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Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies

Your clear-cut, easy-to-follow guide to Windows 10 If you're a first-time, over-50 Windows 10 user looking for an authoritative, accessible guide to the basics of this new operating system, look no further than Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies. Written by an all-around tech guru and the coauthor of Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies, it cuts through confusing jargon and covers just what you need to know: navigating the interface with a mouse or a touchscreen, customizing the desktop, managing printers and other external devices, setting up and connecting to simple networks, and storing files in the Cloud. Plus, you'll find helpful instructions on sending and receiving email, uploading, editing, and downloading pictures, listening to music, playing games, and so much more. Whether you're upgrading to the new Windows 10 operating system with the hopes of keeping in touch with loved ones via webcam or instant messenger, viewing videos, or simply making your life more organized and streamlined, all the guidance you need to make the most of Windows 10 is at your fingertips. Customize the desktop and set up a simple network Connect with family and friends online Work with apps like a pro Safely protect your data, your computer, and your identity With large-print format for text, figures, and drawings, there's no easier way to get up and running on the new Windows operating system than with Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies.

Series: For Dummies

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (August 17, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1119038596

ISBN-13: 978-1119038597

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (627 customer reviews)

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Tis is a new OS for me since I'm used to Windows 7 for many years, so I needed some help navigating thru. tis is better than Windows 10 for dummies. This is a step by step approach to this new OS. Has a lot of graphics to help you meander through the apps and programs. Helped me alot

For me, this book was more difficult than Windows 10 itself. It assumes a basic knowledge of computers that only well-trained people have. I am not a dummy -- I have a Ph.D., and I've been an end-user on computers for 20 years. This book doesn't do a good job because Windows 10 is not finished. Every morning, I find that the program has been altered enough and updated so much more that I can't find what I did the day before. It's been a huge frustration. The book has been a total waste of time and money for me.

As a challenged "senior", I have some issues with the book which are bothersome to me. It arrived today and I quickly tried to put it to use. However, I soon discovered that the Index doesn't match with the subject material and requires one to search "in the neighborhood" of the page cited in the index. I also found the Index to be deficient - many topics are just missing despite being of somewhat important value - for example, creating a recovery drive is missing. Perhaps the Index relates to an earlier proof edition? I hope that I can overcome this sloppiness that the author shows and derive some benefit anyway - returning it to is not a viable option for me.

All of the "For Dummies" books for seniors are well done, but going from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is a bit of a leap for me because although the new OS is very user friendly it is a new look and feel. The breakthrough here is that this new system is a big step in the direction of a full touch interface. The problem is the flexibility; those of us who are not computer savvy can easily activate functions that we do not understand and may find it difficult to return to the original state. This book has senior savvy features such as large print and many clear illustrations, and most seniors will find it a most helpful aid in setting the desktop up and making some choices about this versatile operating system.

Although the book professes to be written for seniors, this "senior" with 35 years experience in self-taught hacking found it confusing. Terms not explained--or worse, explained in jargon not English--left me fumbling and saying things that a lady of 84 should not say. Not helpful for me.

I bought this book hoping it would tell me how to make a rescue drive for win 10 but it didn't do that and was of no help to me at all.In the past I have bought "Dummies" books and they have helped me understand windows operating systems, this book helped with nothing. the author of this book is not the usual name of dummies books. the book is now in the recycle bin

My father kept calling everyday frustrated that he couldn't figure out his computer since the update. I sent this to him and he called today, it has helped him immensely!

Too many issues not written about in the book.

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