Basic Computing Using Windows

Free eBook “Basic Computing Using Windows” from Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection. A basic guide to using computers that run Windows.


What is a computer? A computer is a machine that inputs (takes in) facts and information (known as data), and then processes (does something to or with) it. Afterwards it outputs, or displays, the results for you to see. Data is all kinds of information, including, pictures, letters, numbers, and sounds. There are two main parts of computers, hardware and software. Hardware is all of the parts of the computer you can see and touch. Software is the instructions that a computer uses to do what you ask it to. Pieces of software are often called programs.

Table of Contents

  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Operating Systems and Controls
  • The Desktop
  • File Systems
  • Concepts and Settings
  • Networks and the Internet
  • FTP
  • Email, Chat-rooms, and IM
  • Switching the Control Panel to Classic View
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Dual Booting

Book Details

Author(s): Wikibooks
Format(s): PDF, HTML
File size: 287 KB
Number of pages: 34
Link: Download or read online.

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