Laptop Basics Windows 7 Edition In Simple Steps

Laptop Basics Windows 7 Edition In Simple Steps

By: Joli Ballew (author)Paperback

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Top 10 Laptop Tips1. Change the background 2. Use Flip 3D3. Turn on and off WiFi 4. Upload digital photos and view a slideshow5. Join a network 6. Listen to a music CD or watch a DVD7. Watch, pause and rewind live TV8. View and reply to an email9. Change AutoPlay settings10. Back up data to an external drive Chapter 1 Explore your laptop* Plug in the power cable* Access and use USB ports* Locate and use Ethernet ports* Connect external speakers or headphones* Locate additional ports* Locate, insert or remove the battery* Locate the power button and start Vista* Activate Windows Vista* Use the touchpad* Locate specialised keyboard keys* Access configurable keyboard keys* View the Welcome Center* Watch demonstration videos* Shut down Windows safely Chapter 2 Computing essentials* Use the Start button* Open your personal folder* Close a folder or window* Minimise a window* Restore a window* Maximise a window* Move a window* Resize a window* Change the view in a window* Use Help and Support* Open an application* Search for a program with the Start menu Chapter 3 Vista essentials* View computer details* Change the screen saver * Change the background* Add desktop icons* Use Flip* Use Flip 3D* Enable the Sidebar* Enable Aero* Set the time on the clock gadget* Add or remove a Sidebar gadget* Close the Sidebar Chapter 4 Mobility essentials* Open the Mobility Center* Adjust screen brightness* Change the volume* View battery life and change battery status* Turn on and off WiFi* Connect to an external display* Turn on Presentation Settings* View the Sync Center* Change when the computer sleeps* Change what happens when you press the power button or close the laptop's lid* Train a tablet PC * Connect to a free hotspot Chapter 5 Install hardware* Install a digital camera or webcam* Install a printer* Install other hardware* Locate a driver* Download and install a driver* Use ReadyBoost* Install software Chapter 6 Pictures, music and media* Upload digital photos * Open Photo Gallery and view a picture* Import pictures from a media card* View a slideshow of pictures* Auto adjust picture quality* Open Media Player * Listen to a song* Copy music files to a CD* Copy a CD to your hard drive* Watch a DVD * Open Media Center* Set up Media Center* Watch, pause and rewind live TV* Obtain programme information* View your pictures* Watch a DVD* Listen to music Chapter 7 Getting online and surfing the Internet* Select an ISP* Check for a wireless network card* Obtain the proper settings* Create a connection* Enable network discovery* Diagnose connection problems* Join a network* Open a website in Internet Explorer* Open a website in a new tab* Set a home page* Mark a favourite* Clear history* &mail folder* and Sharing Center* Turn on file sharing* Turn on printer sharing* Share a printer* Turn on password-protected sharing* Share a personal folder Chapter 10 Change system defaults* Change AutoPlay settings * Change the date and time* Change language settings* Change folder options* Change touchpad and mouse settings Chapter 13 Stay secure* Add a new user account* Require a password* Configure Windows Update* Scan for viruses with Windows Defender* Enable the firewall* View and resolve Security Center warnings* Create a basic back up Chapter 12 Travelling with a laptop* Back up your laptop before you leave* Clean up your laptop before going on a trip* Be sure you need your laptop* Move sensitive data off the laptop * Pack your laptop* Prepare for airline travel* Account for time zone differences* Change the default language* Stay safe online Chapter 13 Maintain your laptop* Clean the outside* Clean the keyboard and monitor* Apply surge protection* Back up a folder to an external drive Chapter 14 Fix problems* Enable System Restore* Use System Restore* Resolve Internet connectivity problems* Use Device Driver Rollback* Reconnect loose cables* View available hard drive space * Uninstall unwanted programs Top 10 Laptop Problems Solved1. I can't start my laptop 2. I'm at a free wireless hotspot but I don't see any network that I can connect to 3. I can't upload photos from my digital camera 4. I can't connect to the Internet 5. I'm getting way too much junk email (spam). What can I do? 6. Windows Mail is getting slower and slower. What can I do? 7. My computer doesn't do what I want it to do when I insert a blank CD, a DVD movie or a music CD 8. The touchpad on my laptop moves the cursor too fast or too slow. How can I change the speed of the touchpad response time? 9. I think I have a virus. How can I find out? 10. I want to be safe while travelling with my laptop, but I'm not sure what I can do

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  • ISBN13: 9780273736806
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780273736806
  • weight: 524
  • ISBN10: 0273736809

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