Windows 7 For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 8, 2009 - Computers - 414 pages
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The perfect plain–English guide to the much–anticipated release of Windows 7

Whether you′re new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, Windows For Dummies, Enhanced Edition answers all your questions about the changes and new tools in Windows 7, enhanced with detailed video tutorials. Windows expert Andy Rathbone walks you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. You’ll learn how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. You’ll then go deeper into the system, discovering new features and improvements, and finding tips and techniques for getting the most out of Windows 7.
  • Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e–mail account; and online security
  • Includes specially produced videos explaining features and illustrating techniques in greater depth
  • 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, Enhanced Edition will have you up and running on the newest version of Windows quickly and easily.
 

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Windows 7 For Dummies

User Review  - thombar - Overstock.com

The book really is basic so it's good for someone that knows nothing about using any Windows systems. The last Windows system I used was XP Pro so this book was not a lot of help to me. I feel that ... Read full review

good choice

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for dummies books are always informative I have several of them on different subjects Read full review

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Contents

Briefly Lost but Quickly Found
117
Printing Your Work
129
Getting Things Done on the Internet
139
Sending and Receiving EMail
165
Safe Computing
189
Customizing and Upgrading Windows 7
207
Keeping Windows from Breaking
233
Introduction 1
254
Moving from an Old Computer
357
The Case of the Broken Window 335 Chapter 18 Strange Messages What You Did Does Not Compute 347 Chapter 19 Moving from an Old Comput...
371
The Part of Tens
377
Ten or So Tips for Laptop Owners 387 Appendix A Upgrading to Windows 7
393
Index
399
Windows 7 Stuff Everybody
10
Thinks You Already Know 7
14
The Desktop Start Menu Taskbar Gadgets
19

Connecting Computers with a Network
255
Music Movies Memories And Photos Too
283
Help
333
Strange Messages What You Did Does Not Compute
347
Basic Windows Mechanics
47
Flipping Through Files Folders
69
Flipping Through Files Folders Flash Drives Libraries and CDs 69 Part II Working with Programs and Files
95
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Andy Rathbone has written all previous editions of Windows For Dummies, the bestselling computer reference book of all time. Andy's helpful tips and easy-to-understand directions have helped millions of people run Windows on their home and business computers.

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