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Laptops All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies (For Dummies)by Corey Sandler
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10 books in 1 — your key to success with your laptop!
Your one-stop guide to setting up, using, and troubleshooting a laptop
Who'd have thought there was so much to know about such a compact, convenient device? You need this handy book! It helps you pick a laptop, decide what extras you need (or want), use applications for work and play, manage your power supply, join a network, keep your laptop safe and updated, and more.
Discover how to:
About the Author
Corey Sandler was the first executive editor of PC Magazine. He has written more than 160 books, including Upgrading & Fixing Laptops For Dummies and Laptops For Dummies Quick Reference.
Table of Contents
Book I: Choosing the Best Laptop.
Chapter 1: Knowing What You Want, Getting What You Need.
Chapter 2: Touring a Modern Laptop.
Chapter 3: Microprocessors, Memory, and Operating Systems.
Chapter 4: Doing It Yourself versus Calling in the Cavalry.
Book II: Setting Up Your Laptop.
Chapter 1: Installing or Upgrading an Operating System.
Chapter 2: Painting Flames on the Operating System: Customizing.
Chapter 3: Transferring Settings, E-mail, and Documents.
Chapter 4: Managing Files, Folders, Extensions.
Book III: Running Basic Windows Operations.
Chapter 1: Opening Windows.
Chapter 2: Using Built-in Windows Applications and Gadgets.
Chapter 3: Windows Maintenance Utilities.
Chapter 4: Honk, Honk! Windows Backup and Restore Utilities.
Book IV: Using Common Applications.
Chapter 1: Writing Documents.
Chapter 2: Crunching Data with Spreadsheets.
Chapter 3: Presenting Yourself with PowerPoint Professionalism.
Chapter 4: Checking Your Calendar.
Book V: Playing with Multimedia.
Chapter 1: Walking Through Windows Media Playe.
Chapter 2: Feeling the Music, Seeing the Stream.
Chapter 3: Hamming It Up for the Webcam.
Chapter 4: Gaming with a Laptop.
Book VI: Managing Your Power Supply.
Chapter 1: Using Your Power for Good Purposes.
Chapter 2: Replacing or Upgrading Your Power Source.
Chapter 3: Power-Management Utilities.
Book VII: Upgrading Your Laptop.
Chapter 1: Adding RAM.
Chapter 2: Adding or Replacing a Drive: Internal, External, CD, or DVD.
Chapter 3: Changing Your Input and Output Options.
Chapter 4: Going External with Printer, Network, and Special Peripherals.
Book VIII: Networking and Linking to the Internet.
Chapter 1: Networking with Other Machines.
Chapter 2: Managing a Windows Network.
Chapter 3: Going Wireless.
Chapter 4: Spinning the Web.
Chapter 5: Exchanging E-mail, IMs, and Newsgroups.
Chapter 6: Communicating with VoIP.
Book IX: Protecting Your Laptop.
Chapter 1: Traveling with a Laptop.
Chapter 2: Guarding Against Intruders.
Book X: Troubleshooting Common Problems.
Chapter 1: Sweating the Hard(ware) Stuff.
Chapter 2: Knowing When Good Software Goes Bad.
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