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Windows 7: Book for beginners

25 May 2012   #1
new 7

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Book for beginners

I have used xp for many years and learnt enough to do all the tasks I wanted but I have now windows 7 - 9th edition and are really struggling to do the most simple tasks. Can anyone suggest a very very simple book covering the basics generally
Thanks


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25 May 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You don't need a book to learn the OS. The best way, is hands-on experience. My company is made up of mostly non-tech savvy people, and they only needed about 10 days or so to get used to Windows 7. If they can pick it up quickly, I'm sure anyone else can.
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25 May 2012   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When Windows 7 first came out, I purchased and read most of Windows 7 Secrets by Paul Thurrott and Raphael Rivera. It was pretty decent.

I actually like reading tech books, as they force me into areas that I otherwise wouldn't think of or wander into myself, and then I find features and functions that actually help me out down the road.
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25 May 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by new 7 View Post
I have used xp for many years and learnt enough to do all the tasks I wanted but I have now windows 7 - 9th edition and are really struggling to do the most simple tasks. Can anyone suggest a very very simple book covering the basics generally
Thanks
Don't forget Windows 7's online help.

Just click Start>Help and Support and type a keyword or question in the Search Help field for loads of good information on the basic tasks.

For example, I typed 'create backup' and got this:

Book for beginners-backup.jpg

With help like this and Windows Seven Forums, you should get all the help you need.

There's no substitute for diving in and using the operating system.


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25 May 2012   #5
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I made the switch from XP to Windows 7 and didn't read any books. Never touched Vista. The best way to learn is to jump in and start using it. Windows Help and this website is all I need.
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25 May 2012   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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25 May 2012   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by new 7 View Post
I have used xp for many years and learnt enough to do all the tasks I wanted but I have now windows 7 - 9th edition and are really struggling to do the most simple tasks. Can anyone suggest a very very simple book covering the basics generally
Thanks

Welcome to SevenForums.

the ".... for Dummies" series are rather good at giving the inexperienced an intro to a topic.

Windows 7 For Dummies Cheat Sheet - For Dummies

Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet - For Dummies

Windows 7 For Dummies:Book Information - For Dummies

Go to amazon.com and you will find the book at about $10 less than the price that "dummies" lists.

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WIN+F1
key combo is a big help.
WIN=key with the microsoft flag on top.

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Although you will need to learn to separate the wheat from the chaff, SevenForums is an excellent place to get answers.

There is a marvelous collection of tutorials in SevenForums which we often use as instructional material and guides.
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25 May 2012   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Finally. If there are still things you are puzzled about we have an excellent tutorials section. If you still have specific concerns start a thread about it and we will do our best to help. Remember there is no such thing as a silly question.
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25 May 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

Click on Tutorials at the top of the page.

What is Win7 - 9th Edition?
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