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Windows 7 tutorial for seniors?


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#1 GoshenBleeping

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:09 AM

I know some folks in their 60's and 70's who have purchased their first computer. They would like an easy to understand, step-by-step, Windows 7 tutorial. I searched via google and could not find a really good tutorial that I would feel comfortable in recommending.
 
Does anyone know of a good tutorial that you would recommend for these folks?


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:11 AM

Don't really know of any real in-depth tutorials. But there are some very good books out there. One that stands out in my mind is an instructional publication. If memory

 

serves correctly it was a publication by Paul McFedries called " Teach Yourself Visually, Microsoft Windows 7". There are step by step instructions and as the title

 

suggests it has visuals. Might search some retailers for it.

 

Hope this helps        www.barnesandnoble.com/w/teach-yourself-visually-windows...


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#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

I have always been able to recommend the two series of guides 'An Idiot's guide to xxx' and 'xxx for Dummies'.

 

Both series start by explicitly stating the assumptions they make about existing knowledge, are very clear, and include a very welcome element of humour. 'xxx' because both cover a much wider range of subjects than an intro to Windows 7.

 

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:45 PM

I find that...learning what the search menus are for...and how to use them...along with understanding how to use Google...will also facilitate any user attempting to get used to Win 7.

 

There is no "tutorial" that could possibly cover all the different aspecs of an O/S...but they do allow users to have some familiarity with the various nuances which combine to blend in an O/S.

 

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

Not knowing where you are located, check around your area to see if there is a local computer club.  Here in Spring Hill, FL we have an excellent one with over 800 members and lots of instructional opportunities.






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