I don’t know about you, but every time Microsoft makes a major shift if their operating system, it takes some amount of time to find where all of the familiar stuff has gone. I found that to be especially true with Windows 10. Fortunately, there’s a new book to the rescue, and it’s written specifically for seniors.
Titled Computers for Seniors, the book contains 14 lessons with subjects such as plugging in, setting up your computer, Internet safety and security, connecting with friends and family, downloading music and video, reading ebooks with Overdrive, and much more.
Weighing in at over 300 pages, the book is richly illusrated with color photos and LOTS of simple, easy-to-follow instructions. For me, Windows 10 was such a departure to my previous operating systems, it took this book’s “how-to” elements to walk me through the changes so I could get back up and running doing everything I was used to.
Published by no starch press in San Francisco, each chapter is broken down into simple sections. Throughout the sections you’ll find activities such as ‘deleting unwanted photos” or “restoring disappearing apps”. At the end of each chapter is a review of everything covered in that particular chapter.
If you want to go beyond basic computing, I can highly recommend this book as it delves into topics that help you REALLY get the most out of your computer. It goes way beyond web browsing and email.
I’ve added a link to the book on Amazon.