No lengthy theory here; Just the Steps For Dummies books focus on the steps necessary to accomplish key tasks. From the most basic things like turning on your PC and setting the date and time to setting up and using a wireless network, you’ll find simple steps that lead to great results. You learn how to:Set up your computer Work with the Start menu Navigate Windows Vista View the contents of a drive with Windows Explorer Create a password Play movies with Windows Media Player Set up your Internet connection Send and receive e-mail Browse the Web with Internet Explorer Work with sound and video Set up a wired Ethernet network Troubleshoot problems with hardware Run Windows Update, and many more common PC tasks
It’s easy to find what you want to know, because every chapter lists the tasks it covers and the page on which each can be found. Tasks are presented with numbered steps and plenty of illustrations that show you what you should be seeing on your screen. PCs Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition gets you going with that new PC in no time, and it’s a great reference to keep handy.
Get up to speed with Windows 7 right away--the QuickSteps way. Fully updated to cover Windows 7 SP1, Windows Live Mail 2011, and Internet Explorer 9, this book includes color screenshots and clear explanations that show you how to maximize the powerful features and upgrades available in Windows 7. Find out how to navigate and customize your desktop, store data, manage files, connect to the Internet, use email, add hardware and software, work with photos, and enjoy multimedia. Managing security and setting up a wired or wireless network are also covered. Start using Windows 7 in no time with help from this hands-on guide.
The unique, oblong layout of the QuickSteps series mimics your computer screen, displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on your computer.
Use these handy guideposts:Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks Need-to-know facts in concise narrative Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Bonus information related to the topic being covered Errors and pitfalls to avoid
Marty Matthews is the cocreator of the QuickSteps series and the author or coauthor of more than 70 books, including the bestselling Windows Vista QuickSteps and Windows 7 QuickSteps.
Maximize the versatile features of Windows 8 on all your devices with help from this hands-on guide. Discover how to customize settings, use the new Start screen and Charms bar, work with gestures on a touchscreen PC, organize and sync data in the cloud, and set up a network. How to Do Everything Windows 8 covers email, video conferencing, web access, peripheral devices, security, and troubleshooting. You’ll also get tips for using the entertainment apps to enjoy music, video, photos, games, and much more.Customize Windows 8, group tiles on the Start screen, pin icons to the taskbar, and change settings Manage and back up your files and sync them to the cloud Share files with a Windows 8 Homegroup Surf the web with both versions of Internet Explorer 10, use tabs, organize favorites, and protect your privacy online Print, scan, and fax with Windows 8 Communicate via built-in apps—Mail and Messaging—and add Skype Connect to social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, using the People app Enjoy the Music and Video apps and the Xbox Music free streaming service and video store View, manage, and share photos with the new Photos app—including your Facebook, Flickr, and SkyDrive photos Use all the built-in Windows 8 apps and get more from the Windows Store Keep Windows 8 running smoothly and securely Troubleshoot problems and reset or recover your PC