Windows 7 is more than an operating system. It’s your gateway to email, the Web, work, entertainment, and fun. The latest Windows makes your computer more fun, easy, and powerful to use than ever before.

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Windows 7 is more than an operating system. It’s your gateway to email, the Web, work, entertainment, and fun. The latest Windows makes your computer more fun, easy, and powerful to use than ever before.

With Windows 7 Made Simple, you can unlock the potential and power of Microsoft's latest operating system.

  • Get up and running quickly with the Quick Start Guide

  • Find what you want to know quickly, and learn at your own pace

  • Read AND see how to do it with handy step-by-step visual aids

What you’ll learn

  • Tour what’s new, changed, and better in Windows 7

  • Explore Windows programs and features

  • Customize and personalize your desktop

  • Get a free email account

  • Surf the Web

  • Instant message and video chat

  • Organize, print, and email pictures

  • Organize and find things with Libraries

  • Watch videos and movies with Windows Media Center

  • Download free programs like Windows Live Essentials

  • Share music and video with your iPod, Zune, or MP3 player

  • Use social networks, including Facebook and LinkedIn

  • Get and read eBooks

  • Find things on your computer and on the Internet

  • Install programs

  • Connect and use printers, scanners, and fax

  • Protect your computer with Internet Security programs

  • Perform backup and recovery

  • Connect multiple monitors

  • Use touch features

  • Take it with you: wireless and mobile computing

  • Create a home network

  • Set up your computer for multiple users

  • Troubleshoot Windows, programs, and devices

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to get the most out of Windows 7, yet keep it fun, simple, and easy. Whether you are a new Windows 7 user, or moving from Windows XP or Vista, there’s lots of help for everybody. With its easy to use contents and thorough coverage, you can use it as both a quick reference and as learning guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Quick Start Guide

  2. Customizing and Personalizing Windows 

  3. Checking Out Libraries

  4. Using Gadgets and Widgets

  5. Exploring Programs and Features

  6. Installing Programs

  7. Using WordPad, Paint, and Accessories

  8. Getting Free Goodies like Windows Live Essentials 

  9. Communicating with Email, IM, and Social Networks

  10. Surfing the Web

  11. Organizing and Sharing Pictures and Videos

  12. Enjoying Music, Video, and eBooks

  13. Setting Up and Transferring User Accounts

  14. Printing, Faxing, and Scanning

  15. Connecting Monitors and Hardware

  16. Connecting to the Internet and Home Networks 

  17. Protecting Your Computer and Data 

  18. Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your Computer 

  19. Using Windows at Work and On the Road

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430236511
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 836
  • Sales rank: 1,264,312
  • File size: 34 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Kevin Otnes is 20-year technical writing veteran, including 12 years writing help for Windows and Internet Explorer at Microsoft. He now writes documentation for EMC, a worldwide leader in Enterprise-level backup, recovery, and storage hardware and software.
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