The complete idiot's guide to PC basics : Windows 7 edition

Kraynak, Joe Author
[Place of publication not identified] Alpha 2011
1 online resource (xxi, 410 p.) : ill.

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Other Title:
Complete idiot's guide
PC basics
Windows 7 edition
Personal computer basics
Windows Seven edition
Operating systems (Computers).
Microsoft Windows (Computer file).
Electronic books.
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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! * Focuses on software-and the practical and fun things new users want to do with their PCs * A large number of people-particularly the older generation-are new to computers * Includes troubleshooting tips
Getting started
Buying the right computer for you
Setting up, starting, and turning off your PC
Taking control with input devices
Getting around in Windows 7
Getting help
Taking control of your PC
Changing the look and feel of Windows
Creating and managing user accounts
Managing discs, files, and folders
Running, installing, and uninstalling programs
Installing and managing additional hardware devices
Networking your PC at home and on the road
Getting down to business
Typing and other word processing chores
Working with graphics
Crunching numbers with spreadsheets
Creating an address book and printing mailing labels
Managing your finances
Printing documents and other creations
Tapping the power of the Internet
Getting wired to the Internet
Poking around on the World Wide Web
Searching the Web Google style
Sending and receiving e-mail
Connecting with friends and family on Facebook
Sharing video on YouTube
Passing notes on Twitter
Communicating one-on-one in Real Time
Buying and selling stuff online
Touring message boards, mailing lists, and more
Publishing your own Web page or blog
Protecting your PC from viruses and other online threats
Going digital with music, photos, and video
Playing, growing, and managing your music collection
Snapping, enhancing, and sharing digital photos
Playing and making DVDs
Maintaining and troubleshooting your computer
Keeping your PC clean
Giving your PC a tune-up
PC problems : preparation and troubleshooting.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph