Windows Secrets’ new Windows 7 e-book

Windows 7 guide volume 1 For longtime Windows XP users, moving to Windows 7 can be a challenge.

So we selected the best Windows 7 stories from the Windows Secrets newsletter and compiled them into an e-book that will help smooth the transition.

I made the move to Win7 when I received my new work notebook. Although Microsoft’s newest OS (Windows 8 is still about a year away) is a pleasure to use, switching operating systems was a bit like trading in my favorite 80s-vintage truck for a fancier and more powerful ’02 model — there were new controls to figure out, and some familiar ones worked just a bit differently. (Having used Win7 for a while, I do think its handling feels distinctly better.)

The first of a two–e-book series, The Windows 7 Guide, Volume 1 covers these three important topics:

  • Installing or upgrading to Windows 7
  • Optimizing your new Win7 setup for safety and ease of use
  • Getting up to speed, fast!
We have not yet set a publishing date for Volume 2, but you should see it within a month or two.

Our astute paid subscribers might point out that everything in The Windows 7 Guide is already available in our archives. But I think you’ll find having this useful information in one concise reference collection is easily worth the U.S. $9.95 cost. And for free subscribers, who don’t have access to our paid content, the e-book is a bargain.

Finally, a special thanks to Fred Langa for sorting through the archives and compiling these stories, several of which include his sage advice on getting the most from Windows 7.

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Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.