Windows 7 (Tech 102)

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Perfect for new and longtime PC users, this no-fluff guide to Windows 7 is packed with details on system preferences, the desktop, built-in applications, and utilities. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for printing, faxing, networking, file-sharing, troubleshooting, and going online. Upgraders will find details on setup, installation, and switching from earlier Windows versions. Keyboard mavens will find keyboard shortcuts throughout the book.

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Overview

Perfect for new and longtime PC users, this no-fluff guide to Windows 7 is packed with details on system preferences, the desktop, built-in applications, and utilities. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for printing, faxing, networking, file-sharing, troubleshooting, and going online. Upgraders will find details on setup, installation, and switching from earlier Windows versions. Keyboard mavens will find keyboard shortcuts throughout the book.

New features covered include the redesigned taskbar, jump lists, window-management shortcuts, federated search, libraries, desktop gadgets, Windows Live Essentials, Devices and Printers, and homegroups.

  • See full-sized previews of open documents, folders, and websites.
  • Use Snap, Peek, and Shake to juggle all your open windows.
  • Pin programs, documents, and folders for one-click access.
  • Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, email, and programs.
  • Share files and printers on your home network.
  • Connect to wireless networks with a couple of clicks.
  • Manage your phones, devices, and printers in a single window.
  • Fully indexed and cross-referenced.

Contents

1. Windows Basics

2. The Desktop

3. Personalizing Windows

4. Files, Folders, and Drives

5. Programs and Documents

6. Printing and Faxing

7. Hardware and Drivers

8. Networks and Sharing

9. Online Connections

10. Security and Privacy

11. Maintenance and Troubleshooting

12. Installing Windows

About the Author

Chris Kennedy is a technical writer based in Boulder, Colorado. When he's not planting power-user tips on computer help sites, Chris climbs rocks, revises his screenplays, and reads the journals of polar explorers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937842970
  • Publisher: Questing Vole Press
  • Publication date: 1/18/2012
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Kennedy is a technical writer based in Boulder, Colorado. When he's not typing, Chris climbs rocks, revises his screenplays, and reads the journals of polar explorers.
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