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Windows 95 for Dummies Paperback – March 14, 1997

ISBN-13: 078-5555501805 ISBN-10: 0764501801 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 386 pages
  • Publisher: IDG Books; 2nd edition (March 14, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764501801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764501807
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #832,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

One of the most popular books in the best-selling Dummies line, Windows 95 for Dummies, Second Edition, introduces rank neophytes to personal computing via Windows 95. The book opens with explanations of the most basic computing conventions: how to use the mouse, what the Shift key does, and why you shouldn't leave floppy disks in the sun. It also explains the concept of computer files and tells the reader in a light but competent tone what it means to open, close, move, and delete files. Then, Windows 95 for Dummies gets into the specifics of Windows 95. The book explains the Start button, the Taskbar, the Desktop, and the most important Windows 95 icons. All Windows 95 accessories get full treatment--there's even an introduction to Web surfing with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Finally, it wraps up with lots of troubleshooting help and some hints on making Windows 95 work faster.

From the Back Cover

Free Windows 95 "Cheat Sheet" Inside!

USA Today's #1 Science/Technology Book for 1996! Bestselling author Andy Rathbone has helped millions of novice Windows users figure out the buttons, bars, and boxes in Windows 3.1. Now Andy demystifies Windows 95, with the completely updated Windows® 95 For Dummies®, 2nd Edition. This handy guide gives you all the information you need to make your PC more efficient and a lot easier to use. Ask for IDG Books' …For Dummies® Books, the Fun and Easy Way to Find out About Computers. Also look for IDG Books' PCs For Dummies®, 4th Edition, the fun and easy way to get started on your PC, and Windows® 95 For Dummies® Quick Reference, 3rd Edition, the fast and friendly way to look up Windows 95 tasks and commands alphabetically!

Inside, find helpful advice on how to:

  • Find information on the new, enhanced version of Windows 95
  • Make old versions of DOS and Windows programs work under Windows 95
  • Save time with new Windows 95 programs like the Taskbar, Internet Explorer, and Start button
  • Customize the Windows 95 desktop to fit your needs
  • Discover steps for doing the things that you used to do in Windows 3.1
  • Find your way around even when nobody's there to help
  • Use Windows 95's "Plug and Play" so that it really is easier to install new hardware and software
  • Browse the Web with Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Play CD-ROMs, videos, sounds, and music to take advantage of all the cool stuff that's available
  • Discover Windows CE technology (palmtop stuff)
  • Plus, Andy's Lists of Top Ten Tips:
    • Ten Windows 95 icons and what they do
    • Ten cool new Windows 95 features worth checking out
    • Ten aggravating things about Windows 95 (and how to fix them)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is helpful yet very humorous. You can find just about anything that you need to know without having to read the whole book or chapter. Windows 95 for Dummies is very easy to understand, in plain old english and not computer jargon. It answers most questions and easy to follow also. Good for us simple folks. :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 18, 1997
Format: Paperback
Did you upgrade to Microsoft's Windows 95? Are you planning to? Then you will need this easy to comprehend guide to help you through. It will take you to places that you didn't even imagine were there! If you're like most people, you don't ever use the full potential of the software on your computer. Now you can, and painlessly! Learn how to, NOW
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 18, 1995
Format: Paperback
The VAST majority of information found in this book is
stuff that the semi-knowledgable Win3.1 user will be able
to figure out on his/her own in just a few hours. Good for
folks who just bought a computer, pre-loaded with Win95; but
for anyone else, don't waste your money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vista Bill Raley VINE VOICE on May 12, 2003
Format: Paperback
There are those among us that are still using Windows 95 and this book is a necessity. Everything one wants to know about W95 is here in a clearly written style. Find the answers to all your questions quickly and learn things you didn't know. Highly recommended.
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More About the Author

Born in San Diego, California, Andy Rathbone began writing for newspapers in the early 80s. He started freelancing articles to computer magazines soon after, then began writing the "Windows For Dummies" series in 1992. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages worldwide.

He's since written more than 50 books, with more than 15 million copies in print. His latest books include Windows 8.1 For Dummies, Surface For Dummies, and Windows 8 Tablets For Dummies.

He's currently writing Windows 10 For Dummies about Microsoft's latest operating system, due this summer.

Mr. Rathbone answers a reader's question each week at his website: www.andyrathbone.com.