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If you want to take a computer with you on a trip, to a coffee shop, or into the kitchen when you're cooking, laptops are just the ticket. They're portable, powerful, and popular—but they're not desktops, so you’ll want to know what you’re doing from the get-go. This terrific, ten-minibooks-in-one book covers all the bases: how to choose the best laptop for you, what you...
If you want to take a computer with you on a trip, to a coffee shop, or into the kitchen when you're cooking, laptops are just the ticket. They're portable, powerful, and popular—but they're not desktops, so you’ll want to know what you’re doing from the get-go. This terrific, ten-minibooks-in-one book covers all the bases: how to choose the best laptop for you, what you need to know when you’re on the road, how to get more productive and more.
This easy-to-follow For Dummies guide tells you everything you need to know about laptops!
Book I: Choosing the Best Laptop.
Chapter 1: Knowing What You Want, Getting What You Need.
Chapter 2: Touring a Modern Laptop.
Chapter 3: Microprocessors, Memory, and Operating Systems.
Chapter 4: Doing It Yourself versus Calling in the Cavalry.
Book II: Setting Up Your Laptop.
Chapter 1: Installing or Upgrading an Operating System.
Chapter 2: Painting on Flames: Customizing Windows.
Chapter 3: Transferring Settings, E-Mail, and Documents.
Chapter 4: Managing Files, Folders, and Extensions.
Book III: Running Basic Windows Operations.
Chapter 1: Opening Windows.
Chapter 2: Using Built-in Windows Applications.
Chapter 3: Cleaning House with Windows Maintenance Utilities.
Chapter 4: Honk, Honk! Windows Backup and Restore Utilities.
Book IV: Using Common Applications.
Chapter 1: Writing Documents.
Chapter 2: Crunching Data with Spreadsheets.
Chapter 3: Presenting Yourself with PowerPoint Professionalism.
Chapter 4: Checking Your Calendar.
Book V: Playing with Multimedia.
Chapter 1: Whistling Along with Windows Media Player.
Chapter 2: Feeling the Music, Seeing the Stream.
Chapter 3: Smiling for the Webcam.
Chapter 4: Gaming with a Laptop.
Book VI: Managing Your Power Supply.
Chapter 1: Using Your Power for Good Purposes.
Chapter 2: Replacing or Upgrading Your Power Source.
Chapter 3: Using Power-Management Utilities.
Book VII: Upgrading Your Laptop.
Chapter 1: Feeling Bullheaded Enough to Add RAM.
Chapter 2: Adding or Replacing an Internal or External Drive.
Chapter 3: Changing Your Input and Output Options.
Chapter 4: Going External with Printer, Network, and Special Peripherals.
Book VIII: Networking and Linking to the Internet.
Chapter 1: Networking with Other Machines.
Chapter 2: Managing a Windows Network.
Chapter 3: Going Wireless.
Chapter 4: Spinning the Web.
Chapter 5: Exchanging E-mails, IMs, and Tweets.
Chapter 6: Communicating with VoIP.
Book IX: Protecting Your Laptop.
Chapter 1: Traveling with a Laptop.
Chapter 2: Guarding Against Intruders.
Book X: Troubleshooting Common Problems.
Chapter 1: Sweating the Hard(ware) Stuff.
Chapter 2: Knowing When Good Software Goes Bad.
Posted September 28, 2012
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