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Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-it-Yourself For Dummies

Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-it-Yourself For Dummies

  • Author: Andy Rathbone
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470923054
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 340
  • View: 803
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An illustrated, step-by-step guide to repairs and upgrades Whether you want to prepare your computer for Windows 7, avoid investing in a new one, or just "go green", this fully illustrated guide has what you need. You'll learn how to add printers and new keyboards, boost your PC's performance and increase memory, improve power consumption, rev up your multimedia capacity, and much more. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos that show you exactly what you should see at every stage. Learn to perform basic upgrades and prepare your PC for high-speed Internet connections, network connections, and added security, all with fully illustrated instructions Find out how to expand memory, enhance speed, and update your computer's power supply Prepare an old computer for Windows 7 and beef up your capacity for multimedia Upgrading & Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies is a show-and-tell course in making your PC happy, healthy, and green.

Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

  • Author: Lawrence C. Miller
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470561734
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6155
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Step by step guide to connecting all your electronic devices into one network A home network allows you to share Internet connections, photos, video, music, game consoles, printers, and other electronic gadgets. This do-it-yourself guide shows you step by step how to create a wired or wireless network in your home. In the For Dummies tradition of making technology less intimidating, Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies breaks down the process into easy steps with clear instructions. Increasing broadband speeds, cellular technology, the explosive growth of iPhone sales, and the new Home Group feature in Windows 7 all contribute to a booming interest in home networking This step-by-step guide walks do-it-yourselfers through the process of setting up a wired or wireless network with Windows 7 and Windows Vista Demonstrates how to connect desktops or laptops, printers, a home server, a router, high-speed Internet access, a video game system, a telephone line, and entertainment peripherals Shows how to share files, music, and video, and connect to an iPhone Provides maintenance and troubleshooting tips Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies enables you to take advantage of everything a home network can offer without hiring a technology wizard.

Windows 8 For Dummies

Windows 8 For Dummies

  • Author: Andy Rathbone
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118238710
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 432
  • View: 4282
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The bestselling tech book of all time, now updated for Windows 8 Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more. Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time Covers all the basics of using Windows 8--core desktop components, managing files and folders, saving files, using Windows search, printing, and working in the cloud Shows how to get online, set up and use e-mail, use the latest version of Internet Explorer, set up security and virus protection, add music to the media player, organize photos, and edit media Includes coverage on using Windows 8's new start screen on both a desktop computer and a touchscreen device Windows 8 For Dummies has what all Windows newbies need to know as well as complete coverage of the new version's bells and whistles.

Upgrading and Fixing PCs for Dummies

Upgrading and Fixing PCs for Dummies

  • Author: Andy Rathbone
  • Publisher: For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9780764501296
  • Category: Microcomputers
  • Page: 362
  • View: 4129
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Ready to repair or upgrade your PC -- the quick and easy way? Want to make your computer hum, but don't want to shell out bucks to a technician? Use this guide to give your system a makeover or successfully complete repairs. From prepping your PC for high-speed Internet access to adding more RAM, veteran For Dummies author Andy Rathbone will help you create and maintain your dream system. Helping you to assess the time, money, and tools needed to repair your PC, this is your first aid kit for modem and printer problems, installation nightmares, and Internet traffic jams.

Motorola XOOM For Dummies

Motorola XOOM For Dummies

  • Author: Andy Rathbone
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118121643
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 352
  • View: 5955
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Zoom into the next generation of mobile pad technology with Xoom The buzz on Motorola's new Xoom tablet is that it's made of some pretty powerful hardware and boasts a larger screen, higher resolution, and a more powerful, dual-core CPU than other tablets on the market. On top of that, it runs on Android 3.0—the latest operating system designed specifically for tablets. Get thoroughly up to speed on the unique Motorola Xoom and take advantage of all the amazing things it can do with Motorola Xoom For Dummies. This full-color book is packed with practical how-tos, Xoom features, smart techniques, and even insider info on the device, thanks to author Andy Rathbone's deep expertise. Learn how to browse the web, download apps, access social networks, customize your Xoom, track down the handiest accessories, and more. Gets you up to speed on the Motorola Xoom tablet Clarifies the basics of how to use it, how the technology works, how to configure everything, and which ten free apps and ten paid apps you absolutely must have Delivers a full slate of features, tips, tricks, and techniques, all in full color Walks you through basic training, browsing the web, sending and receiving e-mail, accessing social networks, downloading apps, using all the fun multimedia features—music, movies, photos, and books—and more Explores how to maintain and customize your Xoom and includes a handy list of Ten Tips 'n Tricks Get the very most out of the exciting Motorola Xoom. This jam-packed, full-color For Dummies guide makes it easy.

Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

  • Author: Mark L. Chambers
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470462195
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9450
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If you’ve dreamed about having a customized multimedia PC or one tricked out for your favorite games, build your own and make your dreams come true! Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies makes it easy. Not only is building your own PC a really rewarding project, it can also save you a nice chunk of cash. This step-by-step guide helps you decide what you need, teaches you what all those computer terms mean, and tells you exactly how to put the pieces together. It shows you: What tools you need (not as many as you might think!) All about operating systems How to install CD and DVD drives The scoop on sound and video, and how to put a sound system together from start to finish How to connect a monitor and install a modem All about setting up and configuring the hard drive Secrets for securing your system, and more Included is a bonus DVD showing you how to install the motherboard, CPU, RAM, ports, hard drive, video and sound cards, a DVD drive, and more. With Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, you can have the computer you want plus the satisfaction of doing it yourself! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

How to start and run your own computer repair business

How to start and run your own computer repair business

  • Author: Joe A. Wisinski
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1435701410
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 72
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Want to be in business for yourself? A computer repair service may be perfect for you. But how do you start and run a computer service business?First, read this book, written by a computer technician with more than nine years' experience working for himself. I started my business from scratch and built it up to a viable, full-time enterprise, and I will show you how to do the same.This book is full of practical hints for running a computer repair and service business. For example, you'll learn how to handle clients who call you wanting a "quick answer on the phone" or what to do when someone cancels an appointment at the last minute.You'll also learn- What you need to get started- Where and how to advertise for the best results- How to decide what to charge- How to keep clients, even difficult ones, happy- How to talk to clients on the phone and at their home or business- What records you must keep, and how to keep them- And much more

Windows Vista For Dummies

Windows Vista For Dummies

  • Author: Andy Rathbone
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118043898
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 432
  • View: 3468
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Create music CDs and photo DVDs or even watch TV Move your files to a new computer, or get your old PC ready for Vista The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise the Internet, and much more. Discover how to Find files when they're hiding Hook up with another computer Make Vista work like XP Block Internet bad guys Share a PC without sharing your files Fix problems yourself

Windows 7 For Dummies, Enhanced Edition

Windows 7 For Dummies, Enhanced Edition

  • Author: Andy Rathbone
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118014316
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 432
  • View: 3699
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The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7 Whether you're new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, Windows For Dummies, Enhanced Edition answers all your questions about the changes and new tools in Windows 7, enhanced with detailed video tutorials. Windows expert Andy Rathbone walks you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. You’ll learn how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. You’ll then go deeper into the system, discovering new features and improvements, and finding tips and techniques for getting the most out of Windows 7. Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail account; and online security Includes specially produced videos explaining features and illustrating techniques in greater depth Explores using Windows to edit and manage audio, video, and photo files, and how to create CDs, DVDs, and playlists with Media Center Helps you tweak and customize Windows 7 to operate your way and set up user accounts, build a home network, and maintain your PC Provides troubleshooting advice, helps you find missing files and use the Help system, and explains common error messages Windows 7 For Dummies, Enhanced Edition will have you up and running on the newest version of Windows quickly and easily.

Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dummies

Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dummies

  • Author: Andy Rathbone
  • Publisher: For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9780764507199
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 408
  • View: 4626
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Ready to repair or upgrade your PC -- the quick and easy way? Want to make your computer hum, but don't want to shell out bucks to a technician? Use this guide to give your system a makeover or successfully complete repairs. From prepping your PC for high-speed Internet access to adding more RAM, veteran For Dummies author Andy Rathbone will help you create and maintain your dream system. Helping you to assess the time, money, and tools needed to repair your PC, this is your first aid kit for modem and printer problems, installation nightmares, and Internet traffic jams.