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Windows 7: A REALLY good book on Windows 7 ?

11 Nov 2011   #11
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

this makes good reading.
Windows 7 Step by Step Book/CD Package: Amazon.co.uk: Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox: Books

however i have learned more here on 7f than i have from a book.


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11 Nov 2011   #12
bunyip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You never need books to learn about Windows. The best way to get used to Windows 7 is to use it, and ask questions as you come across them.

I could not disagree more. I think bumbling along not knowing what you are doing is a very inefficient way to learn anything,but you do what you want.

MY question was about good books on Windows 7,as that's how I like to learn. I've already read 'Windows 7 For Dummies' and found it OK,but limited.

I look forward to expanding my knowledge base.
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12 Nov 2011   #13
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bunyip View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You never need books to learn about Windows. The best way to get used to Windows 7 is to use it, and ask questions as you come across them.

I could not disagree more. I think bumbling along not knowing what you are doing is a very inefficient way to learn anything,but you do what you want.

I look forward to expanding my knowledge base.
It seems everyone has their own methods of learning and whilst many will just start using a device without hardly perusing the manual/operating instructions many will have a good look anyway so as not to be surprised. The latter approach when setting up a TV for example could see you not supplying all the information apparently required and thus you lose all the advertising that they have kindly supplied on the Guide menu.

I tend to take the latter approach and have read many books on operating systems over the years but perhaps I am a control freak?

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12 Nov 2011   #14
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I'm the same way - a control freak. I need to examine everything that's new to me and figure out how it works before I go about setting it up, installing it, configuring it to my tastes, what have you.

So I usually get hung up on a singular issue and start Googling the hell out of it, until I become a self-proclaimed expert on that one issue. My latest foray, for example, was how to clone my system from HD to SSD *and* get it aligned in the process without any third-party tools. Now I could write a tutorial on this.

But back to my point...I'm largely self-taught and just rely on Google and forums like this one.
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12 Nov 2011   #15
investmenttech

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

why now when Windows 8 is just around the corner?
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12 Nov 2011   #16
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by investmenttech View Post
why now when Windows 8 is just around the corner?
If W7 is anything like XP then I can see several more years of usage before updating and I am sure many are not that keen on the first looks of Windows 8 anyway.
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12 Nov 2011   #17
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I read Windows 7 secrets by Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera. Probably won't help advanced users though.
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12 Nov 2011   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The best seem to have "undocumented" in the title. At least from a programmer's point of view. There isn't one for Seven yet as far as I know.
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12 Nov 2011   #19
bunyip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by investmenttech View Post
why now when Windows 8 is just around the corner?


I was going to wait,but but the HDD on my old PC died. Plus I was bored with it. (had it three years)
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12 Nov 2011   #20
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Who needs books when we've got Windows Seven Forums?
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