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Windows 7 Tweaks: A Comprehensive Guide on Customizing, Increasing Performance, and Securing Microsoft Windows 7

ISBN: 978-0-470-63386-1
408 pages
March 2010
Windows 7 Tweaks: A Comprehensive Guide on Customizing, Increasing Performance, and Securing Microsoft Windows 7 (0470633867) cover image
The definitive guide to unlocking the hidden potential of the Windows 7 OS

Written by bestselling author and the creator of tweaks.com Steve Sinchak, this unique guide provides you with the ultimate collection of hidden gems that will enable you to get the most out of Windows 7. Packed with more than 400 pages of insider tips, the book delves beneath the surface to reveal little-known ways to tweak, modify, and customize Windows 7 so you can get every ounce of performance from your operating system.

Regardless of your experience with tweaking your system, you'll find fascinating and fun tips and tricks for getting under the hood of Windows 7 that will allow you to optimize its appearance, speed, usability, and security.

  • Bestselling author and creator of tweaks.com shows you how to tweak, modify, customize, and take complete control of the new Windows 7 operating system
  • Unlocks hidden gems for optimizing the appearance, speed, usability, and security of the Windows 7 OS
  • Shows you how to customize boot and login screens, supercharge your network and online speed, get rid of features that drive you nuts, fine tune your User Account Protection, and more

So roll up your sleeves and take off your gloves so you can take total control over your Windows 7 OS!

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Introduction.

Part I Getting Started with Windows 7.

Chapter 1 Selecting the Right Version.

Chapter 2 Installing Windows 7.

Chapter 3 Safe Tweaking.

Part II Customizing Windows 7.

Chapter 4 Customizing the Startup.

Chapter 5 Customizing User Navigation.

Chapter 6 Personalizing the Desktop.

Chapter 7 Customizing the Appearance of the Windows Interface.

Chapter 8 Fine-Tuning Windows Explorer.

Chapter 9 Personalizing Internet Explorer 8.

Chapter 10 Customizing Windows Media.

Part III Increasing Your System’s Performance.

Chapter 11 Analyzing Your System.

Chapter 12 Speeding Up the System Boot.

Chapter 13 Making Your Computer Log On Faster.

Chapter 14 Speeding Up Windows Explorer.

Chapter 15 Optimizing Core Windows Components.

Chapter 16 Optimizing Your Network.

Part IV Securing Windows.

Chapter 17 Windows Security.

Chapter 18 Internet Security.

Chapter 19 Protecting Your Privacy.

Summary.

Index.

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Steve Sinchak has repeatedly been honored with Microsoft's MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award. He manages several Web sites geared toward computer enthusiasts, most notably tweaks.com and wingeek.com. Steve is the author of Hacking Windows Vista and Hacking Windows XP, both from Wiley.
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