Easy Microsoft Windows 7 [NOOK Book]

Overview

SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF.

It’s that Easy! Easy Microsoft Windows 7 teaches you the fundamentals of working with Microsoft’s latest operating system. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through every task, building the skills you need to master Windows 7 with ease. No need to feel intimidated–we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

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Easy Microsoft Windows 7

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Overview

SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF.

It’s that Easy! Easy Microsoft Windows 7 teaches you the fundamentals of working with Microsoft’s latest operating system. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through every task, building the skills you need to master Windows 7 with ease. No need to feel intimidated–we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

Learn how to…

• Instantly find what you’re looking for: files, programs, anything

• Manage your music and video with Windows Media Player

• See it all, do it all, get it all on the Web

• Have more fun with Windows 7’s built-in games

• Protect yourself from viruses, intrusions, and phishing

• Download free Windows Live Essentials bonus software

• Set up your computer just the way you want it

• Keep your computer running reliable and fast

• Build a home network the easy way with HomeGroup

• Put live and Internet TV on your PC with Windows Media Center

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132713733
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: Easy Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 437,237
  • File size: 52 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Mark Edward Soper has been using Microsoft Windows ever since version 1.0, and since 1992, he’s taught thousands of computer troubleshooting and network students across the country how to use Windows as part of their work and everyday lives. Mark has contributed to Que’s Special Edition Using series on Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows Vista; Easy Windows Vista; Windows 7 in Depth, and has written two books about Windows Vista, including Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed and Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center.

When he’s not teaching, learning, or writing about Microsoft Windows, Mark stays busy with many other technology-related activities. He is a longtime contributor to Upgrading and Repairing PCs, working on the 11th through 18th editions, co-authored Upgrading and Repairing Networks, 5 th Edition, written two books on A+ Certification (with a third in process), and written two books about digital photography, Easy Digital Cameras and The Shot Doctor: The Amateur’s Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos. Mark also stays busy on the web, posting many blog entries and articles at MaximumPC.com, as well as articles for Maximum PC magazine. He also teaches Windows, digital photography, and digital imaging at Ivy Tech State College’s Evansville, Indiana campus.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 WHAT’S NEW IN WINDOWS 7 2

Getting Started 4

Aero Peek 5

Aero Snap 6

Libraries 7

Internet Explorer 8 8

Windows Action Center 9

Windows Live Essentials 10

Device Stage 11

CHAPTER 2 GETTING STARTED WITH WINDOWS 7 12

Logging into Windows 7 14

Dealing with a Failed Login 15

Using the Mouse 16

Using the Keyboard 18

User Account Control (UAC) for

Administrators 19

User Account Control for Standard Users 20

Adjusting User Account Control (UAC) 21

CHAPTER 3 USING THE WINDOWS 7 DESKTOP 22

Starting a Program from the Start Menu 24

Opening a New Program Window 25

Maximizing, Minimizing, Restoring, and

Resizing a Window 26

Using Aero Snap to Manage Windows 28

Using Aero Peek to View the Desktop 30

Using Alt-Tab to Cycle Through Programs 31

Using Windows Flip (Win-Tab) to Cycle

Through Programs 32

Using the Taskbar to View and Select

Running Programs 33

Closing a Program 34

Using Desktop Gadgets 36

CHAPTER 4 WORKING WITH YOUR FOLDERS 38

Using Libraries 40

Enabling the Menu Pane 41

Adding Folders to a Library 42

Changing Library Layouts 44

Using Send To 47

Using Drag and Drop to Copy a Folder 48

Using Drag and Drop to Move a Folder 50

Using Copy and Paste to Copy a Folder 52

Using Copy To/Move To 54

Creating New Folders 56

Renaming Folders 57

Deleting Folders 58

CHAPTER 5 WORKING WITH YOUR FILES 60

Changing File-Viewing Options 62

Viewing File Information (Properties) 63

Compressing a File 64

Renaming a Group of Files 66

Renaming a File 68

Copying a File to the Same Folder 69

Moving a File or Group of Files 70

Sorting, Grouping, and Stacking Files in a Folder 72

Dealing with Duplicates While

Copying Files Online 1

CHAPTER 6 PRINTING 76

Viewing Available Printers 78

Installing a New Printer 79

Using Device Stage to View and Change

Printer Properties 80

Printing a Test Page to a Local Printer 81

Installing a Network Printer 82

Sharing a Printer 84

Printing a Document with Print Preview 86

Viewing and Managing the Print Queue 88

Viewing Fonts 90

Using the ClearType Wizard 92

CHAPTER 7 WORKING WITH WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 94

Playing an Audio CD from the Windows

Desktop 96

Playing an Audio CD from Windows Media

Center 98

Ripping (Copying) an Audio CD 100

Playing Albums 102

Playing Individual Tracks 103

Setting Up Playlists 104

Burning (Creating) a Music CD 106

Viewing DVDs with Windows Media Player 108

Viewing Video Clips with Windows Media

Player 109

CHAPTER 8 WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER 110

Opening and Configuring Windows

Media Center 112

Configuring the TV Signal 114

Viewing the Program Guide 118

Watching TV 120

Recording TV 122

Searching for TV Shows and Movies 124

Viewing Photos in a Slide Show 126

Viewing Photos by Tags and Dates 128

Changing Slide Show Settings 130

Watching Recorded TV 132

Deleting a TV Recording 133

Managing Recordings 134

Watching Videos 136

Playing Music 137

Playing and Ripping a CD 138

Starting a Game from Windows Media Center 142

Quitting WMC 143

CHAPTER 9 GAMING 144

Using the Games Explorer 146

Learning More About a Game 147

Playing, Saving, and Continuing a Game 148

Adding a New Game to Games Explorer 150

Setting Up Game Updates and Options 152

CHAPTER 10 BROWSING THE INTERNET 154

The Internet Explorer 8 Interface 156

Entering a Website Address (URL) 157

Setting Your Home Page 158

Working with Tabs 159

Opening a Link 160

Using the Favorites Bar 162

Adding Favorites to the Favorites Bar 163

Adding Favorites to the Favorites Menu 164

Saving a Tab Group as a Favorite 166

Using Suggested Sites 168

Opening a Favorite Website or Tab Group 170

Using Compatibility View 171

Viewing RSS Feeds 172

Using Page Zoom 174

Using Accelerators 175

Using InPrivate Browsing 176

Disabling an Add-On 177

Managing Popups 178

Setting Internet Privacy Features 180

Deleting Selected Items from Your

History List 182

Deleting All Items from Your History List 183

Emailing Links 184

Printing a Web Page 185

Saving a Web Page 186

Organizing Favorites Online 3

CHAPTER 11 USER ACCOUNTS AND SYSTEM SECURITY 188

Setting Up Windows 7 for Multiple Users 190

Changing Account Settings 192

Adding/Changing a Password 193

Creating a Password Reset Disk 194

Enabling Parental Controls 196

Checking for Spyware with Windows

Defender 200

Setting Windows Defender Options 202

Using Action Center 204

Reporting Problems with Action Center 205

CHAPTER 12 PERSONALIZING WINDOWS 7 206

Opening the Personalization Menu from the Desktop 208

Opening the Personalization Menu from

Control Panel 209

Selecting a Desktop Theme 210

Changing the Window Color 211

Choosing a Desktop Background 212

Selecting a Screen Saver 213

Enabling and Using Multiple Monitors 214

Adjusting Screen Resolution 216

Adjusting Mouse Settings 217

Using a Sound Scheme 218

Setting the Date and Time 220

Using Additional Clocks Online 5

Control Panel

CHAPTER 13 SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AND PERFORMANCE 222

The System and Security Category in Control Panel 224

Displaying System Information 225

Configuring Windows Update 226

Updating Windows Manually 228

Using Devices and Printers 230

Selecting a Power Plan 232

Viewing Disk Information 234

Using ReadyBoost 236

Cleaning Up Unnecessary Files 237

Checking Drives for Errors 238

Configuring Defragment 240

Troubleshooting 242

Fixing Problems with System Restore 244

Creating a System Repair Disc 246

Backing Up Your Files 248

Restoring Files from a Backup 252

Using the Problem Steps Recorder Online 7

CHAPTER 14 SETTING UP PROGRAMS 258

Control Panel’s Programs Menu 260

Installing a CD or DVD Program from the

AutoPlay Menu 261

Installing a Program Manually 262

Adding a Program Shortcut to the Start Menu 263

Adding a Program Shortcut to the Desktop 264

Adding a Program Shortcut to the Taskbar 265

Helping an Older Program to Run Properly 266

Removing (Uninstalling) a Program 269

Deleting a Desktop Shortcut 270

Customizing the Start Menu 271

Customizing the Taskbar 272

Customizing Notification Icons with

Control Panel 274

Setting AutoPlay Options 276

Configuring Toolbars Online 11

Setting Default Programs Online 13

CHAPTER 15 WINDOWS ACCESSORIES 278

Viewing the Accessories Menu 280

Working with Calculator 281

Using WordPad 282

Using Notepad 285

Using Paint 286

Using Windows Photo Viewer 290

CHAPTER 16 NETWORKING YOUR HOME 292

Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 294

Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network 296

Connecting to a Wired Network 298

Opening the Network and Sharing Center 299

Viewing Computers on Your Network 300

Using the Network Map to Diagram Your

Network 302

Changing Your Workgroup 304

Enabling File and Printer Sharing 308

Sharing Public Folders 309

Sharing Printers 310

Setting Up a Homegroup 311

Joining a Homegroup 312

Accessing Homegroup Shared Folders 314

Changing Homegroup Settings 315

Using Windows Easy Transfer 316

Sharing a Folder Manually Online 15

CHAPTER 17 USING WINDOWS LIVE ESSENTIALS 322

Downloading and Installing Windows Live Essentials 324

Viewing Photos in Gallery View 326

Adding and Using Tags 328

Playing a Slide Show 330

Fixing Photos 331

Cropping a Photo and Undoing Changes 332

Sharing Photos with Flickr 334

Burning Photos and Videos to a DVD

Slide Show 336

Importing Photos from a Camera 338

Printing Photos 340

Setting Up Your Email Account with Windows Live Mail 342

Receiving Email 344

Opening File Attachments 345

Replying to Email 346

Forwarding Messages 347

Deleting Messages 348

Creating a Contact 349

Starting an Email to a Contact 350

Adding Text Formatting to an Email 351

Adding Attachments 352

Adding an Appointment to the Calendar Online 17

Windows Live Family Safety Online 19

Starting Windows Live Movie Maker Beta Online 21

Importing Videos and Photos Online 22

Changing the Position of Your Photos and Videos Online 23

Saving Your Project Online 24

Adding Transitions to Your Movie Online 25

Adding Visual Effects to Your Movie Online 26

Adding a Sound Track to Your Movie Online 27

Outputting Your Movie Online 28

Glossary 354

Index 374

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    Helpful For Windows 7 Newbies

    I'm new to Windows 7 and thought I'd just "figure it out" as I went along. This was not the case. I needed a guide, preferably one with pictures. This book did the trick. I find myself turning to it at least once a week.

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