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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-407759-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-407759-8

Book + 2 Hours of Free Video + Content Update Program

My Windows® 10 Computer for Seniors is an easy, full-color tutorial on the latest operating system from Microsoft. It includes 2 hours of FREE step-by-step video tutorials to help you learn how to navigate and customize the new Windows 10 desktop.

In addition, this book is part of Que’s Content Update Program.  As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software.  The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection.  To learn more, visit www.quepublishing.com/CUP.

Veteran author Michael Miller has written more than 100 nonfiction books and is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. Michael wrote this book from the 50+ point of view, using relevant examples and coving all the most popular tasks. Miller will help you learn to:

  • Set up your computer with no fuss or aggravation
  • Get productive fast, even if you don’t have computer experience
  • Use Windows’ new touch features if you have a touchscreen device
  • Safeguard your privacy, and protect yourself from online scams
  • Find, install, and use easy new Modern apps
  • Display up-to-the-minute news, weather, and stock prices
  • Use new SmartSearch to find everything faster on the Internet
  • Discover reliable health and financial information online
  • Make free Skype video calls to friends and family
  • Use Facebook to find old friends and see what they’re up to
  • Store your pictures, fix them, and share them with loved ones
  • Read eBooks on your PC–even enlarge text for greater comfort
  • Watch TV or movies with Netflix, Hulu Plus, or YouTube
  • Enjoy your music, and discover great music you’ve never heard
  • Fix your own computer problems without help

The DVD will contain 12 videos, each averaging 10 minutes each, for a total of approximately two hours of video instruction. The videos will show how to perform specific tasks in step-by-step function, or illustrate specific features visually. The following videos are included:

1.      Connecting a New PC

Hands-on guide to making all the necessary connections -- speakers, mouse, keyboard, monitor, USB peripherals.

2.      Getting to Know Windows 10

General tour of Windows 10 and most useful features.

3.      Personalizing Windows

Presenting all of Windows 10's customizable interface features.

4.      Making Windows Easier to Use

Examining Windows 10's Ease of Access features

5.      Browsing and Searching the Web

Using the new Edge browser (and Google search engine) to browse and search the Internet

6.      Protecting Yourself Online

Tips and advice for safe and secure use of the Internet and email

7.      Sites for Older Users

Presenting the best websites for older users

8.      Sending and Receiving Email

Sending and receiving email with Win10's Email app (and a little bit on Gmail, too)

9.      Connecting with Facebook

Basic guide to Facebook for older users

10.  Editing and Sharing Digital Photos

Using Win10's Photos app to manage and edit digital photos.

11.  Watching Movies and TV Shows on Your PC

How to use Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other sites to watch streaming video online.

12.  Working with Files and Folders

Basic file/folder management. 

Sample Content

Table of Contents

1 Understanding Computer Basics     3
Examining Key Components     3
    Hard Disk Drive     4
    Memory     5
    Processor     5
    Display     6
    Keyboard     7
    Pointing Device     8
    Connectors     9
Exploring Different Types of PCs     11
    Desktop PCs     11
    Notebook PCs     13
Which Type of PC Should You Buy?     14
Setting Up Your New Computer System     15
    Set Up a Notebook PC     15
    Set Up a Traditional Desktop PC     16
    Set Up an All-in-One Desktop PC     18
2 Performing Basic Operations     21
Using Windows with a Mouse or Touchpad     21
    Mouse and Touchpad Operations     22
Using Windows with a Keyboard     24
    Keyboard Operations     24
3 Using Your Windows 10 PC—If You’ve Never Used a Computer Before     27
Powering Up and Powering Down     28
    Turn On and Configure Your New PC—For the First Time     28
    Turn On Your System—Normally     33
    Turn Off Your Computer     35
Finding Your Way Around Windows     35
    Use the Start Menu     36
    Use the Taskbar     37
4 Using Your Windows 10 PC—If You’ve Used Windows Before     41
Windows 10 for Windows 8/8     1 Users     41
Windows 10 for Windows 7 Users     44
Windows 10 for Windows XP Users     45
The 10 Most Important New Features of Windows 10     46
    1: Back to the Desktop (Goodbye, Start Screen)     47
    2: The Start Menu Returns—Better Than Ever     48
    3: Things Look a Little Different     49
    4: Take Control with the Action Center     50
    5: Manage System Settings with the Settings Tool     51
    6: Universal Apps in Desktop Windows     52
    7: Smart Searching—and More—with Cortana     53
    8: A New Way to Browse the Web     54
    9: Improved Task Switching     54
    10: Create Multiple Desktops     55
5 Connecting Printers and Other Peripherals     57
Connecting Devices via USB     57
    Connect a Printer     58
    Connect Other Peripherals     60
Connecting Smartphones and Tablets     61
    Connect an iPhone or iPad     61
    Connect an Android Phone or Tablet     62
Connecting Your PC to Your TV     63
    Connect via HDMI     63
6 Personalizing Windows     67
Personalizing the Windows Desktop     67
    Personalize the Start Menu     68
    Change the Desktop Background     69
    Change the Accent Color     71
Personalizing the Lock Screen     72
    Change the Lock Screen Background     73
    Display a Slideshow on the Lock Screen     74
    Add Apps to the Lock Screen     75
    Change Your Account Picture     76
Configuring Other Windows Settings     78
    Configure Settings from the Settings Window     78
    Configure Settings from the Traditional Control Panel     79
Working with User Accounts     80
    Create a New User Account     82
    Switch Users     84
    Sign Out of Windows     85
    Sign In with Multiple Users     86
7 Making Windows Easier to Use     89
Employing Ease of Access Functions     89
    Access Ease of Access Features     90
    Enlarge the Screen     91
    Improve Onscreen Contrast     93
    Make the Cursor Easier to See     93
    Read Text Aloud with Narrator     94
    Use the On-Screen Keyboard     95
Using Alternative Input Devices     96
    Replace the Touchpad     97
    Attach a Different Keyboard     98
Connecting a Larger Screen     99
    Connect a New Monitor     99
8 Using Windows 10 on a Touchscreen Device     101
Using Windows in Tablet Mode     101
    Switch to Tablet Mode     102
    Use Windows 10’s Tablet Mode     103
Using Windows with Touch Gestures     104
    Touchscreen Operations     104
9 Using Software Apps     107
Launching Your Favorite Programs     107
    Pin a Program to the Start Menu     108
    Pin a Program to the Taskbar     108
    Create a Shortcut on the Desktop     109
    Open a Program     110
Working with Windows on the Desktop     111
    Maximize, Minimize, and Close a Window     111
    Resize a Window     112
    Switch Between Open Windows     112
    Snap a Window     113
    Scroll Through a Window     114
Working with Software Applications     115
    Use Pull-Down Menus     115
    Use Toolbars     116
    Use Ribbons     116
    Use Universal Apps     117
Using Windows 10’s Built-in Applications     118
    News     118
    Weather     119
    Sports     120
    Money     121
    Maps     121
    Calendar     123
    Alarms & Clock     125
    Calculator     127
10 Finding and Installing New Apps     131
Shopping the Windows Store     131
    Browse for Apps     132
    Download and Install a New App     133
Finding and Installing Traditional Software Programs     134
    Install Software from a Disc     135
    Install Programs Online     136
11 Connecting to the Internet—at Home or Away     139
Connecting to the Internet—and Your Home Network     139
    Connect to Your Home Network     140
    Connect to a Homegroup     142
    Access Other Computers in Your Homegroup     145
    Access Non-Homegroup Computers on Your Network     146
Connecting to the Internet at a Wi-Fi Hotspot     147
    Connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot     147
12 Browsing and Searching the Web     151
Understanding the Web     151
Using Microsoft Edge     153
    Open and Browse Web Pages     153
    Work with Tabs     154
    Save Favorite Pages     155
    Return to a Favorite Page     155
    Set Your Start Page     156
    Browse in Private     157
    Read a Page in Reading View     157
    Print a Web Page     158
Using Google Chrome     160
    Open and Browse Web Pages     160
    Work with Tabs     162
    Bookmark Your Favorite Pages     162
    Return to a Bookmarked Page     163
    Set Your Home Page     164
    Browse Anonymously in Incognito Mode     165
    Print a Web Page     165
Searching the Internet     166
    Search Google     167
    Search Bing     168
Searching—and More—with Cortana     169
    Search with Cortana     170
    View News and Other Information     171
    Set a Reminder     171
    Search Cortana from Within Edge     173
13 Shopping Safely Online     175
How to Shop Online Safely     175
    Shop Safely     176
Purchasing from Online Retailers     177
    Discover Online Retailers     178
    Search or Browse for Merchandise     179
    Examine the Product     180
    Make a Purchase     180
    Check Out and Pay     182
Finding Bargains Online     183
    Discover Price Comparison Sites     184
Using Craigslist     186
    Buying Items on Craigslist     186
    Selling Items on Craigslist     189
14 Discovering Useful Websites     193
Reading Local and Community News Online     193
    Find Local News     194
    Find Local Weather     195
Exploring Travel Opportunities Online     196
    Research a Destination     196
    Make Reservations     197
Discovering Recipes Online     198
    Find Tasty Recipes     199
Finding Healthcare Information Online     200
    Research Medical Conditions     200
    Find a Doctor     201
    Order Prescription Drugs     203
Obtaining Legal Advice Online     204
    Find Legal Advice and Services     204
Managing Your Finances Online     205
    Do Your Banking and Pay Your Bills     205
    Track Your Investments     207
Discovering Organizations Online     208
    Browse Useful Organizations     208
15 Protecting Yourself Online     211
Protecting Against Identity Theft and Phishing Schemes     212
    Avoiding Phishing Scams     212
    Keeping Your Private Information Private     214
    Hiding Personal Information on Facebook     216
    Keeping Your Facebook Posts Private     217
Protecting Against Online Fraud     218
    Identifying Online Scams     219
    Avoiding Online Fraud     220
Protecting Against Computer Viruses and Other Malware     221
    Protecting Against Malware     222
Protecting Against Online Attacks and Intrusions     225
    Employing a Firewall     225
16 Emailing Family and Friends     229
Using the Windows Mail App     230
    Set Up Your Email Account     230
    View Incoming Messages     232
    Reply to a Message     234
    Send a New Message     235
    Move a Message to Another Folder     237
Using Gmail     238
    Receive and Reply to Messages     238
    Send a New Message     240
Managing Your Contacts with the People App     241
    View Your Contacts     242
    Add a New Contact     242
17 Video Calling with Skype and Google Hangouts     247
Video Calling with Skype     248
    Add a Contact     248
    Make a Video Call     250
    Make a Voice Call     252
Video Calling with Google Hangouts     253
    Start a Hangout     254
18 Connecting with Facebook and Pinterest     257
Sharing with Friends and Family on Facebook     258
    Sign Up for Facebook     258
    Discover New—and Old—Friends on Facebook     259
    Post a Status Update     262
    Find Out What Your Friends Are Up To     265
    Explore Your Friends’ Timelines     267
Pinning Items of Interest to Pinterest     268
    Create New Pinboards     268
    Find and Repin Interesting Items     269
    Pin an Item from a Web Page     270
    Find People to Follow     272
19 Storing and Sharing Your Pictures and Movies     275
Using Your Digital Camera or Smartphone with Your Windows PC     275
    Transfer Photos from a Memory Card     276
    Transfer Photos from a Smartphone or Tablet     278
Viewing Photos and Videos on Your PC     280
    View Your Photos     280
    View Your Videos     281
Touching Up Your Photos     282
    Automatically Enhance a Photo     282
    Rotate a Photo     282
    Crop a Photo     283
    Remove Red Eye     284
    Retouch a Photo     285
    Apply Filters     286
    Adjust Brightness and Contrast     287
    Adjust Color and Tint     288
    Apply Special Effects     289
Sharing Your Pictures and Videos Online     290
    Attach a Photo or Video in Windows Mail     291
    Save an Attached Photo or Video     293
    Upload Photos to a New Facebook Photo Album     294
    Upload Pictures to an Existing Facebook Photo Album     297
    Upload a Video to Facebook     298
    View Photos and Videos on Facebook     301
20 Watching Movies and TV Shows on Your PC     305
Watching TV and Movies on Netflix     306
    Watch a Program on Netflix     306
Watching TV Shows on Hulu     310
    Watch TV Programs on Hulu     311
Purchasing Videos from the iTunes Store     313
    Purchase a Video     314
    View a Video     315
Viewing and Sharing Videos on YouTube     316
    View a Video     316
    Upload Your Own Video     318
21 Listening to Music on Your PC     321
Listening to Streaming Music     321
    Listen to Pandora     322
    Listen to Spotify     324
Purchasing and Listening to Music with iTunes     326
    Purchase Music from the iTunes Store     327
    Play Digital Music with iTunes     328
    Create and Play Playlists     330
    Play a CD with iTunes     331
Purchasing and Listening to Music with the Windows Music App     331
    Purchase Music from the Windows Store     332
    Listen to Digital Music     334
22 Reading Books on Your PC     337
Reading eBooks with Amazon’s Kindle App     337
    Purchase eBooks from Amazon     338
    Read an eBook     340
    Change How a Book Is Displayed Onscreen     342
Reading eBooks with Barnes & Noble’s NOOK App     343
    Purchase eBooks from Barnes & Noble     344
    Read an eBook     345
    Change How a Book Is Displayed Onscreen     348
23 Using Files and Folders     351
Using File Explorer     351
    Navigate Folders and Libraries     352
    Use the Navigation Pane     353
    Change the Folder View     354
    Sort Files and Folders     356
Working with Folders     357
    Create a New Folder     358
    Rename a Folder or File     359
Managing Files     360
    Copy a File     361
    Move a File     362
    Delete a File     363
    Restore a Deleted File     363
    Empty the Recycle Bin     364
Working with Microsoft OneDrive     365
    Manage OneDrive Files on the Web     365
    Manage OneDrive Files with File Explorer     366
    Upload a File to OneDrive     367
    Download a File to Your PC     368
    Synchronize Folders     369
24 Dealing with Common Problems     371
Performing Necessary Maintenance     371
    Delete Unnecessary Files     372
    Delete Unused Programs     374
Backing Up Important Files     375
    Activate File History     377
Fixing Simple Problems     379
    You Can’t Connect to the Internet     379
    You Can’t Go to a Specific Web Page     381
    You Can’t Print     382
    Your Computer Is Slow     383
    A Specific Program Freezes     384
    Your Entire Computer Freezes     386
Recovering from Serious Problems     388
    Restore Your Computer to a Previous State     388
    Refresh System Files     391
    Reset Your System     392
Index     395


Updates & Corrections

This book is part of Que's Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection from your account on quepublishing.com. For more information, visit quepublishing.com/CUP.

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