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How to Expand & Upgrade PCs
     

How to Expand & Upgrade PCs

by Preston Gralla
 
How To Expand And Upgrade PCs focuses on upgrades and add-ons. It uses the highly visual layout of the How to Use series combined with the look of the incredibly successful How it Works series to make upgrading a snap. It goes beyond most hardware books by addressing more than just the nuts, bolts, and techie connections of hardware. Learn the Windows and application

Overview

How To Expand And Upgrade PCs focuses on upgrades and add-ons. It uses the highly visual layout of the How to Use series combined with the look of the incredibly successful How it Works series to make upgrading a snap. It goes beyond most hardware books by addressing more than just the nuts, bolts, and techie connections of hardware. Learn the Windows and application setup for your new hardware, and how to use it once you have it installed. This unique approach brings together all of the pre-purchase, installation, and usage issues a user will face.

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This book offers point-by-point instruction on upgrading and expanding computers, explaining how the hardware functions and then showing (with color illustrations) how to do the necessary work. It provides guidance to adding RAM, upgrading the motherboard and CPU, and installing hardware like digital cameras, cable modems, CD-RW drives, and MP3 players. Following two introductory chapters, each of the remaining 24 chapters outline the steps for performing a specific task or adding a specific function. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789725004
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
03/19/2001
Series:
How It Works Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
8.03(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of 16 books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Protecting Yourself Online and How the Internet Works. He has written about the Internet for many publications, including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and PC Magazine. Preston has won several journalism awards, including the best feature article in a computer magazine from the Computer Press Association. He is the executive editor of ZDNet and appears regularly on TV and radio as an Internet expert, including shows and networks such as the CBS Early Show, MSNBC, CNN, ABC World News Now and many others.

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