1. Getting Started with Windows 7

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In this chapter, you learn how to unbox your Windows 7 PC, start your computer, and begin working with Windows 7 with tasks such as

Starting Windows 7

Using the Start menu

Learning the taskbar

Navigation basics: Using the mouse and keyboard

Working with Windows

Getting the help you need

How exciting! Chances are, you have just purchased—or inherited—a new Windows 7 computer, and you are ready to learn how to get the operating system to do what you want it to do. Whether your new system arrived by UPS or you brought it home from the store yourself, your first major task involves unboxing the computer ...

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