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Windows 7 For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7

Windows For Dummies is the all-time bestselling guide to the Windows operating system. Windows 7 For Dummies answers all your questions about the interface adjustments and all the new tools in Windows 7.

Whether you're new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, expert author Andy Rathbone will walk you step by step through the most ...

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Windows 7 For Dummies

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Overview

The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7

Windows For Dummies is the all-time bestselling guide to the Windows operating system. Windows 7 For Dummies answers all your questions about the interface adjustments and all the new tools in Windows 7.

Whether you're new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, expert author Andy Rathbone will walk you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. If you've never used Windows before, it shows you the things most books assume you already know, like how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. Then it helps you get comfortable using all aspects of Windows 7.

  • Nearly ninety percent of the world's PCs use the Windows operating system
  • Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail account; and online security
  • Explores using Windows to edit and manage audio, video, and photo files, and how to create CDs, DVDs, and playlists with Media Center
  • Helps you tweak and customize Windows 7 to operate your way and set up user accounts, build a home network, and maintain your PC
  • Provides troubleshooting advice, helps you find missing files and use the Help system, and explains common error messages

Windows 7 For Dummies will have you up and running on the newest version of Windows quickly and easily.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470555255
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/13/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 254,355
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Andy Rathbone has written all previous editions of Windows For Dummies, the bestselling computer reference book of all time. Andy's helpful tips and easy-to-understand directions have helped millions of people run Windows on their home and business computers.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Windows 7 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know.

Chapter 1: What Is Windows 7?

Chapter 2: The Desktop, Start Menu, Taskbar, Gadgets, and Other Windows 7 Mysteries.

Chapter 3: Basic Windows Mechanics.

Chapter 4: Flipping Through Files, Folders, Flash Drives, Libraries, and CDs.

Part II: Working with Programs and Files.

Chapter 5: Playing with Programs and Documents.

Chapter 6: Briefly Lost, but Quickly Found.

Chapter 7: Printing Your Work.

Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet.

Chapter 8: Cruising the Web.

Chapter 9: Sending and Receiving E-Mail.

Chapter 10: Safe Computing.

Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 7.

Chapter 11: Customizing Windows 7 with the Control Panel.

Chapter 12: Keeping Windows from Breaking.

Chapter 13: Sharing One Computer with Several People.

Chapter 14: Connecting Computers with a Network.

Part V: Music, Movies, Memories (And Photos, Too).

Chapter 15: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player.

Chapter 16: Fiddling with Photos and Movies.

Part VI: Help!

Chapter 17: The Case of the Broken Window.

Chapter 18: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute.

Chapter 19: Moving from an Old Computer to a New Windows 7 PC.

Chapter 20: Help on the Windows 7 Help System.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten or So Things You’ll Hate about Windows 7 (And How to Fix Them).

Chapter 22: Ten or So Tips for Laptop Owners.

Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows 7.

Index.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    I have been using Windows 7 fore about 6 months and discovered many features with general use, but purchased Win 7 for Dummies; quickly and significantly increased my knowledge.

    Good book to thumb through often. Even the most advanced users will find useful information on the many improvements from Vista and XP. The book provides a comprehensive index to find little used features of Win 7.

    The book is well written, easy to read, and a quick read though I intend to keep it as a reference book.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Excellent Resource for working with Windows 7

    This is an invaluable resource to me in learning the new system. It clearly explains how to get around in the system. I am still working with it and refer to it often.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    Not really geared toward Dummies

    I had Windows XL before this and that book for Dummies really helped me firgure things out. This one is more geared toward using short cuts instead of helping with my unsolved dilemna.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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