Windows Secrets’ Windows 7 e-book, Volume 2

Windows 7 guide volume 2 Last month, we released our first Windows 7 e-book — The Windows 7 Guide, Volume 1 — a handy reference for anyone moving to Microsoft’s latest OS.

As promised, we’re now offering The Windows 7 Guide, Volume 2 — the final steps you’ll need to complete your Win7 setup. Like Volume 1, this edition brings together some of our most popular recent articles from the Windows Secrets archives.

Volume 1 of this two–e-book series covered the sometimes confusing task of installing, optimizing, and effectively using Windows 7. Volume 2 follows up with two equally important topics:

  • Tuning, tweaking, and troubleshooting Win7
  • Preserving your new Win7 setup and backing up your data

In Part 1, you’ll learn how to make Windows 7 play well in a mixed-OS network environment, how to understand the difference between HomeGroup and the classic networking setup, and how to make Win7 run faster. We also tell you about some of Win7’s less-known tools.

Part 2 gives you the tools and knowledge you need to never lose data again. We’ve all been there — losing a crucial document or that favorite, wacky photo of the family dog can ruin your whole day. Part 2 covers Win7’s extensive OS/data-backup system, shows you how to create a complete OS safety net, and how to recover quickly when disaster strikes.

No matter what your skill level, I think you’ll find that this concise guide saves you time and money — and hopefully relieves a good bit of the stress that always comes with moving to a new operating system.

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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.