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Windows® 7 for Dummies® by Andy Rathbone

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Chapter 20. Help on the Windows 7 Help System

In This Chapter

  • Finding helpful hints quickly

  • Finding help for a particular problem or program

Don't bother plowing through this whole chapter for the nitty gritty: Here are the quickest ways to make Windows 7 dish out helpful information when you're stumped:

  • Press F1: Press the F1 key from within Windows or any program.

  • Start menu: Click the Start menu and choose Help and Support.

  • Help on the Windows 7 Help System

In each case, Windows 7 fetches its Help and Support program, beefed up with tables, charts, updated information from the Web, and step-by-step instructions for you to follow.

This chapter explains how to wring the most help from Windows Help and Support.

Consulting a Program's Built-In Computer Guru

Consulting a Program's Built-In Computer Guru
  1. Choose Help from the program's menu and choose View Help. (Alternatively, press F1, or click the blue question mark icon.)

    The Windows Help and Support program opens to its page dedicated to Windows Media Player (see Figure 20-1). There, the program lists the topics that give people the most headaches.

    Choose the topic confusing you in Windows Media Player.

    Figure 20-1. Choose the topic confusing you in Windows Media Player.

    Note

    The Search Help box at the top of the screen lets you search the Help program's index. Typing a few words ...

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