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?
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.