David A. Karp is the author of the bestselling Windows Annoyances series of books and the founder of Annoyances.org. He writes for PC Magazine and his latest books include eBay Hacks and eBay: The Missing Manual.
"The "out of the box" choices made by Microsoft may not suit
you or if you just want to see what's possible, check out
this book. It's easily readable. It's not a book for beginners, but beginners would get something out of it. It's
more useful for experienced users and "geeks".
--Jean Blievernicht, DATA BUS, July 2013
"Windows 7 Annoyances is an excellent resource for people who are confident in their skills and willing to do a little extra work to customize their computers."
--Marte Brengle, Windows 7 Tutorials
"An hour with Windows 7 Annoyances and you'll know how to move the software out of your way when it's not helping."
--Helen Gallagher, Blogcritics.org
"This is a superb book for the experienced computer user in making Windows 7 perform as s/he would like. "
--Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com
"I liked Karp's clear use of language. He will not subject you to the puns, gags and cloying humor inflicted by so many books on computer tech. "
--Brett Merkey, Amazon.com
"It's always a good thing to get a decent reference guide to the major software packages in your life. Vista is no exception. But there's a few packages where you need someone to tell you how to *live* with the less-than-stellar results on your screen. Vista's the poster child for that. Windows Vista Annoyances should be *very* close at hand as you work with the operating system. Assuming you haven't already switched to something else..."
--Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings
"Windows Vista holds many annoyances for users and has many quirks stemming from bad design, so having Windows Vista Annoyances in a developer or web applications collection is an important key to successfully using the system and working around common issues, From customizing Explorer and managing Vista's Registry options to optimizing the PC and using it to network, Window's Vista Annoyances is packed with tips on how to make it work efficiently and well. Highly recommended as a methodical, practical series of applied steps and insights."
--James Cox, The California Bookwatch
"Being able to entertain, keep the reader focussed and give him/her the satisfaction of having learned something new is difficult for even the best known authors but, I have to say, that Karp's Windows Vista Annoyances did all that and still had plenty to spare. If I were asked to choose just one book on Windows Vista then it would have to be Windows Vista Annoyances. From the first page I had high expectations and this gem of a book certainly didn't disappoint!
--John Barnett, Microsoft MVP, Windows Vista Support
"For the Vista owner who is able to put the book's suggestion into place, the edge should be taken off. For the individual considering a purchase of Vista and wondering if it can really be that bad, this book seems to indicate that yes, it is that bad."
--JR Peck, Slashdot.org
"This book is excellent for its intended audience. I volunteered to review this book, since we purchased a new HP Laptop for my 15 year old daughter, which of course is Windows Vista. The first day itself she started complaining that her brand new Laptop was slower during startup than my 4 year old Windows XP Laptop.
This book was released at the exact same time, and I thought what a better way to review a book than to practically use it. Except for chapters 3, 7 and 8, we did read and try out most tips on all the remaining chapters and it sure does help maximize the usage of Windows Vista experience.
If you own a computer with Vista, this is a must have book."
--Meera Subbarao, IT Book Zone
"Is Windows making your computing life a nightmare? If it is, then this book is for you. Author David A. Karp, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you how to fix Windows...Several techniques are used in this most excellent book to help you better understand and retain the information you need to fix Windows. More importantly, the preceding approach is what makes this book a more effective learning tool than other books on the shelf."
--John Vacca, Amazon.com