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Archive for 'Windows 7 for Dummies'

Should I vacuum my keyboard?

Q: Windows 7 for Dummies says to vacuum the keyboard to clean it. My laptop’s manual says, “to reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to internal components, do not use a vacuum cleaner attachment to clean the keyboard. A vacuum cleaner can deposit household debris on the keyboard surface.” Is it safe to […]

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Shrinking or resizing a photo and e-mailing it in Windows 7

Q: It used to be easy to resize a photo and e-mail it in Windows 7. Windows Live Mail no longer offers that option. How am I supposed to shrink or resize a photo before I e-mail it? A: The latest version of Windows Live Mail is the culprit here, and I’ll explain why. Most […]

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

Q: 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 […]

What happened to Windows Live Mail and SkyDrive?

Q: I tried to find out how to attach a document to an email in your book. I followed the steps, but my email instantly changed to a “SkyDrive photo album.” I’m trying to attach scanned documents, not photos. Your book doesn’t address any of this, and it doesn’t even mention SkyDrive. What’s wrong? A: […]