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This handy guide is made up of eight convenient minibooks, so you can find what you need in a hurry. And in case you think you’ve seen it before, this fourth edition is fully updated for all the newest, coolest stuff. Want a guided tour of the Vista operating system and how it differs from XP? Check...
This handy guide is made up of eight convenient minibooks, so you can find what you need in a hurry. And in case you think you’ve seen it before, this fourth edition is fully updated for all the newest, coolest stuff. Want a guided tour of the Vista operating system and how it differs from XP? Check out minibook #2. Have you heard about Microsoft Works but aren’t sure what it’s about? Find out in Book #4. Planning to network all the computers in your home? Minibook #8 is just what you need. The entire repertoire includes
For all the things you probably do with your PC — browsing the Internet, e-mail, word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, organizing and sharing digital photos and video, downloading music — you’ll find you can get right to the point and discover what you want to know, quickly and easily. You’ll want to keep PCs All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, 4th Edition handy, say on your desk, maybe?
Part I: PC Hardware.
Chapter 1: Starting with the Basics.
Chapter 2: Additional Toys Your PC Will Enjoy.
Chapter 3: Connectors, Ports, and Sundry Openings.
Chapter 4: Maintaining Your Hardware.
Part II: Windows Vista.
Chapter 1: Shake Hands with Windows Vista.
Chapter 2: The Many Windows of Windows.
Chapter 3: Windows Vista Basics.
Chapter 4: Customizing Windows Vista.
Chapter 5: Maintaining the Vista Beast.
Chapter 6: Taking Control of the Control Panel.
Chapter 7: Easy Vista Troubleshooting.
Part III: The Internet.
Chapter 1: Making Sense of the Internet.
Chapter 2: Adding a Dialup Connection to Windows Vista.
Chapter 3: Protecting Your Internet Privacy.
Chapter 4: Cruising the Web with Internet Explorer.
Chapter 5: Harnessing Your E-Mail.
Chapter 6: Instant Messaging Done Right.
Part IV: Microsoft Works.
Chapter 1: An Overview of Works.
Chapter 2: Word Processing in Works.
Chapter 3: Working with Spreadsheets.
Chapter 4: Using Works Calendar.
Chapter 5: Having Fun with Works Database.
Part V: Office 2007.
Chapter 1: Introducing Office 2007.
Chapter 2: Using Word.
Chapter 3: Putting Excel to Work.
Chapter 4: Performing with PowerPoint.
Chapter 5: Doing Database Magic with Access.
Chapter 6: Staying in Touch with Outlook.
Part VI: Fun with Movies, Music, and Photos.
Chapter 1: Scanning with Gusto.
Chapter 2: Dude, MP3 Rocks!
Chapter 3: Making Movies with Your PC.
Chapter 4: I Can Make My Own DVDs?
Chapter 5: I’m Okay, You’re a Digital Camera.
Part VII: Upgrading and Supercharging.
Chapter 1: Determining What to Upgrade.
Chapter 2: Adding RAM to Your Hot Rod.
Chapter 3: Scotty, I Need More Power!
Chapter 4: Adding Hard Drive Territory to Your System.
Chapter 5: Partying with USB, FireWire, and Hubs.
Chapter 6: Pumping Up Your Sound and Video.
Part VIII: Home Networking.
Chapter 1: Do I Really Need a Network?
Chapter 2: Ethernet to the Rescue.
Chapter 3: Going Wireless.
Chapter 4: Sharing Your Internet Connection.
Chapter 5: Securing Your Home Network.