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Windows 7 Made Simple

Book Description

Windows 7 is more than an operating system. It's your gateway to email, the Web, work, entertainment, and fun. The latest Windows makes your computer more fun, easy, and powerful to use than ever before.

With Windows 7 Made Simple, you can unlock the potential and power of Microsoft's latest operating system.

  • Get up and running quickly with the Quick Start Guide

  • Find what you want to know quickly, and learn at your own pace

  • Read AND see how to do it with handy step-by-step visual aids

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title
    2. Dedication
    3. Contents at a Glance
    4. Contents
    5. About the Author
    6. About the Technical Reviewer
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Part I: Quick Start Guide
      1. Getting Around Quickly
        1. Summary
        2. Next Steps
    9. Part II
      1. Chapter 1: Customizing and Personalizing Windows
        1. Changing Your Welcome Screen Picture
        2. Personalizing Your Desktop
        3. Setting Up Your Screen Saver
        4. Making Your Screen Easier to View and Read
        5. Cleaning Up and Organizing Your Desktop
        6. Customizing Windows for Visual, Audio, Mobility, or Cognitive Needs
        7. Customizing Program Preferences and Personal Information
        8. Summary
      2. Chapter 2: Checking Out Libraries
        1. Introduction to Libraries
        2. Backing Up Libraries
        3. One Library: Multiple Folders and Locations
        4. Adding Shortcuts to Libraries in Other Places
        5. Using a Library
        6. Adding, Changing, and Removing Locations in Libraries
        7. Summary
        8. Next Steps
      3. Chapter 3: Using Gadgets and Widgets
        1. Quick Comparison of Gadgets
        2. Choosing the Best Gadget Program
        3. Exploring Windows and Gadgets
        4. Using Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets
        5. Using Google Desktop Gadgets
        6. Using Yahoo! Widgets
        7. Weather Gadget Challenge
        8. Summary
      4. Chapter 4: Exploring Programs and Features
        1. Getting to Programs and Features
        2. Uninstalling or Changing a Program
        3. Viewing Installed Updates
        4. Turning Windows Features On or Off
        5. Summary
        6. Next Steps
      5. Chapter 5: Installing Programs
        1. Installation Examples
        2. Installing Programs as Easy as 1-2-3
        3. Summary
        4. Next Steps
      6. Chapter 6: Using WordPad, Paint, and Accessories
        1. Using Accessories
        2. Using WordPad
        3. Using Paint
        4. Using the Calculator
        5. Using Games
        6. System Tools
        7. Optional Tablet PC Components
        8. Summary
        9. Next Steps
      7. Chapter 7: Getting Free Goodies like Windows Live Essentials
        1. Windows Live Essentials Programs
        2. Getting Windows Live Essentials
        3. Windows Live ID
        4. Windows Live Mail
        5. Windows Live Messenger
        6. Windows Live Movie Maker
        7. Windows Live Photo Gallery
        8. Windows Live Writer
        9. Summary
        10. Next Steps
      8. Chapter 8: Communicating with E-mail, IM, and Social Networks
        1. Using E-mail
        2. Using Instant Messaging (IM)
        3. Communicating with Social Networks
        4. Summary
        5. Next Steps
      9. Chapter 9: Surfing the Web
        1. Getting Started with the Web
        2. Getting Started with Internet Explorer
        3. Sharing, Saving, and Printing Web Stuff
        4. Accessing Internet Options
        5. Protecting Yourself on the Web
        6. Choosing a Browser
        7. Summary
        8. Next Steps
      10. Chapter 10: Organizing and Sharing Pictures and Videos
        1. Summary
        2. Next Steps
      11. Chapter 11: Enjoying Music, Video, and eBooks
        1. Built-in and Free Media Players
        2. Music and Video Stores
        3. eBooks
        4. Summary
        5. Next Steps
      12. Chapter 12: Setting Up and Transferring User Accounts
        1. Setting Up a User Account
        2. Adding a New User
        3. Using an Administrator Account to Change the Password of Another Account
        4. Adjusting User Account Control to an Appropriate Level
        5. Applying Parental Controls
        6. Using Windows Easy Transfer
        7. Carrying Out Post-Migration Tasks
        8. What to Do with Your Old PC
        9. Summary
        10. Next Steps
      13. Chapter 13: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning
        1. Windows 7 Printer, Fax, and Scanner Features
        2. Printers
        3. Faxing and Scanning
        4. Summary
        5. Next Steps
      14. Chapter 14: Connecting Monitors and Hardware
        1. Windows 7 Features that Help You Connect Devices
        2. Monitors and Displays
        3. Multiple Monitors
        4. Ergonomics and Multiple Monitors
        5. Hardware
        6. Summary
        7. Next Steps
      15. Chapter 15: Connecting to the Internet and Home Networks
        1. Windows 7 Internet and Network Features
        2. Internet and Network Hardware
        3. Checking Your Current Network Connections
        4. Connecting to the Internet
        5. Connecting to a Homegroup
        6. Sharing Printers on a Home Network
        7. Sharing Files with Computers or Devices that Are Not Part of a Homegroup
        8. Enhancing Network Security
        9. Making Your Own Network Cables
        10. Summary
        11. Next Steps
      16. Chapter 16: Protecting Your Computer and Data
        1. Backup and Recovery
        2. Security Features that Protect Your Computer
        3. Security Suites
        4. Checking the Security Status of Your Computer
        5. Fixing Security Issues
        6. Adjusting Windows Update
        7. Adjusting Windows Firewall Settings
        8. Protecting Against Spyware
        9. Choosing an Antivirus Program
        10. Surfing the Internet and Exchanging E-mail Safely
        11. Security Check List
        12. Summary
        13. Next Steps
      17. Chapter 17: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your Computer
        1. Fixing Problems from A to Ctrl+Z
        2. Using Windows 7 to Fix Problems
        3. Fixing Things at the Document Level
        4. Getting Help from Within Windows
        5. Accessing Help and Support
        6. Getting Additional Online Help from Microsoft
        7. Getting Help from the User Community
        8. Searching the Web for Error Messages or Notifications
        9. Maintaining Your Computer and Equipment
        10. Summary
        11. Next Steps
    10. Part III
      1. Chapter 18: Using Windows at Work and On the Road
        1. Using Windows 7 in Business
        2. Setting Up Virtual Machines
        3. Network Connections Outside of the Office or Home
        4. Physically Protecting Your Computer
        5. Summary
        6. Next Steps
    11. Index