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Windows 10 for Seniors for Dummies

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-05-27
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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The easy way to get up and running with Windows 10!

With Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies, becoming familiarized 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 offers 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! 

  • Protect your computer
  • Follow friends and family online
  • Use Windows 10 to play games and enjoy media
  • Check your security and maintenance status 

Step-by-step instructions are provided to ensure that you don't get lost at any point along the way.

Author Biography

Peter Weverka has decades of experience helping tech newcomers. He has written on Office and its various applications, Windows, and Internet technologies. He is the author of all previous editions of Windows 10 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 23

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 34

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 45

Chapter 3: Adjusting Windows 10 Settings 49

Access the Settings Screen 50

Personalize the Lock Screen 52

Choose an Account Picture 54

Check for Important Updates 56

Make Windows 10 Easier to Use 58

Customize the Start Menu 61

Handle Notifications 62

Chapter 4: Working with User Accounts 65

Connect to the Internet 66

Disconnect (or Switch to Airplane Mode) 70

Create a New Microsoft Account 72

Create a Local Account 75

Switch from a Local to an Existing Microsoft Account 77

Create a Local Account for Someone in Your Household 79

Create a Password for a Local Account 82

Change or Remove a Local Account Password 84

Delete a Local Account 85

Chapter 5: Getting Comfortable with the Desktop 87

Check Out the Desktop 88

Change the Date or Time 90

Explore the Parts of a Window 93

Resize a Window 95

Arrange Some Windows 96

Snap a Window 97

Open a Second Desktop 99

Choose a Desktop Background 101

Pin Icons to the Taskbar 103

Stop Apps with the Task Manager 104

Part 2: Windows 10 and the Web 107

Chapter 6: Finding What You Need on the Web 109

Browse the Web with Edge 111

Open Multiple Pages in Separate Tabs 114

Search for Anything 115

Bookmark and Revisit Your Favorite Websites 117

Explore Edge Features 121

Block Ads on Web Pages 124

Chapter 7: Emailing Family and Friends 129

Use the Mail App 130

Write an Email Message 132

Format Email 134

Send Files and Pictures 136

Read and Respond to Incoming Email 137

Change Mail Settings 139

Add an Email Account to Mail 142

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 154

Remind Yourself to Do Tasks with Alarms & Clock 156

Write Documents with WordPad 159

Write a Sticky Note to Yourself 161

Tweak Quick Status Settings 162

Chat Face-to-Face with Skype 163

Ask Questions of Cortana 166

Part 3: Having Fun With Windows 10 169

Chapter 9: Exploring the Microsoft Store 171

Explore Apps and Games by Category 172

Search for an App or Game by Name 175

Install a New App or Game 177

Examine Your Apps and Games 180

Rate and Review an App or Game 182

Add Billing Information to the Microsoft Store 183

Chapter 10: Taking Photos and More 185

Take Photos (and Videos) with Your Computer 186

Choose Camera Settings 187

Copy Photos from Your Camera 189

View Photos with the Photos App 193

Organizing Photos Using the Photos App 196

Edit Photos Using the Photos App 199

Print Photos Using the Photos App 201

Scan Photos and Documents 202

Chapter 11: Enjoying Music and Videos 205

Play and Copy Music from a CD 206

Listen to the Groove Music App 210

Create and Manage Playlists 213

Watch Videos 216

Burn a CD 218

Make a Voice Recording 221

Part 4: Beyond the Basics 223

Chapter 12: Maintaining Windows 10 225

Install a New Program on the Desktop 226

Remove Desktop Programs 228

Control Startup Apps 232

Explore System Information 233

Check Your Security and Maintenance Status 235

Speed Up Your Computer 238

Protect Your Computer from Viruses and Other Threats 241

Chapter 13: Connecting a Printer and Other Devices 243

Trust USB Plug and Play for Hardware 244

See All Devices 246

Connect a Printer or Other Device 247

Access Device Options on the Desktop 248

Calibrate Your Touchscreen 251

Chapter 14: Working with Files 253

Save and Open a File 254

Find a Misplaced File 256

Add a Location to Quick Access 261

Use File Explorer for Easy Access to Files 262

Create a Folder to Organize Your Files 264

Use Check Boxes to Select Files 265

Add the Undo Button to File Explorer 267

Move a File from One Folder to Another 268

Rename a File or a Folder 270

Delete a File or Folder 272

Get Back a File or Folder You Deleted 273

Chapter 15: Backing Up and Restoring Files 275

Add an External Hard Drive or Flash Drive 277

Copy Files to or from a Flash Drive 278

Use OneDrive to Store File Copies 282

Turn On File History 286

Restore Files with File History 289

Reset a Misbehaving Computer 291

Index 293

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