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What’s on the DVD in the Windows 7 For Dummies DVD bundle?

Windows 7 For Dummies book/DVD bundleQ: What exactly is shown on the DVD included in your Windows 7 For Dummies book/DVD bundle?

I can’t find that information anywhere.

A: Windows 7 For Dummies is often sold with a bundled training DVD.

The bundled DVD contains about two hours of video training that walks you through many of the steps described in the book.

For example, the video below describes how to save and download information you’ve found helpful on the Internet (it’s just one of many videos on the DVD):

You can watch the DVD either through your computer’s DVD drive or a DVD player connected to your TV.

Here’s the DVD’s table of contents:


Getting Started with Windows 7

  • Launching Windows 7 For the First Time
  • Touring the Interface
  • Playing with Windows
  • Using the Windows 7 Help System
  • Logging Off, Shutting Down, and Restarting Windows 7

Working with Programs and Files

  • Starting a Program
  • Navigating Windows 7
  • Opening and Saving a Document
  • Setting Up a Printer
  • Printing a Document

Getting Things Done Online

  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Working with Internet Explorer
  • Saving and Downloading from the Internet (This video is the one I’ve shown above)
  • Getting Started with Windows Live Mail

Customizing Windows

  • Jazzing Up the Desktop
  • Setting Up User Accounts
  • Tweaking Toolbars, Taskbars, and Menus
  • Adding and Removing Programs

Windows Media Options

  • Getting Started with Media Player
  • Organizing Your Library
  • Playing Your Media
  • Burning CDs and DVDs

Part of Tens

  • Ten Common Problems and How to Fix Them
  • Ten (or so) Helpful Windows Applications

The Windows 7 For Dummies DVD bundle is available from Amazon, along with most other bookstores.


Comment from Hans Martens
Time August 14, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Hi, is it possible to buy the windows 7 for dummies dvd ONLY as I already have the book. I did look at the bundle but found the print in the book that came with it was just to small and difficult for me to read Kind regards Hans Martens

Comment from Andy Rathbone
Time August 15, 2015 at 8:50 am

Hans: The DVD isn’t offered separately. However, you might be able to find the book/DVD at your local library.

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