Synopses & Reviews
With this book to guide you, you'll love your laptop more than ever!
Your laptop can go with you almost anywhere. It can balance your checkbook, format your novel, play your music, and keep you connected to the world instead of to the wall. These 10 minibooks help you choose the perfect laptop, start using all its features, keep your device and your data secure, and fix common things that can go wrong.
Find your perfect partner — decide what you want, what you need, and how to get the most for your money
Shine up your Windows — learn about all the built-in applications in Windows 7 and how to transfer files to your new laptop
Office management — work with the Office 2010 applications, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Media hype — enjoy movies, music, video contact, gaming, and more on your laptop
You need power — manage your adapter, batteries, and AC power supplies efficiently
It's all about networking — connect your laptop to other computers, link up with the Internet, and even make phone calls from your laptop
Practice safety first — learn to protect your laptop from sticky-fingered folk, your personal information from identity thieves, and your inbox from viruses and spam
Open the book and find:
Tips on transferring your settings and e-mail from your desktop
Cool ways to customize your laptop
How to back up and restore files
Advice on using Windows Media Player
Communication methods including VoIP, tweets, and IMs
How to add memory to your laptop
Guidelines for adding or replacing a drive
10 books in 1
Choosing the Best Laptop
Setting Up Your Laptop
Running Basic Windows Operations
Using Common Applications
Playing with Multimedia
Managing Your Power Supply
Upgrading Your Laptop
Networking and Linking to the Internet
Protecting Your Laptop
Troubleshooting Common Problems
Laptops have become the computer of choice for business people, students, travelers and home users who want a machine that can be used from any room in the house. In the past, laptops were normally bought as a secondary method for computing; now laptops are becoming the primary computer in many businesses and households.
New and existing laptop users can always learn new ways to keep their laptop running smoothly and safely at work, in the classroom, or at home. Laptops All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows novice and intermediate laptop users how to get the most out of their laptop and maximize their efficiency with it. It also gives readers sound advice on using the laptop on the road, especially how to make informed and wise choices about the selection of accessories they need to maintain and improve productivity while traveling.
Fully updated for new technologies and for the new versions of Windows and the Office System, Laptops All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is ten books in one, containing the following:
Book 1 Choosing the Best Laptop
Book 2 Setting Up Your Laptop
Book 3 Running Basic Windows Operations
Book 4 Using Common Applications
Book 5 Playing with Multimedia
Book 6 Managing Your Power Supply
Book 7 Upgrading Your Laptop
Book 8 Networking and Linking to the Internet
Book 9 Protecting Your Laptop
Book 10 Troubleshooting Common Problems
The all-in-one guide to buying, using, securing, and transporting a laptop—it's ten books in one!
If you want to take a computer with you on a trip, to a coffee shop, or into the kitchen when you're cooking, laptops are just the ticket. They're portable, powerful, and popular—but they're not desktops, so you’ll want to know what you’re doing from the get-go. This terrific, ten-minibooks-in-one book covers all the bases: how to choose the best laptop for you, what you need to know when you’re on the road, how to get more productive and more.
- Shows you how to keep your laptop running smoothly and safely at home, at work, in the classroom, and on the road
- Includes ten books in one: Choosing the Best Laptop, Setting Up Your Laptop, Running Basic Windows Operations, Using Common Applications, Playing with Multimedia, Managing Your Power Supply, Upgrading Your Laptop, Networking and Linking to the Internet, Protecting Your Laptop, and Troubleshooting Common Problems
- Offers advice and tips on using your laptop safely and efficiently, including what accessories you need
- Reflects the very latest technologies, including Windows 7 and the new Microsoft Office 2010
This easy-to-follow For Dummies guide tells you everything you need to know about laptops!
About the Author
Corey Sandler was a correspondent for the Associated Press and a reporter for Gannett Newspapers before becoming a bestselling author. He has written more than 160 books, including Upgrading & Fixing Laptops For Dummies, and was the first executive editor of PC Magazine.
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 on Flames: Customizing Windows.
Chapter 3: Transferring Settings, E-Mail, and Documents.
Chapter 4: Managing Files, Folders, and Extensions.
Book III: Running Basic Windows Operations.
Chapter 1: Opening Windows.
Chapter 2: Using Built-in Windows Applications.
Chapter 3: Cleaning House with 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: Whistling Along with Windows Media Player.
Chapter 2: Feeling the Music, Seeing the Stream.
Chapter 3: Smiling 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: Using Power-Management Utilities.
Book VII: Upgrading Your Laptop.
Chapter 1: Feeling Bullheaded Enough to Add RAM.
Chapter 2: Adding or Replacing an Internal or External Drive.
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-mails, IMs, and Tweets.
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.