The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 7Book - 2009
Many computer users never upgraded to Microsoft® Windows® Vista, and for them the move from an earlier version of Windows® is likely to be a big and confusing step. Even for those familiar with Vista, Windows 7 has a number of new features that they will need to understand. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Microsoft® Windows® 7 provides readers with clear information to overcome these hurdles. With 'just the facts ma'am' explanations, simple step-by-step instructions, and numerous useful examples, readers see that getting work done in Windows® doesn't have to cost their sanity.
In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Microsoft® Windows® 7 , readers will find-How to use the new tools that let them see what files contain without opening them, find applications and files instantly, navigate efficiently among open windows, and use wizards and dialog boxes more confidently. How to use the improved Windows firewall. How to use and get the most out the new features in Windows Explorer, such as the new command bar and details pain. How best to use the new options in System Properties, Folder Options, and the improved taskbar. More than 90% of new Intel-based PCs-by far the dominant type-are shipped with a version of Windows pre-installed. Only 21 percent of Windows users currently run Vista. 65 percent still run XP, meaning there are many users who are likely to have to update to a now very different operating system. Microsoft will no longer support XP after 2009. Microsoft has made it a priority to run Windows 7 on small notebook computers, which is the fastest growing segment of the PC market. Author is recognized for his success in teaching basic skills to newcomers, and is widely recognized as an expert author on Windows-based operating systems.
Paul McFedries is a technical writer who has been programming computers since he was a teenager in the mid-1970s. He has a degree in mathematics and has authored more than 60 computer books that have sold more than three million copies. Included among those titles are The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows Vista; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Website; and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins.