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Windows 7 QuickSteps

Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics!Get started using Windows 7 right away--the QuickSteps way. Color screenshots with streamlined explanations show you how to use all the new and improved features of this sleek operating system. You'll find tips for customizing your desktop, managing files, connecting to the Internet, using email, adding hardware and software, and enjoying photos, music, and video. Learn how to set up a wired or wireless network and secure your entire system too. Get the book that gets you up-and-running on Windows 7 in no time.Use these handy guideposts:Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasksNeed-to-know facts in concise narrativeHelpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Bonus information related to the topic being coveredErrors and pitfalls to avoid

Series: Quicksteps

Paperback: 272 pages

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (September 17, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0071635696

ISBN-13: 978-0071635691

Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Windows 7 QuickSteps marks a coming of age with the popular QuickSteps series. Although author Martin Matthews has retained the easy-going style and approach that are the hallmark of QuickSteps books, Windows 7 is bound to appeal to both the new user and seasoned Windows professional users.This is an intense, concentrated documentation that someone who bought their first notebook at an electronics store is bound to sleep with under their pillow--if they can sleep at all with the introduction of Windows' sleek, but hardly intuitive new interface. The book is modular--it's much easier to find your topic of interest with the Table of contents than using the book's index--however, there is a logical sequence from fist pages onward. Chapters 1 and 2 introduce you to Win 7, covering the Desktop, Taskbar, the new Aero features such as task switching, and the invaluable essentials such as using a mouse, finding an application you're certain is on your system, and locating and managing files. From there, the book moves you onto customizing version 7 to suit your needs, and along the way revealing useful, unobvious features the user will certainly want to consider. If you're already a Windows Pro, you might want to pore through Chapter 2: features you're accustomed to from XP--particularly System Restore, how Control Panel is now arranged and categorized, how to turn on file extensions, and the Internet-style hierarchical structure of file displays--will make win 7 a dream come true instead of a nightmare.Windows 7 QuickSteps then proceeds to "The Good Stuff". Every new users wants to hop on the `net, and Chapter 3 shows you how to configure your connection (both dial-up and high-speed, thank you!

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