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Windows 7 for Seniors For Dummies [Paperback]

Mark Justice Hinton
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11 Sep 2009 For Dummies
This easy–to–understand guide helps seniors get started with Windows 7! Many seniors use a home computer to stay connected to family and friends. This fun and friendly guide shows how to use Windows 7, the most popular operating system pre–loaded onto personal computers and laptops, to write e–mails, connect with family via Windows Live Messenger, download pictures with Photo Gallery, and listen to music using Windows Media Player. Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies uses a large font for the text that makes the book easier to read and it features magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating. For Dummies author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 7, shows you how to customize the desktop so that it accommodates your needs, and explains how to use the webcam and instant messenger to keep in contact with family and friends. Plus, you′ll get critical insight for protecting your personal information. Shows seniors how to stay connected to family and friends using the features of Windows 7 Explains how to use the Internet, send and receive e–mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use webcam and instant messenger, and more Discusses the important topic of keeping data and personal information safe and secure Uses a larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots For seniors interested in getting started using the exciting features of Windows 7, Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies is the ideal beginner guide!

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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; First Edition edition (11 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470509465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470509463
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mark Justice Hinton is a computer teacher, writer, and consultant. He has written four books: two on digital photography and two on Windows. See .

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Windows® 7 For Seniors for Dummies Learn to: Use the Windows 7 desktop and create your first documents Connect to the Internet and browse the Web View, edit, and print photos Keep in touch by e–mail and play games online Mark Justice Hinton Author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies You can learn to use Windows, get online, and start doing things today! You don′t need a grandchild to teach you Windows 7 — with this friendly guide, you′ll be using the mouse, working with folders, hooking up a printer, and cruising the Internet in nothing flat. Learn to use all the gizmos that come with Windows 7, shop online, view a slideshow of your favorite photos, send e–mail to a friend, enjoy music, and more! Tour the desktop — learn to use menus, the Start menu button, files, and folders Do it — create notes and letters, connect a printer, download photos from your digital camera, and put music on a CD Have some fun — discover Solitaire and other built–in games, listen to music, and watch a movie Use the accessories — display Gadgets on your desktop, draw with Paint, and use the Calculator To keep or not — install additional programs you want and remove those you don′t need Protect your Windows — learn to use the Action Center, download and install virus protection software, and keep it up to date Have it your way — make your screen easier to see, open files with a single click, and even have your computer read to you The wide, wide Web — shop and explore online and learn to stay safe Open the book and find: What′s on the taskbar Directions for creating and saving documents Steps for installing a printer and other peripherals How to connect to the Internet anywhere Backgammon and other games you can play online Guidance on protecting your computer from viruses How to send e–mail attachments Advice on backing up documents and photos

About the Author

Mark Justice Hinton teaches all kinds of technology from digital photography to HTML. He maintains a blog at where he answers questions from his readers, and he is also the author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 for Seniors Dummies 15 Feb 2011
For a few years now, I have played around with a Laptop computer with a distinct lack of enthusiasm because of my inefficiency with the Product--Having received a new and much updated version for Xmas I decided to take it seriously--This book is taking me step by step through the whole process and I am loving it--it's helping me to open up whole new vistas. Would recommend it 100% to anyone !!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Older Dummies 24 Jan 2010
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Usual Dummies standard but sadly too basic. My fault, I should taken more care about the description.
Quality good, and delivery on time.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 dummy 4 Oct 2010
By Precer
I purchased this Windows 7 for Senior Dummies for my 92 yo father who has just bought himself a lap top for the 1st time ever, and i was constantly having telephone calls off him asking how to do this, and how to do that. But since giving him this book not 1 phone call. So definately a 5 star rating from me!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a 90 year old novice! 22 Aug 2012
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This has been the perfect purchase for my 90 year old father-in-law for whom I've just bought his first laptop (Toshiba Satellite C855-11F 15.6 inch Laptop(Intel Pentium B960 2.2GHz, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium). Although keen to learn, having never used a keyboard in his life and having no experience of 'new technology', it's all a different world for him, but this book is a clear and gentle introduction for him.

It's very clearly laid out, written in a very easy to understand style and explains everything - how to click a mouse, what files are, what the taskbar is and does and how to connect to the internet. It really is very simple and assumes absolutely no prior knowledge of computers so is perfect for a complete beginner and nervously apprehensive novice.

Having bought and set up laptops for other elderly relatives, I braced myself in anticipation of the phone ringing non-stop with a worried voice panicking at the other end. Instead, to my relief and surprise, his few queries have been sent via email and, largely thanks to this guide, he's learning quietly at his own pace with the book to guide him through and give him the confidence to enjoy it.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone, young or old, with no computer experience but who wants to learn. It's also good for anyone with an elderly novice friend/relative and not a lot of time or patience to deal with an endless stream of very basic questions!
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies 8 Jan 2010
This Book contains no information on Windows Live Mail( Microsofts feature for Word 7). All the Author considers is the use of Google Mail.(Google mail may be his Favourite but is not everyones)

I understand that the Windows 7 For Dummies does cover Windows Live Mail. I do not consider that I should have to Purchase this as well to get this information. Had I known this I would not have bothered with the Seniors Version.

Maybe the publisher of these Books would consider supplying a FREE supplement (extracted from Windows 7) for distribution to purchasers of Seniors Version

Because of this I cannot give this book a Higher Rating.

Tony Maggs
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Discovey at last! 1 Jun 2011
By Mary P
After a number of years only using email and Works I can now listen to music, download my photos and copy music to an mp3 player. It is so easy to follow the step by step instructions. Great.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Duffers unite 13 Mar 2010
This is perfect for those who are of a certain age and new to computers. At first everything is daunting, but the 'Dummies' book on Office 2007 is excellent. Easy to follow and understand and as my wife is the one I bought it for, it allows me to get on with other things instead of being constantly interrupted with "What does that mean and what do I need to do now?" questions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 for Seniors 14 Dec 2011
Bought this for a friend who struggles with the w.p.
I have in the past used the Dummy books myselft, but when I did a test run on the "for Seniors" I found it more difficult to understand and work with than the orginary Word 7 book, which is not easy.

I wouldn't recommend it for someone nervous of getting going.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars not enough info
Don't buy this if you are already computer literate. Frankly it's a waste of paper and money and doesn't answer anything I want to know.
Published 1 month ago by Sylvia K. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars another good Dummies book
as always, an excellent book to answer most of your early questions on Windows 7 (ex Windows XP under protest)
Published 1 month ago by peter collins
4.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 for Seniors
This is undoubtedly an informative and helpful guide and I will continue to rely on it as I struggle towards some degree of competence in my love - hate relationship with the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dr. John M. Robertson
4.0 out of 5 stars Dummies Book for Seniors
Purchased for my husband. He has not gone through everything yet but has found it useful. Need more time to concentrate before giving a true rating
Published 5 months ago by Jean
2.0 out of 5 stars Dummies book for Windows 7
I have Windows 7 Professional which is a bit too advanced for me and could not find answers to some ordinary questions I wanted.
Published 5 months ago by Heather Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't do without it.
Not too difficult to follow for an octogenarian. The IT jargon is explained and I can improve my letters and documents.
Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth Hobbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Windowss 7 for Senior for Dummies.
I am very pleased with this book. I am only part way through it but so far I have found it easy to understand: thorough in detail:
step-by-step illustrations excellent and a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by JOAN GRANT
5.0 out of 5 stars seniors for dummies
Every time I have upgraded my windows operating system have bought one of these books, they are great not just for seniors, my son even borrowed mine, lots of easy to follow... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Pauline Ferrari
3.0 out of 5 stars Computor help book.
Did help a bit but too many words you didn't know what they meant. Being a pensioner its hard to get to grips with some things.
Published 10 months ago by Mayflower
3.0 out of 5 stars Not such a "Dummy" as I thought
Having had a laptop for 6 years+, I had a reasonable grasp. The Windows 7 info was helpful though as my newer laptop operated on this.
Published 12 months ago by geordieoldie
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