Windows® Internals: Including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, Fifth Edition


David Solomon and Mark Russinovich with Alex Ionescu


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The book shows the big picture of Windows architecture and collaboration of various system components. Contains various examples of WinDbg commands for exploring OS internals and even has a short chapter on crash dump analysis. However you need to read device driver books to fill the gaps and be confident in kernel space. Highly recommended for Win32 and kernel developers, maintenance software engineers and technical support.