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My new Windows 11 Book, Windows 11 From Beginner to Advanced: Master Microsoft’s new operating system, is out now (plus Giveaway)

Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system has been released today. Find out how to download Windows 11 here, and how to install Windows 11 on devices without TPM.

My new book, Windows 11 From Beginner to Advanced: Master Microsoft’s new operating system, is also available as a Kindle ebook and paperback now.

My main motivation for writing the new book, besides proving to myself that I can write it, was to release a useful guide for Windows 11 by the time the operating system comes out. I wanted it to be a book for all types of users, new users who have never used Windows before, and veteran users who used Windows before.

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Windows 11 From Beginner to Advanced: Master Microsoft’s new operating system focuses on actionable information, which users of all experience levels can put to good use immediately. I did not want it to be one of those boring 600+ pages guides that take too long to read. The book may help users immediately, either as a reference, by looking up certain chapters in the book (How do I..), but also as a book that you can read from beginning to end, and apply everything that you find useful immediately as you read it.

Windows 11 is a different system when you compare it to Windows 10, even if the new operating system could very well have been a feature upgrade for Windows 10, and not a new version of Windows altogether. Microsoft made several changes to Windows 11 that make it behave differently. Some decade-old ways of doing things in Windows are no longer working, or have changed. Some can be restored through tweaks.

The interface is different, more minimalistic. Take the taskbar for example: it comes centered, and can only be aligned to the left. Other options are gone, such as the ability to use folders in Start. File Explorer too, looks and behaves different, and there are other areas that have changed. Some for the better, some for worse, at least when you come from an older version of Windows.

Not everything is bad: gaming got a huge boost, but only if you run the right hardware, fast hard drives, a good graphics card and HDR monitor.

Windows 11 From Beginner to Advanced: Master Microsoft’s new operating system is divided into three main chapters, which offer basic, intermediate and advanced tips and instructions. Intermediate and advanced users may find tips in the beginner chapter as well, especially if they have not worked on a Windows 11 device before, or want to find out how they may change something without having to find the answer on the Internet.

Here is a short list of of content that is included:

  • Customize Windows 11's appearance -- make changes to the taskbar, Start, File Explorer, themes and more.
  • Configure new Windows 11 features such as snap windows functionality or Widgets.
  • Restore old features, such as libraries.
  • Improve productivity with quick tips and shortcuts.
  • How to use local accounts, or switch between local and Microsoft Accounts, and use Windows 11 without a PIN.
  • Troubleshoot network issues and other issues.
  • Change default programs.
  • Configure privacy options.
  • Enable DNS-over-HTTPS.
  • Manage Windows Updates.
  • Configure advanced options such as Windows Sandbox or the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  • A few software recommendations.

This is just a short overview and not complete.

Giveaway

We are giving away 5 copies of the ebook version of Windows 11 From Beginner to Advanced: Master Microsoft’s new operating system. All you need to do is leave a comment below and make sure that your email address is added in the email field, as it is used to contact you (and only for that purpose). We will draw 5 random winners from all eligible comments on Thursday, 12:00 CET. Good luck everyone.

Now You: do you read technology books?

Amazon Purchase link: Windows 11 From Beginner to Advanced: Master Microsoft’s new operating system

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  1. Sander said on October 5, 2021 at 1:15 pm
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    First :)

  2. Ray said on October 5, 2021 at 1:27 pm
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    Well done, Martin!

    1. Thomas said on October 5, 2021 at 2:55 pm
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      I am interested

    2. Croatoan said on October 6, 2021 at 4:28 pm
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      I mostly read blogs because I get more up to date information.

  3. Wolfgang said on October 5, 2021 at 1:27 pm
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    thanks for the chance

  4. Matthew said on October 5, 2021 at 1:31 pm
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    I’d like one

  5. chesscanoe said on October 5, 2021 at 1:34 pm
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    I do read technology books, but unfortunately they become outdated so quickly. Fortunately, sites like ghacks.net keep me current.

  6. Bruce F Wong said on October 5, 2021 at 1:38 pm
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    Congratulations getting this book done on deadline!

  7. Lycurgus said on October 5, 2021 at 1:39 pm
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    Count me in. Thanks 

  8. Shiro said on October 5, 2021 at 2:10 pm
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    Nice one Martin! Since Woody’s retired, the Dummies books on Windows aren’t what they used to be, so this is a welcome alternative!

  9. Jacky Chen said on October 5, 2021 at 2:11 pm
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    Wish I am the lucky one. :-p

  10. marco antonio tapia nuñez said on October 5, 2021 at 2:15 pm
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    Thanks, I always read the ghacks information in the morning.

  11. Davin Peterson said on October 5, 2021 at 2:19 pm
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    Microsoft removed several features from Windows 10.
    Since they want to make Windows 11 more secure, they require secure boot and TPM 2.0. This means many PCs older than 4 years old won’t run Windows 11.

    1. Steve K said on October 5, 2021 at 3:25 pm
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      That’s for sure. Microsoft being a Dominating company wants to “force” users to spend mony, that many don’t have, to upgrade their systems.

      That wasn’t necessary when Win10 was released, so why now?

  12. Jim said on October 5, 2021 at 2:22 pm
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    I always enjoy a raffle – and I do need to learn about Windows 11 – thanks Martin

  13. No_thanks said on October 5, 2021 at 2:47 pm
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    Frankly, MS should not be given this any publicity or favourable encouragement with all that they’re doing to enrich themselves and screw their customers.

  14. Drew said on October 5, 2021 at 2:49 pm
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    That will be a handy book to have around.

  15. John G. said on October 5, 2021 at 2:58 pm
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    @Martin thanks! :D

  16. Steve K said on October 5, 2021 at 3:22 pm
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    Interesting post and the book looks promising for any and all Windows users.
    As indicated, Windows 11 has many changes and new features that many people may not be familiar with, so any assistance and guidance would be deeply appreciated.

    Thanks Martin. ?

  17. Valrobex said on October 5, 2021 at 3:29 pm
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    Hope I win a copy. I can then give it to Tom Hawack so he can switch to Win 11… ;>)

  18. Bill said on October 5, 2021 at 3:31 pm
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    Windows 11 is a mess. Been trying to figure it out but need help. Maybe the book could help
    Thanks martin

  19. George E Lasch said on October 5, 2021 at 3:42 pm
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    I am sure your book will be very instructive.

  20. Tom Hawack said on October 5, 2021 at 3:45 pm
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    I’m unlikely to ever move on to Windows 11 but beyond that : congratulations, Martin, for what is certainly a beautiful achievement, a great book I imagine written with your known talent for clear, understandable analysis and explanations.

    Of course non-techie users of Windows 11, especially those who discover Windows will need this book in priority. This is why I won’t take the risk of winning the giveaway which would deprive someone who needs it, here and now (I might need it sometime in a distant future but as I said I really can’t imagine choosing Win11). Seriously!

  21. Damian said on October 5, 2021 at 4:01 pm
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    *Fingers crossed* Time to bust out the reading glasses and charge up the ol’ Kindle!

  22. Kenny Stevens said on October 5, 2021 at 4:03 pm
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    Sounds like a great book Martin ! Count me in. I could sure use it.

  23. tinwheeler said on October 5, 2021 at 4:05 pm
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    This would be a nice birthday present. Thanks Martin

  24. Robert Palmar said on October 5, 2021 at 4:30 pm
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    Best of luck and great success with the book.

  25. S D Redfield said on October 5, 2021 at 5:20 pm
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    I am particularly interested in how it functions on a (only) 7th generation Intel CPU (with TPM 2.0).

  26. JJ said on October 5, 2021 at 5:58 pm
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    Thanks for this ^^

  27. Joe Lynch said on October 5, 2021 at 6:22 pm
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    Thank you for this giveaway.

  28. Real Human. Not Bot. Sorry, Bots. I like bots. said on October 5, 2021 at 7:15 pm
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    Ok. Count me in.

  29. Philip Morris said on October 5, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    LOOKS GREAT, WHAT’S NEXT

  30. Nimmi. Exe said on October 5, 2021 at 7:42 pm
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    Love you Martin, You did justice more than Microsoft, by revealing true sense of technology. But still confused how you managed to write a book prior It’s release. Still it’s handy and amazing addition to new era. Best wishes.

  31. nitro322 said on October 5, 2021 at 8:33 pm
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    Congrats on the book, Martin.

  32. Daniel Morales said on October 5, 2021 at 10:09 pm
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    Just downloaded Windows 11, this book will come in handy. Thanks

  33. PI said on October 5, 2021 at 11:03 pm
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    Looks very useful! Thank you Martin!

  34. Clairvaux said on October 5, 2021 at 11:06 pm
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    Yes ! Il love computer manuals ! Especially big fat ones. My preferred format is a hardbound paper book with a CD-ROM enclosed, containing an unklocked pdf of the book, able to take annotations. I still have a few of those, some bought second-hand for a pittance.

    And I carefully add my own highlights, notes and custom bookmarks to them. Just as you were able to do with a paper book — but were reluctant to, for fear of defacing it.

    Alas, this seems to have disappeared. We must now choose between paper and e-book, and pay twice if we want both. Of course, the e-book will be DRM’ed to death, and the seller might even be able to disable it from a distance. If your Amazon account disappears because you’ve crossed Amazon for an unknown reason, for instance, my understanding is your e-library goes poof !

    1. Shiro said on October 8, 2021 at 7:09 pm
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      First thing I do when I buy an e-book from Amazon or other DRM loaded store is download it, crack the DRM and archive it. I could never store all those books in paper version (I live in a small place) and books are worthless these days – try to sell them used and you’re not getting anything anymore. The much cheaper e-books are a good alternative then.

  35. Eric David Ribner said on October 5, 2021 at 11:43 pm
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    Am I just an idiot, or is this the first book like this you’ve written? If there were others, have they not been boosted on gHacks? I would have wanted to know this!

  36. bookworm said on October 6, 2021 at 1:12 am
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    Is it too much to ask for sales statistics?

  37. Dennis said on October 6, 2021 at 1:58 am
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    Congratulations, Martin! I’m certain your book will do well!

  38. G Man said on October 6, 2021 at 2:06 am
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    Ghacks is a lifesaver and has great information.

  39. Joel said on October 6, 2021 at 4:57 am
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    I want a book!

  40. matthiew said on October 6, 2021 at 5:21 am
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    Well done Martin!

  41. Bailey said on October 6, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    Excellent idea, Martin! I’d love a copy. I’m going to have to move soon from windows 7 and I expect this will help a lot.

  42. Drooith said on October 6, 2021 at 9:54 am
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    Good luck with your book Martin! :)

  43. Silly said on October 6, 2021 at 10:51 am
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    Hello,
    Thanks for this wonderful opportunities.
    But I know that I am the person, who does not have good luck lol.

  44. Carlos said on October 6, 2021 at 11:31 am
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    Congratulations, Martin. A very necessary book to gather the Windows 11 disperse information.

  45. Hary said on October 6, 2021 at 11:48 am
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    Ok. Count me in.

  46. Jack said on October 6, 2021 at 12:01 pm
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    This 90 year old would love this book. I have been a visitor and reader of ghacks from the start.

  47. banita said on October 6, 2021 at 1:16 pm
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    All the best :)

  48. william said on October 6, 2021 at 4:32 pm
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    I’m fortunate to have acquired a Lenovo Yoga way back in 2016 and it has TPM2 and all the necessary requisites to run Win11. But I’m still not clear why they are calling this new version Win11 when MS’s promise at launch of Win10 was that was to be the last major edition of Windows.

  49. CraigS26 said on October 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm
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    Amateurs who like to mod need this more than most. Hoping……

  50. Pat Donald said on October 6, 2021 at 7:22 pm
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    I’ve been your reader for years, I hope to be one of the winners.

  51. Peter Gebhardt said on October 6, 2021 at 10:02 pm
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    Great idea Martin. I’m sure it will greatly help the transition to Windows 11 for all that have expressed an interest in it.

  52. David said on October 7, 2021 at 1:43 am
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    While W10 has been around for 5 years many changes have been made. Now W11 is making even more dramatic changes and a guidebook is most certainly a good idea for those users who would otherwise be hesitant to try either W11 or new features.

  53. Philip Morris said on October 7, 2021 at 3:45 am
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    Great Martin, I love your article’s

  54. Philip Morris said on October 7, 2021 at 3:45 am
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    Great Martin

  55. John Ruiz said on October 7, 2021 at 4:48 am
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    Hope I’m not late. Congrats on the launch. Huge fan of the site!

  56. Tom Darais said on October 7, 2021 at 11:05 am
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    I hope I win!

  57. Avi Collins said on October 8, 2021 at 2:37 am
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    Sounds good!

  58. James Kelly said on October 8, 2021 at 2:44 pm
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    With the Release of Windows 11, there are going to be a lot more Linux machines (of various distros) going about.

  59. Jon said on October 8, 2021 at 3:57 pm
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    Appreciate any info on various tweaks can do with Windows 11.

  60. Jon said on October 8, 2021 at 4:17 pm
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    Sounds good and could use the info.

    Thanks.

  61. Shiro said on October 8, 2021 at 7:04 pm
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    Hey Martin, who won? Or did you forget to draw winners? :-)

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 11, 2021 at 6:01 am
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      I’ll contact the winners later today!

  62. Gene Browan said on October 9, 2021 at 2:40 am
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    Always. Interested in WIN OS “improvements” to compare with linux. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Reorge

  63. Bill Pfaff said on October 11, 2021 at 12:17 am
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    I ordered the book from Amazon and received it 9 Oct 2021. It’s good, written in the regular, clean and concise style Martin’s work always exhibits. My questions relate to what may be an Amazon POD issues, e.g., the index seems a little inconsistent and there are missing words at the beginning of some paragraphs here and there.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 11, 2021 at 6:02 am
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      Bill, thank you for ordering it. I’m a bit worried about the issues you mention, could you send me an email ([email protected]) and let me know about what you discovered? I need to recheck and make sure that these get resolved asap.

  64. Scar2015 said on October 12, 2021 at 11:38 pm
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    Magnifico!

  65. delder said on October 13, 2021 at 4:04 am
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    I need a book to take a look on how to use Windows 11. I want it because I am strap for money for today and Wow! it would be great to get it without pay.

  66. Randy said on October 13, 2021 at 11:38 am
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    My personal opinion best Windows OS to date,hope Microsoft continue to improve on Win 11

  67. Dennis Thompson said on October 13, 2021 at 5:21 pm
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    Assuming the Author and Amazon get together to fix the issues regarding missing words and such like within the Kindle Book – will purchasers receive a free update containing corrections?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 13, 2021 at 6:49 pm
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      Dennis, a new version of the ebook is already available, the issue is fixed. As far as I know, buyers can update the ebook to get the new version. If you bought the book and can’t get the updated version, let me know and we will sort this out.

  68. Sirish Dangol said on October 13, 2021 at 8:14 pm
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    Looking forward to reading this book on Windows 11 sooner. Thanks!

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