Author(s): Paul McFedries
A practical guide for visual learners who are eager to get started with Windows 7 Windows 7 is Microsoft's highly anticipated operating system used by millions of people around the world. If you're a visual learner and are new to Windows 7, then this book is an ideal introduction to the new features of this operating system. Seasoned author Paul McFedries walks you through the basics and beyond of Windows 7 in a straightforward manner. You'll discover how to install and repair programs, maintain your system, set up password-protected accounts, load images from a digital camera, play music and other media files, secure Internet and e-mail accounts, and much more. More than 150 tasks are accompanied by full-color screen shots as they guide you to becoming a confident user of Windows 7.* Experienced author Paul McFedries walks you through Microsoft's eagerly awaited new operating system: Windows 7* Clear and succinct explanations, step-by-step instructions, and full-color screen shots take you through the newest features of Windows 7* More than 150 Windows 7 tasks show you the basics and beyond, including installing and repairing programs, maintaining your system, loading images from a digital camera, and more This book is essential if you are a visual learner who is enthusiastic about diving in and exploring all that Windows 7 has to offer!
Chapter 1. Getting Started with Windows 7. Start Windows 7. What You Can Do with Windows 7. The Windows 7 Screen. Using a Mouse with Windows 7. Get Help. Activate Your Copy of Windows 7. Restart Windows 7. Shut Down Windows 7. Chapter 2. Launching and Working with Programs Install a Program. Change or Repair a Program Installation. Start a Program. Understanding Program Windows. Using Pull-Down Menus. Using Toolbars. Understanding Dialog Box Controls. Using Dialog Boxes. Work with Program Windows. Using Scrollbars. Switch Between Programs. Take Advantage of Program Jump Lists. Uninstall a Program. Chapter 3. Creating and Editing Documents. Understanding Documents. Create a Document. Save a Document. Open a Document. Make a Copy of a Document. Edit Document Text. Change the Text Font. Find Text. Replace Text. Insert Special Symbols. Print a Document. Chapter 4. Working with Images. Open the Pictures Library. Preview an Image. View Your Images. Scan an Image. Import Images from a Digital Camera. Repair a Digital Image. Print an Image. Create a DVD Slide Show for Your Images. Chapter 5. Playing Music and Other Media. Open and Close Windows Media Player. Navigate the Media Player Window. Using the Library. Play an Audio or a Video File. Adjust the Volume. Play a Music CD. Copy Tracks from a Music CD. Create a Playlist. Burn Music Files to a CD. Play a DVD. Navigate a DVD. Connect Your PC and Your Home Theater. What You Can Do with Media Center. Open and Close Media Center. Navigate the Media Center Window. Run a Media Center Slide Show. Chapter 6. Working with Files. View Your Files. Select a File. Change the File View. Preview a File. REWRITING. Copy a File. Move a File. Burn Files to a CD or DVD. Rename a File. Create a New File. Delete a File. Restore a Deleted File. Add Tags to a File. Search for a File. Extract Files from a Compressed Folder. Chapter 7. Sharing Your Computer with Others. Display User Accounts. Create a User Account. Switch Between Accounts. Change a User's Name. Change a User's Picture. Delete an Account. Create a Homegroup. Join a Homegroup. Share a Document or Folder. Connect to a Wireless Network. View Network Resources. Chapter 8. Using Windows 7's Notebook Features. Display Mobility Settings. Display Power Options. Customize a Power Plan. Configure Power Buttons. Adjust Screen Brightness. Monitor Battery Power. Input Text with a Pen. Synchronize Files Between Computers. Configure Presentation Settings. Chapter 9. Getting Connected to the Internet. Understanding Internet Connections. Get an Internet Connection Started. Create a Wireless Connection. Create a Broadband Connection. Create a Dial-Up Connection. Connect to the Internet. Disconnect from the Internet. Chapter 10. Surfing the World Wide Web. Understanding the World Wide Web. Start Internet Explorer. Navigate Internet Explorer. Select a Link. Enter a Web Page Address. Open a Web Page in a Tab. Navigate Web Pages. Navigate with the History List. Change Your Home Page. Save Favorite Web Pages. Search for Sites. Chapter 11. Working with E-mail, Contacts, and Events. Install Windows Live Essentials Programs. Configure an E-mail Account. Send an E-mail Message. Add Someone to Your Contacts. Create a Contact Category. Select a Contact Address. Add a File Attachment. Add a Signature. Chapter 12. Implementing Security in Windows 7. Understanding Windows 7 Security. Check Action Center for Security Problems. Protect an Account with a Password. Lock Your Computer. Set Up Parental Controls. Delete Your Browsing History. Browse the Web Privately. Set the Junk E-mail Protection Level. Block a Person Who Sends You Junk Mail. Receive and Read E-mail Messages. Reply to a Message. Forward a Message. Open and Save an Attachment. Create a Folder for Saving Messages. Create Rules to Filter Incoming Messages. Switch to Calendar. Navigate the Calendar. Display a Different Date. Create an Event. Add a Calendar. Chapter 13. Customizing Windows 7. Open the Personalization Window. Change the Desktop Background. Set Up a Desktop Slide Show. Set the Screen Saver. Change the Windows 7 Color Scheme. Save a Custom Theme. Apply a Theme. Add a Gadget to the Desktop. Customize the Start Menu. Customize the Taskbar. Chapter 14. Maintaining Windows 7. Check Hard Drive Free Space. Delete Unnecessary Files. Defragment Your Hard Drive on a Schedule. Check Your Hard Drive for Errors. Check Your Devices for Errors. Create a System Restore Point. Apply a System Restore Point. Back Up Files. Restore Backed-Up Files.