Windows® 7 Inside Out

Errata for Windows® 7 Inside Out




The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

The following errata were submitted by our customers and approved as valid errors by the author or editor.

Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 60
Second-to-last sentence of the Note

Change: "Microsoft offers free support for activation issues via online forums as well, with separate forums for enterprise customers (w7io.com/0213) and individuals (w7io.com/0214)." To: "Microsoft offers free support for activation issues via online forums as well, with separate forums for enterprise customers (w7io.com/0214) and individuals (w7io.com/0215)."

Anonymous  May 05, 2010  Apr 08, 2011
Printed
Page 594

Gbps should be Mbps On page 594, first sentence of the third paragraph is incorrect. Change: "Another Wi-Fi standard you might encounter is 802.11a, which can reach maximum speeds of 54 Gbps." To: "Another Wi-Fi standard you might encounter is 802.11a, which can reach maximum speeds of 54 Mbps."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010  Apr 08, 2011
Printed
Page 627
Second sentence after the CAUTION box

Change: "Creating or joining a workgroup creates the HomeGroupUser$ account and the HomeUsers group, and adds all local accounts to the group." To: "Creating or joining a HomeGroup creates the HomeGroupUser$ account and the HomeUsers group, and adds all local accounts to the group."

Anonymous  May 05, 2010  Apr 08, 2011
Printed
Page 628
3rd paragraph

The current wording is unclear, and inconsistent with the terminology used within Windows 7. Replace: Without password-protected sharing, everyone on your network has access to your Public folder files if you enable network sharing of the Public folder. With: Without password-protected sharing, everyone on your network has access to your Public folder files (provided that you have enabled Public folder sharing).

Note from the Author or Editor:
It's not at all clear to me why this reader had trouble with the sentence as it was written, and I can't fathom why he considered it a serious technical mistake! But there's no harm in making the change he asks for (see the Replace and With items above).

Anonymous  Feb 23, 2011 
Printed, PDF
Page 722
Table 20-2

Starter edition has incorrect values for memory limits. Correct values should be: 2 GB for 32-bit n/a for 64-bit since there is no 64-bit edition for Starter References: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778(VS.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7 [Under Performance, no 64-bit for Starter] http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/compare?T1=tab15 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7#Physical_memory_limits This article also needs to remove the 64-bit support for Starter edition: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978610

Note from the Author or Editor:
In table 20-2, p. 722, change the values for Starter to 2 GB (32-bit) and n/a (64-bit). Please also make the same changes to Table 23-2 on p. 854 of the deluxe edition.

Michael D. Ward  May 16, 2012