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Windows 7 For Dummies, Enhanced Edition

by Andy Rathbone

The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7Whether you're new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, Windows For Dummies, Enhanced Edition answers all your questions about the changes and new tools in Windows 7, enhanced with detailed video tutorials. Windows expert Andy Rathbone walks you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. You'll learn how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. You'll then go deeper into the system, discovering new features and improvements, and finding tips and techniques for getting the most out of Windows 7. Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail account; and online security Includes specially produced videos explaining features and illustrating techniques in greater depth Explores using Windows to edit and manage audio, video, and photo files, and how to create CDs, DVDs, and playlists with Media Center Helps you tweak and customize Windows 7 to operate your way and set up user accounts, build a home network, and maintain your PC Provides troubleshooting advice, helps you find missing files and use the Help system, and explains common error messagesWindows 7 For Dummies, Enhanced Edition will have you up and running on the newest version of Windows quickly and easily.

Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference

by Greg Harvey

This handy reference covers all the must-know elements of Windows 7The much-anticipated Windows 7 operating system brings lots of new elements to Windows, and you may have lots of questions. You'll find the answers quickly and easily in Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference - a concise, convenient reference you can keep by your PC.Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference covers all the information you need most often: tips on navigating the new desktop, launching programs, working with files and folders, getting online and managing e-mail, using special features, and much more. It provides quick, easy-to-find answers that can save you time and hassle every day.Small size is designed to keep must-have information conveniently at handCovers all the new features of Windows 7Gives concise information on navigating the desktop, launching programs, adding and deleting programs, and creating, copying, and deleting files and foldersShows how to create shortcuts, connect to the Internet, search the Web, add favorites, and send and receive e-mailAlso covers printing as well as how to use Windows Movie Maker and Windows Media PlayerYou'll find what you need to know quickly in Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference, so you can get on with enjoying all you can do with Windows 7.

Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies

by Mark Justice Hinton

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!

Windows 7 In Simple Steps

by Kogent Learning Solutions Inc.

Windows 7 In Simple Steps is an ideal book for both beginners as well as professionals to learn how to operate Windows 7. Windows 7 is a version of Microsoft Windows introduced by Microsoft for personal computers, desktops, laptops, and media center PCs. This book explains the implementation of various new features introduced in Windows 7, such as Windows Media Center, support for various heterogeneous graphics cards from several vendors.

Windows® 7 Inside Out

by Craig Stinson Carl Siechert Ed Bott

You're beyond the basics, so now dive in and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Windows 7--and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery! Compare features and capabilities in each edition of Windows 7. Configure and customize your system with advanced setup options. Manage files, folders, and media libraries. Set up a wired or wireless network and manage shared resources. Administer accounts, passwords, and logons--and help control access to resources. Configure Internet Explorer® 8 settings and security zones. Master security essentials to help protect against viruses, worms, and spyware. Troubleshoot errors and fine-tune performance. Automate routine maintenance with scripts and other tools. CD includes: Fully searchable eBook Downloadable gadgets and other tools for customizing Windows 7 Insights direct from the product team on the official Windows 7 blog Links to the latest security updates and products, demos, blogs, and user communities A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition

by Craig Stinson Carl Siechert Ed Bott

Dive deeper into Windows 7--with new content and new resources on CD! The Deluxe Edition of the ultimate, in-depth reference to Windows 7 has been fully updated for SP1 and Internet Explorer 9, and features 300+ pages of additional coverage and advanced topics. It's now packed with even more timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds from the experts--and includes a fully searchable eBook and other online resources. Topics include installation, configuration, and setup; network connections and troubleshooting; remote access; managing programs; controlling user access and accounts; advanced file management; working with Internet Explorer 9; managing security features and issues; using Windows Live Essentials 2011; performance monitoring and tuning; backups and maintenance; sharing networked resources; hardware and device drivers.

Windows 7 Just the Steps For Dummies

by Nancy C. Muir

Just the steps you need to get going with Windows 7!Coming in day and date with Microsoft's exciting release of the new Window 7 operating system, this friendly, accessible book shows you the features and functions you need from this exciting new operating system. Presented in a series of numbered steps that are concise, visually clear, and easy to follow, you'll learn to navigate the Windows 7 desktop, create files, connect to the Internet, search the Web, use e-mail, and more with this fun and practical guide.Get quickly and easily up to speed on Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7Master Windows 7 through a list of steps and easy-to-follow visual elementsSee how to set up your desktop, copy and delete files, connect to the Internet, create folders, and moreDiscover what so many readers already know-fun, readable Dummies books are a great way to get the most out of your Windows technology in a non-intimidating wayWhy waste time on extraneous information? Get this book and get just the steps!

Windows 7 Para Dummies

by Andy Rathbone

Straightforward, easy-to-use Windows 7 reference and guide for Spanish speakers. Microsoft's Windows 7, the long-awaited replacement for Windows Vista has arrived, and now you can learn the basics of this new operating system with this practical guide. Understand the new user interface, set up your desktop, cover basic applications, and much more with this easy-to-follow book. Whether you're upgrading or starting fresh, this is the perfect basic reference. Introduces the operating system and shows you how to navigate the user interface, set up your desktop, and manage files Covers basic management of applications and data and how to print Helps you get things done online by setting up a user account and build a home network Shows you how to have fun with your new system by editing audio, burning CDs, creating videos, and more Explores troubleshooting issues, such as warning notices, finding missing files, transferring data from one PC to another, and more This is the basic Windows 7 reference you'll want to keep on hand.

Windows® 7 Plain & Simple

by Jerry Joyce Marianne Moon

Get the fast facts that make learning Windows 7 plain and simple! This no-nonsense guide uses easy, numbered steps and concise, straightforward language to show the most expedient way to perform tasks and solve problems in Windows 7. Here's what you'll learn to do: Run programs, control gadgets, play games. Send e-mail, browse the Web, and share your files. Organize your digital media, including photos, music, and videos. Burn CDs and DVDs; make your own movies. Set up your printer and a simple home network. Manage security settings and perform easy tune-ups and fixes. Here's how you'll learn it: Jump in wherever you need answers. Easy-to-follow steps and screenshots show you exactly what to do. Handy tips teach you new techniques and shortcuts. Quick TRY THIS! exercises help you apply what you've learned right away. offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Windows® 7 Resource Kit

by Mitch Tulloch Tony Northrup Jerry Honeycutt

In-depth and comprehensive, this RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to administer your Windows 7 system. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best--Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and the Windows 7 product team--along with essential scripts and resources. In addition, "Direct from the Source" sidebars offer deep insights and troubleshooting tips from the Windows 7 team. Get expert guidance on how to: Use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit best practices and tools. Plan user-state migration and test application compatibility. Exploit new Group Policy features, settings, and ADMX templates. Configure software updates and client-security technologies. Administer disks, file systems, file sharing, search, and Windows Internet Explorer® 8. Install and troubleshoot printers, devices, and services. Manage IPsec, IPv6, wireless, and remote connectivity. Use performance monitoring and diagnostic tools to manage desktop health. Resolve common startup, hardware, and networking issues. CD features: Sample VBScript scripts and Windows PowerShellTM scripts Troubleshooting tools Links to toolkits, documentation, and white papers Fully searchable eBook of this guide Complete eBook of INTRODUCING WINDOWS SERVER® 2008 Sample chapters from related Microsoft Press® books A Note Regarding the CD or DVDThe print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Windows 7 Secrets

by Paul Thurrott Rafael Rivera

Tips, tricks, treats, and secrets revealed on the latest operating system from Microsoft: Windows 7 You already know the ups and downs of Windows Vista-now it's time to learn the ins and outs of Windows 7! Internationally recognized Windows experts, Microsoft insiders, and authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera cut through the hype to pull away the curtain and reveal useful information not found anywhere else. Regardless of your level of knowledge, you'll discover little-known facts on how things work, what's new and different, and how you can modify Windows 7 to meet your own specific needs. A witty, conversational tone tells you what you need to know to go from Windows user to Windows expert and doesn't waste time with basic computer topics while point-by-point comparisons demonstrate the difference between Windows 7 features and functionality to those in Windows XP and Vista. Windows 7 is the exciting update to Microsoft's operating system Authors are internationally known Windows experts and Microsoft insiders Exposes tips, tricks, and secrets on the new features and functionality of Windows 7 Reveals best practices for customizing the system to work for you Investigates the differences between Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows No need to whisper! Window 7 Secrets is the ultimate insider's guide to Microsoft's most exciting Windows version in years.

Windows 7 Simplified

by Paul Mcfedries

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.

Windows® 7 Step by Step

by Joan Lambert Joyce Cox

Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself the essentials of working with Windows 7. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Learn to manage windows and folders, sort and filter files, create an efficient Windows working environment, and safely access the Internet. You'll learn how to install and manage software and hardware, create and manage homegroups, share content with other computers and computer users, and instantly locate content stored on your PC or network. You'll also learn how to fine-tune your PC's performance and resolve common problems. Plus, the supplied practice files give you a chance to hone your skills and put the book's lessons to work. A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Windows 7 Step by Step

by Joan Preppernau Joyce Cox

The smart way to learn to Windows 7 4one step at a time! Work at your own pace through easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on exercises, building exactly the skills you need, just when you need them.

Windows 8: Out Of The Box

by Mike Halsey

<p><i>Windows 8: Out of the Box</i> gives those with little experience using tablets and computers a simple and straightforward guide to using Windows 8. Mike Halsey starts with the basics of getting your computer online and takes you step by step through the trickier parts of set up, using the new Windows 8 interface, and sharing your experiences with family and friends.</p>

Windows 8: The Missing Manual

by David Pogue

With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, and designed it to run on tablets as well as PCs. It’s a big change that calls for a trustworthy guide—Windows 8: The Missing Manual. New York Times columnist David Pogue provides technical insight, lots of wit, and hardnosed objectivity to help you hit the ground running with Microsoft’s new OS.<P><P> This jargon-free book explains Windows 8 features so clearly—revealing which work well and which don’t—that it should have been in the box in the first place.

Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual

by David Pogue

With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, which now runs on both desktop PCs and tablets. Now, thanks to the free Windows 8.1 update, those of you who have finally gotten used to the revamped Windows will need to learn all-new features and workflows all over again. Thankfully, Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual will be there to help. Written by New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue, this jargon-free book clearly explains Windows 8.1 features and fixes, such as tighter integration of SkyDrive, new apps such as Movie Moments, and the return of the popular and sorely missed Start button. Like other books in the Missing Manuals series, Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity. It's the ideal guide for beginners, experienced PC users, new tablet owners, and those who know their way around a network.

Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration

by William R. Stanek

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for core configuration and administrative tasks in Windows 8.1. Zero in on the essentials through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field. Coverage includes: Configuring and optimizing Windows 8.1 computers Customizing the desktop and interface Configuring user and computer policies Automating configuration Managing user access and security features Installing and maintaining programs Managing hardware devices and drivers Handling maintenance and support tasks

Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking

by William R. Stanek

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering storage, security, and networking features in Windows 8.1. Zero in on core tasks through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field. Coverage includes: Managing firmware, boot configuration, and startup Using TPM and BitLocker Managing disk drives and file systems Configuring advanced storage Managing file security and resource sharing Maintaining data access and availability Configuring and troubleshooting TCP/IP networking Managing mobile networking and remote access Configuring advanced networking solutions

Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies

by Woody Leonhard

Ten minibooks in one get you thoroughly caught up on Windows 8.1!With new improvements and changes, Windows 8.1 offers a refreshed user interface, better integration between the new and traditional Windows interfaces, and more. This updated top-selling guide is what you need to get up to speed on everything Windows 8.1. Nine minibooks in one cover such essential topics as navigating the new Start Screen, understanding Windows 8.1 apps, securing Windows 8.1, and much more. Take the guesswork out of Windows 8.1 from day one with this complete, all-in-one resource.Helps you get up to speed on the Windows 8.1 operating system, including its Start Screen, which is a feature sure to please traditional Windows usersProvides top-notch guidance from trusted and well-known Windows expert and author Woody LeonhardCovers Windows 8.1 inside and out, including how to customize the Start screen, manage apps, and control privacyDelves into core Windows 8.1 apps such as e-mail, people, and SkyDriveShows you how to connect online, add hardware, back up and update, and secure Windows 8.1Discover new improvements, old favorites, and everything in between withWindows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies.

Windows 8.1 Bible

by Jim Boyce Rob Tidrow Jeffrey R. Shapiro

Windows 8.1 coverage that goes above and beyond all competitors?Serving as an evolutionary update to Windows 8, Windows 8.1 provides critical changes to parts of Windows 8, such as greater customization of the interface and boot operations, return of a 'start button' that reveals apps, greater integration between the two interfaces, and updates to apps. Weighing in at nearly 1000 pages, Windows 8.1 Bible provides deeper Windows insight than any other book on the market. It's valuable for both professionals needing a guide to the nooks and crannies of Windows and regular users wanting a wide breadth of information.Shows you how to get started and discusses security and updates, personalizing Windows 8.1, and going beyond the basic desktop Highlights ways to manage your content and install and remove programsDiscusses printing, faxing, and scanning; enjoying and sharing pictures, movies, and music; and performance tuningWindows 8.1 Bible leaves no stone unturned when examining this important Windows update.

Windows 8.1 For Dummies

by Andy Rathbone

The bestselling book on Windows, now updated for the new 8.1 featuresMicrosoft has fine-tuned Windows 8 with some important new features, and veteran author Andy Rathbone explains every one in this all-new edition of a long-time bestseller. Whether you're using Windows for the first time, upgrading from an older version, or just moving from Windows 8 to 8.1, here's what you need to know. Learn about the dual interfaces, the new Start button, how to customize the interface and boot operations, and how to work with programs and files, use the web and social media, manage music and photos, and much more. You'll even find troubleshooting tips!This edition covers the upgrades in Windows 8.1, including the dual interfaces, basic mechanics, file storage, and how to get the free upgrade to Windows 8.1Shows how to manipulate app tiles, give Windows the look you choose, set up boot-to-desktop capabilities, connect to a network, and create user accountsCovers working with programs, apps, and files; using the Internet and social media; new apps and capabilities for working with onboard and online media; and how to move files to a new PCWritten by Andy Rathbone, author of every edition of the bestselling Windows For DummiesWindows 8.1 For Dummies is exactly what you need to get going and be productive with the newest Windows update.

Windows 8.1 For Dummies, Pocket Edition

by Andy Rathbone

The bestselling tech book of all time, now updated for Windows 8 Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more. Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time Covers all the basics of using Windows 8—core desktop components, managing files and folders, saving files, using Windows search, printing, and working in the cloud Shows how to get online, set up and use e-mail, use the latest version of Internet Explorer, set up security and virus protection, add music to the media player, organize photos, and edit media Includes coverage on using Windows 8's new start screen on both a desktop computer and a touchscreen device Windows 8 For Dummies has what all Windows newbies need to know as well as complete coverage of the new version's bells and whistles.

Windows 8.1 For Dummies, Portable Edition

by Andy Rathbone

A lot is new in Windows 8! This quick guide gets you up and running right awayNew and experienced Windows users alike will need help navigating the features that set Windows 8 apart from previous versions. Let this quick-and-easy guide show you around the Start screen, introduce you to the Charms bar, and help you set up your Microsoft account. Then you can install apps, add social accounts, browse the web, and more.It's different - learn to use the Start screen, launch programs, customize Windows 8, and find the old desktopWork with the apps - install and update apps, locate missing ones, and identify which apps are presently runningGet social - add your social networking and e-mail accounts for quick accessStay safe - create user accounts and keep your personal files privateMake it your own - customize Windows 8 with your own photosOpen the book and find:Why Windows 8 looks and acts differently than previous versionsWhere to find the classic desktop interfaceWhy you should password-protect your user accountHow to add or remove Start screen itemsTips on locating an app that's AWOLAdvice on updating appsTen tips for troubleshooting common problemsLearn to:Navigate and customize the Start screenCreate user accounts and set passwordsUse Windows 8 applications for e-mail and photos

Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies

by Peter Weverka Mark Justice Hinton

Seniors, here's what you need to get up and running on Windows 8.1Microsoft, now a little older and wiser, is back with Windows 8.1, the revamped version that brings fresh changes and welcome improvements to the Windows 8 operating system. And now you savvy seniors can get the very most out of this easier-to-use Windows 8.1 with our friendly new guide. Using large print that makes the book easier to read plus magnified screen shots to help make Windows less intimidating, this book walks you through common tasks and show you how to get things done in fine style.Helps you get to know Windows 8.1, including the basics of PC hardware, the return of the Start screen, the desktop interface, Windows 8.1 applications, customizing, and moreExplores how you can best use the Web, including directions on connecting to the Internet, using the e-mail app, connecting with social networks, and messagingPuts the fun in the fundamentals of how to find and install new apps, work with digital photos, and play music and videosOffers practical steps on troubleshooting and maintenance, connecting other devices, storing and organizing files, and backing up your computerUses straightforward explanations, minimal chit-chat, and easy-to-read large print - perfect for seniorsWork faster and smarter - and enjoy yourself, too - with Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies.

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