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Microsoft® Windows 7 Your Way: Speed Up and Customize Windows by Michael Miller

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Introduction

You want your burger with just the right fixings. You want your new car in your favorite color and configuration. You want your web browser’s home page to deliver the news and information you specify. You want your iPod to play your personalized playlists. So why shouldn’t you want to have Windows your way, too?

I’ve been writing about Windows for fifteen or so years now, and I know the first thing that most users do when they get a new computer is personalize the desktop with their own background images. People want to make Windows their own—to create their own custom copy of the operating system. They want their copy of Windows to look and feel like it was designed just for them.

Changing the desktop background is just one small ...

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