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Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Introduction

By some measures, Windows 7 sets a new standard for usability. It needs less out-of-the-box tweaking and troubleshooting than any Windows version we’ve ever used. The arrangement of folders and files in Windows Explorer, basic system security, User Account Control settings, and numerous other default configuration options are well thought out. Adding a new hardware device typically requires nothing more than just plugging it in, and setting up a network no longer entails invoking supernatural help.

Despite all that—or perhaps because of it—we have plenty of good stuff to share with you in this edition of Windows 7 Inside Out. The good news: we don’t need to spend a lot of ink on Windows 7 features that work as expected. That allows ...

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