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Press Release: September 21, 2011

Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant--New from Microsoft Press

Microsoft Press

Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant

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Sebastopol, CA—"When you start working with Windows 7, you'll see at once that this operating system is visually different from earlier releases of Windows," says William Stanek (@williamstanek), author of Optimizing Windows® 7 Pocket Consultant (Microsoft Press, $24.99 USD).

"What won't be readily apparent, however," Stanek continues, "is just how different it is—and that's because many of the most significant changes to the operating system are under the surface. These changes affect the underlying architecture, not just the interfaces—and they were some of the hardest for me to research and write about. In this book, I teach you how features work, why they work the way they do, and how to customize them to meet your needs."

Portable and precise, Optimizing Windows® 7 Pocket Consultant delivers ready answers for optimizing the performance of your Windows 7-based PC. Zero in on core tuning, customization, and troubleshooting tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. Topics include system boot and startup, software and hardware, search and indexing, system health, and personalizing the interface. You'll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done.

Stanek adds, "This book provides tips, best practices, and examples of how to fine-tune all major aspects of Windows 7. It won't just teach you how to configure Windows 7; it will teach you how to squeeze every last bit of power out of it and make the most of the features and options it includes."

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About the Author

William R. Stanek has more than 20 years of experience in systems management and advanced programming. He is an award-winning author who's written more than 100 books, including the popular Windows Server® 2008 Inside Out. He is Series Editor for the Pocket Consultant line of books from Microsoft Press®.

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Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant Optimizing Windows® 7 Pocket Consultant
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By William R. Stanek
Print ISBN: 9780735661653   Ebook ISBN: 9780735661646  
Pages: 208 (est.)
Print Price: $24.99   Ebook Price: $19.99

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