Windows 7 ships with numerous tools using which you can
tweak the operating system to perform at its full potential. However, beginners
will find it difficult to find them unless they have the required documentation
such as Optimizing
Windows 7 Pocket Consultant, which examines the steps required to tweak
Windows 7 in various ways. Authored by renowned Windows expert, William Stanek,
the book is divided into 8 chapters with solid and concise information.
Inside the Book
Chapter 1 examines the various ways with which you can
customize the Windows 7 User Interface. The author has provided comprehensive
explanations with related screenshots and source code examples. Moreover,
options are marked in bold font for easy readability followed by relevant
While Chapter 2 examines the various ways to personalize the
appearance of Windows 7, Chapter 3 provides the steps required to be followed
to customize boot, startup and power management options.
Chapter 4 examines the tips and techniques associated with
Windows Explorer and Windows Search including aspects related to Indexing. You
will learn the various ways to perform a search to locate a particular document
or file inside your computer.
In Chapter 5, you will learn the techniques involved with
software optimization and the management of installed softwares. Chapters 6 and
7 enable you to check the performance of the system including the current
performance levels and that of Logging related aspects. You will be able to
learn the steps involved to resolve failures including recording and analyzing
The final chapter enables you to optimize power management
settings for performance including enhancing performance with ReadyBoost,
Virtual Memory, Disk Drive Cleaning, Error Checking and much more. The book
also includes an appendix which examines the various options for Firmware
Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant will be very useful
for beginners as they need not have to search various materials for content.
Instead all the relevant concepts are explained in detailed manner under a
single umbrella. The book will also be useful for computer hardware technicians
and engineers as they can easily troubleshoot their clients system without any
external help. Advanced users can make use of the book as a ready reference
material as it will help them to quickly optimize Windows 7 so that they can
use the operating system to its fullest potential.
About the Reviewer
Anand Narayanaswamy is the author of Community Server Quickly.
He works as a freelance writer based in Trivandrum, India and runs http://www.technoenclave.com, which
provides reviews of Windows based freeware tools and articles related to
About the Book
Windows 7 Pocket Consultant
William R. Stanek
ISBN - 13