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Windows 7 Digital Classroom Book with DVD

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Microsoft Windows 7 Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace. This Windows 7 book and DVD includes 15 self-paced lessons helping you discover and explore the new features and capabilities of Microsoft Windows 7.

  • Full color lessons with easy to follow step-by-step instructions
  • Video tutorials highlight key topics in each lesson 
  • Covers all essential Windows 7 features 
  • Gets you up-and-running quickly with included lesson files on DVD
  • Written by expert instructors – it's like having your own personal tutor
  • Used by hundreds of schools and more than 100,000 readers

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Windows 7 Digital Classroom Book with DVD Contents

Starting Up

  • About Windows 7 Digital Classroom
  • Is this book for you?
  • About operating systems
  • Prerequisites
  • Windows 7 versions
  • System requirements
  • Installing Windows 7
  • Deciding which version of Windows 7 to install: 32 bit or 64 bit
  • Perform an Upgrade installation of Windows 7
  • Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
  • Moving files and settings
  • Run Windows Easy Transfer to 
    save your files and settings
  • Gather your program discs and setup files
  • Performing a Custom installation of Windows 7
  • Transferring your files to Windows 7
  • Reinstalling your programs an updating drivers
  • Updating drivers
  • Cleaning up
  • Working with the video tutorials
  • Setting up for viewing the video tutorials
  • Viewing the video tutorials
  • Loading lesson files
  • Additional resources

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows 7

  • Getting Started with Windows
  • What you’ll learn in this lesson
  • Starting up
  • What you can do with Windows
  • Which version of Windows 7 do you have?
  • Activating your copy of Windows 7
  • What’s new with Windows 7
  • Starting Windows 7
  • The Windows 7 desktop
  • Getting help
  • Powering down Windows 7
  • Self study
  • Review
  • Study questions
  • Answers

Chapter 2: Working with Windows Programs

  • Working with Windows Programs
  • What you’ll learn in this lesson
  • Starting up
  • Exploring programs in Windows 7
  • Starting a program
  • Navigating Program Windows
  • Using Dialog Boxes
  • Working with files in a program
  • Creating a new file
  • Saving a file
  • Opening an existing file
  • Printing a file
  • Managing program windows
  • Manually resizing a window
  • Moving a window
  • Working with multiple program windows
  • Switching between open windows
  • Displaying windows side-by-side
  • Showing the desktop
  • Self study
  • Review
  • Study questions
  • Answers

Chapter 3: Working with Files and Folders

  • What you’ll learn in this lesson
  • Starting up
  • Viewing files and folders
  • Viewing files on external media
  • Navigating folder windows
  • Changing file views
  • Creating new files and folders
  • Managing files and folders
  • Selecting files and folders
  • Moving files and folders
  • Copying files and folders
  • Renaming files and folders
  • Deleting files and folders
  • Restoring a deleted file or folder
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin
  • Tagging files
  • Rating files
  • Viewing file and folder properties
  • Sorting files
  • Filtering files
  • Compressing files and folders
  • Searching for files
  • Searching in a folder window
  • Searching from the Start menu
  • Opening files
  • Opening a file with a different program
  • Setting a new default program
  • Self study
  • Review
  • Study questions
  • Answers

Chapter 4: Customizing Windows

  • What you’ll learn in this lesson
  • Starting up
  • Changing Windows display and sound settings
  • Changing the screen resolution
  • Adding gadgets to the desktop
  • Changing the desktop background
  • Changing the window color
  • Changing the sound scheme
  • Setting the screen saver
  • Applying a theme
  • Setting language options
  • Downloading and installing language-support software
  • Changing the display and input language
  • Changing the keyboard configuration
  • Changing accessibility settings
  • Customizing the Start menu
  • Pin a program to the Start menu
  • More Start menu customizations
  • Customizing the taskbar
  • Repositioning the taskbar
  • Auto-hiding the taskbar
  • Resizing the taskbar
  • Customizing the notification area
  • Pinning a program button to the taskbar
  • Changing the system date and time
  • Creating and managing shortcuts
  • Creating a shortcut
  • Customizing a shortcut
  • Tidying shortcuts on the Windows 7 desktop
  • Personalizing the Windows startup routine
  • Configuring AutoPlay settings
  • Self study
  • Review
  • Study questions
  • Answers

Chapter 5: Getting Connected to the Internet

  • Understanding Internet Connections
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Understanding the World Wide Web
  • Starting Internet Explorer
  • Navigating Internet Explorer
  • Entering a Web Page Address
  • Navigating Web Pages
  • Refreshing a Web Page
  • Safety, security, in-private browsing.
  • Using accelerators
  • Selecting Links
  • Using Tabs to View Multiple Web Pages
  • View Open Pages as Quick Tabs
  • Subscribing to an RSS Feed
  • Using the History List
  • Deleting the History List
  • Changing Your Home Page
  • Configuring Internet Explorer to Open Multiple Pages at Launch
  • Saving Favorite Web Pages
  • Organizing Your Favorites
  • Displaying a Favorite Page
  • Deleting a Favorite
  • Searching the Web
  • Printing a Web Page
  • Emailing a Web Link or Page
  • Exploring Windows Live Essentials
    • Messenger
    • Mail
    • Writer
    • Photo Gallery
    • Movie Maker
  • Creating a Windows Live Account

Chapter 6: Getting Organized with Live People and Live Calendar

  • Using Windows Live People
    • Adding a Contact
    • Importing and Exporting Contacts
    • Managing Contacts
    • Editing Contacts
    • Creating Contact Groups
  • Using Windows Live Calendar
    • Navigating Windows Live Calendar
    • Displaying a Different Date
    • Creating an Appointment
    • Scheduling Recurring Appointments
    • Setting Reminders
    • Sharing a Calendar
    • Subscribing to a Calendar
    • Creating a Task in the To-Do List
    • Prioritizing Tasks
    • Marking a Task as Complete 

Chapter 7: Staying in Touch with Mail and Messenger

  • Using Windows Live Mail
    • Setting Up Your Windows Live Hotmail Account
    • Connecting to Existing Mail Accounts
    • Navigating Windows Live Mail
    • Composing an Email Message
    • Spell-Checking Your Message
    • Attaching a File
    • Setting a Message’s Priority
    • Adding an Email Signature
    • Sending an Email Message
    • Receiving and Reading Email Messages
    • Replying to a Message
    • Forwarding a Message
    • Opening and Saving Attachments
    • Creating Folders to Save Messages

Chapter 8: Creating and Editing Documents

  • Using WordPad
    • Creating a Document
    • Saving a Document
    • Opening a Document
    • Editing Document Text
    • Changing Text Font
    • Finding Text
    • Replacing Text
    • Inserting Special Symbols into Documents
    • Setting Up Speech Recognition
  • Blogging with Writer
    • Obtaining Writer from Windows Live
    • Creating a Blog Post
    • Adding Photos and Videos to a Post
    • Publishing a Post

    Chapter 9: Working with Images

    • Scanning Images
    • Importing Pictures from a Digital Camera
      • Connecting Removable Media
      • Connecting External USB Readers
      • Using Built-In Media Readers
      • Connecting Your Camera
    • Using Photo Gallery
      • Obtaining Photo Gallery from Windows Live
      • Adjusting a Photo’s Exposure
      • Adjusting a Photo’s Color
      • Cropping a Photo
      • Removing Red Eye
    • Using Photo Viewer
      • Viewing an Image in Photo Viewer
      • Rotating an Image in Photo Viewer
      • Playing a Slide Show with Photo Viewer
      • Printing in Image from Photo Viewer
      • Ordering Prints from Photo Viewer
      • E-mailing a Picture from Photo Viewer
      • Burning Photos to a CD or DVD from Photo Viewer
      • Creating a Video DVD of a Slideshow from Photo Viewer
    • Using Windows Media Player
      • Viewing a Photo in Windows Media Player
      • Creating a Photo Playlist
      • Playing a Photo Playlist
      • Burning Photos to a CD or DVD from Windows Media Player
      • Syncing Photos to a Mobile Device from Windows Media Player
    • Using Windows Media Center
      • Viewing a Photo in Windows Media Center
      • Viewing a Photo Slideshow in Windows Media Center
    • Using Windows Live Photos
      • Creating an Album
      • Uploading Photos
      • Sharing Photos
      • View Comments

    Chapter 10: Listening to Music

    • Using Windows Media Player
      • Navigating the Media Player Window
      • Playing an Audio File
      • Adjusting the Volume
      • Playing a Music CD
      • Ripping Tracks from a Music CD
      • Adjusting Rip Settings
      • Creating a Playlist
      • Burning Music Files to a Music CD
      • Syncing a Playlist with a Mobile Device
      • Finding New Music Online
    • Using Windows Media Center

    Chapter 11: Enjoying Video

    • Using Windows Media Player
      • Playing a Video File
      • Burning a Video Files to a CD
      • Syncing a Video to a Mobile Device
      • Finding Video Content Online
      • Viewing a DVD
      • Watching Recorded TV
    • Using Windows Media Center
      • Playing a Video File
      • Playing a DVD
      • Watching Recorded TV
      • Watching Internet TV
    • Creating Your Own Videos
      • Obtaining Movie Maker from Windows Live
      • Creating Your Own Movie
      • Publish Your Movie to the Web

    Chapter 12: Maintaining Windows 7

    • Exploring the Control Panel
    • Viewing System Information
    • Assessing Your Computer’s Performance
    • Checking Your Hard Drive for Errors
    • Checking Hard Drive Space
    • Deleting Unnecessary Files
    • Installing Programs
    • Uninstalling Programs
    • Defragmenting Your Hard Drive
    • Setting Up Automatic Updates
    • Running an Update Manually
    • Undoing an Update
    • Scheduling System Maintenance Tasks
    • Creating a System Restore Point
    • Applying a System Restore Point
    • Backing Up Files
    • Restoring Backed Up Files
    • Viewing Your System’s Security Status
    • Adding a Printer
    • Adding Other Devices
    • Removing Devices
    • Viewing Problem Reports and Finding Solutions
    • Getting Help Via Remote Assistance

    Chapter 13: Sharing Your Computer with Others

    • Displaying User Accounts
    • Creating a User Account
    • Switching Between Accounts
    • Changing a User’s Name
    • Changing a User’s Picture
    • Deleting an Account
    • Setting Space Quotas for Users
    • Sharing a Document or Folder with Other Users on Your PC

    Chapter 14: Networking Your PC

    • Opening the Network and Sharing Center
    • Connecting to a Home or Office Network
    • Viewing Network Resources
    • Diagnosing Network Problems
    • Printing over a Network
    • Adding Users to a Group
    • Applying Permissions to a Group
    • Using Windows Meeting Space
    • Disconnecting from a Home or Office Network

    Chapter 15: Securing Your PC

    • Protecting an Account with a Password
    • Retrieving a Lost Password
    • Changing a Password
    • Password-Protecting Your Screen Saver
    • Applying Permissions to a File or Folder
    • Encrypting a File or Folder
    • Setting Up Windows 7 Parental Controls
    • Securing Your Connection with Windows Firewall
    • Allowing a Program Through Windows Firewall
    • Guarding Against Spyware with Windows Defender
    • Filtering Objectionable Content
    • Using the Phishing Filter
    • Activating Internet Explorer Parental Controls
    • Using the Windows Live Family Safety Tool
    • Scanning for Spyware
    • Blocking Junk Email
    • Blocking Mail from Specific Senders
    • Allowing Mail from Specific Senders
    • Thwart Viruses with Windows Mail

    Chapter 16: Using Windows 7 on a Laptop Computer

    • Displaying Mobility Settings
    • Adjusting the Display Settings
    • Adjusting Volume Settings
    • Prolonging Battery Life
    • Connecting to the Internet via a Wireless Access Point
    • Syncing Your Laptop with Your Desktop
    • Configuring Presentation Settings
    • Using Remote Desktop Connection

     

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