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


With this book to guide you, you'll love your laptop more than ever!

Your laptop can go with you almost anywhere. It can balance your checkbook, format your novel, play your music, and keep you connected to the world instead of to the wall. These 10 minibooks help you choose the perfect laptop, start using all its features, keep your device and your data secure, and fix common things that can go wrong.

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With this book to guide you, you'll love your laptop more than ever!

Your laptop can go with you almost anywhere. It can balance your checkbook, format your novel, play your music, and keep you connected to the world instead of to the wall. These 10 minibooks help you choose the perfect laptop, start using all its features, keep your device and your data secure, and fix common things that can go wrong.

  • Find your perfect partner — decide what you want, what you need, and how to get the most for your money

  • Shine up your Windows — learn about all the built-in applications in Windows 7 and how to transfer files to your new laptop

  • Office management — work with the Office 2010 applications, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Media hype — enjoy movies, music, video contact, gaming, and more on your laptop

  • You need power — manage your adapter, batteries, and AC power supplies efficiently

  • It's all about networking — connect your laptop to other computers, link up with the Internet, and even make phone calls from your laptop

  • Practice safety first — learn to protect your laptop from sticky-fingered folk, your personal information from identity thieves, and your inbox from viruses and spam

Open the book and find:

  • Tips on transferring your settings and e-mail from your desktop

  • Cool ways to customize your laptop

  • How to back up and restore files

  • Advice on using Windows Media Player

  • Communication methods including VoIP, tweets, and IMs

  • How to add memory to your laptop

  • Guidelines for adding or replacing a drive

  • Troubleshooting techniques

10 books in 1

  • 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

  • Troubleshooting Common Problems

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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
  • 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


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.


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