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By Andy Rathbone

The suitable plain-English consultant to the much-anticipated free up of home windows 7Windows For Dummies is the all time bestselling advisor to the home windows working approach. home windows 7 For Dummies solutions your entire questions on the interface changes and all of the new instruments in home windows 7.Whether you are new to desktops or simply desirous to begin utilizing the most recent model of home windows, specialist writer Andy Rathbone will stroll you step-by-step during the commonest home windows 7 initiatives, together with handling records, purposes, media, and web entry. If you've got by no means used home windows earlier than, it indicates you the issues so much books suppose you recognize, like tips on how to navigate the interface, customise the computing device, and paintings with the dossier approach. Then it is helping you get cozy utilizing all elements of home windows 7.Nearly 90 percentage of the world's computers use the home windows working systemCovers uncomplicated administration of purposes, documents, and information; developing and printing files; developing a web connection and email account; and on-line securityExplores utilizing home windows to edit and deal with audio, video, and photograph records, and the way to create CDs, DVDs, and playlists with Media CenterHelps you tweak and customise home windows 7 to function your means and manage person bills, construct a house community, and retain your PCProvides troubleshooting recommendation, is helping you discover lacking records and use the assistance procedure, and explains universal mistakes messagesWindows 7 For Dummies can have you up and operating at the latest model of home windows speedy and simply.

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I cover e-mail in Chapter 9 and the Windows Live photo- and movieediting programs in Chapter 16. ✓ Back Up Your Files: Computers can trash your work faster than you can create it, so I describe how to back up your files in Chapter 10. ✓ Add New Users to Your Computer: Ignore this one unless other people will be sharing your PC. If that’s the case, click here to set up accounts for them on your PC. This area also lets you control what your kids (or roommates) can do on your PC, covered in Chapter 13.

When you log on — introduce yourself — by clicking your username, as shown in Figure 2-1, Windows 7 presents your personalized desktop, ready for you to make your own personalized mess. indd 21 8/3/09 8:15:50 PM 22 Part I: Windows 7 Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know When you’re through working or just feel like taking a break, log off (explained at this chapter’s end) so that somebody else can use the computer. Later, when you log back on, your messy desktop will be waiting for you. Running Windows 7 for the first time If you’ve just installed Windows 7 or you’re turning on your computer for the first time, click the Start button and click Getting Started to visit the Welcome Center.

The Pictures folder, for example, displays little thumbnails of your digital photos. The biggest perk to these three folders? Keeping your files in these folders helps you remember where you stored them and makes backing up your files even easier. I cover file organization in Chapter 4. ✓ Windows thoughtfully places your most frequently used programs along the left side of the Start menu for easy point-’n’-click action. And see the arrows to the right of some programs listed in Figure 2-5? Click any of those arrows to see a list of the last few files you worked on in those programs.

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