A first computer can be confusing and intimidating at any age.
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A first computer can be confusing and intimidating at any age. Luckily, Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the over-55 crowd conquer the uncertainty and fear with clear-cut, easy-to-understand steps on how to get the most out of your new computer. Inside, you'll find step-by-step guidance on getting started, from turning the computer on and using the keyboard and mouse to finding your way around the new Windows 9 operating system. In no time, you'll confidently navigate your way around your new computer to email with family and friends, stay connected on social media, shop securely online, research topics of interest, find recipes and diet tips, and so much more.
The computer has become a household and business mainstay and continues to change the way people communicate, work, shop, invest, and spend their free time. Whether you're looking to use a computer for bookkeeping, making travel pans, socializing, shopping, or just plain fun, this clear and friendly guide takes the intimidation out of computer basics and the ever-evolving technology that surrounds it.
If you've just purchased your first computer or laptop need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.
Nancy C. Muir is the owner of a writing and consulting company that specializes in business and technology topics. She has authored more than 100 books, including Laptops For Seniors For Dummies and iPhone For Seniors For Dummies. Nancy holds a certificate in Distance Learning Design and has taught Internet safety and technical writing at the college level.
Part I: Get Going! 3
Chapter 1: Buying a Computer 5
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer 23
Chapter 3: Getting around Windows 10 35
Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Display 55
Chapter 5: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges 69
Chapter 6: Setting Up Printers and Scanners 89
Chapter 7: Connecting with Cortana 103
Part II: Getting Things Done with Software 115
Chapter 8: Working with Software Programs 117
Chapter 9: Working with Files and Folders 127
Chapter 10: Working with Windows Apps 147
Part III: Going Online 169
Chapter 11: Understanding Internet Basics 171
Chapter 12: Browsing the Web 187
Chapter 13: Staying Safe While Online 207
Chapter 14: Keeping in Touch with Mail 229
Chapter 15: Working in the Cloud 251
Chapter 16: Connecting with People Online 263
Part IV: Having Fun 285
Chapter 17: Getting Visual: Using the Video, Photos, and Camera Apps 287
Chapter 18: Playing Music in Windows 10 305
Part V: Windows Toolkit 319
Chapter 19: Working with Networks 321
Chapter 20: Protecting Windows 333
Chapter 21: Maintaining Windows. 347