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Windows 7 Bible

  • ID: 2251560
  • Book
  • September 2009
  • 1248 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The book you need to succeed!

Get the most out of Windows 7 with this complete guide

Whether you′re new to Windows or moving from XP or Vista, this comprehensive book from a Microsoft expert will get you thoroughly up to speed on the much–anticipated new Windows 7. Covering all three parts of the new platform the core OS, Windows Live Essentials, and Windows Live Services this step–by–step guide is packed with practical techniques and tips. Get set up, manage files, blog, add Bluetooth, build a home network, and more.

  • Set up user accounts, security, parental controls, and printing

  • Get quick access to your programs with new Jump lists

  • Explore Windows Live Services such as Desktop Gadgets Gallery and Hotmail

  • Make movies, play music, share photos, and more with Windows Live Essentials

  • Manage files, understand metadata, and conduct power searches

  • Sync your hardware devices and performance tune everything

  • Keep track of your favorite Internet content with Web Slices

  • Create a home network or share files with HomeGroup

Personalize your new Windows 7 desktop

Manage all hardware devices with one tool

Easily share media across different computers

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Introduction xliii

Part I: Getting Started, Getting Secure 1

Chapter 1: What s New in Windows 7 3

Chapter 2: Getting Around 17

Chapter 3: Sharing and Securing with User Accounts 57

Chapter 4: Parental Controls and Family Safety 89

Chapter 5: Help, Support, and Troubleshooting 99

Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Startup Problems 111

Part II: Batten Down the Security Hatches 115

Chapter 7: Blocking Hackers with Windows Firewall 117

Chapter 8: Conquering Malicious Software 131

Chapter 9: Automatic Updates as Security 145

Part III: Personalizing Windows 7 153

Chapter 10: Personalizing Your Work Environment 155

Chapter 11: Ease of Access, Speech, and Language 209

Chapter 12: Transferring Files from Another Computer 249

Chapter 13: Customizing Startup Options 261

Chapter 14: Using Windows 7 Programs and Accessories 275

Chapter 15: Troubleshooting Customization Problems 307

Part IV: Using the Internet 315

Chapter 16: Using Internet Explorer 317

Chapter 17: Blogging with Writer 373

Chapter 18: Using Windows Live Mail 399

Chapter 19: Chatting and Texting with Windows Live Messenger 489

Chapter 20: Beyond E–Mail and the Web 501

Chapter 21: Managing Names and Addresses 531

Chapter 22: Troubleshooting Internet Problems 543

Part V: Pictures, Music, and Movies 551

Chapter 23: Working with Pictures 553

Chapter 24: Making Music with Media Player 597

Chapter 25: DVD, Video, and More 647

Chapter 26: Fun with Media Center 661

Chapter 27: Troubleshooting Multimedia 679

Part VI: Managing Files and Folders 683

Chapter 28: Understanding Drives, Folders, and Files 685

Chapter 29: Managing Files and Folders 739

Chapter 30: Searching for Files and Messages on Your Computer 767

Chapter 31: Metadata and Power Searches 783

Chapter 32: Using CDs and DVDs 805

Chapter 33: Protecting Your Files 831

Chapter 34: Troubleshooting Files and Folders 851

Part VII: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning 857

Chapter 35: Installing and Managing Printers 859

Chapter 36: Printing Documents and Screenshots 873

Chapter 37: Managing Print Jobs 881

Chapter 38: Faxing and Scanning 891

Chapter 39: Troubleshooting Printing and Faxing 909

Part VIII: Installing and Removing Programs 915

Chapter 40: Installing and Upgrading Programs 917

Chapter 41: Getting Older Programs to Run 927

Chapter 42: Repairing and Removing Programs 937

Chapter 43: Setting Default Programs 945

Chapter 44: Managing Programs and Processes 957

Chapter 45: Troubleshooting Software Problems 971

Part IX: Hardware and Performance Tuning 983

Chapter 46: Installing and Removing Hardware 985

Chapter 47: Using Wireless Bluetooth Devices 1009

Chapter 48: Syncing Devices 1023

Chapter 49: Performance Tuning Your System 1037

Chapter 50: Troubleshooting Hardware and Performance 1069

Part X: Networking and Sharing 1077

Chapter 51: Creating a Home Network 1079

Chapter 52: Sharing Resources on a Network 1099

Chapter 53: Using Shared Resources 1117

Chapter 54: Troubleshooting Networks 1131

Part XI: Appendixes 1141

Appendix A: Upgrading to Windows 7 1143

Appendix B: Installing Windows 7 on a New System 1147

Appendix C: Universal Shortcut Keys 1151

Index 1161

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