Windows 7 in Easy Steps: Without the Waffle

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Windows 7 in Easy Steps is a concise yet comprehensive guide to this major software release that is already getting rave reviews in beta. Author Harshad Kotecha blends step-by-step illustrations with straightforward, engaging text to show users how to immediately get started with the new Windows. He shows how to master the new task bar; grasp the revamped desktop; work with the new Libraries system; and utilize the multi-touch devices. The book explains how to make networking simpler through Homegroup and covers ...

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Overview

Windows 7 in Easy Steps is a concise yet comprehensive guide to this major software release that is already getting rave reviews in beta. Author Harshad Kotecha blends step-by-step illustrations with straightforward, engaging text to show users how to immediately get started with the new Windows. He shows how to master the new task bar; grasp the revamped desktop; work with the new Libraries system; and utilize the multi-touch devices. The book explains how to make networking simpler through Homegroup and covers much more — all in just over 200 pages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840783810
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Series: In Easy Steps
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 991,781
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Windows 7

What is Windows? 8

Windows 7 9

Other Windows 7 Editions 10

Windows 7 Features 11

PC Requirements 12

32-Bit versus 64-Bit 13

Installation Options 14

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor 15

Upgrade Reports 16

Starting Windows 7 18

Network Location 20

Finalize Settings 21

Windows Recovery 22

User Account Control 23

Using Your Mouse 24

Windows Touch 25

2 Getting Started 27

Select User and Sign On 28

The Desktop 30

The Start Button 31

Getting Started/Welcome 32

Get Windows Live Essentials 33

Windows Live Settings 35

Antivirus Protection 36

Help and Support Center 38

More 5upport Options 40

Product Activation 41

Add a Printer 42

Print Preview 43

Turn Off Your Computer 44

Switch Users 46

3 Basic Controls 47

Menus 48

Dialog Boxes 49

Structure of a Window 50

Moving a Window 51

Restoring a Window 52

Resizing a Window 53

Arranging Windows 54

Aero Snaps 56

Switching Windows 58

Windows Flip and Flip 3D 59

Arranging icons 60

Scrolling 61

Closing a Window 62

4 Windows Explorer 63

Windows Explorer 64

Computer Folder 65

Exploring Drives 66

Opening Windows Explorer 68

Navigation Pane 69

Libraries 70

Customize the Library 72

Address Bar 74

Customize Layout 76

Folder Contents 77

Changing Views 78

Sorting 79

Filtering 80

Grouping 81

Folder Options 82

Customizing Folders 84

Manage Files and Folders 85

Select Files and Folders 86

Copy or Move Files or Folders 88

File Conflicts 92

Delete Files and Folders 94

The Recycle Bin 95

Create a File or Folder 98

Rename a File or Folder 99

Backtrack File Operations 100

File Properties 101

Open Files 102

RecentItems 103

Search for Files and Folders 104

Compressed Folders 105

Fonts Folder 107

Character Map 108

6 Working with Programs 109

Start and Close Programs 110

Start Menu Searches 112

Create a Shortcut 113

Pin to Start Menu 114

Pin to Taskbar 115

Taskbar Grouping 116

Startup Folder 117

Minimized (or Maximized) 118

Install and Uninstall 119

Windows Features 120

Program Compatibility 121

Windows Virtual PC 122

Configure XP Mode 124

Command Prompt 126

Task Manager 128

Resource Monitor 130

7 Interne and Windows 131

Internet Connection 132

Start Internet Explorer 134

Browse the Web 136

Browser Buttons 138

Search the Internet 140

Change Search Provider 141

Bookmark Favorites 142

RSS Feeds 143

History 144

Home Page 145

Tabbed Browsing 146

Zoom 147

Print 148

8 Email and Messaging 149

Web Mail 150

Enable Pop Mail 152

Start Windows Live Mail 153

Receive Emails 155

Read a Message 156

Reply to a Message 157

Compose a New Message 158

Windows Live Contacts 159

Instant Messaging 160

Newsgroups 162

Block Spam Senders 164

Send a Web Page 166

9 Networking 167

Network Components 168

Set Up Your Network 169

Internet Connection 170

Discover Networks 172

Network and Sharing Center 173

Join the HomeGroup 174

Sharing a Printer 176

Network Map 177

View Network Components 178

Share Files and Folders 179

Network Troubleshooting 180

10 Customize Windows 181

Personalize Your Computer 182

Change Color and Sound 184

Screen Saver 186

Get More Themes 187

Windows 7 Basic 188

Desktop Icons 189

Screen Resolution 190

Display Settings 191

Desktop Gadgets 192

User Accounts 194

Configure the Account 196

Password Reset Disk 197

Date and Time Functions 198

Ease of Access Center 200

Mouse Settings 202

11 Digital Media 203

Upload Pictures 204

Windows Live Photo Gallery 206

Windows Live Movie Maker 208

Windows DVD Maker 210

Windows Media Player 212

Copy Audio CD 213

Play DVD Movies 214

Media Library 215

Online Resources 216

Windows Media Center 217

2 System and Security 219

System Properties 200

Performance Information 222

Clean Up Your Disk 223

Back Up and Recover Data 225

System Restore 226

Action Center 228

Windows Firewall 229

Ma [ware Protection 230

Windows Update 231

Change Settings 232

Index 233

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