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Author: Katherine Murray
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, ©2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Murray, Katherine, 1961-
My Microsoft Windows 7 PC.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, ©2012
(DLC) 2011284634
(OCoLC)751735861
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Murray
ISBN: 9780132832014 0132832011
OCLC Number: 780164791
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 376 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction 1Highlights of Windows 7 2Versions of Windows 7 3What You'll Find in This Book 4Let's Begin 6 Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows 7 9Starting and Stopping Windows 7 10 Starting Windows 7 11Using the Start Menu 13 Finding What You Need on the Start Menu 13Learning the Taskbar 17 Learning Taskbar Tools 17Navigation Basics: Using the Mouse and Keyboard 22 Using the Mouse 22Working with Windows 26 Starting a Program 26 Opening a Document 29 Switching to a Different Window 30 Arranging Windows 31Getting the Help You Need 35 Chapter 2 Preparing Your Windows 7 PC 41Transferring Files 42 Using Windows Easy Transfer 42Setting Up Programs 45Setting Up Your Printer 48Getting Ready to Use Hardware 51 Updating Drivers 53Setting Up Internet Connections 56Managing Your PC Power 59Preparing for Recovery 62 Chapter 3 Getting and Staying Connected: Phones, Devices, and Tablets 67Connecting Devices to Windows 7 68Syncing Your Phone 69Syncing Your MP3 Player 75Moving Files from a Flash Drive 79Setting Up Your Drawing Tablet 82 Getting Started with Your Drawing Tablet 82 Chapter 4 Securing Your Windows 7 PC 89Working with the Action Center 90 Working with an Action Center Alert 92Setting Up User Accounts 97Setting a Password 102Using Windows Defender 105Turning on Your Windows Firewall 109Changing User Account Control Settings 111 Chapter 5 Find What You're Looking for--Fast! 115Performing a Simple Search 116 Using the Search Box 117 Using the Search Folder 119Extending a Search 120 Understanding Search Filters 121 Expanding Your Search 122 Searching Online 123Customizing and Saving a Search 126 Creating a Custom Search 126 Saving Your Search 129 Chapter 6 Exploring, Downloading, and Running Programs 133Finding and Starting a Program 134Working with Program Windows 138 Exploring a Program Window 139 Copying Content Between Programs 141Closing a Program 143Downloading and Installing Programs 144 Getting Ready to Download a Program 145 Purchasing, Downloading, and Installing a Program 147Repairing and Uninstalling Programs 149Repairing Installations 149 Uninstalling Programs 150Working with Gadgets 153 Display Running Gadgets 154 Chapter 7 Organizing Files and Folders 161Working with Windows 7 Libraries 162 Getting Started with Windows 7 File Libraries 162 Taking a Look at Windows Explorer 164 Using the Navigation Pane 166 Adding Folders to Libraries 167 Creating a Library 168 Arranging Library Display 171Managing Folders 173 Finding the Folder You Want 173 Removing Folders 180Finding, Organizing, and Sharing Your Files 181 Finding Files 181 Previewing Files 182 Displaying and Updating File Information 183 Tagging Files 184 Compressing and Uncompressing Your Files 189 Chapter 8 Doing the Web Thing (Plus Email and Calendars, Too) 193Getting Online with Internet Explorer 194 Starting Internet Explorer 194 A Look Around the Internet Explorer Window 195 Displaying Browser Toolbars 197 Using the Notification Bar 198 Selecting Your Home Page 199Browsing and Searching the Web 200 Navigating the Web 202 Searching for Information 204 Adding a Search Provider 206Working with Tabs 210 Opening a New Tab 210 Changing the Tab Display 211 Displaying Colorful Tabs 212 Pinning a Site to the Taskbar 213Working with IE9 Tools 215 Changing Site Display 217Adding and Managing Favorites 218 Viewing Your RSS Feeds 223 Adding Web Slices 226Securing Your Browsing Experience 227 Blocking ActiveX Controls 228Sending a Link by Email with Windows Live Mail 235 Sending Mail 236 Chapter 9 Ready, Set, Media! 241Watching TV and Movies on Your PC 242 Looking Around the Windows Media Center Window 243 Watching Internet TV on Your PC 245 Watching Live TV on Your PC 249 Recording a Series or a Show 251 Setting Recording Options 252 Sharing Media on Your Phone 256Enjoying Media with Windows Media Player 258 Exploring the Windows Media Player Window 259 Playing Tunes in Windows Media Player 260 Creating a Playlist 265 Streaming Your Media 268 Viewing the Media Guide 271 Chapter 10 Cataloging and Fine-Tuning Your Photos 275Adding Pictures to Your PC 276 Connecting Your Camera and Downloading Pictures 276 Adding and Viewing Pictures from Your Phone 278 Viewing Photos on Windows Phone 7 278Viewing Photos in the Pictures Library 281 Looking Around the Pictures Library 281 Viewing Pictures in the Picture Library 282 Using the Windows Photo Viewer 284Managing Your Pictures 287 Rotating Pictures 288 Tagging Pictures 292Sharing Your Pictures 296Printing Pictures 299 Printing Your Photos 299 Chapter 11 Personalizing Windows 7 303Changing Your Desktop 303 Choosing a New Background 304 Choosing a Desktop Theme 306Adjusting the Look of Windows 7 310 Choosing a Color Scheme 310 Changing the Font Size 314Adjusting the Mouse 320 Changing Mouse Pointers 320Changing System Sounds 325 Chapter 12 Networking-at Home and on the Road 329Setting Up a Home Network 330 Gathering Your Equipment 330Getting Started with a HomeGroup 335 Creating and Setting Up a HomeGroup 336Using Your HomeGroup 340 Chapter 13 Windows 7 Care, Feeding, and Troubleshooting 345Updating Windows 7 346Backing Up and Restoring Your Files 349 Backing Up Your Files 349Using System Tools 354 Disk Cleanup 354 Disk Defragmenter 356Compatibility with Windows 7 357 Using the Windows Compatibility Center 358 Index 363
Other Titles: My Microsoft Windows seven PC
My Windows 7 PC
My Windows seven PC
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