PCs For Dummies

PCs For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies

By (author) Dan Gookin

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 388 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 232mm x 24mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 9 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470465425
  • ISBN 13: 9780470465424
  • Edition: 7
  • Edition statement: Windows 7 ed
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 325,660

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Get the latest edition of the bestselling PC book on the planet! What better way to make friends with your new PC than with this new edition of the bestselling PC book in the world? PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition explains the latest Windows operating system in a refreshingly jargon-free way that's loaded with good humor and great help. Discover how to make your PC safe for your kids, get in touch with your digital life, use flash drives, learn about green computing, and much more. Dan Gookin, author of the original DOS For Dummies, helped launch the worldwide popularity of the series; his books have been translated in 32 languages and have more than 12 million copies in print This guide gets you up to speed on the latest PC hardware and software and covers all the innovations and changes in Windows 7, all without the boring jargon Covers making your PC safe for kids, organizing your digital life, green computing, storage on memory cards and flash drives, online photo sharing, and much more Make your life easier the Dummies way with PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition .

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Dan Gookin wrote the very first For Dummies book in 1991. With more than 11 million copies in print, his books have been translated into 32 languages. PCs For Dummies, now in its 12th edition, is the bestselling beginning PC book in the world. Dan offers tips, games, and fun at www.wambooli.com.

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Making Everything Easier!Windows(R) 7 EditionPCs for DummiesLearn to: Get started with Windows(R) 7 and use all the new features Make your PC safer for kidsStore your files on memory cards and flash drivesShare photos online and explore new digital optionsDan GookinAuthor of all editions of Laptops For DummiesYou can tame the PC beast, and Windows 7 too! Dan Gookin makes it easy and funSo you've become the proud parent of a PC with Windows 7? Congratulations! This book is the best friend you and your PC can have. Here's all the stuff you need to know, from turning the PC on and keeping your information safe to sharing photos and videos on the Internet, storing your files, and, most importantly, getting things done.Open the box -- start at the beginning with a tour of the parts, setup instructions, and a guide to what goes where Get graphical -- explore the Windows interface and use the taskbar, Start menu, and Control Panel It's the network -- use networking hardware and software and set up a HomeGroupThe Internet -- configure Windows to use it, choose an ISP, browse the Web, and make the most of e-mailDodging the evil ones -- protect yourself with the Action Center and Internet Explorer's safety toolsGetting stuff done -- install and upgrade software and manage files and foldersHave some fun! -- download pictures from your digital camera, watch TV using Windows Media(R) Center, and burn music CDsYour life online -- join Facebook(R), share videos on YouTube, and send tweetsOpen the book and find: A complete PC assembly guideThe scoop on storage devices How to set up a printer Tips on power managementExplanations of Internet dangers and how to avoid them How to set up parental controlsValuable Web-browsing tipsHow to handle a cyberbully

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Hello, PC! Chapter 1: Your Computer Won't Explode. Chapter 2: Your Basic PC Tour. Chapter 3: Computer Assembly. Chapter 4: On and Off. Chapter 5: The Windows Tour. Part II: The Nerd's-Eye View. Chapter 6: Deep Inside the Console. Chapter 7: Connect This to That. Chapter 8: PC Memory. Chapter 9: The Mass Storage System. Chapter 10: The PC's Display. Chapter 11: Input This! Chapter 12: P Is for Printer. Chapter 13: PC Audio Abilities. Chapter 14: PC Leftovers. Part III: Communications, Sharing, Networking. Chapter 15: Necessary Networking Things. Chapter 16: Basic Networking Stuff. Chapter 17: The Internet Quick and Dirty. Chapter 18: Flinging Files. Part IV: Basic Computing. Chapter 19: Be Safe Out There. Chapter 20: Know What a File Is. Chapter 21: Organizing Files with Folders. Chapter 22: Files Managed. Chapter 23: Software Installed, Uninstalled,and Upgraded. Part V: Your Digital Life. Chapter 24: Your Personal Disc Factory. Chapter 25: The Whole Digital Photography Thing. Chapter 26: Video on the PC. Chapter 27: Music to Your Digital Ear. Chapter 28: Sharing Your Life Online. Chapter 29: Kid-Safe Computing. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 30: Ten PC Commandments. Chapter 31: Ten Tips from a PC Guru. Index.