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"Faster Smarter PC Basics" helps you do what you do with your computer ? manage files, tweak settings, plug in peripherals, get on line ? faster, smarter, and easier! It's your everyday guide for learning just the practicalities of how PCs work and making them run the way you want, with accurate, how-to information that's easy to absorb and apply. The language is friendly and down-to-earth, with no jargon or silly chatter. Use the concise explanations, easy numbered steps, and visual examples to understand exactly what you need to get the job ...

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"Faster Smarter PC Basics" helps you do what you do with your computer — manage files, tweak settings, plug in peripherals, get on line — faster, smarter, and easier! It's your everyday guide for learning just the practicalities of how PCs work and making them run the way you want, with accurate, how-to information that's easy to absorb and apply. The language is friendly and down-to-earth, with no jargon or silly chatter. Use the concise explanations, easy numbered steps, and visual examples to understand exactly what you need to get the job done — whether you're choosing the right PC for your family or business, troubleshooting hardware and software, or taking advantage of your operating system for better PC performance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735618558
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 11/13/2002
  • Series: Bpg-Other Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Presenting Your Computer
Ch. 1 The Personal Computer 3
Ch. 2 The Sum of Its Parts 13
Pt. II What Makes a PC?
Ch. 3 Working with Memory 29
Ch. 4 Results You Can See 45
Ch. 5 Saving What's Important 67
Ch. 6 Increasing the Volume 83
Ch. 7 From Your Vision to Your Product 107
Ch. 8 Reaching Out 129
Ch. 9 Works Well with Others 151
Pt. III Presenting Your OS: Windows XP
Ch. 10 Between You and Your PC 165
Ch. 11 Your Personal Personal Computer 179
Ch. 12 (Disk) Integrity Is Important 197
Ch. 13 Performance Perfection 207
Ch. 14 Watching You: PC with the Device Manager 219
Pt. IV No Time for Troubles
Ch. 15 Everybody Needs a Little Help ... and Support 235
Ch. 16 The Good and Bad of Adding Peripherals 249
Ch. 17 Safe at Home and Abroad 263
Index 291
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