The Complete Idiot's Guide to PC Basics, Windows, 7th Edition

  • Joe Kraynak
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  • ISBN-10: 1101470526
  • ISBN-13: 9781101470527
  • DDC: 004.16
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The down and dirty basics for computer newbies. For those with a blank slate when it comes to computer know-how, this guide teaches readers how to get started on a PC, including: easy instructions on starting, setting up, and organizing the PC; navigating the Windows 7 desktop and folder system; getting up and running with email; working with music, photos, and video; plus an introduction to Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, eBay, blogging, instant messaging; and more!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Getting Started.
2: Buying the Right Computer for You.
3: Setting Up, Starting, and Turning Off Your PC.
4: Taking Control with Input Devices.
5: Getting Around in Windows 7.
6: Getting Help.
7: Taking Control of Your PC.
8: Changing the Look and Feel of Windows.
9: Creating and Managing User Accounts.
10: Managing Disks, Files, and Folders.
11: Running, Installing, and Uninstalling Programs.
12: Installing and Managing Additional Hardware Devices.
13: Networking Your PC at Home and on the Road.
14: Getting Down to Business.
15: Typing and Other Word Processing Chores.
16: Working with Graphics.
17: Crunching Numbers with Spreadsheets.
18: Creating an Address Book and Printing Mailing Labels.
19: Managing Your Finances.
20: Printing Documents and Other Creations.
21: Tapping the Power of the Internet.
22: Getting Wired to the Internet.
23: Poking Around on the World Wide Web.
24: Searching the Web Google Style.
25: Sending and Receiving E-Mail.
26: Connecting with Friends and Family on Facebook.
27: Sharing Video on YouTube.
28: Passing Notes on Twitter.
29: Communicating One-on-One in Real Time.
30: Buying and Selling Stuff Online.
31: Touring Message Boards, Mailing Lists, and More.
32: Publishing Your Own Web Page or Blog.
33: Protecting Your PC from Viruses and Other Online Threats.
34: Going Digital with Music, Photos, and Video.
35: Playing, Growing, and Managing Your Music Collection.
36: Snapping, Enhancing, and Sharing Digital Photos.
37: Playing and Making DVDs.
38: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Computer.
39: Keeping Your PC Clean.
40: Giving Your PC a Tune-Up.
41: PC Problems: Preparation and Troubleshooting.