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This concise guide covers every edition of Windows 7 in Visual QuickStart style, with plenty of screenshots, numbered steps, tips, and sidebars. You'll learn how to use new and updated features, including the redesigned taskbar; jump lists; libraries; federated search; desktop gadgets; window-management shortcuts; and the improved versions of Internet Explorer, Mail, Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and Media Player. You'll also find information on setup; installation; upgrading from other Windows versions; troubleshooting; hardware; and organizing your documents, music, photos, and videos. Laptop and mobile users will learn how to connect from the road, jump onto a public wireless network, and conserve battery power. Author Chris Fehily also walks you through setting up a network or homegroup, connecting to the internet, configuring routers and firewalls, and hooking up printers and other devices. You'll learn how to use security features to protect your PC and network and share files while keeping personal stuff private.
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: The Desktop
Chapter 3: Getting Help
Chapter 4: Personalizing Your Work Environment
Chapter 5: Organizing Files and Folders
Chapter 6: Installing and Running Programs
Chapter 7: Printing, Scanning, and Faxing
Chapter 8: Setting up Hardware
Chapter 9: Digital Photos
Chapter 10: Windows Media Player
Chapter 11: Windows Live Movie Maker
Chapter 12: Connecting to the Internet
Chapter 13: Security and Privacy
Chapter 14: Internet Explorer
Chapter 15: Windows Live Mail
Chapter 16: Windows Live Messenger
Chapter 17: Managing User Accounts
Chapter 18: Setting up a Small Network
Chapter 19: Working Remotely
Chapter 20: Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Appendix Installing Windows