Downloads
Adding Windows Live Programs and Services
Getting Started with Windows Live Programs and Services
Managing Your Windows Live ID and Profile
Synchronizing Files and Favorites with Windows Live Mesh
Using Windows Live Mail
Using Windows Live Photo Gallery
Using Windows Live Messenger
File Management
Organizing Files and Information
Mastering Windows Explorer
Working with Libraries
Using Compressed (Zipped) Folders
Arranging Data in Windows Explorer
Managing File Properties and Metadata
Using Windows Search
Configuring Search and Indexing Options
Basic Search Techniques
Advanced Search Tools and Techniques
Saving Searches and Clearing Search History
Advanced File Management
Recovering Lost, Damaged, and Deleted Files and Folders
Staying in Sync with Offline Files
Relocating Personal Data Folders
Encrypting Information
Industrial-Strength File Management with Robocopy and Robocopy GUI
Opening Shell Folders with the Shell Command
Using GUIDs to Open Control Panel Items and System Folders
Backup, Restore, and Recovery
Using the Windows Backup Program
Implementing a Backup Strategy in a Server-Based Environment
Configuring System Protection Options
Rolling Back to a Stable State with System Restore
Digital Media
Playing and Organizing Digital Media Files
Which File Formats and Codecs Does Windows 7 Support?
Using Windows Media Player
Ripping CDs
Managing Your Media Library
Working with (and Around) Digital Rights Management
Sharing and Syncing Digital Media
Sharing Digital Media over a Network
Synchronizing Digital Media with Portable Devices
Burning Music and Other Media to CDs and DVDs
Using DVDs to Share Pictures and Videos
Using Windows Media Center
Setting Up and Customizing Media Center
Mastering the Media Center Interface
Playing Music, Pictures, Videos, and Movies
Recording and Watching TV
Using an Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender
Digital Media for Enthusiasts
Mastering the Zune Software
Connecting a PC to a Home Entertainment System
Managing Remote Controls and Wireless Input Devices
Integrating an Xbox 360 into a Home Network
Security and Networking
Security Essentials
Understanding Security Threats
What's New in Windows 7
Monitoring Your Computer's Security
Blocking Intruders with Windows Firewall
Staying Secure with Windows Update
Using Security Software to Block Malware
Preventing Unsafe Actions with User Account Control
Managing User Accounts, Passwords, and Logons
Introducing Access Control in Windows
Working with User Accounts
Setting a Logon Password
Managing the Logon Process
Controlling Your Children's Computer Access
Setting Up a Small Office or Home Network
Introducing Windows 7 Networking
Configuring Your Network Hardware
Setting Up a Wireless Network
Using HomeGroup to Connect Your Computers at Home
Connecting to Windows Home Server
Sharing and Managing Network Resources
Sharing Files, Digital Media, and Printers in a Homegroup
Sharing Resources with Older Windows Versions
Finding and Using Shared Resources on a Windows Network
Advanced Windows Networking
Working in a Domain-Based Network
Connecting to Another Computer with Remote Desktop
Connecting Remotely with Windows Live Mesh
Connecting Remotely to a Windows Home Server Network
Using a Virtual Private Network for Remote Access
Bridging Two Networks
Fixing and Tweaking Your Network
Viewing Status in Network And Sharing Center
Diagnosing Problems Using Network Map
Troubleshooting Network Problems
Maximizing Network Performance
Changing Network Settings
Managing Network Connections
Tuning, Tweaking, and Troubleshooting
Tuning Up and Monitoring Performance
Establishing a Performance Baseline
Monitoring Performance in Real Time
Basic Strategies for Improving Performance
Advanced Performance Analysis Tools and Techniques
Performing Routine Maintenance
Introducing Action Center
Keeping Your System Secure with Windows Update
Checking Disks for Errors
Defragmenting Disks for Better Performance
Managing Disk Space
Using Advanced System Management Tools
Viewing System Information
Finding and Decoding Information in System Information
Using Microsoft Management Console
Managing Services
Editing the Registry
Using Group Policy
Deployment and Migration
Expediting Multiple Windows Installations by Installing from a USB Flash Drive
Deploying Windows and Microsoft Office on Several Computers
Migrating User Data
Working with Volume Licenses
Automating Windows 7
Using Task Scheduler
Automating Command Sequences with Batch Programs
Automating Tasks with Windows Script Host
An Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Troubleshooting Windows Errors and Crashes
Reporting Problems and Finding Solutions
Checking for Solutions to Problems
Using Troubleshooters to Solve Problems
Using Problem Steps Recorder to Get Help
Reviewing Problem Reports with Reliability Monitor
Troubleshooting Hangs and Other Problems with Resource Monitor
Digging Deeper with Event Viewer
Understanding Stop Errors
Recovering from a Crash
Windows 7 and PC Hardware
Setting Up and Configuring Hardware
Installing a New Plug and Play Device
Managing Devices with Devices And Printers
Managing Devices with Device Stage
Managing Devices with Device Manager
Configuring Legacy Devices
Changing Settings for an Installed Device
Managing Installed Drivers
Enabling and Disabling Individual Devices
Decoding Hardware Errors
Managing Disks and Drives
The Windows 7 Disk-Management Toolkit
Running Disk Management
Managing Disks from the Command Prompt
Setting Up a New Hard Disk
Managing Existing Disks and Volumes
Working with Virtual Hard Disks
Working with Solid State Drives
Using Pen, Touch, and Voice Input
Enabling and Customizing Pen and Touch Features
Reading, Writing, and Editing with Pen and Touch Tools
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
Fixes Included in Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Application Compatibility
Computer Management, Administration, and Tools
Desktop and Shell
Development Tools, Including .NET Framework and Data Components
Hardware and Drivers
Internet Explorer
Networking: IIS and WebDAV Issues
Networking: Remote Access, VPN
Offline Files
Performance and Reliability
Printing and Scanning Technologies
Setup, Deployment, Backup, and Activation
Sleep/Hibernation and Power Management
Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
Windows Media Center
Windows Media Player and Related Technologies
Windows Portable Devices
Windows 7 Certifications
Preparing for Certification Exams
Some Useful Accessory Programs
Our Favorite Five
Other Handy Accessories
System Management Tools
Historical Curiosities
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