Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 10 Edition (8e) : 9780789754516

Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 10 Edition (8e)

 
Edition
 
8
ISBN
 
9780789754516
ISBN 10
 
0789754517
Published
 
28/08/2015
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
432
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$33.99
 
 
Title type
 
$28.49
 
 
Description

Make the most of your new Windows 10 notebook, desktop computer, or tablet–without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun! Even if you’ve never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple. Who knew how simple using computers could be?

This is today’s best beginner’s guide to using your computer or tablet with the new Windows 10 operating system…simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:

  • Set up Windows 10 and get online fast
  • Use the new Windows 10 Modern interface
  • Get started with social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn
  • Use Windows 10's built-in apps–and find great new apps in the Windows Store
  • Connect printers and external storage, and set up automatic file backup
  • Create a home network in just minutes
  • Go online to shop, sell your stuff, manage your money, and do research
  • Get your office work done fast
  • Organize, view, and share photos
  • Play music using Windows 10, iTunes, or streaming music services
  • Watch TV shows and movies online
  • Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam
  • Keep your system running reliably at top speed
Table of contents

I. Understanding Computers
1. How Personal Computers Work
2. Setting Up and Using a Notebook Computer
3. Setting Up and Using a Desktop Computer

 

II. Using Windows
4. Getting to Know Windows 10 — for New Computer Users
5. Getting to Know Windows 10 — If You've Used Windows Before
6. Using Windows 10 on a Touchscreen Device
7. Working with Files, Folders, and Online Storage
8. Personalizing Windows

 

III. Setting Up the Rest of Your System
9. Connecting Other Devices to Your PC — and Your PC to Other Devices
10. Adding Storage and Backup
11. Setting Up a Home Network

 

IV. Using the Internet
12. Connecting to the Internet — at Home or Away
13. Browsing and Searching the Web
14. Shopping and Selling Online

 

V. Communicating Online
15. Sending and Receiving Email
16. Social Networking with Facebook and Other Social Media
17. Video Chatting with Friends and Family

 

VI. Working with Software Programs
18. Using Applications on the Desktop
19. Finding and Installing New Applications

 

VII. Doing Fun and Useful Stuff with your PC
20. Doing Office Work
21. Staying Organized
22. Viewing and Sharing Digital Photos
23. Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Videos
24. Playing Music

 

VIII. Keeping Your System Up and Running
25. Protecting Your PC from Computer Attacks, Malware, Spam, and More
26. Performing Preventive Maintenance and Dealing with Common Problems

New to this edition

This new edition is updated to cover all of Windows 10's new features. As these features restore lost functionality to the desktop, this book will focus primarily on desktop (mouse and keyboard) use, with touchscreen/Metro coverage limited to a small mention. In addition, this book will be updated to cover the latest changes to and features of popular social media and productivity and entertainment applications.

Author biography

Michael Miller is a successful and prolific author with a reputation for practical advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers.

 

Mr. Miller has written more than 150 best-selling books over the past 25 years. His books for Que include Easy Computer Basics, My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors, My Facebook for Seniors, My Pinterest, and My Social Media for Seniors.

 

He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his practical, real-world advice—as well as his ability to explain a variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.

 

Learn more about Mr. Miller at his website, www.millerwriter.com. Follow him on Twitter @molehillgroup.

Sample Pages
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