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The bestselling guide—now in a new edition
A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC.
Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. Explore all you can do with a computer:
- Research topics of interest
- Keep in touch with loved ones
- Shop securely online
- Find recipes and diet tips
If you've just purchased your first computer and need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.
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About the Author
Nancy C. Muir is the owner of a writing and consulting company that specializes in business and technology topics. She is the author of over 100 books on technology and business topics, and has taught technical writing and online safety at the college level.
Table of Contents
Part I: Get Going! 3
Chapter 1: Buying a Computer 5
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer 23
Chapter 3: Getting around Windows 10 35
Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Display 55
Chapter 5: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges 69
Chapter 6: Setting Up Printers and Scanners 89
Chapter 7: Connecting with Cortana 103
Part II: Getting Things Done with Software 115
Chapter 8: Working with Software Programs 117
Chapter 9: Working with Files and Folders 127
Chapter 10: Working with Windows Apps 147
Part III: Going Online 169
Chapter 11: Understanding Internet Basics 171
Chapter 12: Browsing the Web 187
Chapter 13: Staying Safe While Online 207
Chapter 14: Keeping in Touch with Mail 229
Chapter 15: Working in the Cloud 251
Chapter 16: Connecting with People Online 263
Part IV: Having Fun 285
Chapter 17: Getting Visual: Using the Video, Photos, and Camera Apps 287
Chapter 18: Playing Music in Windows 10 305
Part V: Windows Toolkit 319
Chapter 19: Working with Networks 321
Chapter 20: Protecting Windows 333
Chapter 21: Maintaining Windows. 347
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was given as a gift to my mother who just starting using a computer. She has found it helpful, resourceful and clears up a lot of questions she's had about how computers operate.
I got this book for my 82 year old mother who decided she wanted to be more computer savvy. Before giving it to her, I read over it and learned a lot of stuff myself. It was well put together.
found this book very helpful. It helped with extending my understanding and using different aspects of my computer.