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Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Mark Justice Hinton
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Book Description

This easy-to-understand guide helps seniors get started with Windows 7!

Many seniors use a home computer to stay connected to family and friends. This fun and friendly guide shows how to use Windows 7, the most popular operating system pre-loaded onto personal computers and laptops, to write e-mails, connect with family via Windows Live Messenger, download pictures with Photo Gallery, and listen to music using Windows Media Player.

Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies uses a large font for the text that makes the book easier to read and it features magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating. For Dummies author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 7, shows you how to customize the desktop so that it accommodates your needs, and explains how to use the webcam and instant messenger to keep in contact with family and friends. Plus, you'll get critical insight for protecting your personal information.

  • Shows seniors how to stay connected to family and friends using the features of Windows 7
  • Explains how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use webcam and instant messenger, and more
  • Discusses the important topic of keeping data and personal information safe and secure
  • Uses a larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots

For seniors interested in getting started using the exciting features of Windows 7, Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies is the ideal beginner guide!

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From the Back Cover

Windows® 7 For Seniors for Dummies

Learn to:

  • Use the Windows 7 desktop and create your first documents

  • Connect to the Internet and browse the Web

  • View, edit, and print photos

  • Keep in touch by e-mail and play games online

Mark Justice Hinton

Author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies

You 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 folders

  • Do it — create notes and letters, connect a printer, download photos from your digital camera, and put music on a CD

  • Have some fun — discover Solitaire and other built-in games, listen to music, and watch a movie

  • Use the accessories — display Gadgets on your desktop, draw with Paint, and use the Calculator

  • To keep or not — install additional programs you want and remove those you don't need

  • Protect your Windows — learn to use the Action Center, download and install virus protection software, and keep it up to date

  • Have it your way — make your screen easier to see, open files with a single click, and even have your computer read to you

  • The wide, wide Web — shop and explore online and learn to stay safe

Open the book and find:

  • What's on the taskbar

  • Directions for creating and saving documents

  • Steps for installing a printer and other peripherals

  • How to connect to the Internet anywhere

  • Backgammon and other games you can play online

  • Guidance on protecting your computer from viruses

  • How to send e-mail attachments

  • Advice on backing up documents and photos

About the Author

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

Product Details

  • File Size: 7606 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (August 25, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,303 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Dummies book July 13, 2010
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I have just started going through the Windows 7 for Seniors for Dummies book, slowly. The "seniors" means big print which I appreciate. I have had a computer for years and was familiar with the XP and find that this version is an improvement on that. It may take me some time to review all the information in the book, however I am finding it very useful.
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr February 12, 2010
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I am 69. I am a dummie.This is my first computer. This book led me through step by step that I could understend.What I like most about it is that I can connect to Mr Mark Justice Hinton directly without going on a wild goose chase on the internet like the bad time I had and have with KODAK, STAPLES, DELL, ADOBE etc
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I AM a dummie and an octgenarian.... April 9, 2010
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I find this book just right for me; I am embarrassed to ask
my little grandchildren for help. This answers all my 'dumb'
questions with clarity and dispatch!
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK February 21, 2010
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Windows 7 for seniors for dummies is a bit to light for me. I wanted to know about Windows 7 and not how to use a mouse or log on to sites. Its a little to basic for anyone who has been through windows XP and/or Vista and just wants the main differences between them and Window 7. Fine for begining computer users with this as their first OS.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 for seniors for dummies March 17, 2010
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Windows 7 for seniors has been a lot of help in acquainting me with this new operating system. At first I was frustrated and was tempted to go back to XP, but now I am beginning to like it. I am glad there is an edition for senior dummies as well as for regular dummies!
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book December 19, 2009
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I would recommend this book for those using a computer for the first time. It's easy to read and understand..
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars my view of the book December 20, 2010
By jan
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The book was somewhat informative. It focused on tips for Internet Explorer and should have included Firefox, also.
I have a windows 7 premium computer. I wanted to change something on the uninstaller program. The author's book showed that you can change and repair when uninstalling, I didn't get that when I brought up the install. The author mentions that some may not have that, but did not give a solution to that problem.

There are only 392 pages in the book, not 408 pages. In general the book only mentions the names of some of the programs such as Picasa for photos and the Microsoft photo programs but doesn't mention which program was better or anything else. I am somewhat disappointed in this book.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply A Good Book July 12, 2010
By Petey
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I am so glad I ordered this book. This author knows what a senior adult needs to know about Windows 7, wouldn't be without it;
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Mark has written books on digital photography and Windows Vista, 7, and 8. See . As an instructor for the University of New Mexico's Division of Continuing Education for over 20 years, Mark taught adults to use Windows, as well as, numerous Web-authoring topics (HTML, CSS, etc.). He established PC Training & Consulting in 1984.

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