Laptops All-in-One For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The all-in-one guide to buying, using, securing, and transporting a laptop—it's ten books in one!

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...

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Overview

The all-in-one guide to buying, using, securing, and transporting a laptop—it's ten books in one!

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.

  • Shows you how to keep your laptop running smoothly and safely at home, at work, in the classroom, and on the road
  • Includes ten books in one: Choosing the Best Laptop, Setting Up Your Laptop, Running Basic Windows Operations, Using Common Applications, Playing with Multimedia, Managing Your Power Supply, Upgrading Your Laptop, Networking and Linking to the Internet, Protecting Your Laptop, and Troubleshooting Common Problems
  • Offers advice and tips on using your laptop safely and efficiently, including what accessories you need
  • Reflects the very latest technologies, including Windows 7 and the new Microsoft Office 2010

This easy-to-follow For Dummies guide tells you everything you need to know about laptops!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470768235
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/5/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 1,327,088
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Corey Sandler was a correspondent for the Associated Press and a reporter for Gannett Newspapers before becoming a bestselling author. He has written more than 160 books, including Upgrading & Fixing Laptops For Dummies, and was the first executive editor of PC Magazine.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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