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Windows® 7 Simplified®

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This full color book uses the Visual approach to cover the new features of Windows 7 and provide step-by-step instructions for readers who are entirely new to the subject. Inside readers will find tasks on topics such as: Windows 7 basics, creating movies, sharing their computer, working with and managing files, browsing the Web, and new ways to customize Windows to work for them. This book covers the new features of Windows 7, including: the interface and the new and improved Internet Explorer. A more sophisticated interior appeals to a wide ranging audience who will appreciate the colorful images and easy to follow instructions.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Author
  5. Author's Acknowledgments
  6. How to Use This Book
    1. Who Needs This Book
    2. Book Organization
    3. Chapter Organization
    4. Using the Mouse
    5. The Conventions in This Book
  7. 1. Getting Started with Windows 7
    1. 1.1. Start Windows 7
    2. 1.2. What You Can Do with Windows 7
    3. 1.3. The Windows 7 Screen
    4. 1.4. Using a Mouse with Windows 7
    5. 1.5. Get Help
    6. 1.6. Activate Your Copy of Windows 7
    7. 1.7. Restart Windows 7
    8. 1.8. Shut Down Windows 7
  8. 2. Launching and Working with Programs
    1. 2.1. Install a Program
    2. 2.2. Change or Repair a Program Installation
    3. 2.3. Start a Program
    4. 2.4. Understanding Program Windows
    5. 2.5. Using Pull-Down Menus
    6. 2.6. Using Toolbars
    7. 2.7. Understanding Dialog Box Controls
    8. 2.8. Using Dialog Boxes
    9. 2.9. Work with Program Windows
    10. 2.10. Using Scrollbars
    11. 2.11. Switch Between Programs
    12. 2.12. Take Advantage of Program Jump Lists
    13. 2.13. Uninstall a Program
  9. 3. Creating and Editing Documents
    1. 3.1. Understanding Documents
    2. 3.2. Create a Document
    3. 3.3. Save a Document
    4. 3.4. Open a Document
    5. 3.5. Edit Document Text
    6. 3.6. Change the Text Font
    7. 3.7. Find Text
    8. 3.8. Replace Text
    9. 3.9. Print a Document
  10. 4. Working with Images
    1. 4.1. Open the Pictures Library
    2. 4.2. Preview an Image
    3. 4.3. View Your Images
    4. 4.4. Scan an Image
    5. 4.5. Import Images from a Digital Camera
    6. 4.6. Repair a Digital Image
    7. 4.7. Print an Image
  11. 5. Playing Music and Other Media
    1. 5.1. Open and Close Windows Media Player
    2. 5.2. Navigate the Media Player Window
    3. 5.3. Using the Library
    4. 5.4. Play an Audio or a Video File
    5. 5.5. Adjust the Volume
    6. 5.6. Play a Music CD
    7. 5.7. Copy Tracks from a Music CD
    8. 5.8. Create a Playlist
    9. 5.9. Burn Music Files to a CD
    10. 5.10. Play a DVD
    11. 5.11. Navigate a DVD
  12. 6. Working with Files
    1. 6.1. View Your Files
    2. 6.2. Select a File
    3. 6.3. Change the File View
    4. 6.4. Preview a File
    5. 6.5. Copy a File
    6. 6.6. Move a File
    7. 6.7. Burn Files to a CD or DVD
    8. 6.8. Rename a File
    9. 6.9. Create a New File
    10. 6.10. Delete a File
    11. 6.11. Restore a Deleted File
    12. 6.12. Search for a File
  13. 7. Sharing Your Computer with Others
    1. 7.1. Display User Accounts
    2. 7.2. Create a User Account
    3. 7.3. Switch Between Accounts
    4. 7.4. Change a User's Name
    5. 7.5. Change a User's Picture
    6. 7.6. Delete an Account
    7. 7.7. Create a Homegroup
    8. 7.8. Join a Homegroup
    9. 7.9. Connect to a Wireless Network
  14. 8. Surfing the World Wide Web
    1. 8.1. Understanding the World Wide Web
    2. 8.2. Start Internet Explorer
    3. 8.3. Navigate Internet Explorer
    4. 8.4. Select a Link
    5. 8.5. Enter a Web Page Address
    6. 8.6. Open a Web Page in a Tab
    7. 8.7. Navigate Web Pages
    8. 8.8. Change Your Home Page
    9. 8.9. Save Favorite Web Pages
    10. 8.10. Search for Sites
  15. 9. Working with E-mail, Contacts, and Events
    1. 9.1. Install Windows Live Essentials Programs
    2. 9.2. Install Windows Live Essentials Programs
    3. 9.3. Configure an E-mail Account
    4. 9.4. Send an E-mail Message
    5. 9.5. Add Someone to Your Contacts
    6. 9.6. Create a Contact Category
    7. 9.7. Select a Contact Address
    8. 9.8. Add a File Attachment
    9. 9.9. Add a Signature
    10. 9.10. Receive and Read E-mail Messages
    11. 9.11. Reply to a Message
    12. 9.12. Forward a Message
    13. 9.13. Open and Save an Attachment
    14. 9.14. Switch to Calendar
    15. 9.15. Navigate the Calendar
    16. 9.16. Display a Different Date
    17. 9.17. Create an Event
    18. 9.18. Add a Calendar
  16. 10. Implementing Security in Windows 7
    1. 10.1. Understanding Windows 7 Security
    2. 10.2. Check Action Center for Security Problems
    3. 10.3. Protect an Account with a Password
    4. 10.4. Lock Your Computer
    5. 10.5. Set Up Parental Controls
    6. 10.6. Set Up Parental Controls
    7. 10.7. Delete Your Browsing History
    8. 10.8. Set the Junk E-mail Protection Level
  17. 11. Customizing Windows 7
    1. 11.1. Open the Personalization Window
    2. 11.2. Change the Desktop Background
    3. 11.3. Set Up a Desktop Slide Show
    4. 11.4. Set the Screen Saver
    5. 11.5. Change the Windows 7 Color Scheme
    6. 11.6. Customize the Start Menu
    7. 11.7. Customize the Taskbar
  18. 12. Maintaining Windows 7
    1. 12.1. Check Hard Drive Free Space
    2. 12.2. Delete Unnecessary Files
    3. 12.3. Defragment Your Hard Drive on a Schedule
    4. 12.4. Check Your Hard Drive for Errors
    5. 12.5. Back Up Files
    6. 12.6. Restore Backed-Up Files