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Easy Computer Basics (Easy ...)by Michael Miller
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The easy, friendly, visual, full-color beginner's guide to running computers - fully updated for Windows 7!
This year, millions of beginner-to-intermediate-level PC users will be searching for the easiest possible way to master their new Windows 7 computers - and, with Easy Computer Basics, Windows 7 Edition, you'll find exactly what you're looking for. This full-color, utterly simple, step-by-step book has been carefully crafted to provide instant access to the tasks they every novice or casual computer user needs to master. Like all books in the Easy series, it's designed to teach visually: you never have to work your way through lengthy text explanations. Here's just some of what this book will teach you to do... " Quickly and efficiently set up your new notebook or desktop computers " Install software, connect hardware, and link to networks and the Internet " Work with Gadgets and the revamped Windows Start menu and Taskbar " Use new Windows 7 features such as Action Center and Aero Snap " Use Sleep Mode and other features to extend notebook battery life " Make the most of the new Internet Explorer 8 web browser " Get started with Facebook and other social networking tools " Organize and keep track of files and other resources " And much more... Renowned author Michael Miller knows exactly how to explain technology to non-technical people. Now, building on the painless, simple Easy format, he's delivered the perfect book for any beginner or casual user with a new Windows 7 PC.
Book News Annotation:
This well-illustrated how-to guide is appropriate for novice PC and Windows users. Each one- to two-page entry describes, in fewer than 10 steps, how to complete common tasks on the computer and the web. The 13 chapters each cover a broad task, such as setting up and using the PC, connecting to the internet, communicating online, working with digital photos, and protecting the computer. Within those, readers can learn the basics, from powering on to setting up printers and scanners, managing drives, buying and selling on craigslist.com, using Twitter, burning a CD, and defragmenting the hard disk, among other tasks. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
See it done. Do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Easy Computer Basics, Windows 7 Edition teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from your computer hardware and software. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common computer tasks. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.
In full color
Learn how to…
• Set up and configure your new computer system
• Upgrade your computer with new hardware and software
• Use Microsoft Windows 7–and personalize it just for you
• Connect to the Internet for web surfing, email, Facebook, and YouTube
• Manage and edit digital photos
• Play, copy, and burn your own music CDs–and download music from the Internet to play on your iPod
• Protect your family and your computer from viruses, spam, and spyware
• Set up a wireless home network and share your Internet connection with multiple computers
Category: General Computing
Covers: Hardware, Microsoft ® Windows 7
User Level: Beginner
Easy steps guide you through each task.
Items you select or click are shown in bold.
Each step is fully illustrated.
About the Author
Michael Miller has written more than 90 non-fiction how-to books over the past two decades, including Que's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics; Your First Notebook PC; Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay; Speed It Up!, Online Selling 2.0; Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource; and YouTube 4 You. He has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to non-technical readers, and for offering useful real-world advice about complicated topics. More information about Miller can be found at his website, www.molehillgroup.com.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Understanding How Your Computer Works
Part 2: Setting Up and Using Your PC
Part 3: Using Microsoft Windows 7
Part 4: Working with Files and Folders
Part 5: Using Microsoft Word
Part 6: Connecting to the Internet
Part 7: Browsing the Web
Part 8: Communicating Online
Part 9: Setting Up a Wireless Home Network
Part 10: Playing Music and Movies
Part 11: Working with Digital Photos
Part 12: Protecting Your Computer
Part 13: Taking Care of Your Computer
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