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.
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.
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.
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