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Windows 7 for Seniors for Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

392 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Sep 2009

ISBN-13: 9780470509463

ISBN-10: 0470509465

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This easy-to-understand guide helps seniors get started with Windows 7

Many seniors use a home computer to stay connected to family and friends. This fun and friendly guide shows how to use Windows 7, the most popular operating system pre-loaded onto personal computers and laptops, to write e-mails, connect with family via Windows Live Messenger, download pictures with Photo Gallery, and listen to music using Windows Media Player.

"Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies" uses a large font for the text that makes the book easier to read and it features magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating. "For Dummies" author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 7, shows you how to customize the desktop so that it accommodates your needs, and explains how to use the webcam and instant messenger to keep in contact with family and friends. Plus, you'll get critical insight for protecting your personal information.Shows seniors how to stay connected to family and friends using the features of Windows 7Explains how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use webcam and instant messenger, and moreDiscusses the important topic of keeping data and personal information safe and secureUses a larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots

For seniors interested in getting started using the exciting features of Windows 7, "Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies" is the ideal beginner guide

Specifications

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Sep 2009
ISBN-13: 9780470509463
ISBN-10: 0470509465
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 392
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.25 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Introduction
About This Book
Foolish Assumptions
Why You Need This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
How This Book Is Organized
Time to Get Started!
Getting to Know Windows 7
Getting Comfortable with the Windows 7 Desktop
Get a New Computer with Windows 7
Turn On Your Computer
Check Out the Windows 7 Desktop
Try Out the Mouse
Go with the Start Button
Get Familiar with the Taskbar
Get Help When You Need It
Close Windows 7
Examining the Anatomy of a Window
Explore the Parts of a Window
Resize a Window
Arrange Windows
Snap Windows
Stack Windows
Flip between Windows
Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies
Creating Your First Documents
Start WordPad and Type Some Text
Save a Document
Add, Delete, Select, and Move Text
Format Text with Bold, Italics, and More
Print a Document
Quit WordPad
Open a Document
Discover How a Dialog Box Works
Organizing Your Documents
See All Your Documents As Files on a Disk
Find a Misplaced File
Create a Folder to Organize Your Files
Rename a File or a Folder
Move a File from One Folder to Another
Delete a File or Folder
Get Back a File or Folder You Deleted
Select Multiple Files and Folders
Copy Files and Folders to a Flash Drive or Memory Card
Copy Files and Folders from a Flash Drive or Memory Card
Getting Things Done in Windows 7
Taking Advantage of the Windows Accessories
Display Gadgets on Your Desktop
Keep Time with the Clock Gadget
Check the Weather with the Weather Gadget
Use the Calculator
Capture the Screen with the Snipping Tool
Draw with Paint
Talk to Sound Recorder
Take Sticky Notes
Installing and Removing Programs
Determine Which Programs Are on Your Computer
Install a New Program from a CD or DVD
Install a New Program That You Downloaded from the Internet
Remove Programs You Don't Use
Working with Printers and Other Add-On Devices
Trust USB Plug and Play for Add-Ons
View the Printer and Other Devices on Your Computer
Connect a Printer to Your Computer
Add an External DVD or Hard Drive
Add a Second Display for Twice the Fun
Discovering the Internet
Connecting to the Internet
Connect to the Internet Anywhere
Bring the Internet Home
Finding What You Need on the Web
Get Familiar with Microsoft Internet Explorer
Browse for News
Use Tabs to Browse Multiple Web Pages at Once
Change Your Browser's Home Page
Mark Your Favorite Places on the Favorites Bar
Add More Favorites
Search for Anything
Shop Online Using Amazon
Close Internet Explorer
Sending and Receiving E-Mail
Set Up an E-Mail Account
Check Your Inbox for New E-Mail
Reply to E-Mail
Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies
Create a New E-Mail
Attach a Document or Photo to E-Mail
View or Open Attachments
Keep an Electronic Address Book
Avoid Spam and Other Junk Messages
Having Fun with Windows 7
Playing Games
Use the Games Explorer
Play Solitaire
Show Your Grandkids Purble Place
Play Internet Backgammon
Get More Games from Microsoft and Others
Enjoying Photos in Windows 7
View Photos in Windows 7
See Photos in a Slideshow
Display a Photo on Your Desktop
Edit Photos Using Paint
Print Your Photos
Copy Photos from Your Digital Camera to Your Computer
Control How Windows 7 Names and Organizes Photos
Listening to Music and Watching DVDs
Play Music with Windows Media Player
Select Music to Play
Play a CD on Your Computer
Copy Music from a CD to Your Computer
Create a Playlist
Create Your Own CD
Copy Music to an MP3 Player
View Pictures in Media Player
Watch a DVD
Having It Your Way with Windows 7
Making Windows 7 More Fun to Use
Personalize Windows 7 with a Theme
Choose a Desktop Background
Color Your Windows
Change the Sounds Your Computer Makes
Set Up a Screen Saver
Save Your Theme
Change Desktop Icons
Pick Your Mouse Pointers
Change Your Account Picture
Using the Taskbar and Start Menu Smartly
Tune Up Your Taskbar
Control System Notification Messages
Pin Icons to the Taskbar
Use Taskbar Jump Lists
Customize Your Start Menu
Pin Icons to the Start Menu
Making Windows 7 Easier to Use
Make Your Screen Easier to See
Change Screen Font Size
Turn On ClearType Text
Stop Double-Clicking for Good
Check to Select
Get Recommendations for Specific Needs
Start Magnifier
Use the On-Screen Keyboard
Let Narrator Read to You
Explore All Access Settings
Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies
Staying Safe and Keeping Windows 7 Healthy
Updating Windows 7
Activate Windows Now
Perform a Windows Update
Change the Time When Windows Update Runs
Get Updates for Other Microsoft Products
Discontinue Additional Updates
Upgrade Windows Anytime
Protecting Your Computer
Check the Action Center
Install Antivirus Software
Register Your Antivirus Software
Scan a Folder or Disk for Viruses
Schedule a Disk Check
Keeping Your Data Safe
Back Up Your Documents and Photos
Restore Files from Backup
Create a System Repair Disc
Use the System Repair Disc
Index

Book description

This easy-to-understand guide helps seniors get started with Windows 7!

Many seniors use a home computer to stay connected to family and friends. This fun and friendly guide shows how to use Windows 7, the most popular operating system pre-loaded onto personal computers and laptops, to write e-mails, connect with family via Windows Live Messenger, download pictures with Photo Gallery, and listen to music using Windows Media Player.

Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies uses a large font for the text that makes the book easier to read and it features magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating.

For Dummies author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 7, shows you how to customize the desktop so that it accommodates your needs, and explains how to use the webcam and instant messenger to keep in contact with family and friends. Plus, you'll get critical insight for protecting your personal information.

  • Shows seniors how to stay connected to family and friends using the features of Windows 7
  • Explains how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use webcam and instant messenger, and more
  • Discusses the important topic of keeping data and personal information safe and secure
  • Uses a larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots

For seniors interested in getting started using the exciting features of Windows 7, Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies is the ideal beginner guide!

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5★ by 9reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Very Helpful for Seniors I found this book everything I wanted to know about my new Windows 7.It answered all of my questions plusHighly recommend 07/23/2010
Rated 2 out of 5★ by Very Disapointed I was anxious to recieve this book to help acquaint me with Windows 7. Previous Books for Dummies have been very helpful with simple explanations and colorful graphics, but not this one! Complicated and very small graphics to deal with made it difficult to understand and certainly a waste of my time and money. Maybe it is Windows 7 that is the fault? Sorry I bought it. 09/30/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by GREAT BOOK FOR SENIORS THE BOOK WAS MORE THAN I EXPECTED.I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH CONTENT OF THE BOOK AND LIKED THE WAY IT WAS SET-UP.IT IS VERY EASY TO READ AND WRITTEN SO THAT IT NOT DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW THE INFO ON THE PAGES.AND THE PRINT WAS BIGGER FOR US SENIORS.THANKS CHUCK 11/07/2012
Rated 2 out of 5★ by Great book for beginners and seniors This book was recommended to me by someone who helped me set up the laptop. Iam a senior beginner who needs all the help I can get. I keep the book near the laptop and refer to it often. 08/31/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I wanted a book that would help me to do specific things. Like using Excel. This is a good beginners book, for someone that is just beginning to use a computer. 09/30/2013
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