Absolute Beginner's Guide Computer Basics, Windows 11 Edition, 10th Edition

Book description

Make the most of your Windows 11 laptop or desktop computer--without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun! Even if you've never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple!

Who knew how simple using computers could be?

This is today's best beginner's guide to using your computer or tablet with the Windows 11 operating system...simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do!

Here's a small sample of what you'll learn:

* Set up your computer and personalize the Windows 11 Start menu and desktop

* Connect to the Internet and browse the Web with Microsoft Edge

* Get started with social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn

* Video chat with Zoom and Microsoft Teams

* Use Windows 11's built-in apps--and find great new apps in the Microsoft Store

* Connect printers and external storage

* Connect to a home wireless network or public Wi-Fi hotspot

* Go online to shop and sell--including ordering food and groceries online

* Get work done quickly with Microsoft Office

* Organize, view, and share photos

* Listen to streaming music with Pandora and Spotify

* Watch streaming movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and more

* Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. Dedication
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Pearson’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  11. We Want to Hear from You!
  12. Reader Services
  13. Figure Credits
  14. Introduction
    1. How This Book Is Organized
    2. Which Version of Windows?
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
    4. There’s More Online
  15. Part I: Understanding Computers
    1. 1. How Personal Computers Work
      1. What Your Computer Can Do
      2. Inside a Personal Computer
      3. Other Parts of Your Computer System
      4. Different Types of Computers
      5. Don’t Worry, You Can’t Screw It Up—Much
    2. 2. Setting Up and Using Different Types of Computers
      1. Before You Get Started
      2. Setting Up a Laptop or 2-in1 PC
      3. Setting Up an All-in-One Desktop PC
      4. Setting Up a Traditional Desktop PC
      5. Turning It On—for the First Time
  16. Part II: Using Windows
    1. 3. Getting to Know Windows 11
      1. Say Hello to Windows 11
      2. Learning Basic Operations
      3. Using the Start Menu
      4. Using the Taskbar
      5. Learning Important Windows Shortcuts
      6. Using Windows with a Touchscreen Display
      7. Shutting Down Windows—and Your Computer
    2. 4. Working with Files, Folders, and Online Storage
      1. Understanding Files and Folders
      2. Using File Explorer
      3. Navigating the Folders on Your PC
      4. Viewing Files and Folders
      5. Performing Basic File and Folder Operations
      6. Working with the Recycle Bin
      7. Working with Compressed Folders
      8. Copying Files to Another Computer
      9. Working with Cloud-Based Storage
    3. 5. Personalizing Windows
      1. Personalizing the Windows Desktop
      2. Personalizing Widgets
      3. Personalizing the Lock Screen
      4. Changing Your Account Picture
      5. Setting Up Additional User Accounts
      6. Configuring Other Windows Settings
  17. Part III: Setting Up the Rest of Your System
    1. 6. Connecting Printers and Other Devices to Your PC
      1. Getting to Know the Most Popular Peripherals
      2. Adding New Hardware to Your System
      3. Connecting and Using a Printer
      4. Connecting Portable Devices to Your PC
      5. Connecting Your PC to Your Living Room TV
    2. 7. Using Your PC with Your Mobile Phone
      1. Linking Your Phone to Your Windows 11 PC
      2. Texting and Calling from Your PC
      3. Doing More with Your Phone and Your Windows PC
    3. 8. Adding Storage and Backup
      1. Understanding External Storage
      2. Connecting an External Drive
      3. Backing Up Your Important Files
    4. 9. Setting Up a Home Network
      1. How Networks Work
      2. Setting Up a Wireless Network in Your Home
      3. Connecting Your Computer to Your New Network
      4. Accessing Computers on Your Network
  18. Part IV: Using the Internet
    1. 10. Connecting to the Internet—at Home and Away
      1. Different Types of Home Internet
      2. Connecting to a Public Wi-Fi Hotspot
    2. 11. Browsing and Searching the Web
      1. Understanding the Web
      2. Using Microsoft Edge
      3. Using Google Chrome
      4. Searching the Web with Google
    3. 12. Buying and Selling Online
      1. How to Shop Online
      2. How to Shop Safely
      3. Ordering Meal and Grocery Delivery Online
      4. Buying and Selling on Online Marketplaces
  19. Part V: Communicating Online
    1. 13. Sending and Receiving Email
      1. How Email Works
      2. Using the Windows Mail App
      3. Using Web-Based Email
    2. 14. Video Chatting with Friends and Family
      1. Video Chatting with Zoom
      2. Video Chatting with Microsoft Teams
    3. 15. Social Networking with Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media
      1. Using Facebook
      2. Using Twitter
      3. Using Pinterest
      4. Using LinkedIn
      5. Using Social Networks—Smartly and Safely
  20. Part VI: Getting Productive
    1. 16. Installing and Using Desktop Applications
      1. Finding and Installing New Apps
      2. Managing Your Apps
      3. Working with Applications
    2. 17. Doing Office Work
      1. Getting to Know Microsoft Office
      2. Word Processing with Microsoft Word
      3. Number Crunching with Microsoft Excel
      4. Giving Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint
      5. Exploring Google Docs
      6. Using the Windows Calendar App
    3. 18. Working with Digital Photos
      1. Transferring Pictures from Your Camera, Smartphone, or Tablet
      2. Viewing Your Photos with the Windows Photos App
      3. Editing Your Photos with the Photos App
      4. Printing and Sharing Your Photos
  21. Part VII: Exploring Online Entertainment
    1. 19. Watching Movies and TV Shows Online
      1. Watching Streaming Video Services
      2. Watching Live TV Online
      3. Buying and Renting Movies Online
      4. Watching Videos on YouTube
    2. 20. Listening to Music and Podcasts Online
      1. Listening to Streaming Music Online
      2. Purchasing and Downloading Digital Music
      3. Listening to Podcasts Online
  22. Part VIII: Keeping Your System Up and Running
    1. 21. Protecting Your PC From Computer Attacks, Malware, Spam, and More
      1. Safeguarding Your System from Computer Viruses
      2. Hunting Down Spyware
      3. Fighting Email Spam
      4. Resisting Phishing Scams
      5. Shielding Your Children from Inappropriate Content
    2. 22. Performing Preventive Maintenance and Dealing with Common Problems
      1. Maintaining Your Computer
      2. Keeping Your Hardware in Tip-Top Condition
      3. Maintaining a Laptop PC
      4. Troubleshooting Computer Problems
      5. Troubleshooting in Safe Mode
      6. Reacting When Windows Freezes or Crashes
      7. Refreshing or Resetting Your System
  23. Index

Product information

  • Title: Absolute Beginner's Guide Computer Basics, Windows 11 Edition, 10th Edition
  • Author(s): Michael Miller
  • Release date: July 2022
  • Publisher(s): Que
  • ISBN: 9780137885817