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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    William R. Stanek(Author)

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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for optimizing the performance of your Windows 7-based PC. Zero in on core tuning, customization, and troubleshooting tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. Topics include system boot and startup, software and hardware, search and indexing, system health, and personalizing the interface. You’ll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done.

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Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 208 pages
  • William R. Stanek(Author)
  • Microsoft Press; 1 edition (26 Sept. 2011)
  • English
  • 8
  • Computing & Internet

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  • By Mark Murphy on 11 October 2013

    If you're expecting, as I was, reems of registry settings that don't have exposure via the GUI and descriptions of how to tweak them to fine tune Windows, then you'll be very disappointed.If, on the other hand, you need a pocket consultant to explain how and why you should defragment a drive than perhaps this book is for you.The definition of "optimizing" that this book embraces also doesn't meet my expectations. For example, at the front of the book, under the "who is this book for" section it states (amongst others) "developers ...... Who want to optimize core system components"; but then goes on to sections that describe how to rename desktop icons, configure the 3D text screen saver (the one that first appeared in Windows NT 3.5 which predates Windows 95) and how to customise mouse pointers.It also describes flip views as one of the most powerful features of Windows 7. The flip view is what everyone else calls Alt-tab and has used it to switch between running applications since the early 90's. It does go into some detail about things like bcdedit (change boot options) but warns that this advanced and for IT professionals, which suggests to me that this is not who thus book is for.


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