Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 7

( 10 )

Overview

A practical guide for visual learners who are eager to get started with Windows 7

Windows 7 is Microsoft's highly anticipated operating system used by millions of people around the world. If you're a visual learner and are new to Windows 7, then this book is an ideal introduction to the new features of this operating system. Seasoned author Paul McFedries walks you through the basics and beyond of Windows 7 in a straightforward manner.

You'll ...

See more details below
Paperback
$22.02
BN.com price
(Save 26%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (29) from $1.99   
  • New (13) from $16.01   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   

Overview

A practical guide for visual learners who are eager to get started with Windows 7

Windows 7 is Microsoft's highly anticipated operating system used by millions of people around the world. If you're a visual learner and are new to Windows 7, then this book is an ideal introduction to the new features of this operating system. Seasoned author Paul McFedries walks you through the basics and beyond of Windows 7 in a straightforward manner.

You'll discover how to install and repair programs, maintain your system, set up password-protected accounts, load images from a digital camera, play music and other media files, secure Internet and e-mail accounts, and much more. More than 150 tasks are accompanied by full-color screen shots as they guide you to becoming a confident user of Windows 7.

  • Experienced author Paul McFedries walks you through Microsoft's eagerly awaited new operating system: Windows 7
  • Clear and succinct explanations, step-by-step instructions, and full-color screen shots take you through the newest features of Windows 7
  • More than 150 Windows 7 tasks show you the basics and beyond, including installing and repairing programs, maintaining your system, loading images from a digital camera, and more

This book is essential if you are a visual learner who is enthusiastic about diving in and exploring all that Windows 7 has to offer!

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470503867
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech) Series , #55
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 180,586
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Getting Started with Windows 7.

Start Windows 7.

What You Can Do with Windows 7.

The Windows 7 Screen.

Using a Mouse with Windows 7.

Get Help.

Activate Your Copy of Windows 7.

Restart Windows 7.

Shut Down Windows 7.

Chapter 2. Launching and Working with Programs

Install a Program.

Change or Repair a Program Installation.

Start a Program.

Understanding Program Windows.

Using Pull-Down Menus.

Using Toolbars.

Understanding Dialog Box Controls.

Using Dialog Boxes.

Work with Program Windows.

Using Scrollbars.

Switch Between Programs.

Take Advantage of Program Jump Lists.

Uninstall a Program.

Chapter 3. Creating and Editing Documents.

Understanding Documents.

Create a Document.

Save a Document.

Open a Document.

Make a Copy of a Document.

Edit Document Text.

Change the Text Font.

Find Text.

Replace Text.

Insert Special Symbols.

Print a Document.

Chapter 4. Working with Images.

Open the Pictures Library.

Preview an Image.

View Your Images.

Scan an Image.

Import Images from a Digital Camera.

Repair a Digital Image.

Print an Image.

Create a DVD Slide Show for Your Images.

Chapter 5. Playing Music and Other Media.

Open and Close Windows Media Player.

Navigate the Media Player Window.

Using the Library.

Play an Audio or a Video File.

Adjust the Volume.

Play a Music CD.

Copy Tracks from a Music CD.

Create a Playlist.

Burn Music Files to a CD.

Play a DVD.

Navigate a DVD.

Connect Your PC and Your Home Theater.

What You Can Do with Media Center.

Open and Close Media Center.

Navigate the Media Center Window.

Run a Media Center Slide Show.

Chapter 6. Working with Files.

View Your Files.

Select a File.

Change the File View.

Preview a File.

REWRITING.

Copy a File.

Move a File.

Burn Files to a CD or DVD.

Rename a File.

Create a New File.

Delete a File.

Restore a Deleted File.

Add Tags to a File.

Search for a File.

Extract Files from a Compressed Folder.

Chapter 7. Sharing Your Computer with Others.

Display User Accounts.

Create a User Account.

Switch Between Accounts.

Change a User’s Name.

Change a User’s Picture.

Delete an Account.

Create a Homegroup.

Join a Homegroup.

Share a Document or Folder.

Connect to a Wireless Network.

View Network Resources.

Chapter 8. Using Windows 7’s Notebook Features.

Display Mobility Settings.

Display Power Options.

Customize a Power Plan.

Configure Power Buttons.

Adjust Screen Brightness.

Monitor Battery Power.

Input Text with a Pen.

Synchronize Files Between Computers.

Configure Presentation Settings.

Chapter 9. Getting Connected to the Internet.

Understanding Internet Connections.

Get an Internet Connection Started.

Create a Wireless Connection.

Create a Broadband Connection.

Create a Dial-Up Connection.

Connect to the Internet.

Disconnect from the Internet.

Chapter 10. Surfing the World Wide Web.

Understanding the World Wide Web.

Start Internet Explorer.

Navigate Internet Explorer.

Select a Link.

Enter a Web Page Address.

Open a Web Page in a Tab.

Navigate Web Pages.

Navigate with the History List.

Change Your Home Page.

Save Favorite Web Pages.

Search for Sites.

Chapter 11. Working with E-mail, Contacts, and Events.

Install Windows Live Essentials Programs.

Configure an E-mail Account.

Send an E-mail Message.

Add Someone to Your Contacts.

Create a Contact Category.

Select a Contact Address.

Add a File Attachment.

Add a Signature.

Chapter 12. Implementing Security in Windows 7.

Understanding Windows 7 Security.

Check Action Center for Security Problems.

Protect an Account with a Password.

Lock Your Computer.

Set Up Parental Controls.

Delete Your Browsing History.

Browse the Web Privately.

Set the Junk E-mail Protection Level.

Block a Person Who Sends You Junk Mail.

Receive and Read E-mail Messages.

Reply to a Message.

Forward a Message.

Open and Save an Attachment.

Create a Folder for Saving Messages.

Create Rules to Filter Incoming Messages.

Switch to Calendar.

Navigate the Calendar.

Display a Different Date.

Create an Event.

Add a Calendar.

Chapter 13. Customizing Windows 7.

Open the Personalization Window.

Change the Desktop Background.

Set Up a Desktop Slide Show.

Set the Screen Saver.

Change the Windows 7 Color Scheme.

Save a Custom Theme.

Apply a Theme.

Add a Gadget to the Desktop.

Customize the Start Menu.

Customize the Taskbar.

Chapter 14. Maintaining Windows 7.

Check Hard Drive Free Space.

Delete Unnecessary Files.

Defragment Your Hard Drive on a Schedule.

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors.

Check Your Devices for Errors.

Create a System Restore Point.

Apply a System Restore Point.

Back Up Files.

Restore Backed-Up Files.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
( 10 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(6)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 20, 2010

    shows you how to operate windows 7 very clearly

    Shows you how to operate windows 7 with clear pictures and explains clearly how to use windows 7. Covers media system clearly. Also covers how to use dvd on computer clearly and show you how to operate windows 7 control panel clearly. Also shows you how to open and close window 7. The only thing not covered in this book it did not show you the games which come with windows 7. This book also showed you some of office windows 7.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 24, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Great self-teaching tool

    Great to teach oneself about using the "new" windows version
    if you have never used the program or a computer before.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)