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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
• Want all the cool new cutting-edge features and interface Windows Vista offers? Well, before you run out and buy the software, you need to ensure your system will support it! We walk you through, step-by-step, how to manually check if your PC and other hardware and software are supported for use with Windows Vista. We show you how to perform common upgrade tasks, if needed, before you install Vista. In addition, we provide tips and procedures on backing up your data.
• Having to choose between five different versions (yes, Vista comes in FIVE flavors!) can be confusing! Don’t sweat it, though--we’ve got you covered. We show you how to decide which flavor of Vista is best suited to you! Then we walk you through installing and setting up Vista for the very first time.
• Next we dig into the new Vista interface, which is quite a change from the old XP! Then we give you a tour of the many new and enhanced features. While you might fancy yourself a wicked-smart Windows user, don’t skip this section! We’re positive you’ll find things you didn’t know that will help you make Vista do thy bidding.
• Don’t like the slick new Vista interface? (Macintosh, anyone?) We show you how to harness the power of Vista while keeping the look and feel of your XP. Who says change has to be painful?
• After you have the basics nailed, we then show you some of the cool things you can do with Vista, from customizing its performance, to disabling annoying security controls, to connecting to a wireless network.
If you're a first-time, over-50 Windows user looking for an authoritative, easy-to-follow guide to the basics of this new operating system, look no further. This no-nonsense book cuts through confusing jargon and covers just what you need to know, providing lots of helpful figures along the way!
Whether you're upgrading to the new Windows 10 operating system with the hopes of keeping in touch with loved ones via webcam or social media, or simply want to make your life more organized and streamlined, all the help you need to make the most of Windows 10 is at your fingertips. You'll find out how to navigate the interface with a mouse or touchscreen, manage printers and other external devices, store files in the Cloud, send and receive email, listen to music, and so much more. Customize the desktop and set up a simple network Connect with family and friends online Protect your data, your computer, and your identity Learn faster and easier with the help of large-print text
There's no easier way to get up and running on the new Windows operating system than with Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies.
Windows 8 is fast and fluid, bringing you the updates you need quickly, while providing reliable access to the programs and files you depend on as you go about your daily tasks. Whether you are sharing photos, checking your social media accounts, designing a presentation, or listening to your favorite podcast, Windows 8 gives you the means to move through your tasks smoothly in any order or combination you choose.
Some folks welcome this kind of new energy in technology; others aren’t so sure a complete makeover is a good idea. Whichever camp you find yourself in, this book will help you learn more about what you can expect from Windows 8. Some of the biggest changes we’ll discuss in this book include:
Navigating the new Start screen, customizing Start screen colors, and displaying your favorite apps as you want them to appear
Using live tiles to get the latest information for your favorite apps
Using touch and mouse-based techniques to personalize your Windows 8 experience and work with files, folders, and more
Enhancing the security of your system by changing your Lock Screen, adding a picture password, and creating a PIN logon
Learning to work fluidly with open apps, cycling through open apps, docking apps, and closing or suspending apps you no longer need
Using the Refresh and Reset tools to give your computer a fresh start if you’re having computer problems
Shopping for apps in the Windows Store, installing apps on your computer, and adding ratings and reviews to let other shoppers know what you think
Browsing with the sleek and streamlined Internet Explorer 10
Windows 10 is one of the most significant upgrades in Microsoft's history and Windows 10 in easy steps, 2nd Edition is ideal for newbies and for those wanting to quickly grasp the essentials in the new version.
Covers the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, released August 2016.
Table of ContentsIntroducing Windows 10 Getting Started Working with Apps Basic Controls Customizing Windows File Explorer Managing Files and Folders Digital Lifestyle Microsoft Edge Browser Keeping in Touch Networking System and Security
You don't need to know every fea ture--you just want to get your work done. Full-color illustratio ns show you how to perform each step of your project from start to finish. Low price d--why pay for more than you need? John Rizzo has been writing about computers for 20 years. His work has appeared in CNET, eWeek.com, the San Fran cis co Chronicle, PC Magazine, and other publications. John is the author of numerous books, including Customizing Windows XP: Visual Qu ickProject Gu ide. He also publishes MacWindows.com, a news and information Web site devoted to helping Mac users get along in a Windows world.