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gHacks Editor's "Windows 7 Power Users Guide" eBook is now FREE [UPDATED]

I'm delighted to announce that my 170 page Windows 7 Power Users Guide is now completely FREE to download and own as an eBook. The book is for people of all technical ability from complete novices to IT Pros.

UPDATE : In the first day of it's release as a free eBook, the Windows 7 Power Users Guide has received more than half a million hits!

The book contains 16 chapters and is a guide on how to get the very best out of Windows 7 from installation to configuration and advanced operations.

It includes step-by-step guides, screenshots and diagrams on every page, quick tips throughout the book and is presented in full color.

From the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out from Microsoft Press... A book for people who use Windows 7 at home or at work and know it can do more for them, but who don't know how. The Windows 7 Power Users Guide contains helpful how-to's, full colour pictures and quick tips to guide you through everything from using the Start Menu and Taskbar to backing up your documents and identifying and fixing problems

You can download the book from my online book store or directly from my website here. Just visit the store page and click on the add to cart link there.

You do need to follow the check out process and create an account on the site, but the ebook itself is completely free. The guide is available as a pdf document.

The account creation requires you to enter an email address, name and password but that is about it. Note that the account creation does not require email verification.

If you prefer paperback, you can also buy it in this format instead to read a hard copy of the book instead.

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  1. fokka said on May 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    great, i will definately look into it on the weekend! thanks!

  2. Robert Palmar said on May 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    This is a must have and an offer you can’t refuse.
    I have been recommending this since its publication
    for anyone wanting to get up to speed with Windows 7.

    I would go so far as to say if you were to have one book on
    Windows 7 this should be it, whether power user or novice.

    1. Mike Halsey (MVP) said on May 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm


      Thanks muchly. Are you on my new Facebookpage yet?

      Either way, get in touch, send me an email through my website fella :)

      1. Robert Palmar said on May 7, 2011 at 2:30 am

        You’re quite welcome, Mike.

        I am not on Facebook or I would join your page straightaway.
        My studiously maintained low profile might be heightened
        a bit and Facebook is definitely on the horizon if it is.

        I’ve saved your Facebook link and I will give you
        a shout out should I take the delayed plunge.

        In the meantime, I will send you an email
        on your site and I grabbed its feed too.

        Cheers —
        as my friends across
        the pond are fond of saying :)

  3. dwarf_705S said on May 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Looks very nice, and ya can’t beat free. Will keep in my files for when I take that plunge into 7 some day. First thing I’ll be looking to do is trim some fat off of it.

    Also, the reviews on that page are pretty…special. It downloaded with no problem here.

    Thanks a lot.

  4. Mike S. said on May 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Mike, it’s very generous of you to offer your book to us. I look forward to reading it.

  5. Joe said on May 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks Mike, very nice of you!

  6. tyler78 said on May 7, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Wow. That’s very generous of you man. Thank you so much.

  7. Jojo said on May 7, 2011 at 3:41 am


  8. Alan said on May 7, 2011 at 5:17 am


  9. Grissino said on May 7, 2011 at 8:16 am


  10. Dedup said on May 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    wow i’ve just downloaded it from the windows club website without knowing you were the actual author ! Tremendous job thanx a lot ! A must have !

  11. pgplee said on May 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks a lot Mike.

  12. Cyd said on May 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you for being so generous with your knowledge!

  13. amon said on May 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    God bless you and your family for the great work that you are here.

  14. Student26 said on May 7, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Great work Mike! Made my weekend. Cheers!

  15. olamoree said on May 8, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Gizmo put a lot of us onto your surperb gift and in glancing thru the .pdf, I can see that it is a veritable Gold Mine of good information laid out for us dorks and nerds. I look forward to more of your high quality information and tuturials. Thanks a lot.

    1. Mike Halsey said on May 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      Do you have a lunk to thus Gizmo article fella? Cheers :)

  16. Swapnil said on May 8, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Great work Mike.

    Wish there was something similar for Windows XP too.

  17. Mike said on May 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Great job and thanks for the free eBook.
    But please dont change URL to this blog anymore as it is linked on lots sites i guess.


  18. archi said on May 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I believe this is the Gizmo article that was being referred to. Is where I found out about this goldmine too.

  19. Ken said on May 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks, this is another tool to help me better manage Windows.

  20. metaluna said on May 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Just what I needed and thanks so much! I’m a long time lover of XP but have a new PC coming Wed. with Windows 7. I was slightly nervous about the differences and understanding them until I read your guide.

  21. Dennis Q said on May 9, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you Mike for a very useful book. I have just installed Windows 7 so this is going to be a big help. I live on a very limited Disability pension so this free book you have chosen to give away fits my budget very well.

  22. poraguy said on May 10, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Thanks very much Mike, I am going to recommend it to our computer club and I believe it will help lots of folks.

  23. Benjy said on May 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Mega thanks Mike!

    Filled in some of the gaps and a good reference map for W7

    Cheers bud!

  24. Abel Crosse said on May 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Dear mike

    I’m a layman and have no words to express my thanks. A big God bless to you.

    Abel Crosse

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