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Computers For Seniors For Dummies

Wempen, Faithe

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6. Edition March 2022
416 Pages, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-84960-5
John Wiley & Sons

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A simple guide to computers that'll show you what all the fuss is about

Most people new to computers find them a little intimidating at first. But with the right guidance, even a total novice can be sending email and banking online in no time at all. Computers For Seniors For Dummies is your must-have computing companion, full of crystal clear, step-by-step instructions for accessing websites, opening and using programs, and keeping yourself safe from viruses and hackers. And unlike the confusing "tips" from your son-in-law, you can rely on the For Dummies brand to deliver advice that actually works!

Whether you've set up your computer and are ready to start using it or it's still sitting in the box, this book walks you through each and every step you need to take to connect with your family or share your photos with your friends on Facebook. It'll also show you how to:
* Research topics you're interested in on the web while steering clear of malicious websites and emails that can harm your computer
* Shop online in a way that keeps your credit card info secure
* Find recipes, diet tips, the latest news, or your favorite TV show

Computers For Seniors For Dummies is your one-stop resource for taking control of your computer, transforming it from an expensive paperweight into the most useful gadget in your home. Filled with easy-on-the-eyes type and tons of explanatory images, this is the book that will finally get you up to speed on personal computing.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Get Going! 5

Chapter 1: Buying a Computer 7

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer 33

Chapter 3: Buying and Setting Up a Printer 61

Part 2: Getting Up to Speed with Windows 75

Chapter 4: Working with Apps in Windows 77

Chapter 5: Six Great Apps that Come with Windows 107

Chapter 6: Managing Your Personal Files 127

Chapter 7: Making Windows Your Own 153

Part 3: Going Online 175

Chapter 8: Getting Connected to the Internet 177

Chapter 9: Browsing the Web 191

Chapter 10: Staying Safe While Online 213

Chapter 11: Keeping in Touch with Mail 233

Chapter 12: Working in the Cloud 253

Chapter 13: Connecting with People Online 269

Part 4: Having Fun 289

Chapter 14: Let's Play a Game! 291

Chapter 15: Creating and Viewing Digital Photos and Videos 305

Chapter 16: Listening to Music on Your PC 325

Part 5: Windows Toolkit 341

Chapter 17: Working with Networks 343

Chapter 18: Protecting Windows 361

Chapter 19: Maintaining Windows 373

Index 389
Faithe Wempen is a computer and information technology instructor at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. She designs online technology courses for corporate clients and is the author of over 150 books on computer hardware and software.

F. Wempen, Computer Support Technician and Trainer