Computers For Seniors For Dummies

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The bestselling guide that helps the mature choose a computer and get online for shopping, paying bills, staying in touch with family and friends, and much more!

A first computer can be confusing and intimidating at any age. Luckily, Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the over-55 crowd conquer the uncertainty and fear with clear-cut, easy-to-understand steps on how to get the most out of your new computer. Inside, you'll find step-by-step guidance on getting ...

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Overview

The bestselling guide that helps the mature choose a computer and get online for shopping, paying bills, staying in touch with family and friends, and much more!

A first computer can be confusing and intimidating at any age. Luckily, Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the over-55 crowd conquer the uncertainty and fear with clear-cut, easy-to-understand steps on how to get the most out of your new computer. Inside, you'll find step-by-step guidance on getting started, from turning the computer on and using the keyboard and mouse to finding your way around the new Windows 9 operating system. In no time, you'll confidently navigate your way around your new computer to email with family and friends, stay connected on social media, shop securely online, research topics of interest, find recipes and diet tips, and so much more.

The computer has become a household and business mainstay and continues to change the way people communicate, work, shop, invest, and spend their free time. Whether you're looking to use a computer for bookkeeping, making travel pans, socializing, shopping, or just plain fun, this clear and friendly guide takes the intimidation out of computer basics and the ever-evolving technology that surrounds it.

  • Large-print format and drawings make it easy to read and understand
  • Includes chapter openers that present the tasks covered with associated page numbers to help you find material fast
  • Contains the most up-to-date information on the Windows 9 operating system
  • Provides coverage of Windows 8.1 for those who aren't early adopters

If you've just purchased your first computer or laptop need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118115534
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 124,215
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy C. Muir owns a writing and consulting company that specializes in technology topics. She is the author of more than 100 books, including all editions of the bestselling iPad For Seniors For Dummies. Nancy also writes a column on computers and the Internet for Retirenet.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Get Going! 5

Chapter 1: Buying a Computer 7

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer 27

Chapter 3: Getting around Windows 8 41

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Display 61

Chapter 5: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges 75

Chapter 6: Setting Up Printers and Scanners 93

Chapter 7: Getting Help 109

Part II: Getting Things Done with Software 123

Chapter 8: Working with Software Programs 125

Chapter 9: Working with Files and Folders 135

Chapter 10: Working with the Weather, People, and Calendar Apps 153

Part III: Going Online 171

Chapter 11: Understanding Internet Basics 173

Chapter 12: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 189

Chapter 13: Staying Safe While Online 207

Chapter 14: Keeping In Touch with Mail 229

Chapter 15: Working in the Cloud 249

Chapter 16: Connecting with People Online 261

Part IV: Having Fun 281

Chapter 17: Getting Visual: Using Windows Media Player, Video, and Camera 283

Chapter 18: Playing Music in Windows 8 299

Chapter 19: Going Shopping Online 317

Part V: Windows Toolkit 329

Chapter 20: Working with Networks 331

Chapter 21: Protecting Windows 343

Chapter 22: Maintaining Windows 357

Index 377

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

    Computers for Seniors for Dummies

    This was given as a gift to my mother who just starting using a computer. She has found it helpful, resourceful and clears up a lot of questions she's had about how computers operate.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2009

    Not just for seniors

    I got this book for my 82 year old mother who decided she wanted to be more computer savvy. Before giving it to her, I read over it and learned a lot of stuff myself. It was well put together.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

    very helpful

    found this book very helpful. It helped with extending my understanding and using different aspects of my computer.

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