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Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner's Guide (Absolute Beginner's Guides)by Paul Mcfedries
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Fix your own computer—without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to save money on computer repairs, avoid unnecessary frustration, and keep using perfectly good equipment instead of throwing it away! Even if you’re completely non-technical, you’ll learn how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer repair and maintenance has never, ever been this simple!
Who knew how simple fixing your computer could be?
This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to fixing your own computer… simple, reliable instructions and crystal-clear pictures that show you exactly how to do it yourself! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:
•¿¿ Maintain your computer so it’s less likely to break in the first place
•¿¿ Perform simple “ounce of prevention” tasks now, so it’s easier to fix problems later
•¿¿ Learn simple troubleshooting techniques for figuring out what’s wrong
•¿¿ Find the right tools (you might already have them!)
•¿¿ Buy the right parts without spending more than you have to
•¿¿ Fix aggravating Windows startup problems
•¿¿ Smoothly recover from PC crashes
•¿¿ Perform basic hardware repairs or upgrades at home, often in minutes
•¿¿ Install a new hard disk, CD/DVD drive, or Blu-ray drive
•¿¿ Speed up your computer by adding memory or upgrading its processor
•¿¿ Troubleshoot and fix network and Internet connection problems
•¿¿ And much more…
Paul McFedries is a full-time technical writer and passionate computer tinkerer. He has authored more than 80 computer books that have sold more than 4 million copies. His recent titles include My Office 2013 RT, Windows 8 In Depth, Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed, Microsoft Home Server 2011 Unleashed, and Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way. He is also proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the English language.
Why throw away that broken PC? You can fix it - really! Fixing it will save you much needed cash - and keeping your hardware out of the trash is good for the environment, too. Best of all, you don’t need to be a technical expert to do most typical computer repairs - and this book proves it. If you’ve found other computer repair books too complicated (or too cute), you’re in the right place. Paul McFedries covers everything you need to know, get, and do, in plain English, with plenty of crystal-clear pictures.
Friendly and knowledgeable, Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner’s Guide is packed with tips, tricks, shortcuts, and real-world projects. McFedries guides you through:
From start to finish, it’s all explained simply and clearly - making computer repair almost completely hassle-free!
About the Author
Paul McFedries is full-time technical writer and passionate computer tinkerer. He is the author of more than 80 computer books that have sold more than four million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Sams Publishing books Windows 7 Unleashed and Windows Home Server 2011 Unleashed, and the Que Publishing books PCs for Grownups, Windows 8 In Depth (coauthored with Brian Knittel), Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2013, and My Office 2013 RT. Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website devoted to tracking new words and phrases as they enter the English language. Paul’s web home is at www.mcfedries.com, and he can be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/paulmcf and twitter.com/wordspy.
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