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Windows 7 For Dummies [Paperback]

Andy Rathbone
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Book Description

Aug. 21 2009 For Dummies
The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7

Whether you're new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, Windows For Dummies, Enhanced Edition answers all your questions about the changes and new tools in Windows 7, enhanced with detailed video tutorials. Windows expert Andy Rathbone walks you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. You’ll learn how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. You’ll then go deeper into the system, discovering new features and improvements, and finding tips and techniques for getting the most out of Windows 7.
  • Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail account; and online security
  • Includes specially produced videos explaining features and illustrating techniques in greater depth
  • 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, Enhanced Edition will have you up and running on the newest version of Windows quickly and easily.

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Learn to:
  • Personalize your Windows 7 desktop with your own photos

  • Speed up Windows with built-in shortcuts

  • Customize Windows warnings to only give the notices you want

  • Move your files from your old PC to a Windows 7 computer

Windows 7 is loaded with features, tools, and shortcuts designed to make life easier for all users. To learn how they all work, you need this latest version of the book that's been making Windows clear for years! It starts at Square One, helping you set up Windows 7, use folders and files, get online, play with media, and keep Windows happy.

  • New to Windows? — Part I is full of stuff everybody thinks you already know, like how to use the Start menu, taskbars, and files

  • What's new in Windows 7 — control the number of prompts and warnings, enjoy plentiful shortcuts, and explore interactive previews

  • Lost and found — use the Search function to locate anything: missing windows, programs, e-mails, songs, photos, files, even other computers on your network

  • Cruisin' with the new Internet Explorer — set up and customize Internet Explorer, understand plug-ins, and navigate the Web

  • Move your stuff — transfer your files from an old PC to your Windows 7 system

  • Where the fun starts — play music and movies with Media Player, organize photos, and create slideshows you can put on DVD

  • Keep your files safe — make backups and create a system repair disk

Open the book and find:

  • Shortcuts for finding photos, music, and video on your PC

  • Steps to setting up separate user accounts for a whole family

  • Tips for laptop users

  • How to get photos from your digital camera to your computer

  • Advice on managing e-mail with Windows 7

  • Common Windows 7 headaches and how to avoid them

  • How to create a simple home network

  • Windows 7's tools for safe computing

About 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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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and easy to learn Feb. 18 2010
We had Windows XP for years and just upgraded to Windows 7. Having no knowledge of the program and little help from the store, we needed this book. It is easy to understand and follow. The book recommends reading only the parts you need rather than trying to study the book and that works great. When you need something, look it up, learn what you have to and continue on. Not a long process. We recommend this as a general guide for anyone using windows 7....very helpful for beginners!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good helpful and easy to read April 26 2010
I was interested in this book as I wanted to buy Windows 7 for my computer, I enjoyed the book and found lots of little things I didn't know. I will enjoy the book. It came very quickly with no problens. Thank
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but not all questions answered Nov. 3 2011
By Jamigal
Some changes in Windows 7, like no mail, leave us in the dark. This book explains how to deal with some shortcomings of the new system, but not all. More detail is needed. General answers show you where to look but don't take you all the way through.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First quick examination May 8 2010
Following Dummies productions for Windows 2000 and Works 2000, a preliminary read of Windows 7 for Dummies shows that the Dummies treatment as a down-to earth "bible" and great manual is, once again tops.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 9 2014
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Not a problem
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5.0 out of 5 stars windows 7 for dummies May 17 2014
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definitely a worthwhile purchase
informative and easy to follow
definitely one should be at the computer when going over information
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected May 9 2014
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Any disappointment I have with the book is entirely my own fault. I thought it would give me instructions on things like" How to insert pictures", "How to set margins", etc. But, nevertheless, I am glad that I bought your book. Thanks for asking. Dianne
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4.0 out of 5 stars Books April 23 2014
By Bonnie
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Have not got very far into it yet but I have used other Dummies books and got good info from thrm.
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