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Usually these books are a great starting point - they get you familiarized with the test format, sections, timing, and main strategies. They also give you a feel about each section of the GMAT. Most people, however, find these books not sufficient alone to provide a solid GMAT preparation and supplement them with at least one specialized Quantitative and Verbal GMAT Book. Our recommendation is to get The Official Guide for GMAT Review + One other general GMAT book. For dedicated/specialized Math or Verbal GMAT guidebook, see:
Best GMAT Math Prep Books (Reviews & Recommendations)


Best GMAT Verbal Prep Books (Reviews & Recommendations)


Top 20 GMAT Books as voted by GMAT Club members


Below are our reviews of the best GMAT Books. However, people kept asking for my personalized recommendation over and over. So here it is - just tells you what to get :-D
The first column lists book categories and the purpose behind them and the other columns list approaches to the GMAT from average to most hardcore.

Book Bundles and Study Plans at a Glance
Standard PlanAdvanced PlanUltimate PlanBeyond Hardcore Plan
General Strategy Books
Explain how GMAT works, provide general principles and strategies, give an idea about weaknesses, provide practice tests
Kaplan Premier
+ comes with 6 practice tests
Kaplan Premier
+ comes with 6 practice tests
Kaplan 800
- Poor guidebook, more of a question collection
Kaplan Premier
+ comes with 6 practice tests
GMAT Test Simulation Booklet
+ Great for practice
Kaplan Premier
+ comes with 6 practice tests
GMAT Test Simulation Booklet
+ Great for practice
Quant Books
Refresh math principles, fill gaps, and learn patterns
Kaplan Math Workbook
- missing probability and combinations
Kaplan Math Workbook
- missing probability and combinations
MGMAT Number Properties
MGMAT Word Translations
Manhattan Prep Guides
MGMAT Math Foundations
Manhattan Prep Guides
MGMAT Math Foundations
Verbal Books
Refresh grammar rules, acquire CR and RC strategies
Kaplan Verbal Workbook
OR: PowerScore Verbal Bible
Manhattan Prep Guides or Veritas Guides or PowerScore GuidesManhattan Prep Guides or Veritas Guides or PowerScore Guides
SC: Ultimate GMAT Grammar
CR: PowerScore CR or Manhattan Prep CR
RC: Manhattan Prep RC
RC: LSAT Reading Comprehension
SC: Ultimate GMAT Grammar + PowerScore SC or Manhattan Prep SC
SC: Doing Grammar
SC: examPAL SC Basics
Practice Questions
Additional practice
Official Guide 12th
+ 900 retired real GMAT questions
Official Guide 12th
+ 900 retired real GMAT questions
Verbal Official Guide
+ 300 retired verbal GMAT questions
Quant Official Guide
+ 300 retired quant GMAT questions
Official Guide 12th
+ 900 retired real GMAT questions
Verbal Official Guide
+ 300 retired verbal GMAT questions
Quant Official Guide
+ 300 retired quant GMAT questions
Princeton Review 1012
+ Great target practice
Official Guide 12th
+ 900 retired real GMAT questions
Verbal Official Guide
+ 300 retired verbal GMAT questions
Quant Official Guide
+ 300 retired quant GMAT questions
Princeton Review 1012
+ Great target practice
Paper GMAT Tests
+ Official Retired tests available from GMAC
Tests
Simulated Practice GMAT tests
GMATPrep, Kaplan, Free testsGMATprep, Kaplan, Manhattan Prep, some GMATClub testsGMATprep, PowerPrep, GMAT Focus, Kaplan, Manhattan Prep, GMATClub testsGMATprep, PowerPrep, GMAT Focus, Kaplan, Manhattan Prep, PR, GMATClub tests



1. Official Guide for GMAT Review 12th ed - Must Have
Published by the creators/owners of the GMAT. Must have for the advantage of having access to 900 real gmat questions but will need Strategy/Study guide to build up math/verbal skills and test-taking strategies.
Strengths:
1. 900 real GMAT questions
2. Real GMAT questions retired from past tests
3. The practice questions are organized by level of difficulty
4. The practice questions follow actual GMAT test patterns - great to have one's ear trained, esp. in verbal
Weaknesses:
1. The book does not contain any strategies
2. It does have a few short review sections but they are very weak
3. Mostly low and medium difficulty questions. Not very helpful to a person aiming to get above 700.
Other Notes: Differences between 11th and 12th Editions.





2. Manhattan Prep set of 10 Strategy Guides
Not to be over-zealous but I would say the most comprehensive self-prep money can buy
Strengths:
1. Very in-depth overview of every GMAT subject in 10 dedicated guides (each is 100-200 pages long)
2. Includes access to 6 online practice tests
3. Hundreds of additional targeted practice questions available online (get free access by using the codes inside of each book)
4. Includes the best of the best gmat books such as: MGMAT Number properties, MGMAT Word Translations, MGMAT SC, MGMAT CR, and MGMAT RC
Weaknesses:
1. Requires Official Guide for best results (additional practice questions)

Other Notes:You can buy these separately but it won't be as good of a deal.




3. Veritas Prep Complete Course Set: 12 GMAT Strategy Guides
Very strong challenger to the Manhattan GMAT set
Strengths:
1. Very in-depth overview of every GMAT subject in 12 dedicated guides (each is 100-200 pages long)
2. Comes with a test simulation booklet and a basic math book for those who need extra help (MGMAT charges extra for these)
3. A gmat book for any subject, including probability, combinations, DS, etc
4. Has more practice questions (by far) than the Manhattan set
Weaknesses:
1. Could have used less paper - some books have only one question per page
2. Expensive! $250 on VeritasPrep

Other Notes: See a photo review of this set | Read a review of the books by Mohater





4. Kaplan GMAT Premier with CD-ROM
Recommended. Well-rounded guide for GMAT preparation. Questions are usually harder than GMAT and sometimes a bit off; however, the book comes with 5 GMAT Tests (1 in the book and 4 online)
Strengths:
1. Good review of fundamentals and valuable strategies - good first GMAT Book
2. 6 GMAT Tests included for the price of $27 with free shipping from Amazon
Weaknesses:
1. Several questions overlap with Kaplan 800 book
2. Not representative CAT scores
3. Some areas such as combinations or probability are not covered in sufficient detail
Other Notes: This is the same book as Kaplan GMAT Comprehensive Program (slightly cheaper) - the only difference is that this book has 4 additional CAT Tests on the CD, which makes it worth it. As of 7/10/2009, the CD version of the book has been out of print. Only the Online version is currently available - it is the same book except all testing material is online and limited to 6 months of usage.





5. Kaplan GMAT 800 (aka Kaplan GMAT Advanced)
This book is a great idea - create a resource for those who already mastered the lower levels of GMAT, do not require any information about the test or basic strategies but need to focus on higher difficulty questions, but it has its weaknesses, one of them, not living up to its name. Though a great marketing name, many feel it should realistically set expectations as a 650-700 bookStrengths:
1. Good for additional practice questions as a supplement
2. Contains more advanced strategies
3. Saves time for advanced test-takers
Weaknesses:
1. Review of mathematical content is not thorough enough and actually fairly basic
2. Guessing as well as Plug-in-the-number strategies are overused
3. Some questions are not very realistic (do not follow the GMAT patterns)
4. Very few 750-level questions
Other Notes: Discussion on GMAT 800.





6. Test Simulation Booklet with Marker ("Scratch Paper")
The laminated booklet and marker are exactly as the ones you will get at the test center. Great product to get familiar with the special laminated scratch paper.












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Other Books You May Find Helpful:




1. Official Guide for GMAT Review 10th ed - Great source of additional REAL GMAT questions
Strengths:
1. More questions - 1,400 questions vs. 900 in the OG 11 and OG 12
2. Price - right now it is under $10 with shipping for a used copy
3. Not too much overlap with OG 11 or OG 12
Weaknesses:
1. Significant overlap with GMATPrep and PowerPrep. Also some overlap with ETS paper tests is reported.
2. I would guess the questions on average are somewhat easier but can't really remember anything about the book anymore.









2. Princeton Review Cracking the GMAT
Average. Most feel that the book focuses mostly on shortcuts/tricks, while undermining the value of thorough knowledge involved in confidently answering the question. Many testtakers also feel question explanations are not detailed enough. The book comes with 2 online GMAT CAT Tests.
Strengths:
1. 2 online adaptive GMAT tests included
Weaknesses:
1. Questions in the book do not reach the difficulty level of the real GMAT.
2. Some areas such as function questions, series questions, complex word problems, combined probability with combinations are not covered in the book.








3. Princeton Review 1,012 GMAT Questions
Not a guidebook and contains only practice questions.
Strengths:
1. Review of factorials, probability, combinations, groups, Yes/No DS, assumption, and parallel structure questions
2. Good split between PS and DS in math
Weaknesses:
1. A lot of errors in explanations!
2. Weaker RC section
3. Verbal questions are a bit off but all non OG Verbal questions are off.



Fiction books to read for GMAT - improve your RC/SC and enjoy doing it.



Feel free to suggest other books you have liked or critique our recommendations :wink:

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I have added a new book listing....


People kept asking for my personalized recommendation over and over. So here it is - this post, on the other hand, just tells you what to get :-D
The first column lists book categories and the purpose behind them and the other columns list approaches to the GMAT from average to most hardcore.








Book Bundles and Study Plans at a Glance
Standard PlanAdvanced PlanUltimate PlanBeyond Hardcore Plan
General Strategy Books
Explain how GMAT works, provide general principles and strategies,
give an idea about weaknesses, provide practice tests
Kaplan Live Online
+ comes with 6 practice tests
Kaplan Live Online
+ comes with 6 practice tests
Kaplan GMAT Advanced
- Poor guidebook, more of a question collection
Kaplan Live Online
+ comes with 6 practice tests
Kaplan GMAT Advanced
- Poor guidebook, more of a question collection
GMAT Test Simulation Booklet
+ Great for practice
Kaplan Live Online
+ comes with 6 practice tests
Kaplan GMAT Advanced
- Poor guidebook, more of a question collection
GMAT Test Simulation Booklet
+ Great for practice
Quant Books
Refresh math principles, fill gaps, and learn patterns
Kaplan Math Workbook
- missing probability and combinations
Kaplan Math Workbook
- missing probability and combinations
MGMAT Number Properties
4 Quant MGMAT Guides
Kaplan Math Foundations
4 Quant MGMAT Guides
Kaplan Math Foundations
Probability and Combinations for Dummies
Verbal Books
Refresh grammar rules, aquire CR and RC strategies
Kaplan Verbal Workbook
OR: PowerScore Verbal Bible
CR: PowerScore CR or MGMAT CR
RC: MGMAT RC
SC: PowerScore SC or MGMAT SC
CR: PowerScore CR or MGMAT CR
RC: MGMAT RC
SC: PowerScore SC or MGMAT SC
SC: Kaplan Verbal Foundations
CR: PowerScore CR or MGMAT CR
CR: LSAT Critical Reasoning
RC: MGMAT RC
RC: LSAT Reading Comprehension
SC: PowerScore SC or MGMAT SC
SC: Doing Grammar
Practice Questions
Additional practice
Official Guide 12th
+ 900 retired real GMAT questions
Official Guide 12th
+ 900 retired real GMAT questions
Verbal Official Guide
+ 300 retired verbal GMAT questions
Quant Official Guide
+ 300 retired quant GMAT questions
Official Guide 12th
+ 900 retired real GMAT questions
Verbal Official Guide
+ 300 retired verbal GMAT questions
Quant Official Guide
+ 300 retired quant GMAT questions
Princeton Review 1012
+ Great target practice
Official Guide 12th
+ 900 retired real GMAT questions
Verbal Official Guide
+ 300 retired verbal GMAT questions
Quant Official Guide
+ 300 retired quant GMAT questions
Princeton Review 1012
+ Great target practice
Paper GMAT Tests
+ Official Retired tests available from GMAC
Tests
Simulated Practice GMAT tests
GMATPrep, Kaplan, Free testsGMATprep, Kaplan, MGMAT, some GMATClub testsGMATprep, PowerPrep, GMAT Focus, Kaplan, MGMAT, GMATClub testsGMATprep, PowerPrep, GMAT Focus, Kaplan, MGMAT, PR, GMATClub tests

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Any word on the series "Master the GMAT" from Peterson's?

http://www.amazon.com/Master-GMAT-2010- ... 0768927846


I own this book and I think it's utter garbage. Specifically, the author, Mark Alan Stewart, writes on page 177:

"Always Check Your Work: Confirm your calculations ... with your calculator"

WTF? Nowhere in the book does Mark Alan Stewart advise the reader that calculators aren't permitted on the GMAT and it appears Mark Alan Stewart assumes calculators can be used on the GMAT. There seem to be numerous quantitative questions throughout the book that require the use of a calculator to solve it.

If you read the bio, Mark Alan Stewart has also written books on LSAT and GRE. It's an indication that Mark Alan Stewart's knowledge doesn't specialize on just the GMAT (as compared to other GMAT book authors) and the quality of his book is a reflection of that.

Really disappointed in Peterson's and this book.

I feel sorry for other students who only own this book for their GMAT preparation and did all their studying using a calculator.

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I got the Kaplan 2009 Premier Edition today and (fortunately) cannot agree with the Amazon reviewers.... Seems pretty exaggerated to me. For instance, page 85 is the verbal section of the book so no such thing as negative x negative = negative.


Kaplan has much higher quality books - you are right.

However, the discussion is about McGraw Hill's 2009 GMAT Book, not Kaplan.
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Guys,

I have a very basic qs about the new OG12, I just got it this week and took the 1st 5 diagnostic tests with 24 qs each in PS and DS and 17-18 qs each in RC, CR and SC. Now the guidance for the tests in OG is to take time to solve the problems as these tests are not timed !! Now I do understand that but still I am worried about the time I took and the score I got!
my timings and score from the translative score table given with the diagnostic test were as follows:

PS - score - above average
time taken - 50 mins
DS - score - excellent
time taken - 67 mins
CR - score - above average
time taken - 72 mins :-(
RC - score - above average
time taken - 48 mins :-(
SC - score - average
time taken - 84 mins :-((

I am really upset with the time I took for CR and SC, I won't say the qs were enormously difficult but a few were tricky and most of them very time consuming....are all the new beginers (have just started GMAT prep) finding these diagnostic tests like what i found or is it only me and everyone else is just finding it nice n easy?
Please let me know....

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New book is out: Princeton Review 1,012 GMAT Practice Questions (Look up details on Amazon) 4.5 Stars out of 5


The book indeed contains 1,012 questions - counted myself :). It starts with a diagnostic test (37q and 41v questions). There are a total of 55 different “drills” targeting various interesting and often neglected areas. The format for Math is not just standard multiple choice, but actually 50% of the quant questions are Data Sufficiency, so one can practice both questions types - PS and DS.

Book Contents and Question Split:


* Quant:

o Arithmetic (terminology, percents, multiples, fractions, ratios, factors, decimals) - 70 questions
o Algebra (equations and inequalities, plugging in, pita, quadratics, must be true, Yes/No DS, roots, interest, functions, powers) - 163 questions
o Statistics, Probability, and Combinations (averages, median, mode, range, stdev, rate, factorials, probability, permutations and combinations, groups) - 117 questions
o Geometry (lines and angles, triangles, quadraliterlas, circles, 3D figures, coordinate geometry, inscribed figures and shaded regions) - 100 questions
* Quant Subtotal: 450
* Verbal:
o RC - 30 passages and 150 questions (5 questions per passage)
o SC (subject/verb agreement, tenses, pronouns, parallel, modifiers, idioms, mixed) - 175 questions
o CR (weaken, strengthen, assumption, inference, evaluate, ID reasoning, resolve/explain, mixed) - 159 questionss
* Verbal Subtotal: 484
* Total: 934 + diagnostic test (78) = 1,012

I am giving Kudos for these sections: factorials, probability, combinations, groups, Yes/No DS, assumption, and parallel structure questions. These areas are often neglected by test prep companies and I am thrilled to see a guide that actually addresses these.

Issues I have with this book:

- Random House used cheap paper - as always
- RC section is structured by topic (humanities, science, etc rather than by type of questions)
- Verbal questions are a bit off (esp. CR) but that’s to be expected
- Could use more 700-level questions but there are a few in each section


See my other reviews for overview of the latest GMAT Books:


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How does the "Princeton Review 1,012 GMAT Practice Questions" book stack up against getting the Official GMAT review book with 800 real questions?

Are the questions in PR's book representative of actual GMAT questions? How do they stack up difficulty wise?


No book compares to the Official Guide. It is a unique book of its own without question.
PR 1012 is just a collection of questions organized by question type and focus - that's the main value.
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Hey guys!I just got the PR 1012 and wanted to give my 2 cents on it.
The reason I got hold of this book is 'coz I wanted to approach quant in an ORGANISED way.This book helps you do exactly that!It helped me find out which topics I was weak in and vice-versa.I am still in the quant section and the major problem that I am fcing is with theanswer explanations.Priceton relies HEAVILY on the "plug-in" approach and that at times can get on your nerves.But hey!Is'nt that exactly what this forum is for?!I am on the verge of literally posting each question here just to get the "theory" approach!So thanks a lot guys!But yeah this book gives us pretty good sums so at the end of it I am glad I got it!:)

P.s:I also noticed quite a few printing errors in the explanations section..but nothing major..One can live with it;)
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Here is my review of Kaplan GMAT Advanced:

I have been studying the GMAT for over six months now and I have exhausted all of OG 11th edition. So when I looked for a book to really push my limits, the Kaplan GMAT Advanced sounded perfect.

BLUF: The book was good for getting some extra practice, but I would definitely emphasize that the vast majority of the problems you will see are at the 600-700 level. Most of the "strategies" are bogus and it seems like "backsolving" is the solution to most quantitative problems. So if you are looking for strategies on how to trackle the hardest problems in GMAT or a good review of difficult concepts, don't come running to this book.

Here is the breakdown of exactly what you will get:
28 Critical Reasoning Problems
31 Reading Comprehension Problems
152 Sentence Correction Problems
98 Problem Solving Problems
37 Data Sufficiency Problems

I don't know about the rest of you, but for an "advanced" book, I expected much more practice on the Data Sufficiency problems - they are usually the hardest for me.

Let me know if this helps!
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I generally agree that OG Verbal 2nd edition lacks the amount of 700+ level questions we all crave. Still, I think it's worth studying. But yeah, I'm currently on the hunt for some tough SC problems.
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okay....is manahattan quant tougher than kaplan's?


Some sections. The value of MGMAT guides is not in question difficulty but in the study material. The point is not how hard the questions are - you can try the hardest questions (gmat club tests I believe still hold that title), but if you don't have a good background and theory, you won't be able to take the full advantage of them. I think the key should be to master the basics and theory and then do the practice at the level you are.
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Can anyone vouch for any of the books by winningprep?
Just checked out their website.. seems good but for the fact that Ive never really heard anyone talk of it...


Thanks - I have missed that one for my collection of GMAT Prep books.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/144213 ... 144213920X


Just bought it and will let you know within a week in the Verbal Books thread.
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I'd appreciate some additional info about OG10 - is it obsolete by now or not?
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Sorry, I am a bit late to this. I got all my books today already, and found this forum right now. Probably should have asked first regarding books, and then bought them. These are what I have:

GMAT OG Review - 12th Edition
GMAT OG Quantitative Review - 2nd Edition
GMAT OG Verbal Review - 2nd Edition
GMAT Kaplan Premier - 2010/2011 Edition

Any recommendations/comments would be really appreciated!

Edit: Should have mentioned that historically I have been strong Mathematically, but not in Verbal parts. SAT example (though this was 4 years ago) - Math 800 and Verbal 500


You're in good shape - Go through Kaplan (leave OG's alone for now). You can wait to figure out what Verbal books to get then, but may as well based on your history get MGMAT SC, PowerScore CR, and MGMAT RC. For quant get Kaplan Math Workbook and as long as you don't fall asleep with books and actually understand/remember/keep notes on what you are doing, you should get a solid 700 score. If your quant is under 46, you may want to get MGMAT Word Translations and MGMAT Number properties in addition.
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All 8 MGMAT Guides come with online access to the CAT's. The only book from the MGMAT that does not have cat access is the MGMAT Math Foundations

Kaplan Premier 2010-2011 comes with a CD that has 4 tests, one in the book, and one online.
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I have taken up Kaplan Premier as my first book. Is that a good book to start with??
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I have Kaplan Math workbook and as you have mentioned it is weak on probability and combinations..

Is there any workbook you recommend with detailed probability and combinations work??

thanks alot

Probability & Combination are very well described in MGMT Word Translations, so MGMT Number properties and MGMT Word Translation would be nice addition as far as I know.
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Hi, thank you for all the advice you have give in this forum. I want to ask you about my particular case. I took the gmat i´ll say 3 years ago and got 590, a little better in quant than in verbal but overall it was almost the same. I´m not an english native speaker and had a hard time on verbal, as you can see also not very bright in math..... i plan to retake the gmat in 3 months or so but i´m having a lot of problems figuring out which is the best aproach to study. I can spend 1 - 2 hours weekdays and 3 - 4 hours on weekends. Please help me with the material I shoud get and the overall aproach to get close to 700. I believe i need to start with basic math and verbal and take it from there...... i already have the OG 11th edition and i´m thinking of getting the 8 books of Manhattan´s. Any advice?

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Welcome Gacarva!
I saw your note on Amazon but have not had a chance to get back with you there.
You are on the right track - the 8 MGMAT books is a good solid program. Also consider MGMAT math foundations if you feel you need additional quant help.

Also, take a look at this study plan: gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html - it should give you an idea how to approach those 8 books

3 months is a good timeframe - keep it up though it may get tough at time as you have quite a bit of material to cover.
Any questions, give it a search or post in the forum.

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Good day,

I am new the GMAT and purchased the Kaplan Premier Book with CD-ROM basically solely based on the recommendation at the first post of this thread. The post says, "Recommended. Well-rounded guide for GMAT preparation. Questions are usually harder than GMAT and sometimes a bit off; however, the book comes with 5 GMAT Tests (1 in the book and 4 online)". I didn't have time to read through this whole thread, although now I'm wishing that maybe I did, because the original post does not mention that the CD does not work with Windows Vista. Instead it says the application requires "MCI drivers" to be installed.

At first I thought it was something wrong with me or my computer, but a quick Google search of "vista kaplan this application requires the mci drivers to be installed" reveals that instead,
(1) the software was never designed to work with Windows Vista,
(2) the book falsely claims the software works with Windows Vista,
(3) Kaplan is aware that their software doesn't work with Vista, and
(4) has known this for years, but
(5) has for years deliberately chosen to neither update its software nor to update the incorrect information printed in the Requirements section of their book (which basically makes it a lie).
(6) In order to get this CD to work, you have to buy Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft, build an ISO file, download Microsoft Virtual PC, and then install an entirely new computer solely for the CD.

Basically, Kaplan is giving a big middle finger to all of its Windows Vista customers. Had I known this I would NOT have purchased this book!
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