Windows Me for Busy People

This slick book is designed to help beginners get the most out of Windows Me - quickly. Lots of colour diagrams and screenshots, and cross-referencing help to make this aim a reality.

Besides a detailed table of contents, there's a Fast Forward section at the beginning of each chapter. Just about every page has tips, notes, screenshots and images of icons, which help readers navigate to just the data they're looking for.

Another useful feature is the notes set alongside each section that refer readers to chapters explaining new terms in the text. These small details help the book to live up to its promise of being "the book to use when there's no time to lose", but, more importantly, they help Windows beginners make the most of their PCs when they may not be familiar with all the OS terms and jargon.

Chapters are structured around things you will want to do, rather than features in the OS. The book kicks off with 'The Bare Essentials' (and they mean the very basics) and moves on the chapters covering 'stuff to do once to make your life easier', 'working faster in Windows Me', and 'maintaining your system and making it run better'. There are also sections on media, installing and reinstalling Windows Me, mail and Web surfing, and managing files and folders.

The authors of Windows Me for Busy People have done a good job of creating a book that fits a title that may at first appear to be marketing-speak. For around $25 it's a good-value introduction for new Windows Me users.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Deanne McIntosh

PC World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Bang and Olufsen Beosound Stage - Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14

Learn more >

Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Nakamichi Delta 100 3-Way Hi Fi Speaker System

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch

Learn more >

Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean 9000 Toothbrush

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Teac 7 inch Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player

Learn more >

SunnyBunny Snowflakes 20 LED Solar Powered Fairy String

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?