Windows 7 All-in-One For Dummies

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Eight references in one-fully revised to include all the new features and updates to Windows 7

As the #1 operating system in the world, Windows provides the platform upon which all essential computing activities occur. This much-anticiapted version of the popular operating system offers an improved user experience with an enhanced interface to allow for greater user control.

This All-in-One reference is packed with valuable information from ...

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Overview

Eight references in one-fully revised to include all the new features and updates to Windows 7

As the #1 operating system in the world, Windows provides the platform upon which all essential computing activities occur. This much-anticiapted version of the popular operating system offers an improved user experience with an enhanced interface to allow for greater user control.

This All-in-One reference is packed with valuable information from eight minibooks, making it the ultimate resource. You'll discover the improved ways in which Windows 7 interacts with other devices, including mobile and home theater.

  • Windows 7 boasts numerous exciting new features, and this reference is one-stop shopping for discovering them all!
  • Eight minibooks cover Windows 7 basics, security, customizing, the Internet, searching and sharing, hardware, multimedia, Windows media center, and wired and wireless networking
  • Addresses the new multi-touch feature that will allow you to control movement on the screen with your fingers

With this comprehensive guide at your fingertips, you'll quickly start taking advantages of all the exciting new features of Windows 7.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470487631
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 888
  • Sales rank: 296,220
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Woody Leonhard describes himself as a "Windows victim." Since 1992, he's been sharing the solutions to his own tech problems with millions of readers. In addition to writing several books in the For Dummies series, Woody is a Contributing Editor for Windows Secrets newsletter. He also runs his own blog at AskWoody.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Cranking Up Windows 7 9

Chapter 1: Windows 7 4 N00bs 11

Chapter 2: Windows 7 for the Experienced 29

Chapter 3: Which Version? Pick a 7, Any 7 39

Chapter 4: Upgrades, Clean Installs, Transfers 45

Chapter 5: Getting Essentials: The Rest of Windows 7 65

Book II: Windows 7 Boot Camp 75

Chapter 1: Running Windows from Start to Finish 77

Chapter 2: Controlling Users 115

Chapter 3: Maintaining Your System 133

Chapter 4: Getting the Basic Stuff Done 173

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting and Getting Help 205

Book III: Customizing Windows 7 225

Chapter 1: Personalizing Your Desktop 227

Chapter 2: Organizing Your Interface 247

Chapter 3: Searching Your Computer 269

Chapter 4: Beating and Cheating Windows 7 Games 287

Book IV: Joining the Multimedia Mix 301

Chapter 1: Jammin' with Windows Media Player 303

Chapter 2: iPod and iTunes in Windows 7 345

Chapter 3: Discovering Digital Cameras and Recorders 365

Chapter 4: Managing Pics with Windows Live Photo Gallery 375

Chapter 5: Lights! Action! Windows Live Movie Maker 401

Chapter 6: Setting Up Media Center 423

Book V: Windows 7 and the Internet 441

Chapter 1: Getting the Most from the Internet 443

Chapter 2: Finding Your Way Around Browsers 461

Chapter 3: Making Internet Explorer Your Own 491

Chapter 4: Using Firefox: The Advanced Course 511

Chapter 5: Searching on the Internet 527

Chapter 6: Sending Windows Mail Live 543

Chapter 7: Chatting with Windows Live Messenger 567

Book VI: Securing Windows 7 591

Chapter 1: Lock Down: Spies, Spams, Scams, and Slams593

Chapter 2: Action Center Overview 623

Chapter 3: Windows Firewall 633

Chapter 4: Patching and Plugging 653

Chapter 5: Fighting Viruses and Other Scum 671

Book VII: Networking with Windows 7 695

Chapter 1: Attaching to a Network 697

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Own Network 719

Chapter 3: Building Your Network 735

Chapter 4: Putting the Why in Wi-Fi 753

Book VIII: Using Other Hardware 771

Chapter 1: Finding and Installing the Hardware You Need 773

Chapter 2: Using Device Stage 799

Chapter 3: Printing (Almost) Effortlessly 811

Index 825

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Office Bible

    My wonderful computer savvy son reccommended this book when I took a job in the offices of the local school administration. It is my "bible"! I knew my way around the computer but my skills have improved immensely, and so has my paycheck, having purchased this book. I have given it as gifts to many friends and even spotted one recently on my administrators bookcase. I think it should be a staple of all offices.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Dummies Book is saving me from Frustration!

    I have tried to wade through the Windows 7 on my own but decided to buy this book and it has helped me so much with my Media Center and photos. And I haven't even gotten to most of the other things I need help with. My frustration level has been lowered so I'm enjoying working with my computer more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Windows 7 All in One for Dummies/Yes, it says Dummies, but I got it!

    Everything you wanted to know about Windows 7; but was afraid to ask.
    This Dummies Book is super. It walks you through in a language that is easy to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2010

    Windows 7 for dummies

    This book is a great help in learning about how this operating system works!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    Windows 7 for Dummies

    I really enjoy all the dummies books I've purchased. This one didn't disappoint me either. It gave me all the information I needed and my friends were able to use it also. Thanks again for a helpful book for someone that isn't a computer geek.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Another of Woodys' Masterpieces.

    If navigating Windows 7 causes any difficulties; this is the authority on the subject. A lot of knowledge with just the right amount of humor.

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