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Windows 7 For Dummies [Paperback]

Andy Rathbone
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Learn about safe computing in Chapter 10, or learn how to move from an old computer to a new Windows 7 PC in Chapter 19 [PDF].

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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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From the Back Cover

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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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and easy to learn Feb. 18 2010
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback
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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3.0 out of 5 stars A reference book March 26 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is not a book to read from cover to cover; it is a reference book. As such I have, so far, found things that are helpful to me as a recent purchaser of a new PC with Windows 7 installed. However, I have the feeling that in some things it seems out-dated as I can not quite relate to my program. This copy has a copyright date of 2009. Could it be that, at 5 years old, there were many updates that were not addressed, and thus I find it a bit difficult to find the information I am requiring. When I had Windows 98, and then Windows XP, I bought Andy Rathbone's books and found the writing easy to follow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars windows 7 March 7 2014
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A good book to help with windows 7 if you don't know your way around a computer. So a very good book for someone who is new to windows 7
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Judgeing the topics in the index and some article out of curiosity I would say that it will be very usefull when I have needs to check up in the future. I am convinced that I will be using Windows 7 for some time. I have no interest in going to Windows 8, I am with the users that have continued to use Windows 7. The fact that HP has started making Windows available as an option again says a lot.

Peter
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2.0 out of 5 stars windows 7 for dummies June 2 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have both, windows 7 for dummies and plain and simple windows 7 by Microsoft
Plain and simple got me going really fast it has nice colour graphics and a lot
of hints.. Maybe I need a book for dumb dummies..My book Ms 7 for dummies is
up for sale..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 for Dummies
Windows 7 for Dummies: I have been using the Dummies series for years and they are so valauable to me and my family. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Joanne C. Laplante
5.0 out of 5 stars window 7 dummiea rev
very good guide like always, outdated but still good for me did not wont widow 8.
t.y. have a greqat day.
Published 14 months ago by grujot
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragging me up from Vista
Highlighted changes I needed to know to get me running in short time. I got the e-edition, would have found the hard copy easier to move around. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Lineshooter
5.0 out of 5 stars Rathbone strikes again!
Andy Rathbone has been keeping us informed and amused for years. He doesn't fail here -- a very good book and helpful.
Published on Oct. 21 2011 by Beauzeaux
4.0 out of 5 stars WINDOWS 7 FOR DUMMIES
EASY TO READ AND EASY TO FIND THE APPROPRIATE PAGES QUICKLY. THIS BOOK SHOULD MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MAJORITY OF HOME USERS. Read more
Published on Oct. 21 2011 by PCMAN
4.0 out of 5 stars A Useful Reference
This isn't a book you would sit and read, but an excellent reference for anything you want to look up. Read more
Published on Oct. 14 2011 by SoulFanGranny
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to learn
It doesn't explain win7 but more or less it refers to the previous win xp.For people like me who was on vista this book is a great help. Read more
Published on Jan. 7 2011 by Paul Sirois
5.0 out of 5 stars Dummies Review
I have owned a few books for dummies and I have never been dissapointed.
Windows 7 is just too different from other systems for cold use. Read more
Published on July 18 2010 by J. Durance
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