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My Windows® 10 Computer for Seniors

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My Windows® Computer 10 for Seniors is an easy, full-color tutorial on the latest operating system from Microsoft. It includes 2 hours of FREE step-by-step video tutorials to help you learn how to navigate and customize the new Windows 10 desktop.

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Veteran author Michael Miller has written more than 100 nonfiction books and is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. Michael wrote this book from the 50+ point of view, using relevant examples and covering all the most popular tasks. Miller will help you learn to:

  • Set up your computer with no fuss or aggravation

  • Get productive fast, even if you don’t have computer experience

  • Use Windows’ new touch features if you have a touchscreen device

  • Safeguard your privacy, and protect yourself from online scams

  • Find, install, and use easy new Modern apps

  • Display up-to-the-minute news, weather, and stock prices

  • Use new SmartSearch to find everything faster on the Internet

  • Discover reliable health and financial information online

  • Make free Skype video calls to friends and family

  • Use Facebook to find old friends and see what they’re up to

  • Store your pictures, fix them, and share them with loved ones

  • Read eBooks on your PC–even enlarge text for greater comfort

  • Watch TV or movies with Netflix, Hulu Plus, or YouTube

  • Enjoy your music, and discover great music you’ve never heard

  • Fix your own computer problems without help

  • There are 12 additional videos, each averaging 10 minutes each, for a total of approximately two hours of video instruction. The videos will show how to perform specific tasks in step-by-step function, or illustrate specific features visually. The following videos are included:

    1.      Connecting a New PC

    Hands-on guide to making all the necessary connections -- speakers, mouse, keyboard, monitor, USB peripherals.

    2.      Getting to Know Windows 10

    General tour of Windows 10 and most useful features.

    3.      Personalizing Windows

    Presenting all of Windows 10's customizable interface features.

    4.      Making Windows Easier to Use

    Examining Windows 10's Ease of Access features

    5.      Browsing and Searching the Web

    Using the new Edge browser (and Google search engine) to browse and search the Internet

    6.      Protecting Yourself Online

    Tips and advice for safe and secure use of the Internet and email

    7.      Sites for Older Users

    Presenting the best websites for older users

    8.      Sending and Receiving Email

    Sending and receiving email with Win10's Email app (and a little bit on Gmail, too)

    9.      Connecting with Facebook

    Basic guide to Facebook for older users

    10.  Editing and Sharing Digital Photos

    Using Win10's Photos app to manage and edit digital photos.

    11.  Watching Movies and TV Shows on Your PC

    How to use Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other sites to watch streaming video online.

    12.  Working with Files and Folders

    Basic file/folder management.

    Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. About AARP and AARP TEK
    8. Dedication
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. We Want to Hear from You!
    11. Reader Services
    12. 1. Understanding Computer Basics
      1. Examining Key Components
        1. Hard Disk Drive
        2. Memory
        3. Processor
        4. Display
        5. Keyboard
        6. Pointing Device
        7. Connectors
      2. Exploring Different Types of PCs
        1. Desktop PCs
        2. Notebook PCs
      3. Which Type of PC Should You Buy?
      4. Setting Up Your New Computer System
        1. Set Up a Notebook PC
        2. Set Up a Traditional Desktop PC
        3. Set Up an All-in-One Desktop PC
    13. 2. Performing Basic Operations
      1. Using Windows with a Mouse or Touchpad
        1. Mouse and Touchpad Operations
      2. Using Windows with a Keyboard
        1. Keyboard Operations
    14. 3. Using Your Windows 10 PC—If You’ve Never Used a Computer Before
      1. Powering Up and Powering Down
        1. Turn On and Configure Your New PC—For the First Time
        2. Turn On Your System—Normally
        3. Turn Off Your Computer
      2. Finding Your Way Around Windows
        1. Use the Start Menu
        2. Use the Taskbar
    15. 4. Using Your Windows 10 PC—If You’ve Used Windows Before
      1. Windows 10 for Windows 8/8.1 Users
      2. Windows 10 for Windows 7 Users
      3. Windows 10 for Windows XP Users
      4. The 10 Most Important New Features of Windows 10
        1. 1: Back to the Desktop (Goodbye, Start Screen)
        2. 2: The Start Menu Returns—Better Than Ever
        3. 3: Things Look a Little Different
        4. 4: Take Control with the Action Center
        5. 5: Manage System Settings with the Settings Tool
        6. 6: Universal Apps in Desktop Windows
        7. 7: Smart Searching—and More—with Cortana
        8. 8: A New Way to Browse the Web
        9. 9: Improved Task Switching
        10. 10: Create Multiple Desktops
    16. 5. Connecting Printers and Other Peripherals
      1. Connecting Devices via USB
        1. Connect a Printer
        2. Connect Other Peripherals
      2. Connecting Smartphones and Tablets
        1. Connect an iPhone or iPad
        2. Connect an Android Phone or Tablet
      3. Connecting Your PC to Your TV
        1. Connect via HDMI
    17. 6. Personalizing Windows
      1. Personalizing the Windows Desktop
        1. Personalize the Start Menu
        2. Change the Desktop Background
        3. Change the Accent Color
      2. Personalizing the Lock Screen
        1. Change the Lock Screen Background
        2. Display a Slideshow on the Lock Screen
        3. Add Apps to the Lock Screen
        4. Change Your Account Picture
      3. Configuring Other Windows Settings
        1. Configure Settings from the Settings Window
        2. Configure Settings from the Traditional Control Panel
      4. Working with User Accounts
        1. Create a New User Account
        2. Switch Users
        3. Sign Out of Windows
        4. Sign In with Multiple Users
    18. 7. Making Windows Easier to Use
      1. Employing Ease of Access Functions
        1. Access Ease of Access Features
        2. Enlarge the Screen
        3. Improve Onscreen Contrast
        4. Make the Cursor Easier to See
        5. Read Text Aloud with Narrator
        6. Use the On-Screen Keyboard
      2. Using Alternative Input Devices
        1. Replace the Touchpad
        2. Attach a Different Keyboard
      3. Connecting a Larger Screen
        1. Connect a New Monitor
    19. 8. Using Windows 10 on a Touchscreen Device
      1. Using Windows in Tablet Mode
        1. Switch to Tablet Mode
        2. Use Windows 10’s Tablet Mode
      2. Using Windows with Touch Gestures
        1. Touchscreen Operations
    20. 9. Using Software Apps
      1. Launching Your Favorite Programs
        1. Pin a Program to the Start Menu
        2. Pin a Program to the Taskbar
        3. Create a Shortcut on the Desktop
        4. Open a Program
      2. Working with Windows on the Desktop
        1. Maximize, Minimize, and Close a Window
        2. Resize a Window
        3. Switch Between Open Windows
        4. Snap a Window
        5. Scroll Through a Window
      3. Working with Software Applications
        1. Use Pull-Down Menus
        2. Use Toolbars
        3. Use Ribbons
        4. Use Universal Apps
      4. Using Windows 10’s Built-in Applications
        1. News
        2. Weather
        3. Sports
        4. Money
        5. Maps
        6. Calendar
        7. Alarms & Clock
        8. Calculator
    21. 10. Finding and Installing New Apps
      1. Shopping the Windows Store
        1. Browse for Apps
        2. Download and Install a New App
      2. Finding and Installing Traditional Software Programs
        1. Install Software from a Disc
        2. Install Programs Online
    22. 11. Connecting to the Internet—at Home or Away
      1. Connecting to the Internet—and Your Home Network
        1. Connect to Your Home Network
        2. Connect to a Homegroup
        3. Access Other Computers in Your Homegroup
        4. Access Non-Homegroup Computers on Your Network
      2. Connecting to the Internet at a Wi-Fi Hotspot
        1. Connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot
    23. 12. Browsing and Searching the Web
      1. Understanding the Web
      2. Using Microsoft Edge
        1. Open and Browse Web Pages
        2. Work with Tabs
        3. Save Favorite Pages
        4. Return to a Favorite Page
        5. Set Your Start Page
        6. Browse in Private
        7. Read a Page in Reading View
        8. Print a Web Page
      3. Using Google Chrome
        1. Open and Browse Web Pages
        2. Work with Tabs
        3. Bookmark Your Favorite Pages
        4. Return to a Bookmarked Page
        5. Set Your Home Page
        6. Browse Anonymously in Incognito Mode
        7. Print a Web Page
      4. Searching the Internet
        1. Search Google
        2. Search Bing
      5. Searching—and More—with Cortana
        1. Search with Cortana
        2. View News and Other Information
        3. Set a Reminder
        4. Search Cortana from Within Edge
    24. 13. Shopping Safely Online
      1. How to Shop Online Safely
        1. Shop Safely
      2. Purchasing from Online Retailers
        1. Discover Online Retailers
        2. Search or Browse for Merchandise
        3. Examine the Product
        4. Make a Purchase
        5. Check Out and Pay
      3. Finding Bargains Online
        1. Discover Price Comparison Sites
      4. Using Craigslist
        1. Buying Items on Craigslist
        2. Selling Items on Craigslist
    25. 14. Discovering Useful Websites
      1. Reading Local and Community News Online
        1. Find Local News
        2. Find Local Weather
      2. Exploring Travel Opportunities Online
        1. Research a Destination
        2. Make Reservations
      3. Discovering Recipes Online
        1. Find Tasty Recipes
      4. Finding Healthcare Information Online
        1. Research Medical Conditions
        2. Find a Doctor
        3. Order Prescription Drugs
      5. Obtaining Legal Advice Online
        1. Find Legal Advice and Services
      6. Managing Your Finances Online
        1. Do Your Banking and Pay Your Bills
        2. Track Your Investments
      7. Discovering Organizations Online
        1. Browse Useful Organizations
    26. 15. Protecting Yourself Online
      1. Protecting Against Identity Theft and Phishing Schemes
        1. Avoiding Phishing Scams
        2. Keeping Your Private Information Private
        3. Hiding Personal Information on Facebook
        4. Keeping Your Facebook Posts Private
      2. Protecting Against Online Fraud
        1. Identifying Online Scams
        2. Avoiding Online Fraud
      3. Protecting Against Computer Viruses and Other Malware
        1. Protecting Against Malware
      4. Protecting Against Online Attacks and Intrusions
        1. Employing a Firewall
    27. 16. Emailing Family and Friends
      1. Using the Windows Mail App
        1. Set Up Your Email Account
        2. View Incoming Messages
        3. Reply to a Message
        4. Send a New Message
        5. Move a Message to Another Folder
      2. Using Gmail
        1. Receive and Reply to Messages
        2. Send a New Message
      3. Managing Your Contacts with the People App
        1. View Your Contacts
        2. Add a New Contact
    28. 17. Video Calling with Skype and Google Hangouts
      1. Video Calling with Skype
        1. Add a Contact
        2. Make a Video Call
        3. Make a Voice Call
      2. Video Calling with Google Hangouts
        1. Start a Hangout
    29. 18. Connecting with Facebook and Pinterest
      1. Sharing with Friends and Family on Facebook
        1. Sign Up for Facebook
        2. Discover New—and Old—Friends on Facebook
        3. Post a Status Update
        4. Find Out What Your Friends Are Up To
        5. Explore Your Friends’ Timelines
      2. Pinning Items of Interest to Pinterest
        1. Create New Pinboards
        2. Find and Repin Interesting Items
        3. Pin an Item from a Web Page
        4. Find People to Follow
    30. 19. Storing and Sharing Your Pictures and Movies
      1. Using Your Digital Camera or Smartphone with Your Windows PC
        1. Transfer Photos from a Memory Card
        2. Transfer Photos from a Smartphone or Tablet
      2. Viewing Photos and Videos on Your PC
        1. View Your Photos
        2. View Your Videos
      3. Touching Up Your Photos
        1. Automatically Enhance a Photo
        2. Rotate a Photo
        3. Crop a Photo
        4. Remove Red Eye
        5. Retouch a Photo
        6. Apply Filters
        7. Adjust Brightness and Contrast
        8. Adjust Color and Tint
        9. Apply Special Effects
      4. Sharing Your Pictures and Videos Online
        1. Attach a Photo or Video in Windows Mail
        2. Save an Attached Photo or Video
        3. Upload Photos to a New Facebook Photo Album
        4. Upload Pictures to an Existing Facebook Photo Album
        5. Upload a Video to Facebook
        6. View Photos and Videos on Facebook
    31. 20. Watching Movies and TV Shows on Your PC
      1. Watching TV and Movies on Netflix
        1. Watch a Program on Netflix
      2. Watching TV Shows on Hulu
        1. Watch TV Programs on Hulu
      3. Purchasing Videos from the iTunes Store
        1. Purchase a Video
        2. View a Video
      4. Viewing and Sharing Videos on YouTube
        1. View a Video
        2. Upload Your Own Video
    32. 21. Listening to Music on Your PC
      1. Listening to Streaming Music
        1. Listen to Pandora
        2. Listen to Spotify
      2. Purchasing and Listening to Music with iTunes
        1. Purchase Music from the iTunes Store
        2. Play Digital Music with iTunes
        3. Create and Play Playlists
        4. Play a CD with iTunes
      3. Purchasing and Listening to Music with the Windows Music App
        1. Purchase Music from the Windows Store
        2. Listen to Digital Music
    33. 22. Reading Books on Your PC
      1. Reading eBooks with Amazon’s Kindle App
        1. Purchase eBooks from Amazon
        2. Read an eBook
        3. Change How a Book Is Displayed Onscreen
      2. Reading eBooks with Barnes & Noble’s NOOK App
        1. Purchase eBooks from Barnes & Noble
        2. Read an eBook
        3. Change How a Book Is Displayed Onscreen
    34. 23. Using Files and Folders
      1. Using File Explorer
        1. Navigate Folders and Libraries
        2. Use the Navigation Pane
        3. Change the Folder View
        4. Sort Files and Folders
      2. Working with Folders
        1. Create a New Folder
        2. Rename a Folder or File
      3. Managing Files
        1. Copy a File
        2. Move a File
        3. Delete a File
        4. Restore a Deleted File
        5. Empty the Recycle Bin
      4. Working with Microsoft OneDrive
        1. Manage OneDrive Files on the Web
        2. Manage OneDrive Files with File Explorer
        3. Upload a File to OneDrive
        4. Download a File to Your PC
        5. Synchronize Folders
    35. 24. Dealing with Common Problems
      1. Performing Necessary Maintenance
        1. Delete Unnecessary Files
        2. Delete Unused Programs
      2. Backing Up Important Files
        1. Activate File History
      3. Fixing Simple Problems
        1. You Can’t Connect to the Internet
        2. You Can’t Go to a Specific Web Page
        3. You Can’t Print
        4. Your Computer Is Slow
        5. A Specific Program Freezes
        6. Your Entire Computer Freezes
      4. Recovering from Serious Problems
        1. Restore Your Computer to a Previous State
        2. Refresh System Files
        3. Reset Your System
    36. Index
    37. Where Are the Companion Content Files?