Windows 7: The Missing Manual

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted
Other Digital Version location no. 6751 (Kindle)
not applicable in Kindle eBooks

The text claims that Windows 7 uses Internet Explorer as an XPS Viewer. That is not correct. Windows 7 uses a dedicated XPS Viewer. Only Windows Vista uses Internet Explorer as XPS Viewer.

Troels Vedel Kløjgaard  Aug 11, 2013 
Printed Page 1
paragraph on Speed

In 8th printing dated September 2012, regarding the sentence: "A lot of other things have between tweaked for speed...." Out with BETWEEN; in with BEEN.

Sandra Studebaker  Mar 26, 2013 
Printed Page 31
Tip No longer updating.

Edglass  Sep 28, 2012 
Printed Page 37
Near bottom

A minor point: To lock your computer, you can use the <Windows key> L. It is a shorter sequence than four key sequence described. (This W+L works on most windows versions.)

Arra Avakian  Mar 03, 2013 
Printed Page 40

On my copy of Windows 7 Pro "Hibernate" is not there

Edglass  Sep 28, 2012 
Printed Page 261
1st paragraph

No mention is made that Windows XP Mode will fail to install when the computer has an AMD processor, even if there has been an upgrade from Home Premium to Professional.

Robert Simpson  Nov 22, 2012 
Printed Page 272

To view the clipboard, the sidebar says I can get AccelClip from the page for this book on this website. But there is now no URL link with AccelClip. Other programs do have links. Is there a problem with AccelClip? Do you have any recommendation? Does Windows 8.1 allow you to view the clipboard?

PC User  Oct 21, 2013 
Printed Page 279
Sidebar at the bottom of the page

The sidebar procedure for capturing a menus doesn’t work. The procedure in the sidebar is to open Snipping Tool, minimize it, open the menu, and press Ctrl-PrtScn. That doesn’t work. Is there another procedure to capture a menu?

PC User  Oct 21, 2013 
Safari Books Online 290
Scroll notification bullet

The first word after Scroll Notification reads You're and should be You'll.

Bob Smyk  Jan 30, 2014 
Printed Page 294
Under Games

Windows 7 Professional comes with the Games feature turned off, and requires one to go to Turn Windows On or Off to active them. I don't see this mentioned on p. 294, nor on p. 254. In fact, Figure 6-19 shows the Games checkbox checked.

Bill Schipper  Apr 05, 2014 
Printed Page 327

Those are long and hard to type {} stuff. It would be nice if the CD ROM had them available for us using the printed book

Howard Helman  Jul 01, 2014 
Printed Page 367
windows defender

First sentence at start of Windows Defender is " If using Microsoft Security Essentials or other antivirus program, you can skip this section.

Tom George  Aug 24, 2014 
Printed Page 399

Will you be updating Chapter 11 for Internet Explorer 9?

Donna Leigh  Aug 14, 2011 
Printed Page 482 - 515
Figure 14-1: thru Figure 14 - 21

The pages you show in Printing 5 for the Windows Live Photo Gallery is a version which is older. I have a newer layout of the menu bar on my computer (Acer 5733-6838) which is entirely different. Do you have a printed correction to clarify this? It is a little confusiing at times when I am told "Bring the Info pane back by clicking Info in the toolbar" and there is no Info there, but I can get the "Info" by clicking the "Caption" that is there! I think I have the older Printing and it has been changed.

Anonymous  Mar 16, 2013 
Printed Page 650
first paragraph

I have the 2010 book and still refer to it. The top line tells how to get to the Disk Management window but should be preceded by the statement that this task requires you to be logged into the administrator. The option “Create and format hard disk partitions” does not appear in my standard user account. See Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Create and format hard disk partitions. The last option shows up only if you are logged in as administrator.

PC User  Oct 21, 2013 
PDF Page 678
figure 21-6

Picture is of the windows vista version of explorer, not the windows 7 version.

Bennett Schaffner  Apr 15, 2010 
Printed Page 819
2nd paragraph

The reference to " is no longer valid. Clicking it brings up a page that is just some advertising hype pointing to new PCs and Windows 8.1. However, at the bottom of this page is a list of links to products, one of which is Windows 7. Clicking this link brings up page with yet another list of links, one of which is "Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7." Clicking this link brings up a page and under "More Explore" is the link to "Upgrade Advisor.." Also, I firmly believe that Appendix A should be the very first chapter of this book. It's hard enough to get users to follow directions and the information in this appendix is, I believe, crucial to the the user successfully installing and bringing up Windows 7. It therefore shouldn't be at the end of the book.

Don McMinds  Mar 21, 2014 
Printed Page 819
7th paragraph

"(if if you have Windows XP now...."

Don McMinds  Mar 25, 2014 
Printed Page 877
Index column 2

The index page 877 lists "service packs, 16" (without the quotes). But I can't find any reference to service packs on page 16. I think the index should read "service packs, 14." P.S. I looked up "service packs" to see if this edition included Win7 Sp1. Apparently it does not (see page 14). I hope the changes made by Sp1 are (or will be) described on this website.

Anonymous  Oct 20, 2012 
Other Digital Version 7965 (location number, Kindle Ed.)

Quotation: "And that's why Microsoft created iSCSI". Sorry, but iSCSI is an International Networking Standard, established by the IETF, not by Microsoft.

Troels Vedel Kløjgaard  Jul 07, 2013