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Windows 7 For Dummies Paperback – September 8, 2009
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From the Back Cover
Personalize your Windows 7 desktop with your own photos
Speed up Windows with built-in shortcuts
Customize Windows warnings to only give the notices you want
Move your files from your old PC to a Windows 7 computer
Windows 7 is loaded with features, tools, and shortcuts designed to make life easier for all users. To learn how they all work, you need this latest version of the book that's been making Windows clear for years! It starts at Square One, helping you set up Windows 7, use folders and files, get online, play with media, and keep Windows happy.
New to Windows? — Part I is full of stuff everybody thinks you already know, like how to use the Start menu, taskbars, and files
What's new in Windows 7 — control the number of prompts and warnings, enjoy plentiful shortcuts, and explore interactive previews
Lost and found — use the Search function to locate anything: missing windows, programs, e-mails, songs, photos, files, even other computers on your network
Cruisin' with the new Internet Explorer — set up and customize Internet Explorer, understand plug-ins, and navigate the Web
Move your stuff — transfer your files from an old PC to your Windows 7 system
Where the fun starts — play music and movies with Media Player, organize photos, and create slideshows you can put on DVD
Keep your files safe — make backups and create a system repair disk
Open the book and find:
Shortcuts for finding photos, music, and video on your PC
Steps to setting up separate user accounts for a whole family
Tips for laptop users
How to get photos from your digital camera to your computer
Advice on managing e-mail with Windows 7
Common Windows 7 headaches and how to avoid them
How to create a simple home network
Windows 7's tools for safe computing
About the Author
Andy Rathbone has written all previous editions of Windows For Dummies, the bestselling computer reference book of all time. Andy's helpful tips and easy-to-understand directions have helped millions of people run Windows on their home and business computers.
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Book probably ok for dummies but if you have been there for a while you have already figured stuff out and except for the xp mode it does whatever you want.
I use my 300 icon desktop as a directory for quick reference to all the places I go or want to return to. Category first letter space and place of interest plus phone number.
No mention of stuff like that
Or using my Initial plus a space and the name I choose for my pictures and drawings I want to quickly locate in DOCUMENTS.
I use an initial for things others sent me to be remembered. Takes seconds to locate and include stuff in OUTGOING email.
BUT NOTHING ON XP MODE. ( It is in the operating system and you can find it but good luck making it work) Some folks claim to know how and suggest different paths but they don't do it for me.
I like these books because they are useful to the ordinary person. I have used many different Windows starting with Windows 95. I haven't heard anything good about Windows 8 so I shopped around until I found what I wanted in Windows 7. There seems to be a few more bells and whistles than what XP Windows had but I have always felt that XP was a good product and I didn't really want to change. I probably wouldn't have had to buy the book but it is handy to have if there is something that you need to find or know.
As an aside, my laptop runs VISTA, and Chrome seems to work OK with VISTA.
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