My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors, 3rd Edition

Book description

My Microsoft Windows 10 Computer for Seniors is an easy, full-color tutorial on the latest operating system from Microsoft.

Veteran author Michael Miller is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. Michael wrote this book from the 50+ point of view, using step-by-step instructions and large, full-color photos to cover all the most popular tasks. Miller will help you learn to:

  • Get started with Windows 10, whether you’re experienced with computers or not

  • Configure Windows 10 to work better for those with vision and physical challenges

  • Explore the web with Microsoft’s Edge browser and Google Search

  • Find, install, and use the best Windows apps

  • Reliably connect to the Internet, both at home and away

  • Shop safely online and avoid online scams

  • Make and receive video and voice calls with Skype

  • Connect your phone to your PC to text and make calls

  • Stay connected with friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter

  • Store, touch up, and share your pictures

  • Send and receive email with Windows 10’s Email app

  • Keep track of all your files, and back them up safely

  • Watch streaming video on your PC with Disney+, Netflix, YouTube, and more

  • Discover great new music with Spotify and Pandora

  • Fix common PC problems, and manage Windows updates

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. About AARP
  11. We Want to Hear from You!
  12. Reader Services
  13. Figure Credits
  14. 1. Understanding Computer Basics
    1. Examining Key Components
    2. Exploring Different Types of PCs
    3. Which Type of PC Should You Buy?
    4. Setting Up Your New Computer System
  15. 2. Performing Basic Operations
    1. Using Windows with a Mouse or Touchpad
    2. Using Windows with a Keyboard
  16. 3. Using Your Windows 10 PC
    1. Powering Up and Powering Down
    2. Finding Your Way Around Windows
    3. What’s New in Windows 10?
    4. Switching from Windows S Mode to Windows Home
  17. 4. Connecting Printers and Other Peripherals
    1. Connecting Devices via USB
    2. Connecting a Printer
    3. Connecting Your PC to Your TV
  18. 5. Personalizing Windows
    1. Personalizing the Windows Desktop
    2. Personalizing the Lock Screen
    3. Configuring Other Windows Settings
  19. 6. Working with Different Users
    1. Understanding User Accounts
    2. Adding New Users
    3. Signing In and Switching Users
  20. 7. Making Windows Easier to Use
    1. Employing Ease of Access Functions
    2. Using Alternative Input Devices
  21. 8. Using Windows 10 on a Touchscreen or 2-in-1 Device
    1. Using Windows in Tablet Mode
    2. Using Windows with Touch Gestures
  22. 9. Using Apps and Programs
    1. Launching Apps and Programs
    2. Working with Apps
    3. Using Built-In Apps
    4. Shopping for Apps and Programs
  23. 10. Connecting to the Internet—at Home or Away
    1. Connecting to the Internet—and Your Home Network
    2. Connecting to the Internet at a Public Wi-Fi Hotspot
  24. 11. Browsing and Searching the Web
    1. Understanding the Web
    2. Using Microsoft Edge
    3. Searching the Internet
  25. 12. Using Cortana
    1. Querying Cortana
    2. Working with Cortana
  26. 13. Shopping Safely Online
    1. How to Shop Online Safely
    2. Purchasing from Online Retailers
    3. Using Craigslist
  27. 14. Discovering Useful Websites
    1. Reading Local and Community News Online
    2. Exploring Travel Opportunities Online
    3. Discovering Recipes Online
    4. Finding Healthcare Information Online
    5. Obtaining Legal Advice Online
    6. Managing Your Finances Online
  28. 15. Protecting Yourself Online
    1. Protecting Against Identity Theft and Phishing Schemes
    2. Protecting Against Online Fraud
    3. Protecting Against Computer Viruses and Other Malware
  29. 16. Emailing Family and Friends
    1. Using the Windows Mail App
    2. Using Gmail
    3. Managing Your Contacts with the People App
  30. 17. Video, Voice, and Text Chatting
    1. Chatting with Skype
    2. Texting with and Talking with the Your Phone App
  31. 18. Connecting with Facebook and Other Social Media
    1. Sharing with Friends and Family on Facebook
    2. Pinning Items of Interest to Pinterest
    3. Keeping Up to Date with Twitter
  32. 19. Storing, Editing, and Sharing Your Pictures and Movies
    1. Using Your Smartphone or Digital Camera with Your Windows PC
    2. Viewing Photos and Videos on Your PC
    3. Touching Up Your Photos
    4. Sharing Your Pictures and Videos
  33. 20. Watching Movies and TV Shows on Your PC
    1. Watching Streaming Video Services
    2. Watching Live TV on Your PC
    3. Viewing and Sharing Videos on YouTube
  34. 21. Listening to Music on Your PC
    1. Listening to Streaming Music
    2. Purchasing Digital Music Online
  35. 22. Using Files and Folders
    1. Using File Explorer
    2. Working with Folders
    3. Managing Files
    4. Working with Microsoft OneDrive
  36. 23. Dealing with Common Problems
    1. Performing Necessary Maintenance
    2. Backing Up Important Files
    3. Fixing Simple Problems
    4. Troubleshooting Other PC Problems
  37. 24. Updating Windows
    1. Managing Windows Update
    2. Resetting Your Computer
  38. Glossary
  39. Index

Product information

  • Title: My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors, 3rd Edition
  • Author(s): Michael Miller
  • Release date: July 2020
  • Publisher(s): Que
  • ISBN: 9780136791072