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Windows 7 For Dummies : For Dummies - Andy Rathbone

Windows 7 For Dummies

For Dummies


Published: 21st August 2009
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The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7.

Windows For Dummies is the all-time bestselling guide to the Windows operating system. Windows 7 For Dummies answers all your questions about the interface adjustments and all the new tools in Windows 7.

Whether you're new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, expert author Andy Rathbone will walk you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. If you've never used Windows before, it shows you the things most books assume you already know, like how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. Then it helps you get comfortable using all aspects of Windows 7.

* Nearly ninety percent of the world's PCs use the Windows operating system
* Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail account; and online security
* Explores using Windows to edit and manage audio, video, and photo files, and how to create CDs, DVDs, and playlists with Media Center
* Helps you tweak and customize Windows 7 to operate your way and set up user accounts, build a home network, and maintain your PC
* Provides troubleshooting advice, helps you find missing files and use the Help system, and explains common error messages

Windows 7 For Dummies will have you up and running on the newest version of Windows quickly and easily.



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Not such a Dummie


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant


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    Comments about Windows 7 For Dummies:

    I am an older user and when people help me they are often too fast. I forget how to if I don't do something often and the book is now at hand on my desk!

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    Introduction 1

    Part I: Windows 7 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know 7

    Chapter 1: What Is Windows 7? 9

    Chapter 2: The Desktop, Start Menu, Taskbar, Gadgets, and Other Windows 7 Mysteries 19

    Chapter 3: Basic Windows Mechanics 47

    Chapter 4: Flipping Through Files, Folders, Flash Drives, Libraries, and CDs 69

    Part II: Working with Programs and Files 95

    Chapter 5: Playing with Programs and Documents 97

    Chapter 6: Briefly Lost, but Quickly Found 117

    Chapter 7: Printing Your Work 129

    Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet 139

    Chapter 8: Cruising the Web 141

    Chapter 9: Sending and Receiving E-Mail 165

    Chapter 10: Safe Computing 189

    Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 7 207

    Chapter 11: Customizing Windows 7 with the Control Panel 209

    Chapter 12: Keeping Windows from Breaking 233

    Chapter 13: Sharing One Computer with Several People 245

    Chapter 14: Connecting Computers with a Network 255

    Part V: Music, Movies, Memories (And Photos, Too) 283

    Chapter 15: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player 285

    Chapter 16: Fiddling with Photos and Movies 309

    Part VI: Help! 333

    Chapter 17: The Case of the Broken Window 335

    Chapter 18: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 347

    Chapter 19: Moving from an Old Computer to a New Windows 7 PC 357

    Chapter 20: Help on the Windows 7 Help System 371

    Part VII: The Part of Tens 377

    Chapter 21: Ten or So Things You?ll Hate about Windows 7 (And How to Fix Them) 379

    Chapter 22: Ten or So Tips for Laptop Owners 387

    Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows 7 393

    Index 399

    ISBN: 9780470497432
    ISBN-10: 0470497432
    Series: For Dummies
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 432
    Published: 21st August 2009
    Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 18.6  x 2.4
    Weight (kg): 0.63
    Edition Number: 1