Windows 7 for Seniors for DummiesŪ

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Windowsr 7 For Seniors for DummiesLearn to:Use the Windows 7 desktop and create your first documentsConnect to the Internet and browse the WebView, edit, and print photosKeep in touch by e-mail and play games onlineMark Justice HintonAuthor of Digital Photography For Seniors For DummiesYou can learn to use Windows, get online, and start doing things today!You don't need a grandchild to teach you Windows 7 - with this friendly guide, you'll be using the mouse, working with folders, hooking up a printer, and cruising the Internet in nothing flat. Learn to use all the gizmos that come with Windows 7, shop online, view a slideshow of your favorite photos, send e-mail to a friend, enjoy music, and more!Tour the desktop - learn to use menus, the Start menu button, files, and foldersDo it - create notes and letters, connect a printer, download photos from your digital camera, and put music on a CDHave some fun - discover Solitaire and other built-in games, listen to music, and watch a movieUse the accessories - display Gadgets on your desktop, draw with Paint, and use the CalculatorTo keep or not - install additional programs you want and remove those you don't needProtect your Windows - learn to use the Action Center, download and install virus protection software, and keep it up to dateHave it your way - make your screen easier to see, open files with a single click, and even have your computer read to youThe wide, wide Web - shop and explore online and learn to stay safeOpen the book and find:What's on the taskbarDirections for creating and saving documentsSteps for installing a printer and other peripheralsHow to connect to the Internet anywhereBackgammon and other games you can play onlineGuidance on protecting your computer from virusesHow to send e-mail attachmentsAdvice on backing up documents and photos

Author Biography

Mark Justice Hinton teaches all kinds of technology from digital photography to HTML. He maintains a blog at www.mjhinton.com/help where he answers questions from his readers, and he is also the author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
About This Bookp. 2
Foolish Assumptionsp. 2
Why You Need This Bookp. 3
Conventions Used in This Bookp. 3
How This Book Is Organizedp. 4
Time to Get Started!p. 6
Getting to Know Windows 7p. 7
Getting Comfortable with the Windows 7 Desktopp. 9
Get a New Computer with Windows 7p. 10
Turn On Your Computerp. 12
Check Out the Windows 7 Desktopp. 15
Try Out the Mousep. 17
Go with the Start Buttonp. 20
Get Familiar with the Taskbarp. 22
Get Help When You Need Itp. 24
Close Windows 7p. 26
Examining the Anatomy of a Windowp. 29
Explore the Parts of a Windowp. 30
Resize a Windowp. 33
Arrange Windowsp. 35
Snap Windowsp. 37
Stack Windowsp. 39
Flip between Windowsp. 40
Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies
Creating Your First Documentsp. 45
Start WordPad and Type Some Textp. 46
Save a Documentp. 48
Add, Delete, Select, and Move Textp. 51
Format Text with Bold, Italics, and Morep. 54
Print a Documentp. 56
Quit WordPadp. 60
Open a Documentp. 61
Discover How a Dialog Box Worksp. 64
Organizing Your Documentsp. 69
See All Your Documents As Files on a Diskp. 70
Find a Misplaced Filep. 75
Create a Folder to Organize Your Filesp. 77
Rename a File or a Folderp. 78
Move a File from One Folder to Anotherp. 80
Delete a File or Folderp. 82
Get Back a File or Folder You Deletedp. 83
Select Multiple Files and Foldersp. 85
Copy Files and Folders to a Flash Drive or Memory Cardp. 86
Copy Files and Folders from a Flash Drive or Memory Cardp. 90
Getting Things Done in Windows 7p. 93
Taking Advantage of the Windows Accessoriesp. 95
Display Gadgets on Your Desktopp. 96
Keep Time with the Clock Gadgetp. 97
Check the Weather with the Weather Gadgetp. 100
Use the Calculatorp. 102
Capture the Screen with the Snipping Toolp. 104
Draw with Paintp. 107
Talk to Sound Recorderp. 112
Take Sticky Notesp. 113
Installing and Removing Programsp. 115
Determine Which Programs Are on Your Computerp. 116
Install a New Program from a CD or DVDp. 118
Install a New Program That You Downloaded from the Internetp. 121
Remove Programs You Don't Usep. 124
Working with Printers and Other Add-On Devicesp. 127
Trust USB Plug and Play for Add-Onsp. 128
View the Printer and Other Devices on Your Computerp. 130
Connect a Printer to Your Computerp. 132
Add an External DVD or Hard Drivep. 134
Add a Second Display for Twice the Funp. 135
Discovering the Internetp. 141
Connecting to the Internetp. 143
Connect to the Internet Anywherep. 144
Bring the Internet Homep. 149
Finding What You Need on the Webp. 153
Get Familiar with Microsoft Internet Explorerp. 154
Browse for Newsp. 157
Use Tabs to Browse Multiple Web Pages at Oncep. 161
Change Your Browser's Home Pagep. 163
Mark Your Favorite Places on the Favorites Barp. 164
Add More Favoritesp. 165
Search for Anythingp. 167
Shop Online Using Amazonp. 168
Close Internet Explorerp. 177
Sending and Receiving E-Mailp. 179
Set Up an E-Mail Accountp. 180
Check Your Inbox for New E-Mailp. 184
Reply to E-Mailp. 188
Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies
Create a New E-Mailp. 190
Attach a Document or Photo to E-Mailp. 193
View or Open Attachmentsp. 195
Keep an Electronic Address Bookp. 197
Avoid Spam and Other Junk Messagesp. 199
Having Fun with Windows 7p. 201
Playing Gamesp. 203
Use the Games Explorerp. 204
Play Solitairep. 206
Show Your Grandkids Purble Placep. 208
Play Internet Backgammonp. 209
Get More Games from Microsoft and Othersp. 211
Enjoying Photos in Windows 7p. 213
View Photos in Windows 7p. 214
See Photos in a Slideshowp. 218
Display a Photo on Your Desktopp. 220
Edit Photos Using Paintp. 222
Print Your Photosp. 226
Copy Photos from Your Digital Camera to Your Computerp. 230
Control How Windows 7 Names and Organizes Photosp. 233
Listening to Music and Watching DVDsp. 235
Play Music with Windows Media Playerp. 236
Select Music to Playp. 239
Play a CD on Your Computerp. 241
Copy Music from a CD to Your Computerp. 243
Create a Playlistp. 247
Create Your Own CDp. 249
Copy Music to an MP3 Playerp. 253
View Pictures in Media Playerp. 255
Watch a DVDp. 256
Having It Your Way with Windows 7p. 259
Making Windows 7 More Fun to Usep. 261
Personalize Windows 7 with a Themep. 262
Choose a Desktop Backgroundp. 264
Color Your Windowsp. 267
Change the Sounds Your Computer Makesp. 270
Set Up a Screen Saverp. 272
Save Your Themep. 275
Change Desktop Iconsp. 275
Pick Your Mouse Pointersp. 278
Change Your Account Picturep. 283
Using the Taskbar and Start Menu Smartlyp. 285
Tune Up Your Taskbarp. 286
Control System Notification Messagesp. 288
Pin Icons to the Taskbarp. 291
Use Taskbar Jump Listsp. 293
Customize Your Start Menup. 295
Pin Icons to the Start Menup. 300
Making Windows 7 Easier to Usep. 303
Make Your Screen Easier to Seep. 304
Change Screen Font Sizep. 307
Turn On ClearType Textp. 309
Stop Double-Clicking for Goodp. 311
Check to Selectp. 312
Get Recommendations for Specific Needsp. 314
Start Magnifierp. 316
Use the On-Screen Keyboardp. 317
Let Narrator Read to Youp. 319
Explore All Access Settingsp. 321
Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies
Staying Safe and Keeping Windows 7 Healthyp. 323
Updating Windows 7p. 325
Activate Windows Nowp. 326
Perform a Windows Updatep. 328
Change the Time When Windows Update Runsp. 332
Get Updates for Other Microsoft Productsp. 333
Discontinue Additional Updatesp. 335
Upgrade Windows Anytimep. 337
Protecting Your Computerp. 341
Check the Action Centerp. 342
Install Antivirus Softwarep. 346
Register Your Antivirus Softwarep. 350
Scan a Folder or Disk for Virusesp. 353
Schedule a Disk Checkp. 355
Keeping Your Data Safep. 359
Back Up Your Documents and Photosp. 360
Restore Files from Backupp. 367
Create a System Repair Discp. 371
Use the System Repair Discp. 374
Indexp. 377
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