new to PCs
buying a PC with Windows 11 on
thinking of upgrading your existing PC to Windows 11…
…then these newly-updated, hot-off-the-press books could be just what you need.
It all started with the author’s dad – he was 67 and had a PC. And these books started off as notes that the author, Tim, wrote to help him.
“Dad was tearing his hair out, frustrated by confusing jargon and worried he’d mess it up”
He wanted to do things like email his daughter in Melbourne and create an advert with photos for a car he was selling. He wanted something as easy as possible to follow, with pictures of the screen and arrows to show what to do. He asked for plain, straightforward English… as if someone was explaining it to him in person. So that’s what Tim did: “Dad showed me how to make books that actually help…”
Are you like Tim’s Dad? Is this what you want, too?
- Plain English – not full of jargon and gobbledegook.
- Simple step-by-step instructions making it clear how to use the PC.
- Plenty of pictures of the screen showing exactly what to do, with arrows & pointers.
- Each new topic explained properly before going on to the next one.
For example, here are just a few of the things you’ll find properly explained:
In Windows 11 One Step at a Time:
- The biggest step to PC confidence (hint: it’s NOT knowing lots about PCs). Page 1
- One word that means two different things… most people don’t even realise that this has confused them. Page 6
- Three different options for turning it off – which you should use… and where to find them now that they’ve moved in Windows 11. Page 8
- Why some options in apps disappear… and how to get them back again. Page 16
- Get the computer itself to help when you don’t know what a button does. Page 16
- How to find an app, now that they’ve completely changed the Start menu in Windows 11… easy when you know how though. Page 12
- When you’ve lost your files, do this to get them back again. Page 36
In The Internet One Step at a Time:
- The difference between a web page and a web site. Page 1
- 7 tips that keep you safe on the internet. Page 5
- How to set up Wi-Fi. Page 3
- Three tricks to make search engines work better for you. Page 18
- 3 handy methods for emailing someone without typing in their full email address
(I only ever use 2 of them). Pages 28 & 33
- The 7 common scams to watch out for… (& 7 golden rules for how to deal with them if you get them). Page 42
- How to email photos… and what to be very, very careful of. Page 35
- How to get your computer to translate foreign languages for you. Page 54
And that’s just the beginning – there’s lots more!
Windows 11 – a game of hide and seek
When Tim first wrote the books, they were all about Windows XP. And since then, we’ve updated them as each new version came out: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, Windows 10 and now Windows 11.
Updates to Windows rarely involve massive changes – it’s usually just a few new features that they’ve added or taken away. But this time it’s not so much what you can do but how you do it that’s changed. The screens and menus look quite different, and some of the things you’re used to finding in one place have either moved to another place or been hidden entirely.
You could probably muddle through, but…
If you already know how to use Windows 10, some of the changes in Windows 11 might leave you thinking something’s “broken” on your computer or leave you thinking you’ve done it wrong… when really you just didn’t know they’ve changed it. Because it doesn’t look the same.
You could probably muddle through on Windows 11, although there’s a lot to be said for a book that shows you exactly where everything is, and spare yourself the misery! It’s not that Windows 11 is harder to use – it’s just that things are different. Which is why it’s so important to have it properly explained, nice and clearly, in plain English.
A few of the new things in Windows 11 that you’re going to have to contend with:
- After the taskbar icons being left aligned for 26 years, they’ve now decided to rehome them. Page 9
- Probably the biggest change so far is the Start menu – it’s harder to find your way around unless you’re shown how. Page 12
- They’ve decided that it’s a great idea to replace clear words with not-so-clear symbols, making it look like options you’ve had for years have completely disappeared. We’ll help take the mystery out of it all on Page 26
- Various ways that you change the settings have either moved or changed – nothing too tricky when you’re shown how the new system looks though. Pages 19 and 71
The price for all this? If you order now, each book is just £12.97, plus one lot of p&p at £2.99. You’d struggle to get a decent pub meal for that nowadays, but this could make using your computer a breeze – permanently.
I have to confess: These are our books. So we would think they’re good. You might say we’re going to be a bit biased. But it’s not just us – they’ve proved to be hugely popular. Over the years, literally thousands of people have told us how they have so much more confidence on their computers now… So instead of listening to me, here’s a copy of one of those letters – it’s from someone who was on the verge of giving up on computers, but had given it one last try with our books.
At last, long last. I now understand my computer.
I am 76 years old, been to night school twice, had one to one private lessons and still remained baffled and confused by the damn thing. Thankfully seeing your advertisment I decided to have one last try.
No longer do my hands shake when I am within distance of the dreaded thing.
I am thrilled with these wonderful books. I really feel at last I am in control.
And there are plenty more people who’ve tamed their PC with the help of our books:
- John Collis “I found your instructions so clear that even an old man like me could follow them!”
- Mo “Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a fantastic, inspirational and helpful book. I so wish I’d found you years ago! You are a Godsend.”
- G Vann “After three hours I’ve learnt more about my computer than the last five weeks I’ve had it. I’m 61 and not having used a keypad before my knowledge was absolutely nil. Thank You and I would certainly recommend the books.”
- Maureen Leighton “I am beginning to enjoy rather than be frightened of the computer.”
“But will the books help me? I’m just no good on the PC!”
Don’t worry. If Jean can learn it, so can you! She said, “One hour and I had learnt more than three months’ hard struggle had taught me!” You just need to be shown exactly what to do… then you can follow the step by step instructions. The reason it seems hard is because no-one’s told you exactly what it is you need to do – no wonder it’s tricky when you’re having to work it all out for yourself!
“I’ve tried other books that promised they’d help and they were no good at all. How do I know these won’t be the same?”
I understand. Frankly, a lot of the books about computers that you see in shops aren’t very good at all. That’s why I offer a free trial (see below). If the books aren’t every bit as helpful as I say they are, just send them back and owe nothing.
But one more thing! STOP PRESS — Free Booklet:
Get more for your money: When you order both books (the Windows book and the Internet book), we’ll also send you a free copy of our booklet “Get Free Software”. It shows you how & where to get free software: Office Apps, Games, Internet Software, Family History programs. You can get them all for FREE when you know how!
Have a free trial before you pay: I don’t ask you to send any money until you’ve got the books and are happy with them — if you’re not, just send them back and owe nothing. That’s how confident I am that they’ll help you.
And don’t worry, we won’t send you any unexpected “follow-up” books that you didn’t ask for. There are no monthly updates you have to pay for and we won’t pass your details on to anyone else.
Why not pre-order your copies now?
Just click on the blue button and fill in the order form or call 01229 777606 and Jade, Alicia, Emma, Karen or Steph will send you the books as soon as they arrive in stock.
PS – Don’t be put off by all the Windows 11 changes. We’ve worked hard to get these books spot on so that it can be simple to use. Here’s the button again.