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Windows 7 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-55525-5
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432 pages
August 2009
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Introduction 1

Part I: Windows 7 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know 7

Chapter 1: What Is Windows 7? 9

Chapter 2: The Desktop, Start Menu, Taskbar, Gadgets, and Other Windows 7 Mysteries 19

Chapter 3: Basic Windows Mechanics 47

Chapter 4: Flipping Through Files, Folders, Flash Drives, Libraries, and CDs 69

Part II: Working with Programs and Files 95

Chapter 5: Playing with Programs and Documents 97

Chapter 6: Briefly Lost, but Quickly Found 117

Chapter 7: Printing Your Work 129

Part III: Getting Things Done on the Internet 139

Chapter 8: Cruising the Web 141

Chapter 9: Sending and Receiving E-Mail 165

Chapter 10: Safe Computing 189

Part IV: Customizing and Upgrading Windows 7 207

Chapter 11: Customizing Windows 7 with the Control Panel 209

Chapter 12: Keeping Windows from Breaking 233

Chapter 13: Sharing One Computer with Several People 245

Chapter 14: Connecting Computers with a Network 255

Part V: Music, Movies, Memories (And Photos, Too) 283

Chapter 15: Playing and Copying Music in Media Player 285

Chapter 16: Fiddling with Photos and Movies 309

Part VI: Help! 333

Chapter 17: The Case of the Broken Window 335

Chapter 18: Strange Messages: What You Did Does Not Compute 347

Chapter 19: Moving from an Old Computer to a New Windows 7 PC 357

Chapter 20: Help on the Windows 7 Help System 371

Part VII: The Part of Tens 377

Chapter 21: Ten or So Things You’ll Hate about Windows 7 (And How to Fix Them) 379

Chapter 22: Ten or So Tips for Laptop Owners 387

Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows 7 393

Index 399

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