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Windows 7 for Seniors For Dummies

Windows 7 for Seniors For Dummies

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By (author) Mark Justice Hinton

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 232mm x 24mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470509465
  • ISBN 13: 9780470509463
  • Illustrations note: , black & white illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 34,176

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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!

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Mark Justice Hinton teaches all kinds of technology from digital photography to HTML. He maintains a blog at www.mjhinton.com/help where he answers questions from his readers, and he is also the author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies.

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Windows(R) 7 For Seniors for DummiesLearn to: Use the Windows 7 desktop and create your first documentsConnect to the Internet and browse the WebView, edit, and print photosKeep in touch by e-mail and play games onlineMark Justice HintonAuthor of Digital Photography For Seniors For DummiesYou can learn to use Windows, get online, and start doing things today!You don't need a grandchild to teach you Windows 7 -- with this friendly guide, you'll be using the mouse, working with folders, hooking up a printer, and cruising the Internet in nothing flat. Learn to use all the gizmos that come with Windows 7, shop online, view a slideshow of your favorite photos, send e-mail to a friend, enjoy music, and more!Tour the desktop -- learn to use menus, the Start menu button, files, and foldersDo it -- create notes and letters, connect a printer, download photos from your digital camera, and put music on a CD Have some fun -- discover Solitaire and other built-in games, listen to music, and watch a movieUse the accessories -- display Gadgets on your desktop, draw with Paint, and use the CalculatorTo keep or not -- install additional programs you want and remove those you don't needProtect your Windows -- learn to use the Action Center, download and install virus protection software, and keep it up to dateHave it your way -- make your screen easier to see, open files with a single click, and even have your computer read to youThe wide, wide Web -- shop and explore online and learn to stay safeOpen the book and find: What's on the taskbarDirections for creating and saving documents Steps for installing a printer and other peripheralsHow to connect to the Internet anywhereBackgammon and other games you can play online Guidance on protecting your computer from virusesHow to send e-mail attachmentsAdvice on backing up documents and photos

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting to Know Windows 7. 1: Getting Comfortable with the Windows 7 Desktop. 2: Examining the Anatomy of a Window. 3: Creating Your First Documents. 4: Organizing Your Documents. Part II: Getting Things Done in Windows 7. 5: Taking Advantage of the Windows Accessories. 6: Installing and Removing Programs. 7: Working with Printers and Other Add-On Devices. Part III: Discovering the Internet. 8: Connecting to the Internet. 9: Finding What You Need on the Web. 10: Sending and Receiving E-Mail. Part IV: Having Fun with Windows 7. 11: Playing Games. 12: Enjoying Photos in Windows 7. 13: Listening to Music and Watching DVDs. Part V: Having It Your Way with Windows 7. 14: Making Windows 7 More Fun to Use. 15: Using the Taskbar and Start Menu Smartly. 16: Making Windows 7 Easier to Use. Part VI: Staying Safe and Keeping Windows 7 Healthy. 17: Updating Windows 7. 18: Protecting Your Computer. 19: Keeping Your Data Safe. Index.