If you’re looking for step-by-step instructions for learning a PC, PCs Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition, has exactly what you need. Author Nancy Muir knows how to get PC beginners up to speed in a hurry, the fun and easy way.
No lengthy theory here; Just the Steps For Dummies books focus on the steps necessary to accomplish key tasks. From the most basic things like turning on your PC and setting the date and time to setting up and using a wireless network, you’ll find simple steps that lead to great results. You learn how to:
- Set up your computer
- Work with the Start menu
- Navigate Windows Vista
- View the contents of a drive with Windows Explorer
- Create a password
- Play movies with Windows Media Player
- Set up your Internet connection
- Send and receive e-mail
- Browse the Web with Internet Explorer
- Work with sound and video
- Set up a wired Ethernet network
- Troubleshoot problems with hardware
- Run Windows Update, and many more common PC tasks
It’s easy to find what you want to know, because every chapter lists the tasks it covers and the page on which each can be found. Tasks are presented with numbered steps and plenty of illustrations that show you what you should be seeing on your screen. PCs Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition gets you going with that new PC in no time, and it’s a great reference to keep handy.
About the Author
Nancy Muir has written over 50 books on technology and business topics (many under her previous name of Nancy Stevenson). She is the author of Distance Learning Online For Dummies, Microsoft Project For Dummies, and Windows XP Just the Steps For Dummies as well as numerous other titles for a variety of publishers. She has a certificate in distance learning design and has taught technical writing at the university level. She lives with her wonderful family in Washington (state), where she acts in plays, sings, walks (a lot!), and occasionally writes a novel.
Table of Contents
Part I: Setting Up Your Computer.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Computer Basics.
Chapter 2: Your PC Out of the Box.
Chapter 3: Using Discs and Drives.
Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Display.
Chapter 5: Setting Up Input Devices.
Chapter 6: Setting Up Accessibility Features.
Part II: Getting to Know Windows.
Chapter 7: Adjusting Windows Settings.
Chapter 8: Getting Around the Windows Desktop.
Chapter 9: Customize the Look of Windows.
Part III: Getting to Work.
Chapter 10: Working with Files and Folders.
Chapter 11: Working with Software.
Chapter 12: Working with Networks.
Chapter 13: Having Fun with Photos and Movies.
Chapter 14: Working with Sound and Music.
Chapter 15: Working with Printers, Faxes, and Scanners.
Part IV: Going Online.
Chapter 16: Internet Basics.
Chapter 17: Using E-Mail.
Chapter 18: Connecting with Others.
Part V: Computer Maintenance and Security.
Chapter 19: Computer Maintenance.
Chapter 20: Protecting Windows.