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PCs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-05220-4
696 pages
March 2011
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Description

Need the scoop on Windows Vista? How about Office 2007? Anything you need to know about using your PC can probably be found in PCs All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, 4th Edition.

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

  • PC Hardware
  • Windows Vista
  • The Internet
  • Microsoft Works
  • Office 2007
  • Fun With Movies, Music, and Photos
  • Upgrading and Supercharging
  • Home Networking

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?

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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Author Information

Mark L. Chambers is a technical writer and consultant with experience as a computer hardware technician. Among his many books is the popular Building a PC For Dummies, 5th Edition.
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