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  • Copyright 2010
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4227-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4227-8

See it done. Do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Easy Computer Basics, Windows 7 Edition  teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from your computer hardware and software. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common computer tasks. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

In full color

Learn how to…

• Set up and configure your new computer system

• Upgrade your computer with new hardware and software

• Use Microsoft Windows 7–and personalize it just for you

• Connect to the Internet for web surfing, email, Facebook, and YouTube

• Manage and edit digital photos

• Play, copy, and burn your own music CDs–and download music from the Internet to play on your iPod

• Protect your family and your computer from viruses, spam, and spyware

• Set up a wireless home network and share your Internet connection with multiple computers

Category: General Computing

Covers: Hardware, Microsoft ® Windows 7

User Level: Beginner

Easy steps guide you through each task.

Items you select or click are shown in bold.

Each step is fully illustrated.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapters

Playing Music and Movies in Windows 7

Understanding How Your Computer Works

Excerpts

A Video Tour of Windows Live Essentials

A Video Tour of Windows Media Center 7

Personalizing the Windows 7 Desktop, Video Walkthrough

Sample Pages

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Understanding How Your Computer Works.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 1

    The Parts of Your Computer System.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Getting to Know Your Computer.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    Connectors.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Memory Card Reader.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    Keyboard.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    Touchpad.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Hard Disk Drives: Long-Term Storage.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    CD and DVD Drives.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

    Video.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    Printers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    Scanners.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

CHAPTER 2 Setting Up and Using Your PC .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

    Typical Desktop PC Connections.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

    Setting Up a Desktop PC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    Setting Up a Notebook PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Powering On.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

    Logging On to Windows 7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

    Shutting Down.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Running on Batteries.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    Adding New Devices to Your System.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

CHAPTER 3 Using Microsoft Windows 7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Exploring the Windows 7 Desktop.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

    Using the Mouse.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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