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Windows 7: A REALLY good book on Windows 7 ?

10 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
A REALLY good book on Windows 7 ?

Windows 7 Home Premium came with this machine. So far I love it,but I'm on a learning curve,having used XP Pro for 7 years.

Went out and bought "Windows 7 For Dummies"; it's been of limited help.I want something a bit more advanced/thorough,especially in terms of fixing problems and getting the most out of my machine..

Googling found a book called 'Windows 7: The Definitive Book" by William Stanek. Best price so far is $69.95,from The Book Depository ,in England (free p&h)

I'd be most grateful for opinions and advice about this book,or indeed,a better one.The price is about what I expected.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Check out the Tutorial section of this forum. Lots of good work done by members of this forum and covers 100's of topics.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Nov 2011   #4


Yes, the Tutorials ARE the e-Book on Win7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks guys,exactly the kind of thing I was after.

I'll start with the ebook;I recently bought a kindle.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

That free e-book is in PDF format. I use free NitroPDF.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #7
Tae Song

Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit

The Internet. Books just regurgitate stuff that's already available, and lot of people overlook the intro to Windows material available that comes with Windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 SP1

Can't say I can recommend 'Windows 7 Tweaks' by Steve Sinchak since apart from a few points nothing much to learn that wasn't already known from XP - for me at least.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Experience is the best teacher.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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