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PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition [Kindle Edition]

Dan Gookin
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Book Description

Get the latest edition of the bestselling PC book on the planet!

What better way to make friends with your new PC than with this new edition of the bestselling PC book in the world? PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition explains the latest Windows operating system in a refreshingly jargon-free way that's loaded with good humor and great help.

Discover how to make your PC safe for your kids, get in touch with your digital life, use flash drives, learn about green computing, and much more.

  • Dan Gookin, author of the original DOS For Dummies, helped launch the worldwide popularity of the series; his books have been translated in 32 languages and have more than 12 million copies in print
  • This guide gets you up to speed on the latest PC hardware and software and covers all the innovations and changes in Windows 7, all without the boring jargon
  • Covers making your PC safe for kids, organizing your digital life, green computing, storage on memory cards and flash drives, online photo sharing, and much more

Make your life easier the Dummies way with PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition.

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From the Back Cover

Making Everything Easier!

Windows® 7 Edition

PCs for Dummies

Learn to:<

  • Get started with Windows® 7 and use all the new features

  • Make your PC safer for kids

  • Store your files on memory cards and flash drives

  • Share photos online and explore new digital options

Dan Gookin

Author of all editions of Laptops For Dummies

You can tame the PC beast, and Windows 7 too! Dan Gookin makes it easy and fun

So you've become the proud parent of a PC with Windows 7? Congratulations! This book is the best friend you and your PC can have. Here's all the stuff you need to know, from turning the PC on and keeping your information safe to sharing photos and videos on the Internet, storing your files, and, most importantly, getting things done.

  • Open the box — start at the beginning with a tour of the parts, setup instructions, and a guide to what goes where

  • Get graphical — explore the Windows interface and use the taskbar, Start menu, and Control Panel

  • It's the network — use networking hardware and software and set up a HomeGroup

  • The Internet — configure Windows to use it, choose an ISP, browse the Web, and make the most of e-mail

  • Dodging the evil ones — protect yourself with the Action Center and Internet Explorer's safety tools

  • Getting stuff done — install and upgrade software and manage files and folders

  • Have some fun! — download pictures from your digital camera, watch TV using Windows Media® Center, and burn music CDs

  • Your life online — join Facebook®, share videos on YouTube, and send tweets

Open the book and find:

  • A complete PC assembly guide

  • The scoop on storage devices

  • How to set up a printer

  • Tips on power management

  • Explanations of Internet dangers and how to avoid them

  • How to set up parental controls

  • Valuable Web-browsing tips

  • How to handle a cyberbully

About the Author

Dan Gookin wrote the very first For Dummies book in 1991. With more than 11 million copies in print, his books have been translated into 32 languages. PCs For Dummies, now in its 12th edition, is the bestselling beginning PC book in the world. Dan offers tips, games, and fun at

Product Details

  • File Size: 2655 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470465425
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 12 edition (October 22, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GUIDE FOR THOSE WHO ARE "TECH CHALLENGED" April 10, 2010
By LeeAnn
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Purchased a new computer and Windows XP is no longer an option. Having heard many stories about VISTA, I chose WINDOWS 7. When the computer arrived, the format is very different from what I was use to on XP and being Tech Challenged I ordered this book. It is GREAT!!!!! Gives you step by step help in a language easy to understand. I highly suggest to anyone who is not a Tech sWizard to get this if switching from an old Windows system to WINDOWS 7.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PCs for DUMMIES Review September 30, 2010
By william
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PCs for Dummies was an excellent book. It was well organized and well written. The main thing was it was easy for me to understand. I am a novice at all this computer stuff so I fit into the Dummy category very nicely. The book gave me a good basic understanding of what using a computer is all about.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative August 21, 2011
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I borrowed this book from the library a couple of times and then decided it was a keeper so ordered it from Amazon. I have been able to work with it quite easily. Kind of early for a review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The item is great for beginners February 5, 2011
By chcacat
This is the perfect self-starter book for beginners. Like all the "Dummies" books, it assumes nothing--which, even as an experienced computer user--is nice as a refresher. You even learn a few things you never knew! Was a gift for a "newbie" and he felt very comfortable after using this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worked for me! August 15, 2012
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Loved this book and the authors sense of humor....I have three of his easy to understand books. Would recommend to anyone who is confused about PCs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PC for Dummies June 14, 2012
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Very pleased with the book... I have been using the computer for some time, but this is specific to Windows 7 and I find it very helpful, with some tips to remember and simple explanations of some of the technical stuff.Also learning some of the terms and the different names for the items on the monitor screen has been quite helpful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dummies book March 31, 2012
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I found this very helpful with clear instructions on how to do a variety of tasks. I love how straight forward it is and how easy it is to find what you're looking for. It's such a relief to have something comprehensive and in plain language. It sure beats spending a lot of time searching for stuff on the web. I can't emphasize enough how straight forward it is. It really cuts to the chase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It has helped me. June 15, 2014
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Great material for novices and intermediate computer user's. Order it and if not happy with it return it.. You will be a "dummy" if you don't buy it and increase your knowledge.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Used but Useful
When I considered the small amount that I paid for this used issue, I frankly did not expect too much. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Joesph Vella
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and sim; ly. Easyh to follow.
Clear and sim;ly. Easyh to follow.
Published 20 days ago by RICHARD W KRAVETZ
5.0 out of 5 stars PC's For Dummies. Windows 7 Edition
A very good and useful book. Explains different topics in detail. Especially helpful for topics I wasn't sure about. Thanks
Published 3 months ago by bennie harman
4.0 out of 5 stars Both books necessary
The information is good. Having a reference book with a new computer is helpful. Sometimes need Word for Dummies too.
Published 5 months ago by Amolia
3.0 out of 5 stars As usual, no book helps much.
I recently replaced Windows XP with Windows 7. So many things that weren't broke, got fixed. Trying to figure out the new, more complicated and time consuming way to do what I... Read more
Published 6 months ago by June, in Idaho
5.0 out of 5 stars Computer Intro
A good purchase for a computer novice. Nice to purchase used book. Amazon is always a good place to look for information books .
Published 7 months ago by TH
4.0 out of 5 stars got it so I could learn computer language
It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but eventually, dawn broke on Marblehead. I learned a bit more than I expected.
Published 7 months ago by ladyT
5.0 out of 5 stars DUMMY NO MORE!
I have always been a big fan of the 'Dummies' books, and I can add this one to the 'happy with it' list. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Irene
5.0 out of 5 stars even for me
I am enjoying this book and its very helpful for someone who is tech challenged starts with basics then onwards i recommend it
Published 11 months ago by Mary Peake
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for dummies. For techies.
It is not for dummies. It is for techies. No answer on what and what for is the "Journal." Simple questions have no answers. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Rosemary Neidenberg
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More About the Author

Dan Gookin has been writing about technology for over 20 years. He combines his love of writing with his gizmo fascination to create books that are informative, entertaining, and not boring. Having written more over 120 titles with 12 million copies in print translated into over 30 languages, Dan can attest that his method of crafting computer tomes seems to work.

Perhaps his most famous title is the original DOS For Dummies, published in 1991. It became the world's fastest-selling computer book, at one time moving more copies per week than the New York Times #1 bestseller (though as a reference, it could not be listed on the NYT Bestseller list). From that book spawned the entire line of For Dummies books, which remains a publishing phenomena to this day.

Dan's most popular titles include PCs For Dummies Word For Dummies, Laptops For Dummies, and Droid X For Dummies. He also maintains the vast and helpful Web site,

Dan holds a degree in Communications/Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Presently, he lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he enjoys spending time with his sons playing video games inside while they watch the gentle woods of Idaho.

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