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Windows(r) Internals

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See how the core components of the Windows operating system work behind the scenes--guided by a team of internationally renowned internals experts. Fully updated for Windows Server(R) 2008 and Windows Vista(R), this classic guide delivers key architectural insights on system design, debugging, performance, and support--along with hands-on experiments to experience Windows ...more
ebook, 1264 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Microsoft Press (first published 2008)
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Steve Schardein
The Bible of everything Windows, written by the god of everything Windows. This is a fantastic, exhaustive, detailed, and largely technical reference to the underlying mechanisms of Windows.
This book is huge (i.e. heavy!) and one of the rare times that I can honestly say that it met and often exceeded my expectations for technical depth.

If you want to know *exactly* what happens when you call CreateProcess, it's in there. If you want to know step-by-step what happens when you see the "Starting Windows" process at boot time, it's in there. If you want to know the architecture of the core NT kernel and its subsystems (e.g. Memory Manager, Plug & Play subsystem, Hardware Abstracti
Jeremy Hurren
This is a good book, and although many people will probably think I am crazy for saying this, I wish it went into even more depth. As a systems programmer, I can use everything I can get my hands on.
Mohammad Elsheimy
Although, SysInternals Suite is a MUST-HAVE package for software experts, I didn't like the way they promote this package in the book.

Moreover, there're slight differences between 4th and 5th editions just few pages (compared to the whole book :P) describe those differences. Why reader must buy that 1232-pages book just to read those few pages?
Nick Black
Definitely the APitUE for NT. I'm so happy not to have needed to use closed source software this past decade.
need to read up on IOPC for my thesis. not very happy about it.
Anyone working on windows must read this book to understand the internals of windows. Core concepts very well explained.
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Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow in Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud operating system group. Russinovich is a widely recognized expert in Windows operating system internals as well as operating system architecture and design.

Russinovich joined Microsoft when Microsoft acquired Winternals software, the company he cofounded in 1996 and where he worked as Chief Software Architect. He is also c
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