An attractive and practical guide to 130 basic tasks related to buying, using, and understanding a PC. Each task is illustrated with a full-page display of color screen captures and diagrams, along with numbered step-by-step instructions, tips, shortcuts, and highlighted key words. Contains sections on PC basics, set up, understanding and using Windows, e-mail, the Web, troubleshooting, maintenance, and installing new components, plus a glossary. 10x8<">. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.