Need a good Win 7 reference book

February 28, 2010 at 20:50:40
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Intel Pen 4, 1 Gig RAM

Hi all.

In the next few weeks I intend you install Win7,( I am looking a the top version at the moment, I think it is called "Ultimate").

I have fiddled around with Win 7 for a little bit on my friends Win7 (I think his was the Home Premium, or the equivalent)) and found it to be very different from XP Pro, even the terminology is different.

While I was learning XP I managed to get my hands onto a very good publication that explained how to do things with the XP O.S.

I would now like much the same for Win 7

I do not like the "Dummies" books nor the "Idiots" version as the author to my way of thinking want to score "funny points" with the reader rather than go straight into the nuts and bolts of the matter.

What I would like is something with no frills, example, "to perform this action you go about in it this manner", and hopefully with some pictures where needed.

Regrettably the author of my XP manual does not print one for Win7.

Can anyone help me out with a good publication recommendation?

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#1
February 28, 2010 at 21:39:07

There's a free 140-page official Windows 7 guide available for download -- in PDF & XPS formats -- from M$.

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#2
February 28, 2010 at 22:51:24

Thanks for that. It will give me something to read and keep me going until I find the right bookas I do like books! :-)

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#3
March 1, 2010 at 13:14:08

I doubt you have any reason for that version but it is your choice.

Microsoft press has really some of the best books. They are all basically on the microsoft site in some form too that would be free. The best place I use it Microsoft's own pages. Technet and the windows 7 home page are great resources even if they are hard to locate. If I use a search engine I use microsoft as search term also.

Might paw through this stuff and see if it is any help.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

Might consider the trial installs to in order to learn. Could consider running a virtual machine too if you simply want to learn.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
March 1, 2010 at 17:29:15

Thanks for that, I will look into it.

On my PC I have removable cassette HD's and I will be loading Win7 onto a spare HD while I fiddle with it and settings.

Once I am satisfied that all is correct I will then Ghost that OS onto my main HD, which at the moment is running XP Pro.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#5
March 1, 2010 at 19:21:31

If you live down under and North is South is then East also reversed to be West?

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#6
March 1, 2010 at 19:59:54

That is a pondering that I fear I will carry to my grave.

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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