Laptops All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

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Overview

  • Builds on the huge success of Laptops For Dummies, now in its second edition
  • Eight minibooks comprising nearly 850 pages give laptop owners the detailed information and advice they need to make the most of their computers
  • Offers focused content for new and intermediate laptop users, covering laptop basics and beyond, from synchronizing information with a desktop PC and coordinating e-mail between two computers to accessing the Internet or a desktop computer remotely
  • Minibooks include laptop basics, software for laptops, accessories to go, traveling with a laptop, security, networking a laptop, sources of power, and upgrading a laptop
  • Sales of laptops continue to outpace sales of desktop PCs, with retail laptop sales up 24 percent in the 2006 holiday season
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470140925
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/12/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Corey Sandler was the first executive editor of PC Magazine. He has written more than 160 books, including Upgrading & Fixing Laptops For Dummies and Laptops For Dummies Quick Reference.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Bk. I Choosing the Best Laptop 7

Ch. 1 Knowing What You Want, Getting What You Need 9

Ch. 2 Touring a Modern Laptop 17

Ch. 3 Microprocessors, Memory, and Operating Systems 41

Ch. 4 Doing It Yourself versus Calling in the Cavalry 49

Bk. II Setting Up Your Laptop 65

Ch. 1 Installing or Upgrading an Operating System 67

Ch. 2 Painting Flames on the Operating System: Customizing 105

Ch. 3 Transferring Settings, E-mail, and Documents 123

Ch. 4 Managing Files, Folders, Extensions 135

Bk. III Running Basic Windows Operations 155

Ch. 1 Opening Windows 157

Ch. 2 Using Built-in Windows Applications and Gadgets 177

Ch. 3 Windows Maintenance Utilities 211

Ch. 4 Honk, Honk! Windows Backup and Restore Utilities 243

Bk. IV Using Common Applications 257

Ch. 1 Writing Documents 259

Ch. 2 Crunching Data with Spreadsheets 299

Ch. 3 Presenting Yourself with PowerPoint Professionalism 313

Ch. 4 Checking Your Calendar 345

Bk. V Playing with Multimedia 359

Ch. 1 Walking Through Windows Media Player 361

Ch. 2 Feeling the Music, Seeing the Stream 377

Ch. 3 Hamming It Up for the Webcam 387

Ch. 4 Gaming with a Laptop 395

Bk. VI Managing your Pouter Supply 403

Ch. 1 Using Your Power for Good Purposes 405

Ch. 2 Replacing or Upgrading Your Power Source 417

Ch. 3 Power-Management Utilities 425

Bk. VII Upgrading your Laptop 429

Ch. 1 Adding RAM 431

Ch. 2 Adding or Replacing a Drive: Internal, External, CD, or DVD 447

Ch. 3 Changing Your Input and Output Options 459

Ch. 4 Going External with Printer, Network, and Special Peripherals 465

Bk. VIII Networking and Linking to the Internet 473

Ch. 1 Networking with Other Machines475

Ch. 2 Managing a Windows Network 491

Ch. 3 Going Wireless 521

Ch. 4 Spinning the Web 555

Ch. 5 Exchanging E-mail, IMs, and Newsgroups 587

Ch. 6 Communicating with VoIP 625

Bk. IX Protecting your Laptop 637

Ch. 1 Traveling with a Laptop 639

Ch. 2 Guarding Against Intruders 659

Bk. X Troubleshooting Common Problems 683

Ch. 1 Sweating the Hard(ware) Stuff 685

Ch. 2 Knowing When Good Software Goes Bad 699

Index 711

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