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Windows 10 for Seniors for Dummies

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-05-22
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Supplemental Materials

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Get up to speed on Windows 10

With Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies, getting familiar with Windows 10 is a painless process. If you're interested in learning the basics of this operating system without having to dig through confusing computer jargon, look no further.

This book uses a step-by-step approach that is specifically designed to assist first-time Windows 10 users who are over-50, providing easy-to-understand language, large-print text, and an abundance of helpful images along the way!

  • Work with Windows 10 on any device
  • Upload, edit, and download pictures
  • Play games and enjoy social media
  • Keep your system secure
  • Perform routine maintenance

If you’ve just purchased your first computer or upgraded to a new model, Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies offers everything you need to make the transition as smooth as possible! 

Author Biography

Peter Weverka is an all-around tech guru. His Office All-in-One For Dummies is the top-selling book on Microsoft Office. In nearly two decades as a tech author, Peter has written on Office and its various applications, Windows, Internet technologies, Microsoft Money, and ICQ. He is the co-author of Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 2

Conventions Used in This Book 2

How to Read This Book 3

Foolish Assumptions 4

How This Book Is Organized 4

Beyond the Book 5

Part 1: Getting Started with Windows 10 7

Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Windows 10 9

Tell Your Computer What to Do 10

Move the Mouse 11

Touch the Screen 11

Use a Keyboard 12

View the Touch Keyboard 14

Turn On Your Computer 18

Check Out the Start Screen 20

Shut Down Your Computer 24

Start Again on the Lock Screen 25

Chapter 2: Using the Start Screen and Apps 27

Open Windows 10 Apps 28

Switch among Open Apps 32

Close Windows 10 Apps 35

Use the App Bar 36

Add a Location in Weather 37

Change App Settings 40

Search for a Desktop App 42

Arrange and Group Apps on the Start Screen 44

Ask Questions of Cortana 47

Chapter 3: Adjusting Windows 10 Settings 51

Access the Settings Screen 52

Personalize the Lock Screen 54

Choose an Account Picture 56

Check for Important Updates 58

Make Windows 10 Easier to Use 59

Customize the Start Menu 63

Handling Notifications 64

Chapter 4: Working with User Accounts 67

Connect to the Internet 68

Disconnect (or Switch to Airplane Mode) 71

Create a New Microsoft Account 73

Create a Local Account 77

Switch from a Local to an Existing Microsoft Account 79

Create a Local Account for Someone in Your Household 81

Create a Password for a Local Account 84

Change or Remove a Local Account Password 86

Change a Microsoft Account Password 87

Delete a Local Account 89

Chapter 5: Getting Comfortable with the Desktop 91

Check Out the Desktop 92

Change the Date or Time 94

Explore the Parts of a Window 97

Resize a Window 99

Arrange Some Windows 100

Snap a Window 101

Open a Second Desktop 103

Choose a Desktop Background 105

Pin Icons to the Taskbar 107

Stop Apps with the Task Manager 108

Part 2: Windows 10 and the Web 111

Chapter 6: Finding What You Need on the Web 113

Browse the Web with Edge 114

Open Multiple Pages in Separate Tabs 117

Search for Anything 119

Bookmark and Revisit Your Favorite Websites 121

Explore Edge Features 124

Block Ads on Web Pages 127

Chapter 7: Emailing Family and Friends 131

Use the Mail App 132

Write an Email Message 134

Format Email 136

Send Files and Pictures 138

Read and Respond to Incoming Email 139

Change Mail Settings 141

Add an Email Account to Mail 143

Chapter 8: Exploring Apps for Your Daily Life 145

Add Contacts to the People App 146

Delete a Contact 148

Add a Birthday or Anniversary to the Calendar 149

Search and Explore with the Maps App 153

Remind Yourself to Do Tasks with Alarms & Clock 156

Write Documents with WordPad 158

Write a Sticky Note to Yourself 160

Tweak Quick Status Settings 161

Chat Face-to-Face with Skype 162

Part 3: Having Fun with Windows 10 167

Chapter 9: Exploring the Microsoft Store 169

Explore Apps and Games by Category 170

Search for an App or Game by Name 174

Install a New App or Game 176

Examine Your Apps and Games 179

Rate and Review an App or Game 180

Add Billing Information to the Microsoft Store 182

Chapter 10: Taking Photos and More 185

Take Photos (and Videos) with Your Computer 186

Choose Camera Settings 188

Copy Photos from Your Camera 189

View Photos with the Photos App 193

Edit Photos Using the Photos App 195

Print Photos Using the Photos App 198

Scan Photos and Documents 199

Chapter 11: Enjoying Music and Videos 203

Play and Copy Music from a CD 204

Listen to the Groove Music App 208

Create and Manage Playlists 211

Watch Videos 214

Burn a CD 216

Make a Voice Recording 218

Part 4: Beyond the Basics 221

Chapter 12: Maintaining Windows 10 223

Install a New Program on the Desktop 224

Remove Desktop Programs 226

Control Startup Apps 229

Explore System Information 231

Check Your Security and Maintenance Status 233

Speed Up Your Computer 236

Protect Your Computer with Windows Defender 238

Chapter 13: Connecting a Printer and Other Devices 241

Trust USB Plug and Play for Hardware 242

See All Devices 244

Connect a Printer or Other Device 245

Access Device Options on the Desktop 246

Calibrate Your Touchscreen 248

Chapter 14: Working with Files 251

Save and Open a File 252

Find a Misplaced File 254

Add a Location to Quick Access 258

Use File Explorer for Easy Access to Files 260

Create a Folder to Organize Your Files 262

Use Check Boxes to Select Files 263

Add the Undo Button to File Explorer 265

Move a File from One Folder to Another 266

Rename a File or a Folder 268

Delete a File or Folder 269

Get Back a File or Folder You Deleted 271

Chapter 15: Backing Up and Restoring Files 273

Add an External Hard Drive or Flash Drive 275

Copy Files to or from a Flash Drive 276

Use OneDrive to Store File Copies 280

Turn On File History 284

Restore Files with File History 287

Reset a Misbehaving Computer 289

Index 293

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