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Troubleshooting Windows® 7 Inside Out by Mike Halsey

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Chapter 9. Annoyances

Windows 7 and your PC can be annoying! As much as we’d all like them to be, and for as much effort as Microsoft puts into it, your PC is still not a consumer electronics device. Despite the best efforts of enthusiastic sales staff in your local computer store, reassuring you that you can simply take home a PC loaded with Windows 7, plug it in, and use it happily for years, you can’t.

The problem is that Windows 7 has to be everything to everybody. It has to support older legacy software and hardware as well as incorporate the very latest software and hardware standards. It has to be easy to use for novices but powerful enough for system administrators. And it must bring all ...

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