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Old 08-18-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Good Win7 books?

My sister has ordered her new netbook/laptop--the HP DM1Z...

I've always gone to annoyances.org and found useful info on tweaking Windows but they have virtually nothing useful for Win7.

Can anyone recommend good Win7 books? I usually buy a good tweaking book--something that tells me about the OS and how to make it work the way I want it to, not the way Microsoft thinks I want it to work (within reason of course...'-}}). For example, for WinXP, I bought (and found useful) Windows XP Annoyances For Geeks.

I've found 4 books at amazon that look like they might be workable--in no particular order:

1. Windows 7: The Missing Manual

2. Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out: The ultimate, in-depth troubleshooting reference

3. Windows® 7 Inside Out

4. Windows 7 Annoyances

Other suggestions?

I've never seen Win7 (or Vista for that matter) and I know there are "things" about user accounts--what they can and cannot do--and other things I know nothing about so I'm looking for a book that will discuss these issues clearly. Given that this laptop will be up in ME and given that my sister is well...how shall I put this delicately...hmmmm...not gifted in security matters, I want to set this laptop up with a modicum of protection that I, personally, wouldn't need but she does so any suggestions on those aspects of Win7 would be helpful....


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