hits counter Windows 10 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) - Ebook PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Windows 10 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

Availability: Ready to download

The #1 source for Windows 10 help Millions of Windows users have turned to Windows For Dummies for quick, friendly, and easy-to-understand help with their computers. Windows 10 For Dummies, 3rd Edition continues this tradition as it helps you navigate the twists and turns of Windows. Start at the beginning to discover the basics of the Windows interface or flip to late The #1 source for Windows 10 help Millions of Windows users have turned to Windows For Dummies for quick, friendly, and easy-to-understand help with their computers. Windows 10 For Dummies, 3rd Edition continues this tradition as it helps you navigate the twists and turns of Windows. Start at the beginning to discover the basics of the Windows interface or flip to later chapters to help you work with Windows apps, connect to the Internet, or customize your privacy settings.   Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features. Inside, the book quickly and easily shows you how to do everything from establishing a user account, to corralling your photos, to setting up a printer, to using Windows on a tablet—and everything in between.  Manage the start-up menu and the Windows desktop Get to know the programs that come with Windows 10 Discover troubleshooting tips and privacy tricks Be productive at home or in the office  If you use Windows 10, you’ll want to keep this updated edition of the trusty companion nearby as you make your way around the new OS.


Compare

The #1 source for Windows 10 help Millions of Windows users have turned to Windows For Dummies for quick, friendly, and easy-to-understand help with their computers. Windows 10 For Dummies, 3rd Edition continues this tradition as it helps you navigate the twists and turns of Windows. Start at the beginning to discover the basics of the Windows interface or flip to late The #1 source for Windows 10 help Millions of Windows users have turned to Windows For Dummies for quick, friendly, and easy-to-understand help with their computers. Windows 10 For Dummies, 3rd Edition continues this tradition as it helps you navigate the twists and turns of Windows. Start at the beginning to discover the basics of the Windows interface or flip to later chapters to help you work with Windows apps, connect to the Internet, or customize your privacy settings.   Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features. Inside, the book quickly and easily shows you how to do everything from establishing a user account, to corralling your photos, to setting up a printer, to using Windows on a tablet—and everything in between.  Manage the start-up menu and the Windows desktop Get to know the programs that come with Windows 10 Discover troubleshooting tips and privacy tricks Be productive at home or in the office  If you use Windows 10, you’ll want to keep this updated edition of the trusty companion nearby as you make your way around the new OS.

30 review for Windows 10 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad Warner

    Extremely basic, with sparse details and minimal explanations. It's far more basic than Windows 10 All-In-One for Dummies. Much of this book's content is different than that book's. Notes Safe Computing… most third-party antivirus programs will catch more viruses than Windows Defender Antivirus. However, doing that extra work can slow down your PC. Some powerful security suites throw up false alarms, as well, leaving you the work of sorting out the problem. Many seem complicated and cumbersome. Wi Extremely basic, with sparse details and minimal explanations. It's far more basic than Windows 10 All-In-One for Dummies. Much of this book's content is different than that book's. Notes Safe Computing… most third-party antivirus programs will catch more viruses than Windows Defender Antivirus. However, doing that extra work can slow down your PC. Some powerful security suites throw up false alarms, as well, leaving you the work of sorting out the problem. Many seem complicated and cumbersome. Windows Defender Antivirus works best for people who can spot a potential virus as it arrives in the mail and avoid clicking on suspicious email attachments. People who feel more comfortable with a larger safety net will prefer a paid program.Microsoft's family controls "work well." However, they only monitor your child when they log in with a Microsoft account and use Edge or Internet Explorer. Keeping Windows from Breaking File History backs up everything in the main folders (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, Desktop, Favorites, Downloads, a few others). To exclude some, click More Options below toggle. File History must be enabled for each account that you want backed up. To create a system image: Start > Windows System > Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore (Windows 7) > Create a System Image. Storage Sense makes Windows automatically empty Recycle Bin and delete temporary files. Start > Settings > System > Storage > toggle Storage Sense on. Options are in Settings > System > Storage.But if you’re not having trouble with a piece of hardware, don’t bother updating its driver, even if you find a newer one online. Chances are good that newer driver adds support only for newer models of the gadget you own. And that new driver might throw a glitch into something that was already working fine.If a driver update causes a problem, go to Device Manager, double-click the device's name, click Driver tab on Properties box. Click Roll Back Driver. Sharing One Computer with Several People To create Password Reset Disk for local account: insert flash drive, type "Password Reset Disk" into search, choose Create a Password Reset Disk. Windows Hello lets you sign in with fingerprint or face. Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-In Options > Windows Hello. The Case of the Broken Window After Reset, you must reinstall desktop programs. Reset puts a list of those programs on your desktop. You can reinstall missing apps from Microsoft Store (Store app > Settings > My Library). When Windows asks for permission (User Account Control), ask yourself, "Is Windows asking permission for something I did or requested?" If yes, choose OK. If no, choose No or Cancel. If an app isn't working properly, reset it. That deletes and reinstalls the app, removing any preferences and sign-in details. Start > Settings > Apps > Apps & Features > app > Advanced Options > Reset. Strange Messages—What You Did Does Not Compute If you disconnect the drive the File History backs up to, it will back up again the next time the drive connects. Moving from an Old PC to a New Windows 10 PC 1. If you've been backing up with File History on your old PC, skip to step 5. 2. On old PC, sign in with Microsoft account. 3. Connect portable hard drive to old PC and set up File History to back up to it (Start > Settings > Update & Security > Backup > Add a drive). 4. On new PC, sign into same Microsoft account as you used on old PC. 5. Open File History (Start > Settings > Update & Security > Backup). 6. Click Restore Your Files with File History. 7. Click Configure File History Settings. 8. Click I Want to Use a Previous Backup on this File History Drive. Choose the backup of the old PC, and click Turn On. 9. In left pane, click Restore Personal Files. 10. Choose files and folders to restore, and click green Restore button.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Terri Lynn

    One thing I have learned from reading this very good book on the new Windows 10 is that I was wise to delay accepting the free upgrade (I use Windows 8.1) and since I am happy with my current 8.1 Windows, should not upgrade to Windows 10 until I buy a new computer with Windows 10 on it. I had been curious about Windows 10 but after reading horror stories on the Internet from those using it including techies who try every new thing, I was cautious and delayed the free upgrade they offered to down One thing I have learned from reading this very good book on the new Windows 10 is that I was wise to delay accepting the free upgrade (I use Windows 8.1) and since I am happy with my current 8.1 Windows, should not upgrade to Windows 10 until I buy a new computer with Windows 10 on it. I had been curious about Windows 10 but after reading horror stories on the Internet from those using it including techies who try every new thing, I was cautious and delayed the free upgrade they offered to download in July. After reading this book, I see no reason to even want Windows 10 and am glad author Andy Rathbone, my Windows go-to guy, is the honest type who offers honest advice and information rather than promote something he wrote a book about. If you have Windows 7 or 8.1, you don't need Windows 10.

  3. 4 out of 5

    David Price

    Returned to Amazon, for me it was just too simplistic, didn't tell me much at all. All in the title really, bad pick on my part. Returned to Amazon, for me it was just too simplistic, didn't tell me much at all. All in the title really, bad pick on my part.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Henry Tegner

    I have not been a great enthusiast for the ‘For Dummies’ series in the past. I dislike the tendency to dumb down the language in a North American style but then I am an older Brit of a certain generation and perhaps this is what the ‘For Dummies’ thing is all about. That said, this book is not so bad in this respect as some others in the series I have dipped into. And there is quite a lot about it that I like. I bought it when I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I needed to know how it h I have not been a great enthusiast for the ‘For Dummies’ series in the past. I dislike the tendency to dumb down the language in a North American style but then I am an older Brit of a certain generation and perhaps this is what the ‘For Dummies’ thing is all about. That said, this book is not so bad in this respect as some others in the series I have dipped into. And there is quite a lot about it that I like. I bought it when I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I needed to know how it had changed and (hopefully) improved. The List of Contents is helpful here, as is the index. So it is easy to skip the areas already familiar to me and focus on what is new. I like, too, the use of the yellow symbols – ‘Technical Stuff’, ‘Tip’, ‘Remember’, ‘Warning’ and ‘New’.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Walt4833

    If you, or a friend you are planning to give this to, is a casual user of their computer and just wants to figure out how to get their everyday tasks done using Windows 10, this is a good book to have. Rathbone writes clearly and provides very good illustrations. He does dig deeply into any topic, but rather sticks with the basics and shows you in detail how to accomplish the goal at hand. All topics include excellent cross-references to guide you to areas related to what you are working on. And If you, or a friend you are planning to give this to, is a casual user of their computer and just wants to figure out how to get their everyday tasks done using Windows 10, this is a good book to have. Rathbone writes clearly and provides very good illustrations. He does dig deeply into any topic, but rather sticks with the basics and shows you in detail how to accomplish the goal at hand. All topics include excellent cross-references to guide you to areas related to what you are working on. And the book has an excellent index so you can easily look up topics to solve a problem that cropped up. In short, a very handy reference to have on the bookshelf.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Rippon

    Does exactly what it says on the cover; while I'm not sure I'll need all the more technical info (e.g. single personal-use laptop, not a networked professional-use one), at least I now have an overview of how Windows 10 works. And whilst I have read it through, this is definitely a book to keep handy ready for troubleshooting. Would have been 4 stars but some of the screenshots, because they're necessarily small, don't quite work in black & white/greyscale. Does exactly what it says on the cover; while I'm not sure I'll need all the more technical info (e.g. single personal-use laptop, not a networked professional-use one), at least I now have an overview of how Windows 10 works. And whilst I have read it through, this is definitely a book to keep handy ready for troubleshooting. Would have been 4 stars but some of the screenshots, because they're necessarily small, don't quite work in black & white/greyscale.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Stephen

    Basic but fine I didn't really learn anything new here but I recognize this would eh a good start point for someone whining know anything about Windows. Basic but fine I didn't really learn anything new here but I recognize this would eh a good start point for someone whining know anything about Windows.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Chase

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The greatest book in the Dummies series!!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Hanson

    I didnt finish it cos it was too long.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Alex Shaikh

    Purchasing Windows 10 for Dummies was a worthwhile investment. I am no stranger to Microsoft Products and Operating Systems but I thought that a "How To" book might come in handy after down-loading Windows 10. The book is written for the Novice, the Casual User and even a Seasoned Veteran. If you want a desktop reference book I highly recommend Windows 10 for Dummies. Purchasing Windows 10 for Dummies was a worthwhile investment. I am no stranger to Microsoft Products and Operating Systems but I thought that a "How To" book might come in handy after down-loading Windows 10. The book is written for the Novice, the Casual User and even a Seasoned Veteran. If you want a desktop reference book I highly recommend Windows 10 for Dummies.

  11. 5 out of 5

    H.R.

    I own Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers, but haven't made the jump to 10. I work with helping people learn technology and I wanted information on 10 not only for myself, but for those I might be helping. Since I don't have hands-on experience yet this was my best resource. For years, I've trusted the For Dummies books and the ones Rathbone has given us are wonderful. He's straightforward and there is a lot of information in this book that is very helpful, but there is some information that thos I own Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers, but haven't made the jump to 10. I work with helping people learn technology and I wanted information on 10 not only for myself, but for those I might be helping. Since I don't have hands-on experience yet this was my best resource. For years, I've trusted the For Dummies books and the ones Rathbone has given us are wonderful. He's straightforward and there is a lot of information in this book that is very helpful, but there is some information that those who have used other versions of Windows or multiple computers already know which is good. There's nothing wrong with it. If you're a user who has already known some of the information in this book then good for you, but if you're looking for a refresher or to learn from new, then this is a good book to learn from. If I have access to a For Dummies book to learn something I want to know you can bet that I'm going to be getting my hands on it (usually from a library) so I can learn as much as possible.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Icywolf

    I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Windows 10 over the weekend. Even tho I am pretty tech savvy, I found this book helpful in learning some of the new features of Windows 10 and clarifying the differences from earlier versions of Windows: case in point, the File History automated backup of my personal folders (e.g., Documents, Music, Pictures). For someone who had not worked with Windows 8/8.1, the explanations and illustrations would be particularly helpful! The writing was clear and heavily ill I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Windows 10 over the weekend. Even tho I am pretty tech savvy, I found this book helpful in learning some of the new features of Windows 10 and clarifying the differences from earlier versions of Windows: case in point, the File History automated backup of my personal folders (e.g., Documents, Music, Pictures). For someone who had not worked with Windows 8/8.1, the explanations and illustrations would be particularly helpful! The writing was clear and heavily illustrated, making it easy to use the new system. On the negative side, it was not useful when the simple directions did not work. For example, when Windows Defender would not turn on (a quick web browsing showed the problems to be another anti-virus program that was installed.) Another example, the Mail app does not show the mail in my gmail account (still unsolved). Most specific troubleshooting was out of scope for the level of the book.

  13. 5 out of 5

    JAMES F DUGAN

    I used the same author's Windows 8.1 for Dummies and liked the style and explanations. So when it came time for Windows 10, I ordered the new book. You don't need to read it cover-to-cover. After following the setup instructions, simply turn to the section that covers whatever it is for which you want answers - use it sort of like recipes in a cook-book. The style and explanations are similar and it was a lot of help. As the name implies, it is written for the everyday "user" of computers and not I used the same author's Windows 8.1 for Dummies and liked the style and explanations. So when it came time for Windows 10, I ordered the new book. You don't need to read it cover-to-cover. After following the setup instructions, simply turn to the section that covers whatever it is for which you want answers - use it sort of like recipes in a cook-book. The style and explanations are similar and it was a lot of help. As the name implies, it is written for the everyday "user" of computers and not the "guru" or "geek". Detailed enough for everyday use, but not technical enough for an expert. Definitely the Win10 book I would recommend first.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Hunter McCleary

    The usual excellent work from the Dummies people. Great place to start for new 10 users. I especially like their willingness to say it like it is, even if maybe Microsoft would not approve. Really lends credibility to their advice. I will also add that the built-in help feature in Windows 10 is excellent, as well.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Randy Daugherty

    All the good and bad of navigating the newest OS from Microsoft. This book walks you through all the settings and improvements as well as points out 10's short comings. Included are the best and worst parts as well as some helpful troubleshooting tips. Does not go into great detail or the real nuts and bolts of 10 but does walk the average user through the newest version of the widely used software. All the good and bad of navigating the newest OS from Microsoft. This book walks you through all the settings and improvements as well as points out 10's short comings. Included are the best and worst parts as well as some helpful troubleshooting tips. Does not go into great detail or the real nuts and bolts of 10 but does walk the average user through the newest version of the widely used software.

  16. 5 out of 5

    John

    As one for whom the conversion from Windows 7 to 10 caused hours of angst followed by a trip to the Geek Squad, I can attest that this does cover the basics--clearly, with lots of illustrations, and also and with lots of repetition and reassurances. I would have liked more troubleshooting....but this IS a "for dummies" volume, not a tech manual. As one for whom the conversion from Windows 7 to 10 caused hours of angst followed by a trip to the Geek Squad, I can attest that this does cover the basics--clearly, with lots of illustrations, and also and with lots of repetition and reassurances. I would have liked more troubleshooting....but this IS a "for dummies" volume, not a tech manual.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

    If you're new to Windows...and computers in general, this is probably the book for you. As a seasoned IT professional, I scour through these types of books to see if there's any cool tips and tricks that I don't already know. Unfortunately, I didn't find any, but I knew it was a risk. In any case, this is a great resource for novice computer users. If you're new to Windows...and computers in general, this is probably the book for you. As a seasoned IT professional, I scour through these types of books to see if there's any cool tips and tricks that I don't already know. Unfortunately, I didn't find any, but I knew it was a risk. In any case, this is a great resource for novice computer users.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    I read some of this book before I had to return it to the library. I'll check the book out again to finish. It has lots of good information about using Windows for the beginner or casual Windows user. Not for people who consider themselves Windows experts or power users. I read some of this book before I had to return it to the library. I'll check the book out again to finish. It has lots of good information about using Windows for the beginner or casual Windows user. Not for people who consider themselves Windows experts or power users.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    Chapter 9. Thank you not MS!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    Good starting point for those wanting to learn Windows 10.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Marriott

    Very well written and easy to learn.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Charles Currey

  23. 4 out of 5

    Steve Michael Oberly

  24. 4 out of 5

    Joyce Williams

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Killen

  26. 4 out of 5

    Patricia L. Mossel

  27. 4 out of 5

    blessymol

  28. 4 out of 5

    gyh

  29. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Kehrberg

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brian Eckheart

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.