Computers for Seniors for DummiesŪ

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2009 - Computers - 570 pages
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The first time I heard the term ''computer crash,'' I started worrying about the challenge of mastering these machines. Frankly I had all the gear but little or no idea on how to even get started. With no accelerator, no brake, not even a steering wheel, how was I going to control and do something useful with this computer? It doesn't have to be that way as long as you have the proper instruction. Get your first computer driving lessons from Computers For Seniors For Dummies. The For Dummies team is known for making even the most difficult subjects easy - and fun - to master. In this book, you find the ideal road map for finding your way around a personal computer, your PC (learnt something new already!) for the first time. Using Computers For Seniors For Dummies, you discover how to set up and fine tune your PC. You find out how to use Windows Vista - the petrol for your machine. Then the fun really begins! You can surf the vast world of the Internet to do anything from catching up on the latest news to finding out about a new hobby. (Be sure to visit me at www.stirlingmoss.com! ) You can put your photos on the computer and share them with friends and family. You can play games. You can play music. You can shop for anything and everything under the sun. You can send greetings and gifts and join in online discussions. You can plan your vacations and print maps to your destination so you can get there without a wrong turn! And if you run into trouble, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has a repair shop - a section on working out and fixing the problem. Computers open up a great world of possibilities. You should be a part of it. With Computers For Seniors For Dummies, you have the power to participate in that world. If I can learn to drive a computer, although I still have my ''L'' plates on, so can you! Lose your fear and take control of your new machine with Computers For Seniors For Dummies - the book that is easy and fun to use and prepared especially for you.
 

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I am finding this book quite helpful for those of us not growing up in a computer world. It goes step by step and is uncompliated to learn. Give it a try if you feel computer challanged. I did and would tell anyone to give it a try. Read full review

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Very helpful. Easy understandable language. makes it less of a task to figure out the whats or how to do it on the computer. Read full review

Contents

Buying a Computer 1 Part I Buying and Getting Started with Your Computer
2
Setting Up Your Computer
27
Getting around the Windows Desktop
58
Customizing Windows
88
Working with Files and Folders
122
Machines
156
Getting Help
185
Having Fun and Getting Things Done with
208
Listening to Music
282
Playing Games in Windows Vista
302
Exploring the Internet
320
Connecting with People Online
416
Taking Care of Your Computer
433
Maintaining Windows 451 Set Up Windows Defender to Run Automatically
454
Purchasing a PC Checklist 469 Computers For Seniors For DummiesCheat Sheet
469
Index
475

Work with Numbers and Finances
233
Get the Most from Movies and Digital Photos
257

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About the author (2009)

Nancy C. Muir is the author of more than 50 technology books, including several bestsellers on Office PowerPoint. She has worked as a trainer and university instructor, and she has a certificate in distance learning design.

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