New Perspectives on Microsoft® Windows 7 for Power Users

  • AUTHOR: Harry L. Phillips
  • ISBN-13: 9781111526498 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 832 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009, 2003
  • ©2012     Published
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About The Product

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 FOR POWER USERS offers comprehensive coverage of Windows 7. Without assuming prior knowledge of the operating system, this text allows students to quickly review the basics, and move on to cover more advanced concepts and features. Students can quickly transform their standard OS skills and knowledge to become sophisticated Windows 7 Power Users.


  • Offers extensive coverage of Microsoft Windows 7, including troubleshooting, backing up files, optimizing disks, evaluating system performance, and more.
  • Presents the exciting new features of Windows 7, including customizing the Windows 7 environment to best suite students' personal and professional life.
  • Challenges students with extensive end-of-chapter material, including projects, cases, and key reinforcement exercises.
  • Covers introductory Windows 7 concepts quickly and is geared towards students unfamiliar with Windows 7, but proficient with computers and operating systems.

About the Contributor

  • Harry L. Phillips

Table of Contents

Tutorial 1: Exploring the Windows 7 Operating System Software.
Tutorial 2: Customizing Windows 7.
Tutorial 3: Managing Folders and Files.
Tutorial 4: Creating and Customizing Shortcuts.
Tutorial 5: Examining Windows File System.
Tutorial 6: Optimizing Your Hard Disk.
Tutorial 7: Enhancing Your Computer's Security.
Tutorial 8: Troubleshooting Windows.
Tutorial 9: Evaluating System Performance.
Tutorial 10: Backing Up and Restoring Files.
Tutorial 11: Installing, Updating, and Troubleshooting Software.
Tutorial 12: Managing Hardware and Networks.
Tutorial 13: Using the Windows Command-Line Environment.
Tutorial 14: Mastering the Windows Registry.

New to this Edition

  • New business case scenarios keep students engaged throughout the tutorials, providing a real-world context in which they can apply the concepts and skills presented.
  • Visual Overview – a two-page spread at the start of each tutorial – gives a visual look at the tasks and elements covered in the tutorial and can be used as a study guide before quizzes and tests.
  • ProSkills boxes tie Windows 7 concepts with career relevancy by providing guidance on how to use the software in professional situations.
  • ProSkills Exercises integrate technology skills with professional skills, further grounding concepts in reality. ProSkills exercises include topics such as teamwork, written communication, verbal communication, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Key Steps highlight important points to help students pay close attention to completing the step correctly and avoiding time-consuming rework.