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PCs Simplified.

Author/Creator:
Marmel, Elaine.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2011.
Series:
Simplified Ser.
Simplified Ser. ; v.23
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (291 pages)
Subjects:
Microcomputers.
Computers.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Simply the easiest way to start using a Windows PC If you want a "show me how, don't tell me why" approach to learning how to use a computer, this is the book for you. Large, full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions show you how to get up and running with Windows and the latest hardware add-ons, the Internet, and popular software applications. Learn all the basics plus how to use Office 2010, protect your computer from viruses, sync up mobile devices, and much more. Designed for people who learn best visually, this full-color guide covers basic information for beginning computer users, including how to use Windows 7, multimedia applications, wireless devices, and the Internet Uses large screen shots and step-by-step instructions to make learning fast and easy Covers Office 2010, multimedia management, virus protection, popular software applications, common peripherals, and basic security Shows how to integrate the latest wireless technologies and sync mobile devices  Visual learners will find this colorful guide shows exactly what to expect at every step and makes learning to use a PC easier than ever before.
Contents:
PCs Simplified®
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with Computer Basics
Discover the Computer
Benefits of Using a Computer
What You Can Do with a Computer
Types of Computers
Tour the Personal Computer
Learn About Computer Hardware and Software
Get to Know Data Input Devices
Get Acquainted with Data Output Devices
Learn About the Operating System
Tour the Central Processing Unit
Understanding Memory
Learn About Data Storage
Chapter 2: Purchasing a Computer
Choose a Computer Type
Select a CPU
Choose an Edition of Windows
Determine How Much RAM You Need
Select Data Storage Options
Choose a Monitor and Video Card
Choose a Printer
Add Other Hardware and Software
Tips on Purchase Considerations
Chapter 3: Getting Started with Your Computer
Set Up Your Work Area
Connect the Computer Components
Turn On the Computer for the First Time
Use a Keyboard
Use a Mouse
Explore Mouse Types
Use an Optical Drive
Use a USB Storage Device
Restart the Computer
Turn Off the Computer
Chapter 4: Learning Windows 7 Basics
Explore the Windows 7 Screen
Understanding the Start Menu
Start a Program
Tour a Program Window
Select a Command Using the Ribbon
Select a Command Using a Menu or Toolbar
Understanding Dialog Box Options
Use Dialog Box Controls
Save a Document
Open a Document
Switch Between Open Programs
Print a Document
Edit Document Text
Start Frequently Used Programs
Customize the Start Menu
Customize the Taskbar
Select a Desktop Theme and Screen Saver
Chapter 5: Managing Files and Folders
Understanding How Windows Organizes Data
View Files
Become Familiar with the Windows Explorer Screen
Select Files
Create a New Folder
Change the Windows Explorer Layout
Rename a File.
Copy a File
Move a File
Create a Data CD or DVD
Delete a File
Restore a Deleted File
Search for a File
Chapter 6: Securing Windows 7
Secure Your Computer
Change the Logon Password
Establish Parental Controls
Check the Action Center
Prevent Others from Using Your Computer
Chapter 7: Working with Software
Install a Program
Uninstall a Program
Create Documents with a Word Processor
Crunch Numbers with a Spreadsheet
Build Presentations with a Presentation Program
Store Information with a Database
Manipulate Pictures with an Image Editor
Create Publications with a Desktop-Publishing Program
Chapter 8: Using Multimedia
How Digital Cameras Work
How Webcams Work
How Digital Audio Players Work
Understanding Digital Images
Understanding Digital Video
Understanding Digital Audio
Copy Music CD Tracks to Your Computer
Play Music Using Your Computer
Create a Music CD
Discover Gaming
Windows 7 Games
Chapter 9: Working with Portable Computers and Devices
Understand the Advantages of a Portable Computer
Discover Portable Devices
Synchronize Using a BlackBerry Smartphone
Synchronize Using an iPod
Chapter 10: Surfing the World Wide Web
Introduction to the Internet
Explore Internet Connections
Manually Establish an Internet Connection
Guard Against Internet Intruders
World Wide Web Basics
Learn About Web Browsers
Search the Web
Read News on the Web
Research Using the Web
Buy and Sell on the Web
Socialize on the Web
Protect Yourself on the Web
Protect Your Children on the Web
Protect Your Browsing Privacy
Chapter 11: Communicating Online
Introduction to E-Mail
Discover E-Mail Addresses
Compose an E-Mail Message
Learn About E-Mail Etiquette
Receive an E-Mail Message
Reduce E-Mail Spam.
Guard Against E-Mail Viruses
Chapter 12: Wireless Computing
Discover Wireless Computing
Wireless Computing Devices
Connect to a Wireless Network
Wireless Network Security
Stream Media Throughout Your Home
Chapter 13: Performing Computer Maintenance
Update Your Operating System
Determine Hard Drive Free Space
Check Your Hard Drive for Errors
Defragment Your Hard Drive
Clean Up Your Hard Drive
Back Up Your Files
Restore a Backup
Index.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Marmel, Elaine PCs Simplified
ISBN:
9781118023839
9780470888476
OCLC:
699487856
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