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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976546573
  • Publisher: Alliance Book Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Disclaimer     12
Getting The Most From This Book     13
Objectives And Limitations     14
Assumptions     15
We Want To Hear From You!     16
Understanding PC Basics     17
What Is A Personal Computer (PC)?     18
Is A Mac (Apple Macintosh) A PC?     19
What Is Hardware?     20
What Is Software?     21
What Are Applications?     22
What Is An Operating System/CPU?     23
What Is RAM?     24
What Is The Hard Drive?     25
What Is The Difference Between RAM And Hard Drive Storage?     26
What Is A Gigabyte?     27
What Are Disk Drives?     28
What Is A CD Drive?     29
What Is A DVD?     30
What Is A Monitor?     31
What Is A OWERTY Keyboard?     32
What Is A Mouse?     33
What Are The Mouse Functions?     34
What Is The Cursor?     36
What Are USB Ports?     37
What Is Multimedia?     38
What Is A Modem?     39
Is Modem Speed Important?     40
Getting Set Up     43
How Do I Get Started?     44
What Is The Best Workspace?     45
How Do I Turn On The PC?     47
How Do I Turn Off The PC?     48
Understanding Windows     49
What Is The Windows Operating System?     50
How Can I Check To See If I Can Upgrade My Existing Computer To Vista?     51
What Is The Desktop?     52
Is It Possible To Customize The Desktop Layout?     53
What Is The Taskbar?     54
What Is An Icon?     55
What Is The Windows Sidebar And What Are Gadgets?     56
What Is The Pointer?     57
How Do I Tell The Difference Between The Disk Drives?     58
What Is A File?     59
What Is A File Extension?     60
What Is A Folder?     61
Windows Review     62
Start-Up and Shut-Down     63
What Is Booting Up The Computer?     64
What Should I See On The Screen After Start-Up?     66
How Do I Switch Users If The Computer Is Already Running?     67
What Is The Welcome Center?     68
What Is A Window?     69
What Are The Parts Of A Window?     70
What Are The Taskbar Buttons?     71
What Is The Start Button?      73
What Is The Help And Support System?     74
What Is Search Help?     75
What Is Guided Help?     76
What Is Product Activation?     77
Should I Turn Off My Computer When I'm Not Using It?     78
When Do I Re-Start My PC?     79
Basic Controls and Skills     81
What Basics Skills Do I Need?     82
How Do I Open A File Or Program?     84
How Do I Move A Window?     85
What Is Minimizing, Restoring And Closing A Window?     86
How Do I Switch Between Windows?     88
How Do I Re-Size A Window?     89
What If I Have Too Many Open Windows?     90
What Is A Menu?     91
How Do I Use Menus And Sub-Menus?     92
What Is A Dialog Box?     93
What Is A Scroll Bar?     94
Can I Arrange Icons On The Desktop?     95
What Is A Shortcut Menu?     96
What Are The Function Keys?     97
Basic Skills Review     98
Understanding Windows Explorer     99
What Is Windows Explorer?     100
What Is The Computer Icon?     101
Which Way Should I Explore My Drives?     103
What Is The Address Bar?     104
What About Folder Contents?     105
How Do I Change Views?     106
What Are Folder Options?     107
How Can I Customize My Folders Look?     108
How Do I Sort?     109
Windows Explorer Review     110
Basics for Managing Files and Folders     111
How Do I Find Files Or Folders?     112
How Do I Open A File or Folder?     113
How Do I Create A File Or Folder?     114
What Are File Properties?     115
How Do I Rename A File Or Folder?     116
How Do I Copy Or Move Files Or Folders?     117
What Does It Mean To Burn To Disc?     118
How Do I Delete Files And Folders?     119
How Do I Use The Recycle Bin?     120
What Are File Conflicts?     121
What Are Recent Items?     122
What Are Compressed Folders?     123
How Do I Play A CD?     125
How Do I Play Media Clips And Movies?     126
What Is The Windows Media Center?     127
What Is A Screen Saver?     128
How Do I Get A Screen Saver?     129
What Is A Font?     130
What Is The Character Map?      131
How Do I Add A Printer?     132
How Do I Print A Document?     133
What Is Print Preview?     134
What Is A Printer Configuration?     135
Files And Folders Review     136
Programs     137
What Is A Program?     138
Can I Add New Programs?     140
How Do I Add A New Program?     141
How Do I Remove A Program?     142
What Is The Classic Start Menu?     143
What Are Start Searches?     144
How Do I Create A Shortcut?     145
What Is Pinning To The Start Menu?     146
What Is Taskbar Grouping?     147
What Is The Start-Up Folder?     148
What Is The Task Manager?     149
Programs Review     150
Maintenance     151
What Is The Function Of System Properties?     152
Where Can I Find My PC's Performance Information?     153
What Is Disk Clean Up?     154
What Is Defragging?     155
How Do I Schedule Maintenance Tasks?     156
What Is The Best Way To Back Up?     157
What Is The Windows Security System?     158
What Is The Windows Firewall?      159
What Is Malware Protection?     160
What Is The Windows Update Feature?     161
Maintenance Checklist     162
The Internet and Vista     163
What Is The Internet?     164
What Is The World Wide Web?     165
Is There Bad Stuff On The Internet?     166
How Can I Be Secure Using The Internet?     167
What Do I Need To Get Online?     168
How Do I Get Connected?     169
What Is A Network?     170
What Is A Wireless Network?     171
What Is An ISP?     172
Where Do I Get The Software To Access The Internet?     173
What Is A Web Browser And How To Choose One?     174
What Is A Domain Name?     175
How Do I Log On To The Internet? How Do I Start Internet Explorer?     176
What Is A Web Page/Web Site?     177
What Is A Home Page?     178
What Is Hypertext And Linking?     180
What Is A URL?     181
What Is The Meaning Of http And www?     182
How Do I Navigate (Surf) The Web?     183
What Are The Internet Explorer Toolbar And Browser Buttons?     184
How Do I Search The Web?     185
Can I Change Search Providers?     187
What If I Cannot Open A Web Page?     188
What Are The Most Common Web Address Error Codes?     189
What Is Uploading And Downloading?     190
How Do I Download A File From The Web?     191
Is There An Easy Way To Return To Previously Viewed Web Sites/Pages?     192
What Are RSS Feeds?     193
What Is Browser History?     194
What Is Tabbed Browsing?     195
What Is The Zoom Function?     196
What Is A Newsgroup?     197
What Are Chat Rooms?     198
What Is A Plug-In?     199
What Is A Cookie?     200
What Is A Virus And Can I Protect My Computer?     201
How Do I Print A Web Page?     203
How Do I Log Off The Internet?     204
E-Mail and Vista     205
What Is E-Mail And How Does It Work?     206
What Do I Need To Get Started?     207
What Is In An E-Mail Address?     209
How Do I Send E-Mail?     210
How Can I Be Sure That A Message Was Sent?     211
How Do I Receive And Read E-Mail?     213
How Do I Use the Contacts List In Windows Mail?     214
How Do I Reply To E-Mail?      215
How Do I Forward E-Mail?     216
How Do I Send Carbon Copies And Blind Carbon Copies?     217
How Do I Attach A File To My E-Mail Message?     218
How Do I Receive Attachments?     219
What Is Web Mail?     220
What Is POP Mail And How Do I Use It?     221
Do I Need To Use E-Mail Security?     222
Is E-Mail Private?     223
What Is Spam And How Do I Block It?     224
How Do I Send A Web Page?     227
What Are Emoticons?     228
Is There E-Mail Etiquette?     229
What Are Acronyms And What Are They Used For?     230
101 Hot Computer Tips     231
101 Terrific Web Sites     243
Index     251
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