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Microsoft Windows Me For Dummies
boils down to this simple fact: Some people want to be Windows wizards. They sit in front of their computers randomly pressing keys, hoping to stumble onto a hidden, undocumented feature. And you? Well, you’re no dummy, that’s for sure. But when it comes to Windows and computers, the fascination just isn’t there. You just want to get your work done, feed the cat, and relax for a while. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
That’s where this book comes in. Instead of becoming a Windows Me expert, you’ll know just enough to get by quickly, cleanly, and with a minimum of pain so that you can move on to the more pleasant things in life.
Don’t try to read this book in one sitting. Instead, treat it like a dictionary or an encyclopedia. Turn to the page with the information you need, then put down the book and move on. Don’t bother trying to remember all the Windows Me buzzwords, leave that stuff for the computer gurus. In fact, if anything technical comes up in a chapter, a road sign warns you well in advance. That way, you can either slow down to read it or speed on around it.
You won’t find any fancy computer jargon in Microsoft Windows Me For Dummies. Instead, you’ll find subjects like these, discussed in plain old English:
- Why did they choose a dumb name like “Windows Me”?
- Finding the file you saved yesterday
- Moving those little windows around on the screen with the mouse
- Making Windows Me run a little better
- Performing chores in Windows Me that you used to do in older versions of Windows
- Starting and closing programs by clicking the mouse button
In Microsoft Windows Me For Dummies, there’s nothing to memorize and nothing to learn. Just turn to the right page, read the brief explanation, and get back to work. Unlike other books, this one enables you to bypass the technical hoopla and still get your work done.
The bestselling computer book of all time is now revised to help users of this updated operating system navigate new features "the fun and easy way". Information is added on file management, multimedia features, Web connecting, and using Windows applications. (Computers--Operating Systems)
Fun and easy guides that demystify intimidating technology topics
-- Explanations in plain English
-- "Get in, get out" information
-- Icons and other navigational aids
-- Tear-out "Cheat Sheet"
-- Top ten lists
-- Cartoons and a dash of fun and humor
Quick References offer fast answers to frequently asked questions in a compact comb-bound format
-- All-in-One Desk References provide extensive coverage of a broad subject area through multiple book-length modules
-- Certification titles focus exclusively on exam-critical information and feature test-prep tools on CD-ROM
This guide helps readers navigate the updated features of Windows Millennium Edition. It should help them in handling the features of their PC operating system, including how to start programs, manage files, open documents and customize their desktop.
Praise for the #1 Bestseller* Windows®
98 For Dummies®
"This book feels your pain and prescribes a chuckle." G. David Wallace, Business Week "Informative, friendly, conversational, and slightly irreverent
. It could help save you time and ease your frustration level." Suzanne A. Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune "Written in a humorous style that gets the job done." Don Crabb, Chicago Sun-Times *Publishers Weekly (Computer Bestsellers, Operating Systems)
Covers Internet Explorer 5.5, Media Player, and Outlook Express!
Get up to speed on the new Internet and e-mail tools
Keep Windows under control! Windows Me controls your computer. But how do you control Windows Me? Don't worry! With bestselling computer-book author Andy Rathbone at your side, you'll figure out how to tame those buttons and boxes, install software or a peripheral, connect to the Internet, and take advantage of those cool multimedia features.
Discover how to: Handle Windows Me basics Have fun with audio, video, and images Connect to the Internet Personalize your PC Give your system a tune-up Deal with common aggravations
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This revised edition delivers the essential Windows help users need to control their operating systems and includes up-to-date coverage of new features such as the improved Internet connection wizard, the latest Web browsers, and multimedia.
About the Author
Andy Rathbone's computer books, which include Windows?? 2000 Professional For Dummies?? and Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dummies??, have more than 11 million copies in print.
Table of Contents
PART I: Bare-Bones Windows Me Stuff.
Chapter 1: What Is Windows Me?
Chapter 2: Ignore This Chapter on Computer Parts.
Chapter 3: Windows Me Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know.
PART II: Making Windows Me Do Something.
Chapter 4: Starting Windows Me.
Chapter 5: Field Guide to Buttons, Bars, Boxes, Folders, and Files.
Chapter 6: Moving Windows Around.
Chapter 7: I Can't Find It!
Chapter 8: That "Cut and Paste" Stuff (Moving Around Words, Pictures, and Sounds).
Chapter 9: Customizing Windows Me (Fiddling with the Control Panel).
PART III: Using Windows Me Applications (And Surfing the Web, Should the Mood Strike).
Chapter 10: The Windows Me Desktop, Start Button, and Taskbar.
Chapter 11: Those Scary Windows Explorer and My Computer Programs.
Chapter 12: The Free Programs!
Chapter 13: Cruising the Web, Sending E-Mail, and Using Newsgroups.
PART IV: Help!
Chapter 14: The Case of the Broken Window.
Chapter 15: Error Messages (What You Did Does Not Compute).
Chapter 16: Help on the Windows Me Help System.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten New Windows Me Goodies.
Chapter 18: Ten Aggravating Things about Windows Me (And How to Fix Them).
Chapter 19: Ten Expensive Things You Can Do to Make Windows Me Run Better.
Chapter 20: Ten (Or so) Windows Me Icons and What They Do.
Chapter 21: Ten Most Frequently Asked Windows Questions.
Appendix A: Installing Windows Me.
Appendix B: Glossary.
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