Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies

Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies

by Mark Justice Hinton


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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470509463
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 316,350
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting to Know Windows 7 7

1: Getting Comfortable with the Windows 7 Desktop 9

2: Examining the Anatomy of a Window 29

3: Creating Your First Documents 45

4: Organizing Your Documents 69

Part II: Getting Things Done in Windows 7 93

5: Taking Advantage of the Windows Accessories 95

6: Installing and Removing Programs 115

7: Working with Printers and Other Add-On Devices 127

Part III: Discovering the Internet 141

8: Connecting to the Internet 143

9: Finding What You Need on the Web 153

10: Sending and Receiving E-Mail 179

Part IV: Having Fun with Windows 7 201

11: Playing Games 203

12: Enjoying Photos in Windows 7 213

13: Listening to Music and Watching DVDs 235

Part V: Having It Your Way with Windows 7 259

14: Making Windows 7 More Fun to Use 261

15: Using the Taskbar and Start Menu Smartly 285

16: Making Windows 7 Easier to Use 303

Part VI: Staying Safe and Keeping Windows 7 Healthy 323

17: Updating Windows 7 325

18: Protecting Your Computer 341

19: Keeping Your Data Safe 359

Index 377

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Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent source of information that was so easy to read and follow. No stress, just get right to it and learn!
Auntieem More than 1 year ago
Learned some things I wasn't aware of before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will help my grandma figure out how to use her windows 7 laptop. P.S my g-ma was used to windows XP then she skiped a version of windows
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never had formal training with Windows software. Needed to see where and what I was missing in basic training. This provided very good pointers, like side-by-side windows. This is definitely a reference guide that is kept close to my laptop at home.
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I have used this book prior to my purchase. It is so wonderful and I can do many things on my computer with the help of the book. Therefore, no more checking it out of the library. It's mine to have at my fingertips.
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