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Windows 7 Just the Steps For Dummies

Windows 7 Just the Steps For Dummies

Nancy C. Muir

ISBN: 978-0-470-55408-1

Sep 2009

240 pages



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 7
  • Master Windows 7 through a list of steps and easy-to-follow visual elements
  • See how to set up your desktop, copy and delete files, connect to the Internet, create folders, and more
  • Discover 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 way

Why waste time on extraneous information? Get this book and get just the steps!

Introduction 1

Part I: Working in Windows 7 3

Chapter 1: Exploring the Windows 7 Desktop 5

Chapter 2: Controlling Applications with Windows 7 15

Chapter 3: Working with Files and Folders 25

Chapter 4: Using Built-In Windows Applications 37

Chapter 5: Using the Windows Gadget Gallery and Gadgets 45

Part II: Getting on the Internet 55

Chapter 6: Accessing the Internet 57

Chapter 7: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 65

Chapter 8: Exchanging E-Mail with Windows Live Mail 83

Chapter 9: Working Remotely 97

Part III: Setting Up Hardware and Networks 105

Chapter 10: Setting Up New Hardware 107

Chapter 11: Setting Up a Network 117

Part IV: Customizing Windows 127

Chapter 12: Setting Up Your Display 129

Chapter 13: Customize Windows Ease of Access 137

Part V: Using Security and Maintenance Features 147

Chapter 14: Setting Passwords and File Access 149

Chapter 15: Protecting Windows 157

Chapter 16: Maintaining Windows 165

Part VI: Fixing Common Problems 171

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Hardware Problems 173

Chapter 18: Troubleshooting Software Problems 179

Chapter 19: Getting Help 185

Part VII: Fun and Games 193

Chapter 20: Playing Games in Windows 7 195

Chapter 21: Playing Music in Windows 7 203

Chapter 22: Working with Photos 211

Index 219