Author(s): Michael Miller
Everything casual users need to know to get the most out of their new Windows 7 PCs, software, and the Internet *The best-selling beginner's guide, now completely updated for Windows 7 and today's most popular Internet tools - including Facebook, craigslist, Twitter, and Wikipedia *Easy step-by-step instructions cover setting up a new PC, getting online, working with digital media, using productivity tools, and much more *By the world's #1 author of beginning technology books, Michael Miller This year, you may be one of the millions of casual computer users that will buy a new Windows 7 notebook or desktop PC. You'll want to know how to find your way around, get comfortable, and get the job done - without jargon, complexity, or hassle. There's a book for you: Michael Miller's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Windows 7 Edition. It's the one book that covers everything today's beginners and near-beginners need to know: not just about Windows, but also about software, hardware, and the Internet. Through 90+ books, author Michael Miller has established an unparalleled track record in explaining complicated concepts simply and clearly, and empowering beginners.
Michael Miller is a successful and prolific author with a reputation for practical advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers. Mr. Miller has written more than 90 best-selling books over the past two decades. His books for Que include Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay, How Microsoft Windows Vista Works, Speed It Up! A Non-Technical Guide for Speeding Up Slow Computers, and Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his practical, real-world advice--as well as his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience. You can email Mr. Miller directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. His website is located at www.molehillgroup.com.
Part I: Getting Started 1. How Personal Computers Work 2. Setting Up Your New Computer System Part II: Using Windows 3. Getting to Know Windows 7 4. Personalizing Windows 5. Working with Files, Folders, and Disks Part III: Upgrading and Maintaining Your System 6. Adding New Hardware and Devices to Your System 7. Setting Up a Home Network 8. Performing Routine Maintenance 9. Dealing with Common Problems 10. Protecting Your PC from Viruses, Spam, and Other Online Nuisances Part IV: Using Computer Software 11. Installing New Software 12. The Suite Spot: Working with Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office 13. Letters, Memos, and More: Working with Microsoft Word 14. Crunching Numbers: Working with Microsoft Excel 15. Presenting Yourself: Working with Microsoft PowerPoint Part V: Using the Internet 16. Connecting to the Internet -- at Home or On the Road 17. Surfing the Web with Internet Explorer 18. Searching the Web 19. Researching with Wikipedia 20. Shopping Online 21. Buying and Selling in eBay Online Auctions 22. Buying and Selling on craigslist 23. Banking and Paying Bills Online 24. Watching Videos on the Web 25. Using Web-Based Applications 26. Creating Your Own Web Page 27. Exploring Other Cool and Useful Websites Part VI: Communicating via the Internet 28. Sending and Receiving Email 29. Sending and Receiving Instant Messages 30. Social Networking with Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter 31. Exploring Blogs and Podcasts Part VII: Exploring the Digital Lifestyle 32. Organizing and Editing Your Digital Photos 33. Sharing Your Digital Photos Online 34. Playing, Ripping, and Burning CDs 35. Downloading and Playing Digital Music 36. Using Your PC with an iPod or iPhone 37. Playing DVDs on Your PC 38. Making Your Own Digital Home Movies