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Author Cowart, Robert.

Title Microsoft Windows 7 in depth / Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel
Published Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, [2010]
©2010
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Contents Introduction -- Welcome -- Why this book? -- How our book is organized -- Conventions used in this book -- I. Getting started with Windows 7 -- 1. Introducing Windows 7 -- An overview of Windows 7 -- What's new in Windows 7? -- Differences among Windows 7 versions -- Windows 7 on the corporate network -- 2. Installing and upgrading Windows 7 -- General considerations for Windows 7 -- Windows 7 hardware requirements -- Option 1 : using what you've got : ensuring compatibility via the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor -- Option 2 : choosing a Windows 7 ready PC -- Option 3 : upgrading your computer -- Performing a new installation of Windows 7 -- Upgrading older versions of Windows to Windows 7 -- Upgrading one version of Windows 7 to another -- Multibooting Windows 7 -- Activating Windows 7 -- Taking the virtual machine approach -- Editing Windows 7 boot menu entries -- 3. The first hour -- The first things to do after starting Windows 7 -- A quick tour of Windows 7's important features -- Setting up user accounts -- Setting up Internet access -- Downloading critical updates -- Personalizing Windows -- Transferring information from your old computer -- Logging off or shutting down -- More than you wanted to know
pt. II. Using Windows 7 -- 4. Using the Windows 7 user interface -- Who should read this chapter? -- Logging in to Windows 7 -- Using Windows 7--the user experience -- Gestures -- The taskbar, the Start menu, and other tools -- Running your applications -- Help and support -- Exiting Windows gracefully -- Dealing with a crashed application or operating system -- 5. Managing files and searching -- What's new in Windows Explorer -- Buttons, breadcrumbs, toolbars, and more -- Navigating the file system -- Customizing file and folder views -- Managing libraries -- Searching -- Zipping and packing files -- File and folder security -- 6. Printing -- Windows printing primer -- Installing and configuring a printer -- Installing a local printer -- Changing a printer's properties -- Removing a printer -- Printing from your applications -- Working with the printer queue -- Advanced printer management -- XPS print output -- Faxing -- 7. Gadgets and other supplied accessories -- Using gadgets -- Using the Snipping Tool -- Exploring the other accessories
pt. III. Multimedia and imaging -- 8. Windows Media Player -- Learning the basics -- Getting music and video on your computer -- Taking your music and video on the go -- 9. Windows Media Center -- Windows Media Center--what's the hubbub? -- What's new in Windows 7 Media Center? -- The WMC hardware -- The WMC functions -- Some tricks of the trade -- 10. Windows imaging tools -- Image manipulation in Windows 7 -- What's built in to Windows 7 for photographs? -- Windows Pictures Library -- Working with scanners and cameras -- Burning your pictures to CD or DVD -- 11. Scanning and faxing -- Introducing Windows Fax and Scan -- Configuring the fax service -- Sending faxes from Windows Fax and Scan -- Receiving faxes -- Scanning documents with Windows Fax and Scan -- Scanning and faxing slides and transparencies -- 12. Sound Recorder, DVD Maker, and other multimedia tools -- Become a recording star -- Windows Sound Recorder -- Volume control -- Using the Snipping Tool -- Recording to DVD
pt. IV. Windows 7 and the Internet -- 13. Getting connected -- Going worldwide -- Connection technologies -- Choosing equipment -- Ordering the service -- Installing a modem for dial-up service -- Configuring a dial-up Internet connection -- Making and ending a dial-up connection -- Installing a network adapter for broadband service -- Configuring a high-speed connection -- Changing the default connection -- Managing multiple Internet connections -- 14. Using Internet Explorer 8 -- What's new in Internet Explorer 8? -- Internet Explorer 8 quick tour -- Using multimedia browsing and downloading -- Customizing the browser and setting Internet options -- Effectively searching the Web -- 15. Email and newsgroups with Windows Live Mail --Choosing an email client -- Windows Live Mail quick tour -- Creating and sending new mail -- Using the Windows Live Mail contacts -- Newsgroups and the Internet -- Setting up a newsgroup account in Windows Live Mail -- Finding and reading newsgroups -- 16. Troubleshooting your Internet connection -- It's great when it works, but ... -- Before you run into trouble -- Troubleshooting step by step -- Identifying software configuration problems -- Identifying network hardware problems -- Troubleshooting Internet problems with Windows TCP/IP utilities -- Third-party utilities
pt. V. Networking -- 17. Creating a Windows network -- Creating or joining a network -- Planning your network -- Choosing a network and cabling system -- Additional networking functions -- Installing network adapters -- Installing network wiring -- Installing a wireless network -- Configuring a peer-to-peer network -- Joining a Windows domain network -- Checking out the neighborhood -- Bridging two network types -- 18. Mix and match with old Windows and Macs -- Networking with other operating systems -- Internetworking with Windows Vista, XP, and 2000 -- Internetworking with Windows 95, 98, and Me -- Internetworking with UNIX and Linux -- Internetworking with Macintosh -- Installing optional network components -- The hosts file -- 19. Connecting your network to the Internet -- It's a great time to connect your LAN to the Internet -- Ways to make the connection -- Configuring Your LAN -- Making services available -- 20. Using a Windows network -- Windows 7 was made to network -- Using shared folders in Windows 7 -- Searching the network -- Security and file sharing -- Using printers on the network -- Network power user topics -- Sharing resources -- Sharing printers -- Managing your network -- 21. Troubleshooting your network -- When good networks go bad -- Getting started -- Diagnostic tools -- Testing network cables -- Checking network configuration -- Testing network connectivity -- Diagnosing file and printer sharing problems
pt. VI. Maintaining Windows 7 -- 22. Windows management and maintenance -- The Windows 7 Control Panel -- Computer management -- Administrative tools -- System tools folder in Start menu -- Additional tools -- Third-party tools -- 23. Tweaking and customizing Windows -- GUI : to tweak or not to tweak -- Start menu pizzazz! -- Display properties -- Miscellaneous GUI tips -- Configuring the Recycle Bin -- 24. Managing hard disks -- The nature of hard disks -- Windows 7 file and storage systems -- Organizational strategies -- Disk management -- Convert from FAT to NTFS -- Windows 7 disk maintenance tools -- Compression : how it works, how to use it -- Third-party management tools -- Hard disk troubleshooting -- 25. Troubleshooting and repairing problems -- Troubleshooting 101 -- Easy repair options at boot time -- Startup repair -- System restore -- System image recovery -- Windows memory diagnostic -- Command Prompt -- Using Regedit to repair a system that won't start -- Boot options -- As a last resort -- Using problem reports and solutions -- Black magic of troubleshooting -- Recovering data from the System Recovery Options menu -- 26. Keeping Windows 7 and other software up to date -- Introducing updates -- Windows update -- Updating drivers -- Service packs -- Installing and removing software -- 27. Installing and replacing hardware --Upgrading your hardware -- Adding hardware -- Removing hardware -- Installing and using multiple monitors -- Installing a UPS -- How do upgrades affect a Windows 7 license? -- Upgrading hardware in the same box and complying with EULA -- Upgrading and optimizing your computer -- 28. Editing the Registry -- What is the Registry? -- How the Registry is organized -- New Registry features -- Backing up and restoring the Registry -- Using Regedit -- Other registry tools -- Registry privileges and policies -- 29. Command-line and automation tools -- Command-line tools -- The Windows 7 Command Prompt environment -- Setting environment variables -- The MS-DOS environment -- Batch files -- Windows script host -- Windows PowerShell -- Task Scheduler
pt. VII. Security -- 30. Protecting Windows from viruses and spyware -- Malicious software : ignorance is not bliss -- Antimalware strategy : defense in depth -- 31. Protecting your data from loss and theft -- The all new backup and restore -- Creating a file and folder backup -- Restoring data from a file and folder backup -- Creating a system image (complete PC backup) -- Restoring a system image -- Encrypted file system (EFS) -- Disk organization for data safety -- BitLocker disk encryption -- Recovering previous versions of a file -- NTFS file permissions -- Security policy configuration options -- Third-party disc-backup tools -- 32. Protecting your network from hackers and snoops -- It's a cold, cruel world -- Preparation : network security basics -- Active defense -- Testing, logging, and monitoring -- Disaster planning : preparation for recovery after an attack -- Specific configuration steps for Windows 7 -- Configuring Windows firewall -- More about security -- 33. Protecting yourself from fraud and spam -- Phishing (fishing) for information -- Fighting spam -- Take action against email abuse
pt. VIII. Windows on the move -- 34. Wireless networking -- Wireless networking in Windows 7 -- Joining a wireless network -- Ad hoc networks and meetings -- Managing wireless network connections -- 35. Hitting the road -- Windows unplugged : mobile and remote computing -- Managing mobile computers -- VPN and dial-up networking -- Incoming VPN and dial-up access -- Offline files -- Multiple LAN connections -- 36. Meetings, conferencing, and collaboration -- Windows 7 plays well with others -- Making presentations with a mobile computer -- Remote assistance -- Online meeting tools -- 37. Remote desktop -- Using your computer remotely -- Setting up access to your own computer -- Connecting to other computers with remote desktop -- Third-party remote control tools -- 38. Tablet PC features -- Importance of handwriting -- History of Tablet PCs -- Who needs a Tablet? -- What does a Windows 7 Tablet PC have that regular PCs don't? -- What's new in Tablet Windows 7? -- Choosing a Tablet PC -- Using your Tablet PC--differences and similarities of functions -- Input methods using the input panel -- Gestures and pen flicks -- Handwriting recognition -- AutoComplete -- Windows Journal -- Tweaking your Tablet PC settings -- A. Using virtualization on Windows 7 -- Windows XP mode in Windows 7 -- Index
Notes Print version record
Subject Microsoft Windows (Computer file)
Operating systems (Computers)
Form Electronic book
Author Knittel, Brian.
ISBN 0768693985
9780768693980
Other Titles Windows 7 in depth